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Jocelyn P. Spaulding, DMD

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Decatur, GA

Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Damaged or missing teeth can have a huge impact on the way you look and the way you feel about yourself. Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding is a leading provider of innovative, state-of-the-art restorative dentistry treatments for patients in and around Decatur, GA, helping them enjoy more attractive, healthier teeth and gums.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

by Jocelyn P. Spaulding, DMD

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry includes all the procedures to help restore teeth that have been damaged or lost due to decay, disease or trauma. Treatments and procedures include fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, and other approaches to restore damaged or missing teeth, as well as grafting and gum surgery following significant gum disease.

What are Zirconia® crowns?

Zirconia® crowns are made of a very durable material that withstands extensive wear and tear and requires less tooth removal than traditional crowns. Unlike porcelain crowns, Zirconia® crowns contain no metal, which can end up darkening over time, detracting from the appearance of the restoration. The material is more translucent, and the shape, size, and color of the crown are all completely modifiable so they look very natural, even when placed on front teeth. Made of zirconium crystals, Zirconia® crowns are much more durable and longer-lasting than porcelain crowns, able to withstand years of wear and tear, and because they have no metal, they’re biocompatible.

What is CEREC®?

CEREC® stands for “Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics,” a state-of-the-art technique that uses computers and special software to design and create restorations in a single visit, which means patients don’t have to wait days or weeks for their crown to be ready. CEREC® uses special ceramic materials designed to be durable and natural-looking while still remaining cost-effective. Advances in materials mean patients can enjoy optimal fit and appearance with a restoration designed to fit within their budget. Plus, CEREC® restorations contain no metal that can darken over time or cause unpleasant reactions.

What are tooth-colored fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings are restorations made of composite resins that can be tinted and shaped to match the color and contours of your natural tooth, providing a restoration that’s durable and natural-looking. Plus unlike metal fillings, composite fillings will not darken with age, and they’re completely undetectable by anyone other than your dentist.

What are inlays and onlays?

Inlays and onlays are custom restorations used to correct the damage that’s too large to be corrected with a filling but not large enough to require a crown.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Dr. Spaulding Family Dentistry, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Delta Dental

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Dr. Spaulding Family Dentistry
1201 Clairmont Road, Suite 200
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-634-5738
Fax: 888-626-8578
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Jocelyn Spaulding, DMD
1201 Clairmont Road
Suite 200
Decatur, GA 30030