Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Smart Family Dental Care
February 22, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers   Dental Veneers  

Are you looking to improve the appearance of your front teeth? Dental veneers are widely used to improve the appearance of front teeth and are a much more conservative option than a full dental crown. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of staining, large gaps, large fillings, chipped teeth, or overall shape. Veneers are a thin covering over the front and biting end of the tooth used to restore the beauty of a smile. Over the years Dr. Orson Baek has helped many patients who opted for veneers and now have the confidence to smile again, all from Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross, GA.

Dental veneers are made in a lab from long-lasting porcelain materials. The shade can be chosen to any desired color to whiten the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers are usually placed on the anterior, or front teeth, where the chewing forces are not as hard as the back teeth. The process of placing veneers is relatively easy, requiring only two dental appointments. In some cases, only one appointment is needed. It depends on the fabrication process.

The first appointment is to “prep” the teeth and take an impression to be sent to a lab to fabricate the veneers. Veneers are fairly conservative in the preparation as it requires a small amount of space to be created on the face (front), bottom, and sides of each tooth to allow space for the veneer to be placed and look natural. You will leave the office with temporary veneers for the next week or two while the permanent veneers are being made.

The second appointment is to place the veneers and make minor adjustments if needed. What a difference it makes in the appearance of the teeth! If you’re interested in learning more, give Dr. Orson Baek a call today! Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross, GA, can be reached by calling (770) 446-5700.

By Smart Family Dental Care
October 14, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you unhappy with your smile? Dr. Orson Baek at Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross, GA can use cosmetic dentistry to transform your mouth. Our smile is how we communicate with the world, and it is often your first impression of someone. Having teeth that you feel insecure about can hinder that impression and leave you wishing for help. With cosmetic dentistry in Norcross, GA, and other practices, there is no need to hide your smile or feel embarrassed about your teeth or gums. Dr. Baek is an expert at whitening, replacing, straightening, and more. 

Cosmetic Dentistry options

  • Invisalign- This is a great option for those who are looking to straighten their smile. Invisalign is a wire-free, clear option that is often more affordable than traditional braces. It is done by taking an in-office impression of your teeth and turning that impression into a set of clear aligners that you wear until treatment is complete.
  • Porcelain Veneers- Veneers are thin layers of porcelain made to match each individual tooth. They cover the front of your tooth enamel in the instance of chips, cracks, or generally undesirable appearance, giving you a bright, clean smile no matter what.
  • Teeth Whitening- If you want the brightest smile in Norcross, GA, cosmetic dentistry offers teeth whitening services. A professional will assist you in-office by applying a hydrogen-peroxide gel to your teeth for one hour. Take-home options are also available but require more effort on the patient's part.
  • Dental Implants- In some instances, your teeth will need to be taken out due to cavity or decay. But with dental implants, you can stop worrying about a few troublesome teeth and be assured of long-lasting and great-looking implants.

Everyone deserves to have a smile that they are proud of, and with cosmetic dentistry, a new and improved smile is more than possible. Dial (770) 446-5700 to call Smart Family Dental Care for an appointment with Dr. Baek using cosmetic dentistry in Norcross, GA. A transformed smile is only one phone call away.

By Smart Family Dental Care
September 23, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

Treatment with Invisalign clear aligners is a great alternative to metal or ceramic braces. Each invisible appliance improves dental alignment, doing so discreetly and comfortably. Dr. Orson Baek is the dentist to see at Smart Family Dental Care in Norcross. He has created scores of beautiful Invisalign smiles and can help you find yours.

What is Invisalign?

FDA-approved in the late nineties, the Invisalign system is one of today's most popular orthodontic systems. As a qualified Invisalign patient, you'll wear a series of thin, removable aligners, each crafted from inventive SmartTrack acrylic. These aligners are designed in pairs--18 to 30--to correct alignment and bite problems such as:

  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Tooth rotation and tipping
  • Buck teeth (overjet)
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Misplaced midline

While only conventional braces can correct severe orthodontic problems, versatile Invisalign works well for mild to moderate issues. Plus, the clear aligners achieve your goals quickly--in about half the time metal wires and brackets take.

Do you qualify?

Your Norcross dentist can tell you when you consult with him at Smart Family Dental Care. Dr. Baek examines prospective Invisalign patients and takes three-dimensional scans. If you qualify, he sends his treatment plan the Invisalign lab. A skilled technician makes your aligners from specialized acrylic.

Over the course of your treatment, you'll:

  • Wear each aligner pair 20 to 22 hours a day, taking it out to brush, floss, eat or attend a special event
  • See Dr. Baek every month for a simple check-up and to receive your new aligners
  • Notice your teeth are moving comfortably and steadily
  • Enjoy a new smile in an average of one year's time

Other benefits of Invisalign

As an Invisalign patient, you'll enjoy how smooth your aligners are with none of the rough, abrasive surfaces traditional braces have. Plus, brushing, flossing and cleaning your aligners are simple.

Finally, Invisalign aligners really work. Your attractive smile will be healthy and easy to clean for the rest of your life. Dr. Baek usually advises his patients keep their smiles well-aligned by wearing a customized retainer and of course, to get their six-month preventive cleanings and examinations at Smart Family Dental Care.

Find out more

The American Association of Orthodontists says one out of every five patients undergoing orthodontic treatment is over the age of 21. So, don't be shy about learning about innovative Invisalign aligners. Call Smart Family Dental Care today for your consultation appointment: (770) 446-5700.