Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. These lapses can last from a few seconds to minutes and may occur 30 times or more an hour. When normal breathing starts again, it is sometimes jolted with a loud snort or choking sound.
The consequences of chronic snoring can be fatal. In the least, the condition will result in a poor quality of sleep, mood swings throughout the day, drowsiness, heart failure, weight gain, and fatigue. If you’re tired of feeling tired throughout the day, Smile Designs can help you or your loved ones treat sleep apnea!
Say goodbye to wearing temporaries for weeks on end! You can enjoy a fully customized crown in a single visit with the CEREC® CAD/CAM technology! This technology scans your mouth with detail to correctly line up the ridges and contours of your mouth’s anatomy. Then, a milling process creates an artificial tooth, crown, or restoration. Once complete, your dentist in Savannah, GA cements the new restoration into place, and you’re on your way! This is all done in one single appointment!
Dr. Cooper cares about your health and offers metal-free dentistry with beautiful and healthy porcelain inlays and onlays. She uses inlays and onlays in place of traditional metal fillings that can shift or crack, leaving you vulnerable to bacteria and further decay. With this conservative treatment, less tooth structure is being removed.
We stand for two things: Fixing smiles and preventing smiles from needing to be fixed. A hygiene routine is the foundation of a healthy life and self-esteem. We aim to make hygiene an important routine for our patients (young and not-so-young) so they can spare themselves from big expenses and major health problems down the road.
When we detect a cavity, it is best to move fast to neutralize the spread of bacteria. Non-metal fillings provide relief by filling the cavity area with a natural tooth-colored composite mixture, with absolutely 0 mercury being involved. The composite material is also better for your teeth in that it helps avoid pain, sensitivity, and cracks in the future!
Root canals are no longer a scary experience, thanks to modern dentistry and advanced dental techniques. Extensive decay, an accident, tooth fracture, or gum disease can cause debilitating pain and sensitivity; the result often being an infected or abscessed tooth that needs to be removed or saved by a root canal. Our root canal methods and techniques include local anesthesia to make sure you don’t feel an ounce of pain while we save your tooth!
No more slip-and-sliding dentures, no more embarrassing moments! Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth designed to replace missing teeth and return full functionality and beauty to your smile. These are usually an excellent option for those who have lost all of their natural teeth. Dr. Cooper will meet with you to consider whether you may be a candidate for dentures, depending on how many teeth you have lost.
Periodontal (gum) treatment starts with prevention: Regular cleaning and regular hygiene habits are excellent precautions to avoid life-threatening gum disease. Scaling and root planning and local delivery of antimicrobials can treat and prevent the progression of gum disease. In some cases, gum-shaping surgery may be necessary to correct the physical and aesthetic damage. Dr. Cooper can evaluate your situation and provide the best care and treatment options for you!
We want you and your family to have beautiful, healthy smiles for as long as we can. We cater our dental solutions to your needs and circumstances; send us a message to get started on the right path for life.