Personalized, caring service is a core component of our practice. We strive to make every patient feel at home the minute they walk in our Duluth office and ensure we take time to explain each procedure, whether it’s a BriteSmile® treatment or simple cleaning.
For more information about our services and a brief explanation, read through the list below.
Veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells that are custom-fit and bonded to the front sides of teeth to close gaps, cover stains and discolorations, and correct chipped or misshapen teeth to give you a bright, even, attractive smile.
Composite bonding can work wonders for your smile. Using materials that match the shade, translucency and the texture of your teeth, gaps between teeth can be closed, spots and discolorations can be eliminated, and your self-confidence can be enhanced through the improved appearance of your smile. Composite bonding is excellent for small defects in the teeth – spots, chips or gaps between teeth.
Bleaching products brighten teeth that have been stained or darkened by food, tobacco use, age or injury. There are a variety of in-office and take-home whitening products to reduce or eliminate such stains. Our office offers BriteSmile®, which takes place over a one-hour appointment at the office. Another option is the in-office bleaching trays made for your teeth. Starting with a quick visit to our office to make an impression of your teeth, this option allows you to bleach at home for a couple of hours a day for 2-6 weeks. We take the impression of your teeth to make a custom-fit mouth tray and then you apply the bleaching gel in the tray and wear at your own convenience. Click here for more information about BriteSmile®.
Dental implants serve as the base for many tooth-replacement options, including bridges, dentures and individual artificial teeth. Implants are surgically implanted in the jaw to provide a comfortable, secure fit and a natural look. In the first one or two appointments, the post or anchor is implanted in the jaw. The replacement tooth, bridge or denture is fitted and installed when the bone and gums have healed.
Our computerized digital x-ray equipment reduces patients’ exposure to radiation by up to 90 percent. Our x-rays are also more environmentally friendly and are quicker than conventional x-ray machines, which results in less time spent waiting and shorter appointments.
In a procedure that takes only a few minutes per tooth, the tooth is cleaned, an acid solution is applied to roughen the surface texture, the plastic sealant is bonded to the tooth and a curing light is used to harden the sealant material. Sealants can be used to help both adults and children, and may be re-applied every few years.
Periodontal or gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a leading cause of tooth loss in American adults. When left on the teeth, plaque – the sticky film of bacteria that is brushed and flossed away with proper oral care – produces toxins that attack below the gum line in the sulcus (a shallow v-shaped crevice between the tooth and gums), causing the bond between teeth and gums to break down. In the early stage of gum disease (gingivitis), gums may become red and swollen and bleed easily; in the more advanced stage (periodontal disease), teeth can loosen and even fall out. Good oral hygiene and regular dental examinations are essential in prevention and early detection of gum disease – especially since you can have it without experiencing any warning signs.
Appointments are available during our regular office hours. Monday-Thursday 7:30AM – 5PM (We take lunch from 12:00 to 1:15). Friday-Sunday: Closed.
Appointments and Consultations
To schedule an appointment, please call: 770-476-2400 Emergency services are provided after hours if needed. For an appointment, please ask for Debi.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 48 hours notice. This courtesy on your part will make it possible to give your appointment to another patient.
To schedule an appointment, please call:
770.476.2400 for Dr. Slade Lail.
770-476-5227 for Dr. Wallace Lail.
Emergency services are provided after hours if needed.
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