Dental damage happens to the best of us, and it's certainly nothing to be ashamed of. Instead, reach out to Dr. James Merriman for the experienced care and personalized attention you need most during this difficult time. Cracks, decay, and even missing teeth are seamlessly restored and revitalized through our quality care in Marietta, GA. We take the time to improve not only oral health, but the aesthetic value of the tooth or teeth in question so that patients smile with complete confidence.
Dental Crown & Bridge
We typically recommend having a dental crown placed when the tooth decay or structural damage is too significant for a filling to effectively treat. Crowns are also used as part of dental implant procedures or root canal therapy and for purely cosmetic flaws. Here in Marietta, Dr. Merriman is happy to offer crowns crafted from quality, tooth-colored materials so patients enjoy both revitalized health and aesthetic value. The process usually requires two appointments – one for our team to remove a very small amount of the tooth’s natural structure and take impressions, and one where we place the permanent restoration and ensure that it fits securely and comfortably.
Bridges, are a reconstructive option for patients missing one or more teeth in a row. These gaps cause teeth to drift out of alignment causing health and cosmetic issues for patients. This is why replacing teeth promptly is important. Our bridges are crafted from high-quality, lifelike dental porcelain, placed securely with dental crowns that fit over surrounding teeth as anchors. The final result is sturdy and seamless.
In the past, oral decay was treated with metal fillings that had a noticeable silver appearance, marring an otherwise beautiful smile. Today, tooth-colored fillings from Dr. Merriman help patients regain their complete, healthy look. Made from composite resin, our team matches the shade of the material to your natural enamel and sculpts it into place over the affected area. With a curing light, the filling is hardened for a secure bond. Tooth-colored fillings are also less sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, resulting in increased comfort for patients.
As an acclaimed cosmetic and restorative dentist, there’s no one better than Dr. Merriman to handle the restoration of one or more of your teeth in an aesthetically pleasing fashion. Our all-ceramic crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays are designed to match your existing smile so they blend right in, and the quality materials with enhanced biocompatibility create a bond that strengthens the tooth instead of weakening it. Our Marietta, GA team does everything it can to give patients back perfect smiles so to proudly share with those around you.