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By Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry
December 29, 2020
Category: Dental Health
Tags: dental implants  

How dental implants from your dentist in Athens and Huntsville AL can give you an outstanding smile

Dental implants can give you back your smile! In fact, they are the next best thing to having your natural teeth. Dental implants can enhance your smile and enhance your life by restoring full chewing function and giving you an outstanding smile.

Dr. R. Brad Beasley at Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry in Athens, AL, offers a wide range of dental services, including dental implants to enhance your smile. He proudly serves residents of Athens, and Huntsville, AL, and he can help your smile too!

There are many excellent reasons to consider dental implants and these are the top 5:

  1. Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth, and they function like natural teeth too. The material used to make implant crowns is light-reflective, just like natural tooth enamel, and it also looks just like natural tooth enamel.
  2. Dental implants are fully embedded in bone, so they are completely stable and won’t move around. The excellent stability of dental implants assures you will have great chewing and biting function, without movement.
  3. Dental implants are easy to maintain because you simply brush and floss them like natural teeth. It’s easy to keep your smile healthy and beautiful when you have dental implants.
  4. Dental implants are convenient because you never have to take them out. They become a permanent part of your smile that will never decay. They also resist staining, so your new dental implants will stay beautiful for years.
  5. Dental implants help maintain bone, and more bone means a firm jawline, with less facial sagging. Dental implants can help you look younger!

When you choose dental implants, you are choosing the most successful surgical implant, with a success rate of over 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

To find out more about the magic of dental implants and how they can benefit you, talk with an expert. Call Dr. R. Brad Beasley of Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry in Athens and Huntsville AL at (888) 860-5114. Call today!

By Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry
October 07, 2020
Category: Dental Health
Tags: sedation dentistry  

Are you so afraid of going to the dentist you postpone needed treatments? At Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we serve nervous patients in Athens and serving the Huntsville, AL, area with sedation dentistry options to relax you and relieve that anxiety. Get the oral health care you need from Dr. Brad Beasley and his caring staff.

What causes dental phobia?

Fear of dental treatments takes many forms. Some people just experience a vague "butterflies" in the stomach feeling. Others sweat, shake, and feel their hearts race. Others still are so frightened they neglect in-office care altogether, creating serious oral and systemic health issues.

What makes patients so nervous? Here are some common reasons:

  1. Embarrassment over the condition of their smiles
  2. Past bad experiences at other dental practices
  3. Inability to sit still in a dental chair
  4. Claustrophobia
  5. Concern about dental pain

How Dr. Beasley can help

Harvard Health reports that globally, anywhere from 13 to 24 percent of adults experience varying degrees of dental phobia. At Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry, Dr. Beasley and his team offer a warm, welcoming, and stress-free atmosphere in their beautiful Athens and Huntsville sedation-friendly area office.

However, for those who need more help, Dr. Beasley delivers sedation dentistry options. He is fully qualified in administering these medications and in Advanced Cardiac Life Support as well.

Most restorative dental procedures, such as fillings, crowns, and root canals, may be performed with a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding tissues. For overall relaxation, patients can use oral sedation--tranquilizers (such as Valium or Versed) in pill form taken at the office just before their procedures. Also, Dr. Beasley offers nitrous oxide for additional relaxation.

Your dental appointment under sedation

To qualify you for sedation, Dr. Beasley will review your medical history, including your current health conditions, medications, allergies, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Dear Doctor says the sedatives are administered under the tongue (sublingually), or you may just swallow a small pill. Soon, you'll feel very relaxed.

Some people doze off during their treatments, and likely, you won't remember much of your visit. But, rest assured, you'll get your dental work finished, and your smile and health will be the better for it.

Contact us

At Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry, our Athens and Huntsville, AL, patients can get through their dental treatments easily. For more information on sedation dentistry options, phone Dr. R. Brad Beasley. We understand dental phobia! Call us at (877) 999-6524.

By Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry
May 22, 2020
Category: Dental Health
Tags: invisalign   braces  

Invisalign offers unique benefits to teens and adults living in Huntsville, AL.

Has our Huntsville, AL, dentist, Dr. Brad Beasley recently talked to you or your teen about braces? Most of us aren’t born with perfectly straight teeth. Some develop gaps between their front teeth while others may come in slightly crooked. Of course, it’s never too late to get a straighter smile and with nearly invisible options like Invisalign, we are getting more of our teen and adult patients on board.

When you think about braces you probably think about those traditional metal braces; however, Invisalign and traditional braces are quite different. While they both can offer amazing results, here are the differences:

Invisalign is Nearly Invisible

Instead of applying metal brackets and wires to your teeth our Huntsville dentist will provide you with clear Invisalign aligners. These aligners are uniquely shaped to your teeth, so they provide a comfortable, perfect fit. Each aligner is made from a thin transparent thermoplastic, which is flexible and hugs your teeth while you wear them, making them nearly invisible. Just make sure to keep your aligners clean to prevent stains from forming!

You Can Eat What You Want

If you would rather not have to avoid certain foods or to follow the traditional braces diet, then Invisalign will allow you to eat just as you had been prior to braces. Since aligners are removable, you will definitely want to take them out prior to eating. While you don’t have to remove aligners if you are drinking water, you will want to remove them if you are drinking anything else such as coffee, tea, or juice, which could stain them.

Remove Invisalign When Necessary

The goal is to wear your aligners as much as possible and to only remove them when absolutely necessary; however, being able to remove them when you really need to can provide our teen and adult patients with peace of mind. While Invisalign won’t be visible in pictures, you may choose to pop them out before taking your senior photos or before your wedding pictures. Invisalign fits into your lifestyle, not the other way around.

With an office in Athens, AL, Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry is proud to provide comprehensive family dentistry to the Huntsville, AL, area. If you or your teen would like to learn more about Invisalign and how it could improve your smile, call us at (888) 860-5114.

By Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry
December 18, 2019
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Tooth Replacement  

If your smile is suffering because of missing teeth, it’s time to take action and take your smile back! Thanks to amazing advances in dental technology and materials, you now have several options to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile. Dr. R. Brad Beasley at Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry in Athens, AL, and serving Huntsville, AL, offers a wide range of tooth replacement options to give you back your smile.

Consider these amazing ways to restore your smile:

  • Dental implants, which offer the look, feel, and function of natural teeth; dental implants are surrounded by bone, so they are completely stable and will never move around. The dental implant crown material resists staining, and reflects light, just like natural tooth enamel, so dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. You also brush and floss dental implants right along with your natural teeth, making it easy to keep your smile healthy.
  • Dental appliances, which include partial and full dentures; with dental appliances, you can replace multiple missing teeth or a full arch of teeth. Dental appliances offer a budget-friendly tooth replacement option that is convenient and removable. Maintenance is easy; you simply soak the appliances at night and brush them with a material designed to clean dental appliances. You can also select an immediate denture, which is placed right after tooth extraction, giving you immediate tooth replacement so you never go without your smile.
  • Dental bridgework, which replaces a single or multiple missing teeth; bridgework contains prosthetic teeth that fill in the space of your missing teeth. The adjacent teeth are crowned and then the bridge is cemented in place using the adjacent teeth for support. Dental bridgework is natural-looking and provides excellent tooth replacement.

To find out more about tooth replacement options and which option is best for you, talk with an expert. Call Dr. R. Brad Beasley at Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry in Athens, AL, and serving Huntsville, AL, today.

By Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry
April 14, 2016
Category: Dental Health
Tags: fillings  

Having a cavity filled isn't what most people would look forward to, but it can be an essential part of dental care if decay has formed. composite fillings, beautifulFortunately, Dr. R. Brad Beasley, your dentist in Athens, AL, offers an option that makes fillings a little less unpleasant. At North Alabama Center for Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we use a composite material - a tooth-colored mixture of plastic and glass - to blend fillings in with the rest of the teeth. Here's are some reasons why composite fillings are the material of choice for both dentists and patients alike:

Attractive

If you've had any metallic fillings in the past, you know they can be fairly noticeable, even on your back teeth. They can show through the translucent enamel, giving most or all of the tooth a darkened appearance. Sometimes the metal particles can even make their way under the gums or soft tissues, leaving a blue-gray "tattoo" that, while harmless, can easily be mistaken for a malignancy.

With composite fillings from your Athens cosmetic dentist, your restored teeth will look totally natural. That's because the composite material comes in a variety of colors that Dr. Beasley carefully matches to each of his patients' teeth, giving you a personalized treatment that will strengthen your smile and improve your appearance.

Durable

When "white" fillings were first introduced, many dentists were still choosing amalgam as the filling material of choice for teeth used frequently for chewing. The material used for composite fillings wasn't quite as strong as metal and could break down due to constant pressure. Over time, the dental industry has reworked the structure of composite fillings that make them equally as durable as metal fillings. At North Alabama Center for Cosmetic and General Dentistry, you no longer have to choose between form and function when it comes to your fillings.

The next time you need a cavity filled, Dr. Beasley will be happy to use composite material to finish it off. Give us a call in Athens, AL if you have any further questions about composite fillings or any other cosmetic or general dentistry procedure!