Our Dental Services
General, cosmetic, and restorative, our doctors offer comprehensive care in comfortable surroundings.
Dentistry for the Whole Family
A comprehensive exam is an extremely important part of your routine dental visit. Why? Because it allows Drs. Sharp to check your smile’s overall health and address any small issues before becoming expensive problems.
During your appointment, our husband and wife team will conduct a thorough assessment, which includes:
- Digital x-rays
- A periodontal assessment
- Oral cancer screenings
- Intra-oral pictures
- A full dental exam
- One-on-one time with the doctors
With the Sharps expertise, your dental exams will be a comfortable and relaxing experience that will safeguard your oral health.
As your St. Marys, GA dentists, we’ve designed our hygiene appointments to be a unique and pleasant experience. Our skilled hygienists use professional cleaning methods to gently remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth that regular brushing and flossing miss.
Thanks to our team’s expertise and caring touch, you can enjoy cavity prevention, stain removal, and improved oral health.
Our hygienists love teaching you proper hygiene techniques to make sure your at-home care is on point, and your smile always feels fresh and clean. Don’t worry, we never judge, we just want the best for your dental health!
Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious condition that, if left untreated, can affect not only your gums but your overall health too. At Sharp Smiles, we recognize the importance of healthy gums, and understand how an infected gum tissue can impact your overall well-being.
The first step to safeguard your periodontal health is prevention by scheduling regular hygiene appointments. However, if gum disease has developed, our caring team can provide deep cleanings called scaling and root planing. This procedure is designed to remove any plaque or harmful bacteria above and below your gum line to halt the spread of gum disease.
Remember, there’s no better way to great periodontal health than prevention and early detection!
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral Cancer Screenings
Dr. Rory and Dr. Jessica Sharp view you as family and will do everything in their power to provide you with the best care possible. With this in mind, they offer modern oral cancer screenings as part of your regular dental check-up.
This preventative measure is a physical examination of your oral cavity and soft tissue to identify any potential risks or signs of oral cancer. Should our St. Marys dentist find any cause for concern, we’ll work with your primary care physician to make a full diagnosis and will be by your side at every step.
Early detection is key to improve your chance of survival, so please schedule your screening today.
Most of us know that brushing and flossing our teeth every day is vital to maintaining a healthy smile. However, some places can be tough to reach, especially for our younger patients. This makes certain teeth susceptible to cavities due food or debris becoming trapped.
To prevent this from happening, Drs. Rory and Jessica Sharp offer a simple and kid-friendly solution: dental sealants.
Sealants are a thin resin painted directly onto each tooth, to fill in pits and grooves on the surface of your teeth. By making your tooth’s surface smooth, it makes it easier to brush, which help prevent cavities.
Without doubt, it doesn’t matter how old you are; sealants are a great preventative solution!
Protecting your teeth and safeguarding your smile is our number one priority! Therefore, we are proud to offer different types of mouthguards to protect your family’s smile.
Night guards: These appliances protect your teeth from grinding or clenching (bruxism) during your sleep. The appliance works by holding your jaw into place and thus preventing misalignment or bite issues and stopping grinding.
Sports guards: These mouthguards protect your teeth and jaw on a daily basis. They are custom-made to fit comfortably over your teeth to safeguard your smile when playing contact sport.
Did you know that your teeth are one of the first things people notice about you? Having stained, discolored, or yellowish teeth can cause your smile to look unhealthy and unattractive, lowering your self-esteem and confidence.
At Sharp Smiles, we offer in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening treatments for a brighter and whiter smile you’ll feel confident in.
- In-Office Whitening: First, your dentist will use a special shield to protect your lips and gums. Then, he or she will apply the whitening gel and use a special light to kickstart the process. Both the gel and light work together to break up the stains, leaving you with a brighter smile in just an hour.
- Take-Home Whitening: This whitening kit, includes custom-made trays and our special whitening gel. The trays fit perfectly into your mouth and will whiten your teeth to the desired shade. For the treatment to be effective, you’ll be required to use the trays for an hour each day. Don’t worry our cosmetic dentists provide you with instructions and can answer any questions.
If you’re looking to transform your smile then look no further than porcelain veneers. This cosmetic treatment transforms crooked, stained, cracked, or broken teeth into the gorgeous white smiles.
Our veneers comprise of ultra-thin shells of ceramic porcelain placed over your natural teeth. To place your new veneers, our doctors will remove a small amount of your tooth enamel (outer layer of your tooth) so as to keep the shape of your smile.
Next, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and send them to our partner lab for the creation phase. Once returned, we’ll adjust your veneers to fit your bite and bond them to your natural teeth with a special resin.
With our team’s outstanding skills and a keen eye for details, you’ll be able to enjoy a renewed sense of confidence and lease of life thanks to your new smile.
If you suffer from chipped, fractured, discolored, or stained teeth, dental bonding could be a great solution for you. This fast and non-invasive procedure involves using tooth-colored composite material to cover small imperfections and enhance your smile’s appearance.
During the bonding process, your dentist layers the resin onto your natural teeth and sculpts them into your desired size and shape.
Your new teeth are then polished to leave you with a younger-looking, refreshed smile.
The best part of this procedure? It requires almost no preparation and can be completed in just one visit!
Gone are the days when metal braces were the only solution for a beautifully aligned smile! Our SureSmile® aligners…Opens a new window to the SureSmile website… combine advanced digital planning with the necessary forces of alignment to create an orthodontic treatment to fit your lifestyle.
If you are a candidate, our husband and wife team will use the Primescan™ intraoral scanner to create a 3D digital model of your teeth and design your unique treatment plan.
Your model is then sent to SureSmile’s Digital Lab to be manufactured using advanced software and high-quality materials. Each aligner is custom-made to fit comfortably in your mouth and deliver the exact tooth movements needed to achieve your ideal smile.
Patients are choosing SureSmile® because of the amazing benefits, including:
- Comfortable to wear
- Virtually invisible and removable
- Easy to keep clean
- Shorter check-ups
- Fewer in-office dental visits
- Eat and drink your favorite foods
- More precise results
Schedule your consultation today, and begin your journey towards a confidence-building smile.
Restoration Dental Care
Restore your smile with metal-free fillings at Sharp Smiles. These simple restorations fill a small hole in your tooth (i.e., a cavity) to prevent infection or damage from spreading any further.
Using a composite resin, Drs. Sharp can restore the integrity of your tooth while mimicking your it’s natural look.
To place your fillings, your dentists will first remove all the decay to prep your tooth. They’ll then bond your filling onto your tooth’s surface and shape it to allow for a comfortable bite.
Once hardened and polished, your non-invasive restoration will allow you to enjoy an aesthetically beautiful and long-lasting smile.
When your tooth has suffered severe decay and needs a dental crown, it can cause anxiety as you contemplate the road ahead. Well, we are here to ease your concerns with our innovative same-day crowns solution!
With CEREC® same-day crowns, we can restore your smile in just one visit!
Waiting weeks for your custom crown, attending multiple appointments, wearing uncomfortable temporaries, or having goopy impressions are a thing of your past. Thanks to CEREC®, we can craft your personalized crown right here at our practice using advanced CAD/CAM technology.
How Does It Work?
- Drs. Sharp will examine your smile to determine if a crown is your best option
- Using advanced 3D imaging cameras and software, we’ll take a digital impression of your tooth to design your new crown
- We’ll craft your crown in just a few minutes using our in-house CEREC 3D milling machine
- We’ll then polish, adjust, and place your custom CEREC crown so you can leave your appointment with a natural-looking new smile
Losing a tooth can be a very stressful situation that could shatter your confidence while also threatening your health. Our caring team at Sharp Smiles recommends finding a replacement solution as soon as possible.
One ideal solution is a dental bridge. This custom-made restoration replaces a missing tooth using two crowns bonded to each side of a specially-crafted artificial tooth. The crowns are placed over the adjacent natural teeth (to the gap) to act as anchors and hold your artificial tooth in place.
Dr. Rory and Dr. Jessica Sharp collaborate with a renowned laboratory to custom-make your bridge to ensure the best fit and most natural looks. Our practice also offers a same-day CEREC® solution!
If you have lost multiple teeth, not everything is lost. Give your smile a second chance with our full and partial dentures!
Dentures are natural-looking tooth replacements that comfortably fit over your gums to provide you with a beautiful and fully-functional smile.
Our husband and wife team offer three main variations of denture:
- Full denture: Designed to replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth
- Partial dentures: Ideal for replacing a few missing teeth as they are anchored to your existing teeth.
- Implant-retained dentures: These dentures connect to dental implants (placed by an oral surgeon) to create more permanent and stable solution
Thanks to our modern dentures you can eat, laugh, and speak with confidence once again!
Are you experiencing severe tooth pain? This could be due to an infection in your tooth’s nerve (pulp). If our dentists identify that to be the case, then root canal therapy could be necessary to save your tooth. Even though many people associate root canals with pain, the truth is, getting a root canal provides pain relief and not more discomfort. During a root canal, our expert dentists will gently remove the infected pulp and bacteria and fill the space with a composite resin to restore your tooth’s strength and structure. Through compassionate care and superior technique, we’ll make this procedure a smooth and comfortable experience. Schedule your appointment and get ready to say “goodbye” to your pain.
We understand that for many people, tooth extractions are an intimidating and anxiety-driven experience. However, sometimes they are necessary to prevent further oral health problems or in preparation for future dental treatments.
No matter the reason for your extraction, our team at Sharp Smiles has prepared a soothing environment where you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed during the entire procedure.
Before anything occurs, our doctors will fully explain the procedure and identify why an extraction is the best course of action. The entire treatment is pain-free and over in no time.