Lee Martin DMD

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Below is a list of some of the questions we get asked most frequently from our patients. If you have a question that isn't answered below, feel free to give our family dentist in Garden City, GA a call, and we'll be happy to assist you.

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We accept most insurances and are a provider for Delta Dental and United Concordia. In addition to working with most types of insurance, we work with several different payment options.

We accept all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, as well as cash and personal checks.

We also accept CareCredit. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card to help and your family with your wellness expenses. With CareCredit, you can pay for the cost of treatment in full by making simple monthly payments to CareCredit. They offer both low- and no-interest financing, and payments are designed to fit in your budget.

It’s easy to apply online, and you’ll get an approval response within minutes. Just let us know if you need help with the application process.

Be sure to talk with us ahead of time about any questions you might have regarding treatment payment options.  We don’t want concerns about payment to keep you from getting the dental treatment you need and deserve. We want all of our patients to enjoy good oral health, today and in the future.

Call Lee J. Martin, DMD, at (912) 966-2102 if you have any questions. We look forward to talking with you!

We can accommodate your needs for an appointment quickly. Just give us a call at (912) 966-2102, and we will get you in soon.

For emergency services, we leave time in our schedule so that we can see you on the same day you call us. We’ll do everything we can in that appointment to eliminate any pain you are in and to provide needed treatment, when possible. If necessary, we will make a follow-up appointment when additional treatment is recommended.

On a day-to-day basis, we do our best to run on time all day, so you should spend very little time in our waiting area. We realize your time is important, so we do our best to see you at your appointed time.

We schedule plenty of time to spend with every patient to ensure no one ever feels rushed. We believe that patient education is crucial to having good oral health, so we are always happy to take as much time as needed to answer questions or demonstrate good oral home care. If you have questions, we recommend that you write them down to bring along to your appointment so that you don’t forget anything.

We look forward to seeing you!

Important items to have on hand when you come to your appointment include the following:

  • Photo identification card
  • Health insurance card
  • Medical history, including surgeries
  • Prescription list, including dosages
  • Payment method for services
  • List of questions
  • Past x-rays, if applicable

If it’s your first appointment with us, you can download the new patient forms from our website and fill them out at your convenience; just be sure to bring them along with you. If you don’t do the paperwork ahead of time, we ask that you come to your appointment a bit early and you can fill them out at our office.

If you are here for an examination and teeth cleaning, you can expect the following to take place:

  • Tooth-by-tooth exam
  • Gum health evaluation
  • Oral cancer screening of the soft tissues of the mouth
  • Treatment recommendations, as needed
  • Professional teeth cleaning

You will see our hygienist, who will clean your teeth, as well as Dr. Lee J. Martin, who will conduct the examination. He will also talk to you about any recommended treatment.

If it’s been a while since your last dental appointment, you can count on us to be a judgment-free practice. We can’t change the past, but we can set you up for a future of better oral health!

We take great care in ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable dental visit. We take pride in minimizing discomfort and providing a relaxing atmosphere that will make you and your family feel at home.

Most of your time with us will be when we are cleaning your teeth or conducting a patient examination. Neither of those treatments is painful!

One of the great things about the continuing evolution of dental technology is that many procedures are quicker than ever. Today’s modern dentistry and available anesthetic mean that most procedures are pain-free. Dr. Lee J. Martin also provides gentle care that makes patients feel comfortable. If you are ever experiencing discomfort and want us to stop treatment, please let us know. We want to ensure that you have the best experience possible.

If you are anxious about visiting the dentist, please let us know ahead of time. We understand that fear of the dentist is very real, and we are sensitive to that. Sometimes just understanding completely what to expect during treatment goes a long way in alleviating anxiety about it, so we are happy to go over the details with you prior to your appointment.

Call today; we look forward to seeing you!

Cosmetic Dentistry

We provide a variety of cosmetic dentistry services including teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, and crowns to a name a few. Our goal is to create a beautiful, healthy smile you will love and be happy with. There are several ways we can accomplish this.

Teeth whitening is our most popular cosmetic service because it is so quick and affordable. We offer a take-home whitening system with custom-made trays for great results in the privacy and convenience in your own home.

Porcelain veneers can dramatically change the way your smile looks in just a couple of visits to our office. These wafer-thin tooth covers hide a multitude of dental issues, including teeth that are misaligned, gapped, too short, chipped, or otherwise imperfect.

Cosmetic bonding is a quick way to change imperfections in your smile. We use the same material that we use for tooth-colored fillings to fix gaps and chips in your teeth.

Dental crowns used cosmetically can cap a tooth that is misshapen or stained, restoring your smile and strengthening your tooth.

If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry procedures, be sure to ask Dr. Lee J. Martin at your next appointment! We provide a number of services to fit most budgets.

General Dentistry

Yes! We welcome patients of all ages. We take pride in being a family practice and creating a family environment. We strive to create a comfortable environment for you and your children.

We like to see kids for the first time around the age of one year. Most children start getting their teeth around six months of age, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends children visit the dentist within about six months of their first tooth coming in.

The first dental appointments for your children are all about making them feel comfortable at the dentist. We don’t want them to see the dentist as a scary place. Children who go to the dentist regularly usually grow up to be adults who continue going to the dentist regularly. They also tend to feel less anxiety about going to the dentist.

We will communicate with your child in an age-appropriate manner, so they understand what we are saying. We will never force treatment on your child if he or she is not comfortable with it.

Parents are invited to bring their young children along to their own dental appointments to show them that there is nothing to fear at the dentist. This can also help them grow accustomed to the sights, sounds, and smells of the dentist office.

Crowns and Bridges

If you have a damaged or broken tooth or a cavity that’s too large to be repaired with a dental filling, Dr. Lee would recommend a crown at our Garden City, GA dental office to strengthen the tooth and protect it from further damage. 

You may have heard crowns for teeth referred to as “caps” because they fit over your entire tooth to protect it from further damage and absorb chewing forces. Dental crowns are very versatile, and there are numerous reasons why our dentist might recommend one for you: 

  • Restore broken teeth
  • Protect weak teeth
  • Support teeth that have large fillings
  • Prevent cracked teeth from further damage
  • Strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment
  • Restore function to a dental implant

A dental crown restores the structure of your tooth so you can use it to chew comfortably again. Preserving the structure of all your teeth for as long as possible is also a priority for Dr. Lee. Dental crowns allow us to save teeth from further damage that might lead to the need for extraction in the future. 

Dr. Martin customizes porcelain dental crowns in Garden City, GA to match the shape, size, and shade of surrounding teeth, so they blend with your smile. Your tooth will look great, function well again, and nobody will ever know that you’ve had any dental work done.

Would you like to learn more about our customized porcelain dental crowns? Please call the office of Lee J. Martin, DMD, and we will be happy to schedule a convenient appointment for you.

If you need broken tooth repair in Garden City, GA, we offer several options to address the problem. Dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding all protect a decayed or broken tooth, and the one we recommend depends on your situation.

The first step is to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Lee Martin so he can evaluate the condition of the tooth and take x-rays that show him the extent of the damage.

White Tooth-Colored Filling

If the break isn’t significant but involves the underlying layers of dentin and pulp, a tooth-colored filling may be the best solution. The filling will strengthen the tooth and prevent further damage to its structure.

Porcelain Dental Crown

If more than two-thirds of the tooth is compromised, Dr. Martin would recommend a dental crown. A tooth with that much damage needs the protection of a crown that covers its entire surface. In most cases, we can design, fabricate, and place your new dental crown in just two visits to our Garden City, GA dental office.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

If you have a broken tooth that only involves your dental enamel and is aesthetic in nature, we offer an affordable procedure called cosmetic dental bonding that builds up the broken portion of the tooth to restore its appearance.

If you need broken tooth repair in Garden City, GA, call Dr. Lee Martin at (912) 966-2102 to schedule an appointment, and he will customize your treatment according to your unique needs. 

Emergency Services

If you have a throbbing toothache, you know you have a dental emergency on your hands. But what about other problems like broken teeth, lost dental crowns, or loose fillings? 

The answer is that you may not know if your situation is urgent, but we do. Call our Garden City, GA office with your dental emergency, and a caring member of our dental team will take your call and listen to your concerns.

They’ll let you know if you’re facing an emergency that needs our immediate attention or if your treatment can wait until our next available appointment.

  • Urgent dental emergencies that can’t wait include a throbbing toothache that makes it difficult to think clearly and a knocked-out (avulsed) tooth, where we have only hours in which to place it back in its socket successfully.
  • A mild toothache that you can control with over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen may be able to wait until you can conveniently get to us for treatment. Call us first, and we’ll let you know what steps to take next.
  • Broken teeth and lost dental crowns and fillings are all problems we need to treat as soon as possible, but you probably don’t have to disrupt your day to rush to our office for treatment.

Our dental care team has experience in treating all sorts of dental emergencies at our Garden City, GA dental office, and we will make yours a priority. Please call us at (912) 966-2102 so we can help you get the relief you need.

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