General Dentistry

At Lee J. Martin, DMD, we care about you and your family’s dental health and smile appearance. And our focus is on preventive dentistry, patient education, and general dentistry in Garden City, GA. We recommend that our patients come in twice each year for routine dental examinations and teeth cleanings. This schedule is the best way to address dental issues while they are small and easy to fix—both financially and in terms of your time.

We can treat everyone in your family—whether you or a loved one needs routine teeth cleaning or a more complicated procedure such as a root canal.

We would be honored to be your dentist of choice in the Garden City, GA area. Contact our dental office today to make a dental appointment!

Continue reading to learn more about general dentistry in Garden City, GA.

What is preventive and general dentistry in Garden City, GA?

Prevention is the best way to approach dental care if you would like to enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. Preventive dentistry includes regular exams, regular teeth cleanings in our dental office, x-rays as needed, and an excellent oral health routine at home.

Seeing our patients at routine appointments every six months gives us the opportunity to educate them on the best way to protect their oral health. Having more knowledge about the health of their teeth and gums often means patients can avoid many of the common dental conditions that lead to disease or tooth loss.

Regular visits to the dentist enable us to monitor the health of your gums, too. Gum health is crucial because, without healthy gums, you cannot have healthy teeth. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in this country. Additionally, gum disease has been shown to impact systematic health and has even been linked to heart attack and stroke.

Often gum disease is present without the patient knowing about it because there are no symptoms. By the time there are signs, such as bleeding gums, the disease has often progressed to a more severe level. Only your dentist can tell you whether or not your gums are healthy, and gingivitis (a precursor to gum disease) is often reversible. Full-on gum disease, on the other hand, is only manageable.

Regular dental exams in Garden City, GA also means regular oral screens for cancer.

Regular teeth cleanings get rid of the bacteria that cause gum disease, cavities, and root infections.

Other preventive measures may include fluoride treatments to strengthen teeth against cavities and dental sealant to lock debris away from tooth enamel.

General dentistry addresses your oral care by treating dental issues and restoring oral health. General dentistry treatments may include:

  • Tooth-colored fillings to treat cavities
  • Root canals to treat root infections
  • Periodontal treatments to halt gum disease
  • Extractions to relieve pain, eliminate infection, restore health
  • Restorations to restore your smile and your bite
  • Emergency dentistry to alleviate your pain and improve your oral health

Together preventive and general dentistry in Garden City, GA helps you achieve and maintain healthy teeth for life.

We also utilize technologies to allow for more comfortable dental treatments, including rotary endodontics for a more relaxed root canal experience

Do you offer cosmetic dentistry services?

If your smile is healthy, but you don’t like the way it looks, today’s cosmetic dental procedures are more accessible to more people. Affordable treatments such as teeth whitening can make a big difference in the way your teeth appear without making a significant dent in your budget. We also offer porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental implants, and cosmetic bonding for smiles that need some improvement.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that go over your teeth to conceal tooth flaws, gummy smiles, shape abnormalities and to give the impression of height symmetry. Veneers in Garden City, GA can also hide minor bite issues or crooked teeth.

Bonding means your Garden City, GA dentist uses tooth-colored resin to conceal dental flaws and to correct tooth shape abnormalities.  

As a rule, good oral health and regular dental visits help make you a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry in Garden City, GA. And many of today’s cosmetic dental options are also good for your smile. For example, a dental implant restores your tooth and your root. This method means shoring up your jawbone against shrinkage and helping to prevent shifting teeth—a natural occurrence when teeth are missing. A dental crown also strengthens and saves a weakened tooth that is vulnerable to breakage while concealing tooth flaws.

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Garden City, GA, contact our dental office today.

Can you help if I need restorative dentistry or tooth replacement?

Missing teeth not only impact your appearance but may also influence how you feel about yourself and make eating and speaking a challenge. It can also lead to the loss of more teeth if you do not fill in space or spaces left behind.

At Lee J. Martin, DMD, we provide tooth replacement options to restore your smile and your confidence. Our tooth replacement options include:

  • Dental implants—replace your tooth and your root
  • Partial dentures—replace missing teeth
  • Full dentures—replace complete tooth loss
  • Crowns and bridges—fill in your smile

The first step is a consultation to make sure the tooth replacement option of your choice will give you a smile you’ve been looking for. Your Garden City, GA dentist also considers the health of your gums and remaining teeth when helping you decide on the best tooth replacement options.

Talk to a member of our dental team today about restoring your smile with crowns, bridges, dental implants, or full and partial dentures.

Do you take my dental insurance?

At Lee J. Martin, DMD, we accept most insurance plans and are always happy to bill your provider on your behalf. We can also help you understand copays and deductibles.

We also accept cash, most major credit cards, debit cards, and personal checks.

If you’re considering advanced services not covered by insurance or if a specific service is not included, we recommend CareCredit. CareCredit is a third-party finance method. It relies on a healthcare credit card to help patients and families get the health and dental care they need without a lot of upfront costs. CareCredit offers easy repayment plans and interest-free financing, making it possible for patients to get dental implants, pay off extractions, or any other dental treatment.

We can help you apply online, and decisions take only minutes.

Contact Our Dental Office for Family or General Dentistry in Garden City, GA

When you need more than just a routine cleaning or check-up, you can count on Lee J. Martin, DMD, to provide all of the treatments your family needs:

  • Tooth extractions
  • Emergency dentistry
  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dentures and partials
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants

Let us provide you and your family with high-quality, compassionate dental care. If it’s been a while since your last visit to the dentist, don’t feel embarrassed. We will never make judgments. We will be happy you are committing to good oral health going forward. 

Call our Garden City, GA dental office today to make an appointment for yourself and your family members!

We serve patients in Garden City as well as the surrounding communities of Savannah, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Guyton, Rincon, and beyond.