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General Dentistry
Tooth-Colored Fillings
Modern dental materials allow us to use tooth-colored to fill cavities and restore dental health. Composed of durable composite resins and plastics, these fillings contain no mercury, and provide a completely natural look!
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are easy to apply. In just one appointment, we can give you durable, beautiful restorations that will last for many years.

Tooth-colored fillings are ideal for patients who have a metal sensitivity, are concerned about the mercury content of amalgam fillings, or who simply want to preserve their beautiful smile. Today’s technology allows for a tenacious, long-lasting bond between the restoration and the tooth. We can even replace old metal fillings — which are always at risk for cracking and discoloring — with tooth-colored restorations. You’ll love your new smile and wonder how you ever put up with unsightly metal fillings!

An increasingly common general dentistry solution, tooth-colored fillings are a great way for clients to preserve the beauty of their smile while boosting the health and strength of their teeth. If you would like more information about tooth-colored fillings, or are concerned with old metal amalgam fillings that you would like replaced, contact our office today.
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Root Canals
If a tooth's pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or damaged because of decay or injury, root-canal treatment is often the only way to save your tooth and repair the damage. This procedure takes anywhere from one to two visits and will need to be crowned after the root canal is completed in order to protect the tooth structure.
Porcelain Crowns
Dental crowns are the perfect solution to lend strength and beauty to severely damaged teeth. For many people, porcelain dental crowns are the preferred option in tooth restoration because of their beauty and natural look.

Most commonly utilized to restore function to a tooth following a root canal, porcelain dental crowns can also be used to insulate a sensitive tooth, eliminate a gap between teeth, cover a chip or crack, or conceal other imperfections. Dental crowns may be the best options when superior biting strength is needed.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Dental exams are the cornerstone of good dental health. Maintaining your oral health is the best way to avoid having to endure pain, tooth loss, and costly restorative procedures in the future.

A typical dental visit includes:
A careful check of your teeth, gums, mouth and throat
A head and neck exam
A clinical dental exam
A full set of digital images
A dental cleaning
During such comprehensive exams, we check for cancer, gum disease, tooth decay, tooth-grinding issues, and offer suggestions on ways to improve overall health and wellness.
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Cosmetic Dentistry
Hollywood Smile
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A Whiter Smile in about an hour! In-office ZOOM! Whitening

If you would like to be smiling more, feel more confident and have a healthier looking smile, teeth whitening may be for you. If your teeth are dingy, discolored, or stained, teeth whitening can get you smiling again. Our in-office procedure takes about an hour, and you leave with a brighter, whiter smile.

At Thomson Dental Wellness, we are committed to providing you the safest and most current technology in cosmetic dentistry. The process uses a whitening gel and laser light and takes about an hour. It's safe and fast, and you will see dramatic results immediately.
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Porcelain Veneers
With the use of porcelain veneers, Dr. Pickard can correct a wide range of imperfections, giving you the smile you have always wanted. This procedure can repair gaps, permanent stains, and broken or chipped teeth. They can also repair crooked teeth, and much more. With porcelain veneers, you can have a straight, white smile in a little as two office visits.
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Full and Partial Dentures
If you are a candidate for dentures, we have years of experience crafting custom dentures to help patients speak, eat, and smile with confidence. As an alternative to dentures, we also offer dental implants. Read more about dentures below, or contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Why Get Dentures?
Types of Dentures
Why Get Dentures?
Missing teeth can negatively affect eating, speaking, and the aesthetics of your smile. They also can also cause your jaw to lose bone mass, your remaining teeth to shift, and your face to suffer alterations in appearance. Perhaps most importantly, missing teeth mar the beauty of your smile and take away your ability to smile and laugh freely.

Dentures restore the look and function of your smile, are custom-crafted just for you, and are easy to maintain. Today’s dentures are natural-looking, more comfortable than ever, and last for decades with proper care. If you are missing one or more teeth, you should look into dentures as a long-term solution, as well as alternatives such as dental bridges and dental implants.
Types of Dentures
There are many types of dentures, each designed to remedy specific dental problems.

If you are missing only a few teeth, partial dentures may be a great choice for you. If you are missing more teeth, complete dentures may be needed. Complete dentures can only be fitted after any remaining teeth are extracted and the gums have healed.
We also offer immediate dentures, upper and lower dentures, and over dentures.
Immediate dentures are placed immediately after any remaining teeth are extracted, and may need to be adjusted later as your gums heal. Only certain patients are candidates for immediate dentures.
Upper dentures replace your upper teeth only, while lower dentures replace onlyr your lower teeth.
Over dentures use one or more of your remaining teeth for support. The advantage of this type is greater stability when chewing.
Implant-retained dentures lock onto dental implants for more stability and easier care.
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Implant Dentistry
Dental Implants
The loss of even one tooth can seriously impact both the function of your bite and your confidence in your appearance. Adjacent teeth can be compromised by the gap left by a missing tooth, shifting position or becoming more vulnerable to chips and cracking. For our clients dental implants offer a permanent and proven solution to missing teeth. The implant process involves attaching a custom-made, artificial tooth to an anchor post surgically implanted in the jawbone. This post integrates into the bone, providing a firm anchor on which natural-looking, custom-made restorations can be placed.

Dental implants can be used to:
Replace a missing tooth or teeth
Support dental bridges
Secure dentures (either removable or full and fixed)
Advantages of Dental Implants
Of all dental restoration solutions, dental implants have the highest rate of success. They look, feel, and function just like real teeth, and can last a lifetime with proper care.

Dental implants have other advantages too:
Dental implant restorations never decay.
Dental implants prevent the side effects of tooth loss — namely, gum recession, bone loss, and speech difficulties.
Dental implants restore proper chewing and the full strength of your bite.
Dental implants are comfortable and convenient.
Unlike other dental restorations such as bridges, dental implants do not require the grinding down of the teeth on each side of the gap.
Because dental implants prevent bone loss, they preserve the appearance of your face and prevent sunken cheeks.
Dental implants can make dentures secure and reliable — say goodbye to messy adhesives and slipping, uncomfortable dentures!
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Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth’s root is severely injured or dies from an infection of the pulp that surrounds and nourishes it, a root canal may be a good solution to save the tooth. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, involves entering the tooth’s pulp chamber through the crown of the tooth and removing the diseased pulp.

Thomson Dental Wellness performs root canal therapy using the most advanced dentistry techniques to ensure your optimal comfort. Dr. Pickard will work quickly and efficiently to restore your damaged tooth and make it permanently strong and secure with a porcelain, tooth-colored crown.
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Conscious Sedation
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry produces a retrograde amnesiac effect which provides a safe and comfortable experience for patients to get the care they need and want.

Dr. Pickard, a trained Oral Conscious Sedation dentist, will customize the protocols to each patient's anxiety level and medical history. This allows the patient an incredibly comfortable, relaxing and safe experience.

Is Oral Conscious Sedation right for you?
  • Anxiety associated with dental visits

  • Suffer from acute or chronic jaw soreness

  • A strong gag reflex

  • Difficulty getting numb

  • Physical limitations such as back or neck soreness
What about drug interactions?
Sedation medications are chosen by Dr. Pickard based on an individual's medical history and any possible drug interactions that may occur with current medications, even herbal and nutritional supplements.
What are some of the common side effects?
  • Retrograde amnesia

  • Dry Mouth

  • Hiccups

It is our office policy that if a patient elects Sedation Dentistry, it will be necessary that they are transported to and from the appointment by a responsible caregiver. Patients under sedation are not to drive themselves or utilize public transportation.**
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Laser Dentistry
Soft Tissue Laser Smile
Dr. Curtis Pickard utilizes a soft tissue laser to help create the long and elegant smile you are looking for. Soft tissue lasers are incredibly useful for delicate intra-oral biopsy treatments and the reshaping of gum tissue. With the use of our soft tissue lasers, we have complete control and accuracy when creating your dream smile.

The Odyssey Diode Laser is truly amazing. In the precise expert hands of Dr. Pickard the laser can be used to give you, or return you to a happy, healthy smile. Best of, at Thomson Dental Wellness our cosmetic procedures are quick and the results could last a lifetime.

The Odyssey Diode Laser is also used to treat canker sores, apthous ulcers, fever blisters, and periodontal disease. No matter what is troubling you, we're here to help you find your dream smile.
Crown Lengthening & Gum Contouring
Do your teeth seem too short? Or your smile too gummy? Your teeth may actually be the proper length, but they are covered with too much gum tissue. The gum tissue can be removed or reshaped with the ease and comfort of a laser. Crown lengthening and gum contouring return your teeth to the appropriate proportions and your gums to an aesthetically pleasing shape
Tooth Contouring
Re-contouring is an artful and conservative treatment that returns a tooth or teeth to their optimal appearance. Through contouring the doctor can quickly and painlessly reshape chipped teeth or smooth out misaligned tooth edges.

Call our office today to see if you are a candidate for Laser Dentistry.
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Thomson, GA 30824

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