5348 Lanier Islands Parkway Buford, GA 30518

  • General Dentistry Dentist in Buford, GA

    It is very important to find a dentist with whom you are comfortable. The relationship you have with them affects the long-term health of your teeth and mouth. At our Buford, GA, dentist office, we believe in forming strong bonds with our patients. We treat them like members of our own family. Our goal is to establish long-term relationships that are built on trust and understanding.

    General Dental Services in Buford, GA

    General dentistry is the foundation of Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford, Georgia. We provide many dental services that provide you with long-term oral health. We are a family dental practice that treats patients who are young and those who are young at heart. Our list of general dentistry services and treatments includes:

    Dental Cleanings

    A dental cleaning, also known as a dental prophylaxis, is a common preventive dental treatment. It involves professionally cleaning your teeth and is typically performed by one of our dental hygienists. It involves removing plaque, tartar, and stains from teeth. It is then followed by polishing to create a smooth surface. Regular teeth cleanings help prevent gum disease and cavities and maintain overall oral health. We provide teeth cleanings for all ages. To learn more about what happens during a dental cleaning, see Dental Cleanings.

    Dental Fillings

    A dental filling is a treatment we use to repair teeth that are damaged by cavities or minor fractures. Your Buford dentist will remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, clean the area, and fill in the cavity with a biocompatible composite resin. This filling will restore the tooth’s structure and function and prevent further decay. This is an important general dentistry treatment to preserve our patient’s oral health. To learn more about the dental filling procedure, see Dental Fillings.

    Pediatric Dentistry

    Pediatric dentistry is the specialization of children’s oral health from infancy through adolescence. We provide pediatric dental services for children in our Buford dentist office. We will monitor your child’s dental development and treat issues like cavities or misaligned teeth in a child-friendly environment. They also educate parents and children on proper oral hygiene, nutrition, and habits to ensure lifelong dental health. To learn more about the benefits of pediatric dentistry, see Pediatric Dentistry.

    Tooth Extractions

    Although we do our best to save your natural teeth, sometimes a tooth extraction is best for your oral health. We may perform an extraction for severe tooth decay, infection, or damage to a tooth. During a tooth extraction, we will remove the problematic tooth from its socket in the jawbone. The procedure is typically done under local anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable and experience minimal pain during the extraction. To learn more about the tooth extraction procedure, see Tooth Extractions.

    Root Canals

    A root canal is a dental procedure performed to treat infected or damaged tooth pulp caused by untreated tooth cavities or damage to the tooth. During the procedure, the dentist removes the infected pulp, cleans the tooth’s interior, and seals it. This process saves the tooth, relieves pain, and restores its function. A crown is often placed afterward for added strength and protection. To learn more about the root canal procedure, see Root Canals.

    Gum Disease Treatment

    Periodontal disease is a condition that affects the tissues that support the teeth. It begins as gingivitis, which is characterized by swollen and bleeding gums. If left untreated, gingivitis will progress into periodontitis, causing irreversible damage and potential tooth loss. The most common cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene habits. We offer several treatments, including professional dental cleanings, scaling, and root planing. Advanced cases of gum disease may require surgery or tooth extractions. To learn more about the symptoms of gum disease and the treatments we offer, see Gum Disease Treatment.


    A custom sports mouthguard offers superior protection for your teeth. If you participate in contact sports, we can create a mouthguard that is tailored to your unique oral anatomy. Your dentist will take precise impressions of your mouth that will be used to fabricate the mouthpiece. Compared to the store-bought kind, custom mouthguards provide better shock absorption, stability, breathing ability, and comfortability. This will reduce your risk of dental injuries. We also provide custom night guards to wear while you sleep to protect your teeth from grinding. To learn more about why you should choose a custom mouthguard over the store-bought kind, see Nightguards and Mouthguards.

    Emergency Dental Care

    Dental emergencies can happen at any moment. Sometimes, it is necessary to see emergency dental care if you lose a tooth, break a tooth, or your dental crown falls out. In such instances, Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can provide you with emergency dental care. In some cases, immediate and specialized care is crucial to saving a tooth. To learn more about what to do in a dental emergency, see Emergency Dentistry.

    Patient Education

    One of the most important things a family dentist can do is to educate his or her patients on the basics of dental health. Our dentists Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry have post graduate training to provide the latest advancements and techniques in modern dentistry. They pass this knowledge on to the patients so that they can understand the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

    For parents, maintaining their children’s oral health can be a challenge. We provide the experience of a pediatric dentist with the convenience of a family dentist. Our staff can answer your questions and provide advice on caring for your children’s teeth and mouth.

    Ask Your Dentist in Buford, GA

    Here are some answers to common questions about oral health care:

    Q: How Often Should I Visit The Dentist?

    A: Routine visits to the dentist are the best way to keep teeth and gums healthy. Most patients visit every six months, though your dentist may suggest more visits depending on your needs and goals.

    Q: What Is A Family Dentist?

    A: Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a family dentist, meaning she treats patients of all ages, starting at age 3. Dr. Brown’s and Dr. Newberry’s patients appreciate the high level of convenience they receive from having their entire family treated at the same dentist office.

    Q: What is General Dentistry?

    A: Most people think that general dentistry is simply about teeth cleaning and exams. General dentistry also includes treatment for gum disease as well as a number of procedures including dental crowns, dental fillings, and root canals.

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    Visit Our Buford, GA, Dentist Office

    We are the local family dentist you can trust. You’ll enjoy friendly, personalized service from a highly trained staff. Contact our dental office today to schedule your appointment.

    Our office is located in Buford, Georgia, and we proudly serve the surrounding areas, including Lawrenceville, Braselton, and Flowery Branch.