Cosmetic Dentistry

Beautiful, Natural Smiles in St. Marys

Cosmetic dentistry is the art and science of rejuvenating your smile through procedures such as teeth straightening, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and tooth-colored fillings. With a fresh, bright, straight smile, you can feel more confident and attractive.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Beautiful, Natural Smiles in St. Marys

Cosmetic dentistry is the art and science of rejuvenating your smile through procedures such as teeth straightening, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and tooth-colored fillings. With a fresh, bright, straight smile, you can feel more confident and attractive.

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Advanced Training & Experience

All of our doctors have extensive experience with the cosmetic procedures used to revitalize your smile. They have participated in post-doctorate courses in cosmetic dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute, renowned for advanced courses in cosmetic procedures.

In addition, they have all taken courses at the American Academy for Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Dr. Pennington worked with a past president of the AACD early in his career.

Meet Our Doctors

Our doctors provide experienced, comprehensive care with kindness and compassion.

Sid Parker, DMD

Sid Parker, DMD

Dr. Parker gets rave reviews from his patients and his peers. He is known for his kind and gentle touch, friendly, easy-going manner, and his genuine concern for his patients’ well-being. Many patients warmly address him as “Dr. Sid”, and others have called him their hero. He is often referred to as a “perfectionist” by patients and peers alike.

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Jeff Pennington, DMD

Jeff Pennington, DMD

While attending high school, Dr. Pennington worked at Radenco Dental Lab in Millen, Georgia. He continued to work at dental labs while pursuing his Bachelor of Science at Georgia Southern University, which reinforced his appreciation of the skilled craftsmanship that is required to create lifelike dental restorations.

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Lengthy treatment isn’t always necessary for a beautiful smile makeover. Many times whitening teeth or correcting minor flaws with porcelain veneers will quickly revitalize a smile, often in a single visit.

Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation

If you are interested in rejuvenating your smile, we offer a free consultation so you can learn your options.

  • Discuss your smile goals with the doctor
  • Receive a smile analysis
  • Explore our state-of-art treatment options
  • All your questions answered

To make an appointment, call 912-616-5430 or request an appointment online.

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Our Approach to a Smile Makeover

Our doctors believe in taking a conservative approach to all dentistry, achieving the best results with the least amount of treatment. Each case is evaluated individually. Your doctor wants to get to know you and understand your expectations, your goals for the appearance of your smile, and your budgetary considerations.

Although cosmetic dentistry is primarily focused on appearance, our doctors believe that a strong foundation of good oral health is the first step towards creating a lovely smile that you can flash proudly.

Our doctors take a very thorough approach to designing your new smile. Steps may include the following:

  • Full oral examination
  • TMJ and bite alignment check
  • Custom smile analysis to ensure your smile is properly proportioned
  • Digital imaging software to preview how your smile can look
  • Taking digital photographs in various positions for planning and presentation
  • Taking impressions to create study models of your mouth
  • Building a prototype known as a “wax-up” and manipulating it to idealize your smile
  • Using shade guides to select the perfect tone for your teeth
  • Using temporary restorations to test your bite; taking digital photographs and sending them to our lab for consultation and fabrication

After you have had the opportunity to “test drive” your smile, we partner with the world-class VIVIDX lab when creating your final restorations. We have a direct relationship with our own technicians who are truly artists. Your restoration will never be sent to China or a dental mill for fabrication.

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Conditions We Can Fix With Cosmetic Dentistry

Yellow, stained or discolored teeth
Gaps between teeth
Chips or rough spots
Mismatched or misshapen teeth
Crooked teeth
Missing teeth
Old silver fillings
Gummy Smile
Uneven gum line

Our High-Tech Cosmetic Procedures

Minimal Preparation Veneers

To correct certain flaws, our doctors use very thin porcelain veneers that require little or no shaving of the surface of the tooth. Veneers may be used to give teeth a permanent whitening, to straighten mildly crooked teeth, change the shape or length of teeth, close gaps and cover chips.

Dental Bonding

With dental bonding, our doctors can fix many of the same cosmetic flaws that are corrected with veneers. This tooth-colored composite is similar to the material used for fillings and provides an economical alternative to porcelain veneers.

Teeth Whitening

We offer at-home teeth whitening with Opalescence. Your whitening treatment is customized to your specific needs.

Invisalign® Teeth Straightening

With Invisalign®, we provide teeth straightening for adults and teens. The clear plastic aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed when eating, cleaning your teeth, or for special occasions.

Dental Implants

We can provide full dental implant services in one convenient location. Dr. Pennington will insert the implant post, and either they or Dr. Parker will design a comfortable, well-fitting restoration. Dental implants are truly the modern solution for replacing missing teeth, and they provide a very natural look, feel, and function.

Cosmetic Laser Gum Treatment

To create a more aesthetically pleasing smile, our doctors can use a laser to gently remove excess tissue to even out a gum line or fix a smile that shows too much gum.

Crown Lengthening for Gummy Smiles

If you feel that your teeth look too short or that your gums cover too much of your teeth, you probably have what is known as a “gummy” smile. This condition can be quickly and easily remedied with a procedure called crown lengthening. Our doctors use soft tissue lasers to gently remove excess gum tissue and expose more of the natural tooth.

Lasers provide the benefit of sealing the ends of blood vessels during the procedure, so there is no need for cutting or suturing and little or no discomfort following the treatment.

Gum Re-Contouring to Straighten Gum Lines

Even if your teeth are healthy, straight and white, an uneven gum line can adversely affect the aesthetics of your smile. The soft tissue laser procedure used to sculpt gummy smiles is also used for altering an uneven gum line. Excess gum tissue is removed around a single tooth or teeth to create a more consistent appearance.

Before & After Porcelain Restoration/Crown Cases

This patient was unhappy with her existing crowns and received new porcelain crowns.

Erosion and wear had shortened this patient’s front teeth. Porcelain restorations restored his smile.

Porcelain crowns replaced discolored crowns that didn’t match the patient’s natural teeth.

Chewing on her back teeth was difficult for this patient. Porcelain restorations allowed her to eat normally again.

Patient Testimonials

Parker & Pennington Dentistry - St. Marys
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rebecca abella
Very good care, good work and caring with excellent service, very happy to be with them
Barbara Kropa
I am so impressed with the caring attitude and professionalism of everyone at Parker & Pennington. In the past six months,on two occasions I have had a dental issue that came up suddenly and I was able to be seen either the same day or the following day.
George Kaiser
Great practice.friendly and professional
Jimmy Jack
My appointment always starts by being greeted by Allison with a friendly smile and pleasant conversation. Kelsey gets me back to the treatment area and settled in. Kelsey always asks about my health and what's going on. This visit Kelsey addressed an issue I'd bought up earlier because it was still (to me) an issue.She took some pictures of the area and explained what was going on and what I was looking at. So with that, I know what's what. During my treatment, Kelsey was very complimentary on my progress and gave further tips on what might add to the healing. I met with Dr. Parker who was also very positive about my progress and let me know how he and Kelsey had discussed my treatment prior to my appointment. So not only do they have a plan for, Dr. Parker and staff discuss what's going on so the need to know is known by those who need to know. It's a blessing I'm under the care of Parker and Pennington Dentistry.Thank you KELSEY!, Dr. Pennington, Allison and all the others there.Jimmy Jack
Gene Drummond
I had a great hygienist who’s name Kelsi a lot of test was done everything was top notch she explained everything to me about my teeth couldn’t ask for more than that my visit was a good one.
Damon Brantley
People don’t think much about a tooth until it hurts and then it can be one of the most miserable experiences. For over 10 years now I have trusted Dr Pennington to take care of my teeth and to be there for me when I am in pain. He and his staff have earned my trust and they continue to be professional and compassionate. I am thankful to have found them and blessed to keep them!
Anthony Struble
Ease of making appointments, professionalism, and everyone is kind and caring. They follow up with a personal phone call to check on you. They truly care about their patients.
Krista Zodarecky
Absolutely a great experience! Very thorough and Dr.Parker went over everything in detail. The staff was amazing and so kind. I cannot express how great everyone was.
Lucretia Hartnett
I was completely at ease and not afraid of “the dentist visit” and very pleased with the professional advice that Dr Parker gave me to provide me with the best possible treatment for my best outcome!

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