Pain Free DentistryRestorative dentistry has the ability to provide both aesthetic improvements to your smile, as well as improve your smiles’ functional ability, allowing you to eat more easily, speak more clearly, and have more stability in your jaw line. Every mouth is different and requires various levels of care and treatment.
Has fear or dental anxiety kept you from revitalizing your smile? We have the procedures and tools to make each procedure you receive a pain-free experience for your satisfaction and peace of mind. Ask your Nashville sedation dentist about how sedation dentistry can help you have a pain-free experience.
What Procedures can Sedation Dentistry Be Used For?
Composite FillingsPeople of all ages get cavities, not just children. Thankfully, we use composite fillings to offer the best alternative to old-school amalgam (silver) fillings.
Composite resin is easily shaped and resembles the color of teeth. This allows for a natural looking cavity or crack filling solution. Usually accomplished in a single sitting, composite filling are durable and great for small to mid-sized restorations.
Dental CrownsDental crowns cover the entire, visible tooth as a means of restoring the tooth’s original size and shape. Crowns can be used to cover teeth with root canals, fix severely broken teeth, and are used in sometimes in dental implants and dental bridges. Porcelain is the most popular material used in crowns because it is aesthetically pleasing and can be highly durable with proper care.
Two visits are usually required to take mouth moulds, have the custom crowns crafted, and then have the crowns placed.
Dental BridgesMissing teeth is unfortunately rather common for many Nashvillians. Whether a tooth is lost to decay or an accident, dental bridges are the perfect solution for closing the gaps left by missing teeth. In addition, chewing and speaking abilities are often improved with dental bridges. There are multiple types of bridges to choose from. Speak with your Nashville dentist for the best option to fit your needs.
This procedure generally requires two visits. The first visit allocates teeth prep and custom molds, while the second visit is used for placing and fitting the custom-made bridge comfortably in the patient’s mouth.
Dental ImplantsDental implants, related to dental bridges, are most sought after by those missing teeth or even fully edentulous (without teeth). Implants are able to restore normal mouth functions back to the patient, such as the ability to chew and speak more clearly, in a long lasting and permanent way.
During this procedure, “implant screws” are positioned into the jawbone. Temporary teeth are then fit and positioned to the protruding bits during osseointegration. Once the site is healed, new permanent teeth are affixed to the implant. A natural-looking new set of teeth can boost your confidence in the most extraordinary ways. This normally painful and uncomfortable procedure is made far more manageable with the help of sedation dentistry. Sedation will help you relax, numb you to the pain, and help you keep calm throughout the process.
Dental VeneersIn usually two dental visits, you could have dental veneers, both an enhancement and an investment for your smile and self-esteem. You may qualify for veneers if you have any or multiple of the following: crooked or misshapen teeth, tooth discoloration, uneven spacing between teeth, and chipped or worn teeth.
Every smile has the potential to be clean, functional, and beautiful. If you are looking for durable, corrected yet natural looking teeth, ask us about porcelain veneers today!
Full Mouth ReconstructionSometimes, one dental procedure is not enough to accomplish the healthier smile of your dreams. Full mouth reconstruction takes rebuilding and restoring your smile to a whole new level. Schedule a consultation to discuss expectations, a customized combination of treatments and procedures to best suit your smile needs.
Sedation DentistryWith the help of sedation and true sleep dentistry, all of the above treatments and procedures can now be experienced in a pain-free, comfortable way. Don’t shy away from restoring your smile back to health because you fear the pain will be too much. Sedation dentistry allows for a more comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Patients are able to leave the dental phobia at the door and walk in confidently.
We can help you find the best restorative treatments for your teeth. You no longer have to neglect your oral health. Take steps today to restore your oral health and improve your quality of life. Also, please ask us about our different levels of sedation dentistry to accompany any and all of your dental visits and procedures!