Are you in love with your smile?
If not, it’s okay; you, like many, are among the growing number of adults who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their teeth and gums. At Smiles by Songstad, our approach to cosmetic dentistry is built upon years of experience, a strong commitment to dental best practices, and a passion for helping people regain confidence in their smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Southwest Nashville
Serving the southwest Nashville communities of Belle Meade and Green Hills, our practice offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, from simple to complex.
A composite filling is made to match up with the color of your teeth. They’re made to repair chips, close undesirable spaces between teeth, and even fill in cracked or decayed teeth. There are various materials commonly used for composite fillings. Since they’re made to look just like your existing teeth, composite fillings are typically used more in the front of the mouth than they are in the back.
It typically only takes one appointment to place a composite filling. It’s a pretty standard process; the tooth is numbed, cleaned and then the new filling is placed. Most patients frequently experience temporary temperature sensitivity, when eating and drinking, that subsides after a very short period of time.
If you have any questions or comments about a composite filling in Green Hills, feel free contact us.
Whether you’re suffering from a broken tooth, decay, fractured fillings, or simply looking for cosmetic enhancements – our porcelain crowns may be just the thing you need.
Porcelain crowns essentially act as a cap, covering and sealing in the surface of the tooth. Porcelain crowns are typically used to bring the tooth back to it’s original shape and size. When you smile, we don’t want you to feel any need to hesitate!
Installing a porcelain crown usually takes two separate appointments. During the first session, the tooth is molded and modeled so that the crown is sure to fit perfectly. Before you leave, a temporary crown will be placed on the tooth and it’s at the next appointment when we’ll actually put the permanent one over your damaged tooth.
If you have any questions or comments about porcelain crowns in Green Hills, feel free to contact us.
Porcelain veneers are almost undetectable to the naked eye and cover the front of your teeth to make your smile shine bright! They are typically recommended as alternatives to putting crowns on your teeth and can radically reshape the way your smile looks.
What are porcelain veneers used for?
• Cover crooked or misshapen teeth
• Treatment for stained teeth
• Improve your smile
The porcelain veneer procedure usually takes two visits to complete. During the first visit your teeth are cleaned and lightly buffed so that the veneer can really latch on and take hold without any complications. During the second visit is when your teeth will be cleaned and the veneers cemented on.
The upkeep is pretty simple. All you have to do is make sure that you’re brushing and flossing as recommended.
Have more questions about porcelain veneers in Green Hills? Contact us.
Dental cosmetic bonding is a process that takes tooth-colored resin and bonds it to the tooth. It’s actually quite a popular alternative to amalgam fillings. There’s usually no anesthesia needed and we take to make sure that the resin used matches up directly with the color of your tooth. The bonding process takes about 30-60 minutes per tooth, allowing the resin to harden under an ultraviolet light.
What problems can dental cosmetic bonding solve?
• Treatment for tooth decay
• Fix a chipped or cracked tooth
• Treatment for discolored teeth
• Fill in gap between teeth without braces
• Change the shape of a tooth
Do you have questions or comments about dental cosmetic bonding in Green Hills? Feel free to call our office.
Among the many surgical and nonsurgical treatments we have, root planning and scaling is one of the least evasive and most preventative. Before we get started on anything, we’ll do a complete assessment of your oral health, your teeth and advising on the best action for you to take. We want you to look and feel your best when you smile.
Root planning and scaling is the cleaning of the gum pockets and treatment with antibiotics. It’s really important to keep the gum pockets clean from bacteria and tarter to ensure the preservation of healthy gum tissue. If the infection is severe enough, or has cause enough damage, other related procedures might include tissue regeneration, pocket elimination surgery or dental implants.
Have more questions about root planning and scaling in Green Hills? Contact us.