If you’ve wanted to fix your smile your whole life, it can be difficult to imagine waiting a couple more weeks to make the improvements you want with cosmetic dentistry. However, turning to a quicker alternative may not give you the results you want. If you’re feeling a bit impatient about choosing your cosmetic dental service, weigh out your options between snap on veneers and permanent porcelain veneers in this week’s blog post.
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March 19, 2018
February 22, 2018
There are many changes that people would make to their smile. Maybe you want to close the gaps in between your teeth or even straighten overlapping ones. Either way, fastbraces can help you accomplish those goals. But what happens when you want to whiten your teeth during your orthodontic treatment?
Learn more about how you can “kill two birds with one stone” with your local cosmetic dentist by straightening and whitening your teeth all at the same time.
January 5, 2018
When you were a child, it was exciting to lose your teeth. But as an adult, it’s something that creates a feeling of depression and sadness. Since you lost yours, things just haven’t been the same for you. There’s been a noticeable drop in your confidence, the number of times you smile and your willingness to get out and enjoy life. You’re seriously considering dental implants, but you’ve heard that smoking is counterproductive to their effectiveness and healing. This creates a dilemma because you want a new start, but you don’t want to give up your habit. You’re wondering, “Is there a way around this?” Your local dentist has some answers.
December 31, 2017
Now, advancements in dentistry transform the entire dental experience to provide high-quality results and convenient care. Among one of the best technological advancements involves CEREC. This revolutionary new technology simplifies the process to receive restorations without compromising the final results. You can say good-bye to messing impressions, dark crowns, and temporary restorations with a same-day crown.
August 26, 2016
Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy has been provided by Cornerstone Dental for many years.
- The benefits of treating gum disease or periodontitis are overwhelming because it allows the opportunity to attack the periodontal inflammation at the microscopic level, which dramatically increases the chances of success.
- Lasers allow access to depths that are simply inaccessible by traditional dental hygiene methods, so there is a greater likelihood of reducing inflammation.
July 18, 2016
Should everyone see the dentist twice a year?
For over fifty years the general rule of thumb has been that people should see the dentist twice a year, but what if your dentist recommends more frequent visits? Although that may work fine for many people, depending on lifestyle or medical conditions, there is a significant number of people who should actually see their dentist more frequently.
Some conditions or circumstances that may result in the need for more frequent dental visits include:
June 15, 2016
What are Dental Sealants?
You have heard of dental sealants before, but what are they anyway? And why should you consider dental sealants for your kids? The chewing surfaces of back molar teeth naturally have grooves, or pits and fissures in them. These grooves are often smaller than a single bristle from a tooth brush. Because of this, it is very common for people to develop cavities when these grooves are left unprotected because they are so challenging to really keep clean, especially for children. A dental sealant is a plastic material that is placed in the pits and fissures, or grooves of the chewing surfaces that helps protect the molar teeth from decay along these surfaces. They are done very quickly, and easily, and are relatively inexpensive. The sealants act as a barrier between the teeth and food and plaque.
Who should get dental sealants?
May 18, 2016
White Flecks in Teeth
What are those White Flecks in Teeth?
Having white flecks in teeth is not an unusual phenomenon, but when you are the parent of a teenager who hates his or her smile because of these tiny imperfections, it can be difficult! One thing that might help is to understand what they are.
The main cause of these white flecks in teeth (also called white spots, lesions, or mottling) are typically either part of the development (or internal make-up) of the tooth or the result of external or environmental causes.
Development of Teeth
The formation of teeth is genetic, but also relies on the availability of proper minerals during the development of the complex tissues from the external enamel to the internal root. (more…)Share this post!
April 25, 2016
Having a broken or chipped tooth can be a horrible experience.
At Cornerstone Dental Arts, there are a variety of treatment options available for a broken or chipped tooth which depends on the circumstances of each case. The doctor will review which options are pertinent for you. They may include:
Bonding, Build-Up or Tooth-Colored Filling
One-Visit CEREC Crowns
Root Canals, if needed
Implants if the tooth cannot be saved
And finally, one of the most obvious suggestions is to try to avoid getting a broken or chipped tooth. Here are some tips compiled by our dentists here at Cornerstone Dental Arts in Knoxville, Tennessee: (more…)Share this post!