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. (more…)
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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.
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.
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. (more…)
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.
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:
Dr. Jody Griffin at Cornerstone Dental Arts in Knoxville, TN is pleased to offer Fastbraces. This system’s revolutionary design provides safe, effective, beautiful and long lasting orthodontic results. Fastbraces is designed to straighten teeth in a much shorter time period than traditional braces. Unlike traditional braces that can take over two years to rearrange a crooked smile, Fastbraces offers a patented design that can get results faster and easier than ever. Typical results can be seen in as little as five to ten months. (more…)
Cornerstone Dental is thrilled to offer the Pinhole Surgical Technique
A common condition that we see at Cornerstone Dental Arts is gingival recession, or gum recession. Now, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is available right here in Knoxville, TN
What is gum recession or gum loss and why does it occur?
Gingival, or gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This is when the gum tissue pulls back from the tooth, revealing more of the tooth, and even the root. There are several reasons why gingival recession or gum loss may occur, even including abrasive or aggressive brushing on fragile gingival tissue. Other causes can include abnormal tooth positioning, gum trauma, the natural aging process or periodontal disease.
Why should gum loss be treated?
When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth can become (more…)
Are you looking for Tooth Colored Fillings in Knoxville?
At Cornerstone Dental Arts, our practice specializes in Tooth Colored Fillings. If you are looking for tooth colored fillings in or nearby Knoxville, Tennessee, look no further. We are happy to offer a range of high-quality dental treatment to patients of any age, which includes offering metal-free, tooth colored fillings, or composite resin fillings. These safe, durable, cosmetically-pleasing restorations offer not only the natural looking appearance of tooth structure, but often can cosmetically enhance (more…)
Regular Dental Visits are SO Much More than Just a Cleaning
When a new patient calls Cornerstone Dental, they will often request “just a cleaning”. Although we are happy to schedule a cleaning with a hygienist, it is important that the visit also includes an initial exam with the dentist. We want to clarify why this is truly more than just a cleaning.
Did you know that your biannual dental visit is the ONLY routine healthcare procedure that is recommended MORE than once a year?
Regular preventative dental visits are much more than just a cleaning. Areas of concern addressed at a typical “cleaning and check-up” can include: