There is nothing wrong with wanting a bright, beautiful smile. Cosmetic dental treatments can often improve your overall oral health and prevent issues like gum disease and tooth decay. Dr. Gloria Serrano takes pride in providing patients in the Knoxville, TN, area help with cosmetic issues, as well as preventive care and restorations.
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, finding the right treatment for you is a team effort. Dr. Serrano and the team at South Knox Dental will take the time to get to know you and learn your goals. We offer a variety of procedures that can balance your budget while still addressing your concerns.
We offer multiple approaches to take care of issues such as staining, crooked or uneven teeth, chips, and other damage, and options for restoring missing teeth. Dr. Serrano will take the time to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of all your options, so you can decide the treatment plan that is right for you without feeling rushed.
While dental staining can affect everyone, certain habits are more likely to stain your teeth. Your tooth enamel can absorb colored molecules from wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco, and it’s hard to remove with your toothbrush. Professional teeth whitening is a safer and more effective alternative to over the counter whitening kits, and you can brighten your smile in a single visit.
Porcelain veneers are crafted to fit over the front of your teeth to disguise discoloration that won’t respond to bleaching, as well as crooked teeth, small gaps, and uneven or damaged teeth. They can treat a single tooth or the entire front row of teeth with one appliance.
Dental crowns, on the other hand, fit like a cap over an entire tooth. They are often used to restore functionality to a tooth after a large cavity is filled or to protect it after a root canal. These sturdy restorations can last for 20 years with proper care.
If you have missing teeth or you need an extraction, there are a few approaches to help restore function to your teeth and fill out your smile. Dental bridges and partial dentures can help keep your remaining teeth from shifting around while allowing you to chew without worrying. Dental bridges are fused in place and generally last longer, while partial dentures are removable and generally cheaper. If you are at risk of losing more teeth, partial dentures may be the right option for you since they can be easily adjusted to accommodate additional teeth.
Dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone and can help prevent bone loss in your jaw. They are widely considered the best option for replacing missing teeth, but some patients prefer to avoid surgery. Dr. Serrano will go over your options carefully so you can feel comfortable with your decision.
Contact South Knox Dental in Knoxville, TN, today at (865) 302-3848 to restore confidence in your smile with an experienced cosmetic dentist.