Regular dental visits to the dentist are an important part of the process to keep your teeth healthy and looking great! By actively preventing dental diseases and decay through regular home care, professional dental cleanings and regular exams, you will maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. A professional dental cleaning needs to be performed by a certified dental hygienist. Our office has professional hygienists that can help you maintain a good oral health.
Prophylaxis is a dental procedure in which teeth are cleaned by our professional hygienist to prevent tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath and stained teeth. It removes plaque and tartar from teeth and gums, and applies several substances that prevent caries and tooth decay. Additionally, it checks the condition of restorations and prostheses if the patient has one. Prolonging a cleaning can lead to periodontal disease which is treated in a different manner.
A dental sealant is a bonded composite coating or plastic material placed on the top surface of the back teeth to prevent cavities. Sealants are clear or tooth colored and are painted onto the tooth surface to “seal” and protect against tooth decay. They seal the pits and fissures on the chewing surface of the teeth that are very difficult to clean with a regular toothbrush.
Dental sealants are primarily a preventive treatment for permanent teeth and are mostly used on children and teenagers because they have higher potential to develop cavities, but adults can have them too
Remember your oral health is connected to your overall health so it is very important to have your teeth cleaned on a regular basis.
X-rays are the most important tool a dentist can use because they show a true picture of your teeth, allowing us to see what the human eye cannot. In order to set patients minds at ease about the risk of getting over-radiation exposure, we have changed our x-rays over to a new hi-tech computer system that has a much less exposure to radiation.
Dental X-rays are very important because they can expose hidden tooth decay, reveal a dental abscess, cyst or tumor; show impacted or extra teeth, cavities, fractures; and also help determine the condition of fillings, crowns, bridges and root canals, among other problems.
We are proud to be a completely digital and computerized dentistry practice. With digital radiography, these state-of-the-art computerized images help us instantly identify any dental issues, such as gum problems and tooth decay, and expose the patient to 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays.
Bonding is a dental procedure in which a composite resin is adhered to the tooth in order to improve the appearance of your smile. It repairs chips, cracks and broken teeth and also covers badly stained teeth. It’s also used when patients have gaps on their teeth to fill in the space between them. Composite resin can be shaded to match the color of your teeth!
Composite Bonding is used in cosmetic dentistry because it gives a natural look by rebuilding your teeth and improving your smile. The procedure is inexpensive, fast, relatively painless, and effective but it tends to break down and discolor in several years and will need to be replaced.
A dental implant is a metal post (titanium) that replaces the root of the natural tooth. After an implant is placed into the underlying bone, an artificial tooth is attached to it, enabling normal function. Implant dentistry is an exciting and wonderful way to restore a smile, replace missing teeth or secure loose dentures. Implants can truly change your life for the better.
A dental implant is the best solution for a missing tooth (or teeth). This procedure is highly recommended to patients because it is simple, virtually painless, and efficient. It’s main advantage is being able to perfectly replace lost teeth. The patient won’t notice the difference between his natural teeth and the implant. It avoids having to wear prosthesis, and with proper care it will last forever.
The procedure doesn’t hurt, however the patient may experience discomfort in the following days. The pain can be managed with common analgesics. Dental implants can enhance your self-esteem by providing a healthy and brighter smile that leaves you with an improved self-confidence. Our dentist and staff at Premier Dental have the experience and professional dental training to make implants work for you!
Extractions / Wisdom Teeth:
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth usually between the ages of 17 and 25. When the jaw isn’t large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, they can become impacted; grow sideways, emerge only part way from the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
Regular teeth extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons but mainly because of severe tooth decay or a infection that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as well as extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Dentures are an artificial and removable extension that is used to cover the partial or total lack of teeth. Dentures can be removable or fixed and can also be complete or partial. Complete dentures are used on patients that are missing all of their teeth, while partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth still remain.
Dentures replace missing teeth and can help you recover a beautiful and attractive smile. If you’ve lost all or part of your natural teeth from a dental disease or accident, dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile for years.
If you smoke, drink wine, coffee, tea or cola chances are your teeth are going to develop a brownish or yellowish tint. Zoom Teeth Whitening procedures provide an average improvement of up to eight or ten shades in less than 1 hour! The method, performed by a professional dentist, is long lasting, painless, and safe!
We also offer custom made take home dental teeth whitening system for maintenance as needed. Professional-strength tooth whitening procedures are more powerful than over-the-counter products. A whiter and brighter smile can be the answer to feeling great about yourself. We offer the latest technologies in our dental office in Nashville for teeth whitening to give you the best dental smile results.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is a treatment by which a dentist treats the inner aspects of a tooth and can help save your teeth from extraction. This procedure is performed when the nerve and vessel in the interior of the tooth is injured or infected. Our dentist removes the injured pulp and the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it.
Our dentist will then clean the ducts, apply disinfectant inside the tooth and fill it with resin, leaving your tooth clean, uninfected and without any pain. When the treatment is completed, a crown is placed on the tooth to help protect it from fracturing.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues and bone that support the teeth. Periodontal treatment is performed when a patient has gum disease. This disease is caused by plaque and tartar, which are bacteria and particles that are deposited on your teeth. When bacteria cause inflammation in the gums or an infection it is called Gingivitis.
Gingivitis can cause red and swollen gums, pain, bleeding and itching. You can prevent and treat gingivitis by having a good dental hygiene; brushing and flossing your teeth correctly every day, and visiting a professional for regular checkups and cleanings. If gingivitis is not taken care of correctly it can become Periodontitis.
Periodontitis is an inflammation of the gums around the tooth caused by dental plaque, if this is not taken care of in a proper time it may cause your teeth to fall out or loosen. Maintaining your oral hygiene is the key to having a healthy dental smile. Periodontal (gum) disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. A decayed tooth or diseased gum is an open door for bacteria to pass from your mouth into your body. Don’t take your oral health for granted.