Do you want to address one or more discolored teeth? Are your crooked teeth impacting the look of your smile? Cosmetic dental care can create a whiter, straighter smile for patients who want to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. We offer cosmetic dental services in Nashville, TN to help patients improve their smiles.
Dr. Kevin Sivaneri and Dr. Ashley Whetsell can also provide smile makeovers for patients who want to address multiple cosmetic dental problems. A smile makeover utilizes multiple treatments to completely restore patients’ smiles’ aesthetics. Dr. Whetsell is certified to provide Botox and fillers for patients who want to add treatment to their smile makeovers or address TMD. Addressing broken, crooked, worn, and stained teeth can improve patients’ confidence in their smiles.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Nashville, TN
We work with a high-quality dental lab to create quality cosmetic treatments that improve the smile’s aesthetics. Our cosmetic dental treatments include:
Dental veneers are thin resin or porcelain shells that we bond to crooked, discolored, or injured teeth. Veneers can create brighter, straighter smiles by covering one or multiple teeth. Because veneers are made of porcelain ceramic, they reflect light like natural teeth for a seamless look.
Invisalign clear aligners use BPA-free plastic aligners to straighten misaligned and crooked teeth. Clear braces are an alternative to metal braces that provide discreet and comfortable care to patients with mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Patients can also easily remove their aligners to brush their teeth, floss between teeth, eat, and drink.
Dental bonding offers a similar treatment to veneers but is best for chips, cracks, and breaks in the enamel. Bonding is a great option for patients with only one or two small cosmetic problems. Tooth bonding treatment is also a more economical option than dental veneers.
Our in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments help patients eliminate tooth stains and discoloration. We offer high-quality whitening treatments that can brighten teeth by multiple shades. We can create customized whitening trays for our patients’ convenience and touch-ups.
Botox and Fillers
Dr. Whetsell provides Botox and fillers for patients who want to minimize crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines. Fillers can add volume to areas of the face and lips. Botox may also help patients with TMJ disorders because it relieves tension in the muscles of the face.
Why Cosmetic Dentistry?
Many people just assume that cosmetic dentistry is only about the aesthetics of your smile. But many cosmetic dental concerns are caused by underlying oral health issues. We’re concerned about both looks and function when we perform cosmetic dentistry. We focus on treating the root cause of these cosmetic issues, improving the look of your smile and self-confidence, and ensuring your smile functions properly.
One of the best examples of this is crooked teeth. Patients who come to us with crooked teeth usually worry about appearance. But crooked teeth can cause many oral health problems. For starters, they’re harder to clean than straight teeth. They’re often cramped and overlap at odd angles, making it hard to get floss and toothbrush bristles down there. Sometimes even our specialized dental tools can’t clean them properly, either. You’re at risk of tooth decay and gum disease, even if you do everything else right.
When your bite comes together, the pressure of it evenly distributes throughout all of your teeth. When your teeth are crooked, your bite is uneven. Some teeth take on more pressure than others — and more than they’re supposed to. These teeth wear down faster and are more likely to suffer chips and cracks. It can get to the point where restorative dentistry is needed to treat these teeth so that they still function properly.
An uneven bite is one of the leading causes of TMJ disorders. The jaw joint doesn’t track smoothly if your bite doesn’t come together properly and slowly starts to break down. The muscles and ligaments that help it move become tense and strained. You experience pain throughout your face and head, the jaw joint popping and clicking, and problems using your jaw.
All of these issues stem directly from crooked teeth. Simply correcting this dental problem can prevent you from suffering from these problems in the future.
Cosmetic Smile Makeovers
A smile makeover is a cosmetic treatment that uses multiple cosmetic services to give you your desired smile. Each patient is unique, and so is their smile makeover plan. We start with a consultation. We discuss your oral health, medical history, budget, and smile goals. In addition, we perform a thorough examination. Collecting this data allows us to create a custom smile makeover plan for each patient.
One of our unique offerings at our dentist office is facial cosmetics — Botox and dermal fillers. In addition to improving your smile, we can add volume and enhance your face to accentuate your smile. You want to show off your smile, and these things can highlight it. Dentists are especially adept at these treatment options. We know the exact areas to perform these injections to benefit you most.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. Everyone experiences tooth discoloration at some point in their lives. Simply whitening your teeth can take years off of your smile. But not all discoloration responds to traditional whitening techniques. We offer options like porcelain veneers and dental bonding to correct these issues. We can color-match them to any shade of white you desire.
Bonding and veneers are some of the most versatile cosmetic dental solutions. Not only can they treat discolored teeth, but they can also take care of issues like worn, cracked, chipped, and broken teeth. They can even correct small tooth gaps and misshapen teeth. Sometimes, these solutions alone can give you a complete smile makeover.
We offer clear braces if your crooked teeth are too severe to be corrected with veneers. They’re a more subtle way to straighten and transform your smile. For many patients, they’re the preferred teeth straightening option because they’re virtually unnoticeable and provide quicker results for mild to moderate orthodontic concerns.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Learn more about cosmetic dental care with answers to these popular questions:
When will I see the results of teeth whitening treatment?
You may see results from in-office teeth whitening treatment after several hours. If you choose only take-home treatment, it may take several weeks to notice a change in your smile. No matter your method, you can see a difference in your tooth shade.
How do clear braces compare to metal braces?
Metal braces use brackets and wires to realign teeth. Traditional dental braces can often make it difficult for patients to clean their smiles. Patients can also experience gum irritation as wires can poke the gum tissue. Alternatively, clear braces are removable. Patients can eat the foods they love and thoroughly clean their smiles with clear braces. Each pair of clear aligners is custom-fit, so it should not irritate the gums or soft tissues of the mouth.
How does Botox help patients with TMJ disorders?
When Dr. Whetsell injects Botox into key areas of the face, she can address muscle tension caused by TMD. Many patients with TMJ disorders experience orofacial pain in the jaw, face, neck, mouth, and head. Botox relaxes the tense muscles and can relieve TMD pain.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Do you want to improve the look of your smile? Are you interested in Botox for your TMJ symptoms? Call 615 Smile Design Studio at (615) 637-2878. You can also request a dental appointment with our team on our website. Our office treats patients from Nashville, Dickson, and the surrounding communities.