How Cosmetic Dentistry Improves Your Smile

Do you want to brighten dull tooth enamel? Are you looking for a way to straighten your crooked teeth? Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that enhances the appearance and health of the natural smile. With cosmetic dental care, our patients can brighten and straighten their smiles for a more even and aesthetically pleasing result. Dr. Robert Cain is not only a periodontist and restorative dentist. He also offers cosmetic dental solutions that may be used in combination with restorative care. Patients who complete restorative treatment can enhance their results with cosmetic care. Dr. Cain and his team offer cosmetic dentistry for patients in Knoxville, TN.

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Q&A: Cosmetic Dentistry in Knoxville, TN

Do you want to know more about your cosmetic dental options? Read answers to popular questions many patients have about cosmetic dentistry:

How does Invisalign compare to metal braces?

Invisalign uses clear aligners that straighten teeth gradually. Traditional braces are made up of metal brackets and wires that can address multiple orthodontic problems. We recommend Invisalign for adults who have mild orthodontic issues as they need to care for their aligners. Because Invisalign aligners can be removed,  patients can eat without restrictions. Unlike braces, Invisalign allows patients to clean their teeth without metal wire or brackets in the way.

How does dental bonding treat black triangles?

Black triangles are gaps between teeth and the gum line. They are different from tooth gaps or spacing because they are at the top or bottom of the teeth. With dental bonding treatment, we can address black triangles and create a more uniform look. Bonding creates a seamless, uniform smile without any gaps.

Am I a candidate for Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles uses clear braces to correct crooked teeth. This treatment targets teeth in the smile line, or teeth that appear when you fully smile. Because Six Month Smiles only targets a portion of the mouth, it can take six months to complete treatment. However, we will not recommend Six Month Smiles to patients with severe orthodontic problems such as an underbite, overbite, or crossbite.

How can you whiten deep tooth stains?

Patients with intrinsic stains or stains within their teeth benefit from dental veneers, tooth bonding, or dental crowns. These treatments can also cover discolored teeth that do not respond to whitening treatment.  Veneers are shells that cover the front of the enamel. Bonding also covers the enamel but uses a resin material that we sculpt and mold onto teeth. Crowns fully cover teeth like a cap and benefit patients who also have dental injuries.

Schedule a Dental Consultation

Do you want to enhance your natural smile with cosmetic dental care? Contact our office today. If you are a new patient, please call (865) 276-7173. Current patients may call (865) 246-0460. You may also request a dental appointment with our dental team online.