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Tullahoma Cosmetic Dentistry

Get the Smile of Your Dreams

What is the first thing that you notice about your smile? If it’s a flaw like a stain, chip, crack, or gap, then we bet it’s something you feel self-conscious about every day. At Petty Dental, Dr. John Petty and our team completely understand how the smile’s appearance is important to a person’s overall happiness, which is why we’re ready to offer a variety of beautifying cosmetic treatments. Whether you want a minor touch-up or a complete makeover, Dr. Petty will take the time to sit down with you and design your perfect smile. Then, with just a few appointments, he can make it a reality. If you’re ready to get the smile you’ve always wanted, contact us today to get started.

Porcelain Veneers

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For decades, porcelain veneers have been one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, and the reason for that is simple: they are able to eliminate multiple smile imperfections at the same time with just one simple procedure, including:

They are actually extremely thin porcelain coverings that are bonded to the front of the teeth to improve their appearance in every way. The ceramic material completely resembles real enamel, and they are always custom-made to a patient’s specifications.

They only take two to three appointments to get. During the first, you and Dr. Petty will discuss what your final result will be, and once that is decided, he’ll prepare your teeth to fit the veneers, take an impression, and then place some temporary veneers. This impression will be sent to a lab to make your final veneers. Once they are ready, you’ll return to our office to have them placed. After that, your new smile will be ready for the world!

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Metal-Free Restorations

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The teeth that show when you smile are very important not only to your dental health, but your appearance and self-confidence as well. That’s why, should one of these teeth become damaged or decayed, we won’t simply use a metal crown to fix it. Instead, we’ll utilize a more elegant solution that will restore your smile’s strength and luster at the same time: metal-free, all-porcelain restorations.

Dental porcelain is one of the most advanced materials we use every day, and it can be specially shaped and shaded to mimic real enamel in every way you can imagine (all the way down to how it reflects light). With this material, we can create a restoration that is so lifelike, even YOU will have trouble seeing where your real tooth ends and it begins! Of course, they don’t just look good: porcelain restorations are also just as durable as traditional metal ones, giving you the best of restorative and cosmetic dentistry in a single treatment.

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Direct Bonding

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It’s amazing how just one small chip, crack, stain, or gap can completely throw off the look of a smile, right? If you’re ready to get rid of that minor flaw that has been driving you crazy for years, direct bonding offers a quick and easy solution.

Direct bonding uses a composite resin that is color-matched to your teeth. Dr. Petty will apply the resin to your compromised tooth, and with his artistic touch, he will literally sculpt it to perfection. He can improve the shape, size, and even color of any tooth in just about an hour or less. This treatment is not only fast, but it is also completely painless, plus the results can easily last for 10 years or more. It offers a less permanent solution compared to porcelain veneers, but it is an excellent alternative for someone who wants fantastic results as quickly as possible.

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Teeth Whitening

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White teeth mean a lot of things in our society. According to mountains of research, when someone has a pristinely white smile, their peers tend to judge them as attractive, friendly, intelligent, and professional. It’s no wonder everyone wants white teeth! Of course, this is easier said than done, as numerous things can cause the teeth to darken and stain over time, including coffee, wine, tobacco, natural aging, and even genetics.

If you’re ready to turn back the clock and restore your smile’s youthful glow, Petty Dental is happy to provide the safe and effective solution you simply won’t find in stores. We can provide you with your own custom-made take-home kit. It will consist of mouth trays specially shaped to fit your smile as well as a powerful bleaching gel. You’ll only need to use the kit as directed for about two weeks to make your smile up to EIGHT shades whiter while you sit and relax at home.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Some people are reluctant to commit to cosmetic dentistry because of cost concerns. While it is not covered by dental insurance in most cases, as your cosmetic dentist in Tullahoma, we will gladly help you figure out your best course of action financially and which treatments make the most sense accordingly. Cosmetic services have varying price points, so it’s important to find the solution that best suits your grin as well as your wallet.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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Prospective cosmetic dentistry patients are often trying to either whiten their teeth, straighten them, change their size/shape, or achieve some combination of the three. Once our cosmetic dentist examines your teeth, they can help you explore solutions that make sense for your goals, such as:

  • Teeth Whitening – A midrange option regarding the cost. Ideal to brighten your smile but cannot alter your tooth shape or position. Take-home whitening kits are less expensive than in-office treatment but require two weeks to reach desired results.
  • Veneers – A more costly option but capable of transforming your smile in multiple ways at once. They can last for more than a decade with proper care. They save time in the long run and are more resistant to stains than your natural teeth. 
  • Metal-Free Restorations – A lower-cost option that is shaded to closely match your natural enamel. They eliminate sensitivity to temperature changes and can last 15 years or more with proper care. A significant improvement over traditional silver or metal crowns.  
  • Direct Bonding – If you have minor imperfections you want to address, direct bonding may be the ideal solution for you. It’s a fast, efficient, and cost-effective way to improve tooth shape, size, and color. Although this option is affordable, it will need to be redone every few years.

Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry Worth the Investment?

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The cost of cosmetic dentistry in Tullahoma can vary greatly depending on the treatment you select, but your investment will continue to pay dividends for many years to come. After all, it’s tough to put a price on increased confidence that can lead to an improved quality of life. You can look younger with treatments like teeth whitening or veneers that brighten your smile. And don’t discount improvements to your oral health when you select tooth-colored fillings or Invisalign. Imagine upgrading your relationships, social life, professional achievements, and health across the board!

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Purely aesthetic dental care is generally not covered by dental insurance, meaning you’ll have to find an alternative way to pay for your treatment. Fortunately, we offer CareCredit financing to patients who wish to pursue elective cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Are you ready to make your dream smile a reality? Contact our office to learn more about these treatments and related pricing information during a cosmetic consultation. It’s our mission to help you accomplish your goals while being mindful of your budget along the way.

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