What Is Aesthetic Dentistry?

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You may have heard the term “aesthetic dentistry” floating around and wondered what it was all about. It refers to the visual aspects of your smile as well as your oral health.

At Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we specialize in customized smiles.  Some people come to us requesting teeth whitening, while others need a combination of procedures. A total smile makeover, for example, may include more than just porcelain veneers.

We believe your smile is as unique as you are and will work with you to come up with a plan that fits your schedule and budget. Don’t worry if it’s been a while since you’ve seen a dentist, or if you have dental anxiety. We have sedation dentistry procedures to help even our most nervous patients relax.

Want to learn more? Schedule an initial cosmetic dentistry consultation with us by calling 615-866-5151


Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry: (615) 866-5151

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN

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Extreme Smile Makeovers

cosmetic dentistry NashvilleHave you been dreaming of a smile makeover but thought it was out of your reach? Good news! At Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we’ll work with you to arrange an affordable treatment plan. Smile makeovers are different for every dental patient and may include teeth whitening, dental implants, porcelain veneers or braces. We offer a range of services for patients of all ages.

During your consultation, your dentist will discuss the possibilities for your smile and listen to your concerns. While some cosmetic dentistry treatments can be done within a day, you may have to return several times. We’ll take your time and schedule into consideration when we plan and schedule your dental procedures. Be sure to bring any documents related to your dental history when you come in for your consultation. The more we know about your teeth, the easier it is for us to determine which procedures will work best. Not sure which procedures you might need? We offer the most practical aesthetic dentistry advice and will never take a “hard sell” approach to your needs.

Some of the common issues that a smile makeover treats include cracked or chipped teeth, as well as discolored or missing teeth. Questions? Give the knowledgeable staff a call today at 615-866-5151. We look forward to hearing from you!


Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry: (615) 866-5151

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN


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Is Restorative Dentistry Right For You?

restorative dentistry NashvilleAre you having trouble with your molars? Have missing or broken teeth in the back of your mouth? Dental crowns and bridges correct a number of common teeth issues. Porcelain crowns integrate seamlessly with the rest of your teeth, providing natural looking and attractive support for your damaged tooth. Likewise, implant supported dentures keep your new teeth in place. Some patients opt for dental implants, a lasting and durable option to replace missing teeth.

If you’re experiencing pain in your teeth or gums, don’t wait to call the caring staff at Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry. It’s okay if you’re not sure what type of restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures you need. We’ll determine the source of your discomfort first thing and work with you to treat it. The first step may be for you to schedule a general dentistry appointment with us. We offer regular cleanings and dental checkups along with our other speciality services. Whether your dental care needs are urgent or long-term, our team is here for you.


Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry: (615) 866-5151


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN

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The Future of Dental Implants in Nashville?

dental implants NashvilleDental implants are usually the ideal restoration for those who want to replace a missing tooth. If the jaw bone is too thin, however, the procedure won’t work.

Unlike a dental bridge, a tooth implant consists of a titanium post inserted into the jaw bone. The bone meshes with the post to create a strong base for the natural-looking prosthetic tooth and crown that attaches to the post.

During a tooth extraction, the bone loses the blood circulation at the former site of the root. This contributes to bone recession. In more serious cases, the bone isn’t able to hold the dental implant post.

Bone grafting augments the bone at the implant site and provides the bone density necessary for a successful implant. While effective, the process requires additional time for the new bone to generate. A new discovery may provide a quicker solution for regenerating bone.

In recent years, researchers at Georgia Regents University identified a protein that quickly stimulates the production of new bone. The research team, led by Dr. Ulf M.E. Wikesjo, implanted bone morphogenetic protein in test subjects and discovered that “more new bone formed within four weeks than with conventional bone grafting.”

While this research looks promising, the protein and its effects will require further testing. Our goal is to make dental implants possible for all patients with missing teeth and jawbone recession. To schedule restorative dentistry procedure, contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Call Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry at (615) 866-5151 for a consultation today.


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN

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Losing Sleep Over TMJ in Nashville?

cosmetic dentist BrentwoodAre you one of the many TMJ sufferers? If you are affected by Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, you know how the pain and discomfort can affect your sleeping habits and quality of life.

At Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, our personalized treatment plans help patients manage their TMJ disorder.

The Temporomandibular, or jaw, joint connects the lower jaw bone to the skull. TMJ disorder is often associated with jaw clicking, locking or clenching, and can cause long-term tooth damage and bone loss.

Symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

  • jaw and facial pain
  • headaches
  • earaches
  • neck pain
  • chewing difficulty

Generally, patients seek out a TMJ diagnosis after unsuccessfully seeking treatment for chronic headaches. Jaw and sinus pain may be widespread, which makes pinpointing the affected area difficult. A specialist can properly diagnose your specific TMJ issues and recommend an effective course of action.

Because a comprehensive treatment plan is most successful, we work hand-in-hand with a network of TMJ specialists, including ENT doctors, neurologists and physical therapists. There are many facets to this often-misunderstood disorder.

If you’re in pain, don’t wait. Call Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry at (615) 866-5151 for a consultation today.


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN

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Consider Dental Implants: A Beautifying Option

If you’re missing a tooth, or several teeth, but you’re hesitant about getting a traditional set of dentures, a tooth implant or a dental bridge may be right for you.  At Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we’ll work with you to find a treatment plan that will restore your smile and keep it healthy.

The Procedure

A dental bridge is a set of two or more artificial teeth that fit in the space your natural teeth left behind. It is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing teeth. A dental implant procedure also replaces a single missing tooth.

In a dental implant procedure, your dentist inserts a metal post deep into your jawbone to replace the root of the missing tooth. This is one of the most important steps because it keeps the artificial tooth from moving around in your mouth.

If your jawbone is too soft or thin, you may also undergo a bone graft, which is not as scary as it sounds. Sometimes, this can be done on the same day as your implant surgery.

After the post is implanted, a process called “osseointegration” happens. This means that the post has bonded with the bone. It usually takes about three to six months. Your dentist will fit you with a temporary denture until it’s time for the second procedure.

Once this is complete, you may have to come in for another procedure to attach the abutment, a smaller post where the crown will be placed. After your gums heal, you’ll get fitted for a permanent or removable tooth or bridge.

While the entire procedure can take several months, it is worth the time investment. Dental implants are durable, long-lasting, and radically transform your smile.  If you have questions, or would like to schedule a consultation, call our caring team of experts at (615) 866-5151 today!

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN

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Dental Crowns and Onlays Mean No Metal in Your Mouth!

At Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we want to create and maintain smiles that are not only beautiful, but functional as well. We have many clients with old amalgam (metal) fillings or dental crowns who are looking for an upgrade. No one likes flashing silver when they smile, even if the metal is in the back of your mouth.

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Porcelain crowns are “caps” or coverings that are placed over damaged or decayed teeth. They look and feel just like natural teeth and are made to match the color of surrounding teeth. A porcelain crown from Dr. Dennis J. Wells and Dr. Daniel K. Weese is indistinguishable from your real teeth!

What Are Onlays?

Onlays are a tooth restoration option that is usually suggested when the decay or damage in a tooth is too large for a traditional filling, but small enough not to require a full crown. Onlays are fabricated in our dental lab and are also called “indirect fillings” or “partial crowns.” An onlay is made of composite resin or porcelain and is shaped to restore the damaged or missing part of the tooth. It is bonded to the tooth and restores the tooth’s natural shape and function.

In both crown placement and onlay procedures, the tooth is first prepared—old restorations are removed and any remaining decay is cleaned out. onlay 2Temporary crowns or onlays are placed as the permanent restorations are being fabricated. A second visit happens several weeks later during which the final restoration is placed and the bite is fine-tuned.

We hope this has answered some of your questions about crowns and onlays, some of the most common tools we use in performing extreme makeovers and creating beautiful smiles for our Brentwood and Nashville patients. If you have questions or would like to discuss your smile and dental goals, contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry today!

Dr. Dennis J. Wells and Dr. Daniel K. Weese
Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry
105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Brentwood, TN  37027


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Dental Health and Overall Health: What You Should Know

aesthetic dentistry BrentwoodHow are you feeling these days? Are you exercising regularly, eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough sleep? The research just keeps flooding in about how a healthy lifestyle can add years to your life, keep you out of the hospital, help you feel more energetic, and even relieve depression and anxiety. Did you know that another important part of your overall health is your oral health?

It’s easy to think that tooth troubles stay in your mouth. The truth is, though, that oral disease can lead to sickness in other parts of the body, too. The latest studies have been showing a strong link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease. That means someone who doesn’t take care of their gums is at a higher risk of heart attacks, heart failure, and chest pain.

WHY is gum disease linked to heart disease? We’re not sure, but research suggests that the bacteria in your mouth can get into your blood stream when you have gum disease and cause your body to respond defensively, increasing inflammation. The bacteria can travel from the mouth to the heart or to other vital organs in the body, causing inflammation where they land.

Don’t worry, though. Gum disease is easy to prevent. Here are a few tips:

  1. Brush your teeth every day, twice a day, with a soft toothbrush. Try to brush for at least two minutes. Not sure how long you brush? Set a timer—you might find you brush for less time than you think.
  2. Floss every day. It’s okay to only do this once a day. Use an interdental cleaner like floss, a water flosser, or an inter-dental toothbrush.
  3. Don’t forget to pick toothpaste with fluoride in it. Many kinds of toothpaste are specifically formulated with anti-inflammatory properties, and these are great for fighting gum disease.
  4. Visit your Nashville or Brentwood dentist every six months for a regular cleaning and checkup. This is crucial to get a thorough cleaning that you can’t do at home, to review oral hygiene and tips, to discuss worries or potential issues that have arisen, and to get your dentist’s mark of approval. It’s the only sure-fire way to know that you are free of gum disease and have a healthy mouth.

If you think you might have gum disease, it’s important to make an appointment with Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry right away to get treatment and avoid serious oral and systemic health complications. Common symptoms of gum disease include the following:

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Gum tenderness
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gums that seem to pull away from teeth
  • Teeth feeling loose
  • Teeth falling out

When gum disease advances to the most serious stages, teeth can be lost, damaged, and infected. Many of our restorative dental patients at Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry have lost or damaged teeth due to gum disease.

Luckily, there are myriad restorative and cosmetic dental options to bring back your smile’s former beauty and health. As a quick sampling, these procedures include gum disease treatment, crowns, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and fillings. To learn more about how restorative and cosmetic dentistry can restore your smile and oral health, visit our website at

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Overbites And Underbites in Brentwood

Overbites And Underbites When the upper part of the jaw and the lower part of the jaw are not the same size, bite problems can occur. When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the reverse is true, it is called an underbite. Another related alignment disorder is called a crossbite. Crossbites occur when lower teeth are in the wrong position. They may be incorrectly positioned sideways, forward or backward.

Malocclusion (literally ‘bad bite’) is the term used for all types of bite problems including overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders can cause a range of problems and often prohibit proper chewing and/or swallowing. Teeth can shift around in the mouth, causing even more discomfort or difficulty. Gum disease and tooth decay are also harder to prevent because proper oral hygiene can be difficult with a malocclusion. TMJ disorder can develop over time. Distorted facial shape and unattractive teeth are often the most noticeable and troubling issues for those affected.

Fortunately, there are a variety of effective treatments for bite problems. If you suspect your child has a bite misalignment, it is especially important to have them examined as early as possible. By starting early, you can make sure they avoid years of pain and self-consciousness.

Call Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry at (615) 866-5151. Doctor Dennis Wells, DDS is experienced in diagnosing bite disorders in patients of all ages. We can create a successful treatment plan for you. We also perform DURAthin dental veneers and dental implants for Nashville area dental clients.

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Periodontal Disease in Tennessee

Periodontal disease in Tennessee is more common than you might think and can be cured with varying degrees of treatment depending on the severity.Periodontal Disease

What is periodontal disease? According to this article on Wikipedia, periodontal disease is ‘the name of a collection of inflammatory diseases affecting the tissues that surround and support the teeth.’

Periodontal disease, more commonly called ‘gum disease’, is an inflammation or infection of the gums. Periodontal disease can be very painful in some extreme conditions and can limit your ability to eat normally. In some cases, periodontal disease can affect your smile and can create cosmetic concerns.

If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause irreversible damage. When caught early and treated, periodontal disease can be little more than an inconvenience. However, the best policy is to practice good dental hygiene to keep periodontal disease at bay.

One of the best ways to avoid periodontal disease is to get a regular dental check up at your local Brentwood dentist.

Give us a call at (615) 866-5151 to schedule your next dental checkup; we look forward to seeing you.

— Dennis Wells

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Dr. Wells has been an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1994, and serves on the review board as an examiner for other dentists seeking their cosmetic dentistry accreditation.

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Award Winning Dentistry award for cosmetic dentistry in Nashville Tennessee and Brentwood
  • Nashville Top Dentist 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 2008 AACD Outstanding Scientific Advancement in Cosmetic Dentistry Award
  • Selected as one of the Top Dentists in America - 2005 and 2010
  • 2001 AACD Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 2005 Entrepreneur Award
  • Crown Council Best Dentist to Work For - 2008
Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry
Dennis J. Wells, DDS
Daniel K. Weese, DMD

At the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we help patients achieve beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry! Call today to meet with Dr. Wells and get started on your journey to the smile you've always wanted here in Brentwood Tennessee! Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry - Dennis J. Wells, DDS
105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Brentwood, TN 37027
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