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What to expect from your sedation dental appointment

Don’t let the fear or anxiety of dental work prevent you from getting the dental assistance you need. Below are some of the things you can expect from your sedation dental visit.

Your Sedation Dentistry Appointment

Sedation is Safe: 

Sedation is not the same as anesthesia, so it does not carry the same level of incapacitation, nor after-effects. Because a patient is not fully unconscious as in anesthesia, there is typically less recovery time, with less sense of amnesia experienced. Because a patient is mostly conscious during sedation, breathing and reflexes operate normally, with an additional benefit of providing some extra risk protection against heart conditions, strokes and stress levels.

Quicker Appointments: 

It’s common for patients to delay their dental work, because of conflicts or limitations with their work schedules. A benefit of using sedation is that, due to the relaxing effects, a dentist may be able to complete even more of the required procedures into a single visit. The minor effect of amnesia from sedation can add to the impression that work was done quickly, while also providing the additional relaxation to make the procedures go smoothly.

Easy on Your Body:

Dental sedation tends to relax any painful neck or back muscles and helps patients to sit still for long periods much easier without anxiety or discomfort.

Amnesia: 

As mentioned above when describing the effects of sedation, there is indeed some sense of amnesia after it wears off, although not near the level created by general anesthesia. Although most patients have mostly a sense of “grogginess,” some patients actually can lose the memory of the entire procedure and dental visit, which can be a positive for some.

More Effective with Less Pain:

Since the sedation causes such great relaxation effects, a sedation dentist can likely work quicker and more thoroughly than if a patient is not sedated. Tolerance to pain is somewhat increased, as anxiety decreases and relaxation sets in, which is a plus during involved procedures, and a local anesthetic may be administered as well, for complete pain relief.

Contact Nashville Center and try Sedation for your next dental procedure:

615-219-5125

Location (click to open a map):

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN
37027

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry

Dental Laser Treatments

Girl, Swinging, Hairstyle, SwingPeople who aren’t pleased with the look of their smile can sometimes feel self conscious, and the look of their gums can have a negative impact on their self esteem and confidence. At Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry in Brentwood, we can help with every aspect of your smile’s appearance to give you a stunning smile that reflects your inner beauty.

Laser Dentistry

  • Using laser dentistry, we can use gum recontouring to raise your gum height to improve the appearance of your smile
  • Patients who love their smile share their smile with others more often and feel happier. A smile begets more smiles!
  • Laser dentistry can remove excess gum tissue gently and comfortably
  • Our soft tissue laser allows us more accuracy and precision than other dental instruments
  • Soft tissue lasers minimize bleeding and swelling

At the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS, our incredible dental team will consult with you on the best way to improve your smile. We can also discuss other cosmetic dentistry options, such as dental crowns, and implant dentistry. We look forward to seeing you in our office.

Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry (Tap to open in Google Maps):

615-219-5125

Location:

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN
37027

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Cutting Edge Veneers

Woman, Girl, Headphones, MusicAt Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS, we focus on Smile Design. Our goal is always to find the most conservative way to transform your smile into a beautiful reflection of your inner self.

Over the years, we have been proud to provide cutting edge dentistry to our Nashville, Tennessee clients. In keeping with this tradition, Dr. Wells has recently pioneered a new smile design procedure about which we are very excited.

In certain cases, very thin porcelain veneers can be designed to adhere directly to the front of teeth with no removal of the enamel. This means that for some people, we can design the smile of their dreams without even drilling on their natural teeth.

This is just one way we can use cosmetic dentistry to create a customized smile for you at the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry (Tap to open in Google Maps):

615-219-5125

Location:

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN
37027

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

You Need a Giant Filling (And Don’t Want a Crown)

At Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS, our dental team works together in order to provide patients with a smile they can look forward to flashing every day. However, what if you have a tooth with an issue?

If you have a decayed tooth, we can help repair it. However, perhaps the decay is too large for a simple filling. Sometimes, our team can perform an inlay or an onlay instead of a crown. Usually, they are more affordable than a porcelain crown.

Inlays/onlays are “indirect fillings,”. We will produce them in a lab and place them whole on the tooth. When we perform traditional “direct fillings”, we apply the material to the tooth while the material is malleable and then shape it.

INLAY

We will use an inlay to fix the surface of a damaged tooth, ordinarily to fill a small cavity or a natural pit that is at risk for decay.

Typically porcelain or composite resin are used for inlays; these materials are heavy-duty and look very natural because the color can be matched to the surrounding teeth. Our team will precisely fit an inlay to your tooth so it looks, feels, and functions like the previous tooth.

ONLAY

An onlay, or partial crown, covers a larger part of the tooth. Onlays are generally applied to the biting surface of the tooth. Just like inlays, our team will exactly fit them to the damaged part of the tooth. We will use composite resin and porcelain as the main materials used to create an onlay.

 

At the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS, our incredible dental team will consult with you on the best way to improve your smile and to repair that tooth issue. We can also discuss other cosmetic dentistry options that could improve your smile, such as teeth whitening, and implant dentistry. We look forward to seeing you in our office.

Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry (Tap to open in Google Maps):

615-219-5125

Location:

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN
37027

Posted in Dental Crowns

Showing Too Much Gum in Your Grin?

Everyone wants to have a bright, sparkling smile. The way your smile sparkles is with those gleaming bright teeth. But what if your teeth are getting overshadowed by your….gums? At The Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we can fix that.

If you show a lot of gum tissue when you smile, or if your gum looks uneven, we can contour your gums. It will help your teeth appear taller and more even. (Giving you a sparkling vs gummy smile.) Our team uses the latest in soft tissue lasers which will remove excess tissue painlessly.

We have found that the benefits of soft tissue lasers minimize bleeding and swelling. Also, you should recover faster with lasers versus scalpels. A laser can be even more efficient and accurate than previous methods.

Once you’ve had your gums shaped and contoured, you’re more likely to smile. You won’t feel self conscious anymore.

This is just one way we can use cosmetic dentistry to create a customized smile for you at the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry (Tap to open in Google Maps):

615-219-5125

Location:

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN
37027

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Old Metal Fillings

 

If you have old fillings, chances are that they are metal. When you flash your smile, you want people to pay attention to you  – and not all of your filled cavities. At the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry in Brentwood, we use our cosmetic dentistry skills to improve the smiles of our patients every day.

Metal fillings stand out and draw attention to your teeth. With tooth colored fillings, we let the focus stay on the beauty of your natural smile. Tooth colored fillings are completely safe and feel comfortable. The tooth colored fillings fix your cavities, but leave no trace that they are there, blending seamlessly with the natural color of your teeth.

When we replace your metal fillings, we will use tooth colored acrylic-like materials. They will be shaded and blended to look like part of your tooth structure. You’ll look like you got a complete smile makeover – and you just replaced your fillings.

Of course, you don’t have to stop there. We can create an entire smile improvement plan for you, enhancing your natural grin. Replacing metal fillings is just one way we can use cosmetic dentistry to create a customized smile for you at the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry. Call our office in Brentwood to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry (Tap to open in Google Maps):

615-212-8174

Location:

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN
37027

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Got a Gap in your Grin?

Have you been wondering if everyone is staring at the hole in your mouth? Does everyone around you have a full toothy grin, and you have some spaces? With dental implants from the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry , you can have a gorgeous smile in no time.

Dental implants are often the best option for tooth replacement because they provide support that your jawbone needs to stay healthy. A dental implant is a specially crafted post that replaces your tooth root. Our team places the dental implant into your jaw, and then you will get a new “tooth” (a crown) that fits over the post.

Reasons for Implants

  • HEALTH – Dental implants help keep your mouth and your jawbone healthy, even after you’ve suffered a devastating tooth loss. With a dental implant, you’ll look healthier and feel better.
  • LONG LASTING –Dental implants are durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.
  • COMFORT – Dental implants look and feel just like your natural teeth.
  • FUNCTIONALITY- With a dental implant, you’ll be able to do everything you were able to do before your tooth loss.
  • BEAUTY- Our dental implants and restorations are beautiful, custom-made restorations that perfectly mimic the look of your lost tooth.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are missing a tooth and would like to find out more about dental implants in Brentwood, give us a call at The Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry (Tap to open in Google Maps):

615-212-8174

Location:

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN
37027

Posted in Dental Implants

Looking for whiter teeth?

Have you been wondering if your smile is bright enough? Does everyone around you have a pearly white grin, and you’re stuck with beige teeth? With teeth whitening from the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry , you can have a gleaming smile in no time. We offer convenient options – both at home and in the office.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Our at-home teeth whitening option is easy to use. You can apply our special at-home whitening gel when it’s convenient to you and get great results in 10 days. Our at-home whitening kits are more effective than the over-the-counter options you can buy from a drugstore. We use special whitening gels that can only be prescribed by a licensed dentist.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

We also offer an in-office tooth whitening procedure. Our team will use  a special light-activated solution to hasten the whitening process. We can whiten teeth dramatically in one appointment.

For best results, we recommend combining a home tooth whitening treatment regimen with our in-office service.

At the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS, our incredible dental team will consult with you on the best way to brighten your smile. We can also discuss other cosmetic dentistry options that could improve your smile, such as dental crowns, and implant dentistry. We look forward to seeing you in our office.

Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry (Tap to open in Google Maps):

615-219-5125

Location:

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN
37027

 

Posted in Teeth Whitening

Scared of Full Veneers? Try DURAthin & Micro-thin Veneers

The Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry realizes there are many choices among cosmetic dentistry procedures, and they can seem overwhelming. Perhaps you’ve heard about veneers, and how well they can improve your smile. But, then you became nervous when you realized that some enamel (even though it’s a very small amount) will be removed for their placement. Is there another option?

If you don’t want enamel removed, then think about prepless veneers. DURAthin veneers & Micro-thin veneers are custom-made of porcelain that will enhance your smile just like regular porcelain veneers. The difference is that none of your natural enamel is removed. Depending on your teeth and smile issues, we will examine you to see if you qualify for DURAthin veneers or Micro-thin veneers. Then we’ll design the porcelain to go on top of your teeth without doing any drilling.

Usually, people who have had teeth extracted for orthodontic reasons in the past can be great candidates for this procedure. We have also used prepless veneers to ‘turn back the clock’ for people with small or worn teeth, giving them a more youthful smile.

We will need to examine you and your smile before we can determine which method will get you the best results. But with the expert team at the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, you’re sure to smile at the outcome.

At the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS, our incredible dental team will consult with you on the best way to improve your smile. We can also discuss other cosmetic dentistry options, such as dental crowns, and implant dentistry. We look forward to seeing you in our office.

Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry (Tap to open in Google Maps):

615-219-5125

Location:

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN
37027

Posted in Durathin Veneers, Micro-Thin Veneers

Cosmetic Design Choices – Veneers as an Option

Asian Smile, Anterior Teeth, Veneer The Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry realizes there are many choices among cosmetic dentistry procedures. Let’s discuss another one of them today- porcelain veneers.  Dental veneers can fix many types of issues in your smile, including small gaps, dark colors on a tooth, and chipped or worn teeth.

Smile Design with Porcelain Veneers

The process of our team’s smile design can usually be completed in just a few weeks. After a complete diagnostic review of your smile and your personal goals at the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry in Brentwood, Tennessee, we begin the dental veneer process.

We prepare your teeth’s surfaces and design your veneer prototypes.  You leave our office with your brand new smile in temporary materials. If you like your prototypes, then we send pictures to our ceramist who uses them as a blueprint in designing the actual porcelain veneers for teeth.

After wearing your temporary dental veneers for a few weeks, we’ll do the final phase. This is the bonding procedure, where we place and fuse each porcelain veneer to the front of your teeth.

Time to celebrate! You now have that beautiful smile you’ve dreamed about.

Brief postoperative visits will assure us that everything has healed properly and your smile looks and feels great!

This is just one way we can use cosmetic dentistry to create a customized smile for you at the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry (Tap to open in Google Maps):

615-219-5125

Location:

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Nashville, TN
37027

Posted in Porcelain Veneers
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AACD Accredited

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

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Brentwood, TN 37027
Call: 615-371-8878
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