General and cosmetic dentistry have their share of t rends, but the professionals at Soddy Daisy Smiles remain tried and true to their patients.
As patients' tastes change and the staff at Soddy Daisy Smiles continues to introduce new technologies and methods, finding the best treatment for their patients and educating them remains priority No. 1 for the local full-service dentistry office.
To that end, here is a list of top 10 reasons to consult the staff at Soddy Daisy Smiles for your next dental procedure:
1. Teeth whitening.
"One way to get the dazzling smile that won't look dull is to choose one of our whitening options," said Dr. Mandy Shearer, co-owner of Soddy Daisy Smiles. "Soddy Daisy Smiles offers patients several whitening options with the Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems." She added that many other factors, including dietary habits such as drinking coffee, tea, soda and red wine, as well as certain medications, affect the whiteness of one's smile. Tooth whitening is an affordable and effective way to combat common causes of tooth discoloration while boosting self-confidence and improving overall appearance.
2. Dental implants.
Essentially, these are false teeth, like dentures. However, unlike dentures, dental implants are fused directly to the jaw bone, which allows them to look and function like natural teeth. They are used for replacing everything from a single tooth to a full set of teeth. "The implants look and feel like beautiful, natural teeth, so you can smile, chew and speak more confidently, and have a better quality of life," Dr. Robert Shearer said. "I've worked with too many patients who are just fed up with their denture feeling loose and uncomfortable. But with implants I've seen patients' lives completely changed. They are back to eating the foods they like, not being self-conscious about their denture coming out at the wrong time, and just smiling again."
3. Dental bonding.
Soddy Daisy Smiles offers this option for people with teeth that have been cracked, broken or severely chipped. A substance similar to clay or putty is applied to the tooth or teeth and bonded with an ultrabright light. The result is a near-flawless approximation of perfect teeth.
4. Veneers or lumineers.
Veneers are ideal for people with heavily damaged teeth, while lumineers allow the porcelain overlay to be applied without compromising the structure of the natural teeth. The Shearers work to educate patients on which is the best fit for them. Continuing education and innovation are at the heart of the Soddy Daisy Smiles practice. Everyone on staff works to help patients better understand dental care and the different options and treatments for mouths with aging effects that are available to them.
5. Composites, or white fillings.
Rather than using metallic fillings to repair cavities in teeth, the professionals at Soddy Daisy Smiles can offer "white fillings" that are matched to the natural color of the teeth for lower visibility.
6. Dental bridges.
These are basically partial dentures, but they are fixed in place rather than removable. Like dental implants, this lends a more natural appearance and greater security and ease of use.
Drs. Mandy and Robert Shearer meet with patients to address each and every concern discreetly and then recommend a variety of cosmetic dentistry options that will solve the problem while being the best fit for each client. For more information about Soddy Daisy Smiles and its services, visit soddydaisysmiles.com or call the office at 423-332-5275.
7. Dental contouring.
If you have a problem with the shape or straightness of your teeth, Soddy Daisy Smiles can offer this procedure for you. Dr. Mandy Shearer and her staff agree that not only does dental contouring restore a healthy, bright smile, it also restores confidence and happiness in those who receive the treatment.
8. Same-day dentistry.
"Taking time off work can be difficult for anyone. That's why we are so excited to offer same-day crown technology with E4D," Dr. Mandy Shearer said. In as little as one day, patients can have a final crown done - without follow-up visits; not to mention that they won't have to deal with anymore temporary-crown headaches. "We all like to have things right now, and this technology means that I get to see the finished product by the end of the patient's appointment," she said. "This is very gratifying for the dentist, and can be a huge benefit for the patient who now doesn't have to take another day off work or schedule another appointment into their busy schedule."
9. Custom dentures.
While not as sophisticated as dental implants, custom dentures are still a great alternative to traditional dentures, and the cost is less expensive than implants, Dr. Mandy Shearer said. The staff at Soddy Daisy Smiles is ready to fit you for a set if this is the best option for your needs.
10. Cosmetic braces.
According to recent studies, metal-free, CAD/CAM-created restorations, offered at Soddy Daisy Smiles, have been used successfully in dentistry for more than 20 years. Many resources can be found to verify that these restorations are durable, long-lasting and gentle to the tissues of the mouth, Dr. Mandy Shearer noted.