A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after cosmetic features in the world. People from all backgrounds and professions want a bright, straight smile, and we are here to help turn that desire into reality. Whether through minor adjustments or major treatment plans, our cosmetic dentistry practice aims to improve your smile and help you build confidence in the way your teeth look.
If you are missing teeth, dentures can provide a positive solution to improving your oral health. We are proud to provide dentures that are designed to fit your mouth for proper function and unique comfort. Following your appointment, we will provide you with information on at-home care for your dentures. We strongly recommend scheduling follow up appointments for periodic denture cleanings.
At Southwind Dental Care, we believe that every one of our patients deserves a smile that makes them feel confident. Smiling, laughing, and speaking candidly can come naturally with a gorgeous grin. If broken, damaged, decaying, or missing teeth are making you hesitate to express yourself, Dr. Timothy Messer can restore your smile with dental crowns and implant crowns from the comfort of his Memphis office. To schedule a consultation, contact us today.
Understanding the Procedure
Restoring your teeth with dental crowns has never been easier than with the advanced technique and technology employed by Dr. Messer. During your initial consultation at Southwind Dental Care, a comprehensive examination and a discussion of your goals and expectations will guide us in creating a treatment plan that can meet your needs.
Your existing tooth will need to be specially prepared to support your dental crown. All damaged or decaying tooth material will be removed, along with enough enamel to make room for the crown. At this point, Dr. Messer will make an impression of your bite and send the mold to our trusted dental laboratory, where your crowns will be fabricated.
Once the restorations have been sent back to our office, we can conduct the final treatment appointment. After ensuring the color, shape, and fit of your dental crowns is perfect for your smile, Dr. Messer will thoroughly clean your prepared tooth and lightly buff its surface to optimize the bond. Your crowns will be affixed using dental cement and after a few minutes under an accelerated hardening light, your new smile will be complete.
Damaged teeth can cause a number of problems for your oral health. Difficult and uncomfortable to clean, cracks and breaks in your teeth can harbor disease- and decay-causing bacteria. If left untreated, a broken smile can lead to gum disease and even tooth loss. Dental crowns can restore the form, function, and aesthetics of your smile in just a few appointments. The benefits of dental crowns include:
- A whiter smile
- Straighter, more evenly spaced teeth
- Improved ability to chew, eat, and speak
- Increased self-confidence
Years of neglect or a traumatic injury can leave your smile broken and painful. The Southwind Dental Care team shows great empathy and compassion for our patients and we want to take the time to identify with your story. Listening to you and working together to understand your needs will alleviate any fear you may have.
We offer oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide for patients suffering from dental phobia. We work hard to create a relaxing environment in our office and provide headphones and movies as a part of our "comfort menu." In doing so, we hope to create the most relaxing, stress-free experience for you.
Invisalign® is the gold standard in state-of-the-art orthodontics. Using a custom-molded clear mouthpiece, which is ideal for a discreet tooth straightening option, your teeth will be straightened gradually. Invisalign® is able to correct several issues, including overbites, underbites, gaps, crooked and crowded teeth, and much more.
While most people invest in teeth straightening treatment for the uniform appearance they create, your oral health can also benefit. Not to mention, a straighter smile can inspire new confidence in yourself!