Modern dentistry meets personalized, comprehensive care
We have invested in the latest dental technologies at Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry to enhance both the quality and comfort of your dental care. From intraoral cameras, cone-beam CT scans, and digital impressions to laser dentistry procedures, we are equipped with the tools and methods to deliver more precise care with reduced pain, bleeding, and recovery times.
However, having the right tools is only part of the equation-our personalized care approach is why we are one of the longest established dental practices in Knoxville and our patients keep coming back to us. We respect you as the individual that you are and keep an open line of communication with you through all stages of your care. Every treatment plan is completely customized to your oral health needs, desired results, and preferences for how to get there. While many patients are accustomed to receiving patch-work dental care for one tooth at a time, we are proud to offer a more multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach, with full mouth reconstruction and full mouth rehabilitation services in addition to single tooth treatments. From services such as dental implants or tooth-colored fillings and crowns that restore health and function to trial smiles, teeth straightening, and other cosmetic procedures, we focus on maintaining what is unique to your smile and combine it with our experience, artistry, and a keen sense of aesthetics to help you achieve a dazzling, functional smile.
Dental care for a wide range of needs
Your dental health starts with preventive care, which is the cornerstone of our practice. With regular dental cleanings and check-ups, we can help you maintain a healthy smile and treat any issues at their earliest stages when they are easiest and least costly to treat. If dental issues do arise, we work with you to create a customized treatment plan to address your oral health care needs, with multiple options to restore your smile such as:
- Full mouth rehabilitation
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental implants
- Gum disease treatment
- Tooth extractions (such as wisdom teeth)
- Crowns and bridges
- TMJ/TMD treatment
In addition, we understand the value of having a beautiful smile you are proud to show others and offer a wide range of cosmetic dental care options to enhance your smile:
- Teeth whitening
- Trial smiles
- Hand-crafted chairside cosmetic bonding
- In-house clear aligner therapy to straighten teeth
- Porcelain veneers
Our care planning process
Your time is important to us. If you have more than basic dental care needs, we spend about an hour with you taking photographs, scanning your teeth to 3D models, taking cone beam CT scans, and other x-rays that are important to help us get an in-depth understanding of your current oral health. Then, after your visit, Dr. Malone and Dr. Costa sit down together to examine these detailed images and start developing a comprehensive treatment plan so they are prepared when you come in to the office for your formal consultation. In addition to your tooth and jaw structures, we carefully examine your occlusion, joint function, and bite to help ensure these components of your mouth are all functioning in harmony. During this time, we also 3D print your tooth models and mount them in our in-house lab. If we determine during the treatment planning stage that it is best to make alterations to your teeth, we can digitally change your tooth models on our computer software and then print a new model to show you what your new teeth could look like – before you even begin treatment!
When you come back in for your full consultation, we sit down together to review and co-discover all of our findings with you based on the extensive preparation that we have done. This is an essential component of our treatment philosophy because it enables you as the patient to understand your current oral health situation and voice your concerns – such as comfort, health, function, aesthetics, or all of the above – and then work as a true partner with us to help develop a plan for your care that is beneficial for your current needs and preferences.
From there, we will either begin your comprehensive treatment plan or help you work through phase 1 (which is treating decay or immediate oral health needs and starting our routine hygiene program) until you are ready to start your smile transformation.
To schedule your appointment at Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry, call our Knoxville, TN office today at (865) 426-1776