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Implant-supported Dentures Service at Malone & Costa Dentistry in Knoxville TN Area

Implant-supported dentures are a highly desirable option for patients who need tooth replacement but want a permanent and properly functioning solution. Drs. Stephen Malone and Michael Costa of Knoxville, TN work directly with patients to help them determine if the implant-supported denture service is appropriate for their needs. In this article, we will cover the cost, process, and benefits of implant-supported dentures. What are implant-supported dentures? The team at Knoxville Smiles at Malone and Costa Dentistry in Knoxville, TN describe the implant-supported denture as a highly individualized and customized solution for a patient’s smile when all the teeth in the … Continue reading

The Role of Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry in a Smile Makeover

The Role of Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry in a Smile Makeover in Knoxville TN Area

Improving a person’s smile is easier said than done. However, transforming a less than perfect set of teeth into a beautiful smile is what Drs. Stephen Malone and Michael Costa do best. The doctors of Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry invest considerable time and resources to study each person’s individual concerns before moving forward with treatment. There are four major points our dentists address when planning a case which have to do with comfort, health, function and aesthetics. An in-depth assessment is done with all four of these points in mind. Patients are led through a process of discovery with their own … Continue reading

Veneers procedure is quick, easy, and gets natural results at Knoxville, TN office with an in-house lab

Veneers Procedure at Knoxville Smiles in Knoxville TN Area

We in Knoxville, TN have plenty of reasons to smile, from an enviable mountainous skyline to plenty of cultural, artistic, historic, and educational attractions to keep the kids and visiting relatives busy. But, if you’re not smiling as confidently or as often as you’d like to, you’ve arrived at the right place. Located conveniently in the heart of West Knoxville, the office of Drs Stephen K. Malone and Michael J. Costa has a long and well-regarded record of dramatically improving smiles marred by gaps, cracks, and other cosmetic concerns with quality veneers. So if you’ve been searching for a dentist … Continue reading

Knoxville, TN, dentist explains how implants can be used to replace missing teeth

Replace Missing Teeth at Knoxville Smiles in Knoxville TN Area

When an adult loses a tooth, they typically want a fast and permanent solution. However, there are several tooth replacement options, including dentures, crown and bridge appliances, and dental implants, which all have individual benefits. Dr.. Michael Costa and Dr. Stephen Malone of Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry in TN help their  patients understand the process and advantage of each option and make the right choice to fit their budget, lifestyle, and desired results. Drs. Malone and Costa receives many common questions, including: Do I have to replace the missing tooth? A missing tooth can make a person … Continue reading

Who Diagnoses TMD?

Who Diagnoses TMD - Knoxville Smiles

Do you find yourself waking up in the morning with a headache? Does it hurt to yawn or to chew tough foods? Have you noticed clicking, grinding, popping, or crunching in your jaw joint? If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you may be wondering what to do next. While many people have heard of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD or sometimes TMJ), not many people know where to go to have it diagnosed.  After all, it is a common belief that dentists only pay attention to your teeth and gums, while doctors pay attention to the various … Continue reading

How to Stop Tooth Sensitivity

How to Stop Tooth Sensitivity, TN

Did you know that the American Academy of General Dentistry estimates that 40 million Americans have sensitive teeth? This means that 40 million Americans experience sudden pain when eating or drinking anything that is hot, cold, or sweet. This unfortunate phenomenon is known as tooth sensitivity and it can prevent people from enjoying their favorite foods and beverages.  Pain associated with tooth sensitivity is the result of the tooth’s nerve being irritated by external stimuli. Your teeth have three layers: enamel, dentin, and pulp. The enamel is the outermost layer that is responsible for protecting the tooth from external stimuli. … Continue reading

The Secret of Oral Health

The Secret of Oral Health, TN

People are innately curious. This is evident in the fact that when some people hear whispering, they may try to listen or join in, while others may incessantly pester their friend to surrender their secrets. As a whole, humanity loves secrets. Well I have a pretty juicy secret for you about your oral health, so listen closely… …the secret of oral health is that it has the potential to affect your overall health, either positively or negatively.  For some, this may come as quite a shock. For others, they may have heard this before. Still, others may have simply stopped … Continue reading

How Does LED Teeth Whitening Work?

LED Teeth Whitening, TN

Did you know that you could have your smile brightened about 5-10 shades in as little as 20 minutes? Not only that, but professional teeth whitening procedures are also needle-free and don’t require the use of a dental drill. Instead, the process is as simple as placing the whitening agent, applying an LED light, and letting it sit.  Sound too good to be true? Well, this is one rare instance where that is not the case. Modern technology has actually made it possible to have a whiter and brighter smile quickly and easily. And, yes, the light does indeed play … Continue reading

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Affordable way to improve the look of your smile - Teeth Whitening

If you are looking for an easy and affordable way to improve the look of your smile, then you have probably come across teeth whitening. Teeth whitening can be practiced in the comfort of your own home with the use of over the counter products, or it can be provided to you by your local dental office. The main difference between the two options is that professional teeth whitening services are safer, yield better results, and work faster than over the counter teeth whitening remedies.  Since in-office whitening treatments offer patients more dramatic results, it also makes these results last … Continue reading

How Veneers Compare to Other Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Veneers Compare to Other Cosmetic Dental Treatments, TN

Veneers are one of the most well-known cosmetic dental treatments. This is partially due to the fact that various Hollywood celebrities, such as Miley Cyrus and Ben Affleck, have used veneers to achieve their stunning smiles. Therefore, when considering cosmetic dentistry, many people automatically decide they want veneers.  In some cases, veneers are the ideal cosmetic dental treatment, while in other cases another cosmetic dental treatment may be a better option. This is why it is so important to discuss your concerns with a cosmetic dentist who can steer you in the right direction. Nevertheless, it can still be beneficial … Continue reading

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