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By Botts Dental Spa
March 18, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Although regular brushing will help keep your teeth healthy, for many people brushing alone doesn't give them the dazzling smile they are hoping for. If your teeth are stained or discolored, professional whitening services can help. Dr. Jason Botts of Botts Dental Spa offers teeth whitening in Cordova, TN.

Who Needs Whitening?

The color of teeth can vary from one person to the next. Habits such as smoking or consuming certain foods and drinks like coffee can stain your teeth. Teeth whitening in Cordova, TN, is available for individuals who would like to improve the color and overall appearance of their teeth.

How Is Whitening Done?

In-office teeth whitening is done using a specialized peroxide formula. Your dentist will make sure your gums are protected before applying the whitening gel. It is then activated with a special light and left on your teeth for about an hour. Your teeth can be 3-8 shades whiter with just one treatment and the results are long-lasting with the proper dental hygiene. 

Is Whitening Safe?

Whitening is safe for most patients. The dentist will decide if you are a good candidate for this procedure because there are some types of discoloration that don't respond to whitening like discoloration caused by certain medications. There are other treatment options for these kinds of stains.

Care For Your Teeth

Once you have completed your whitening procedure, you will want to care for your teeth going forward. You will want to make sure that you kick bad habits which are contributing to your teeth staining. You should also brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day.

If you would like to learn more about brightening your smile, Dr. Jason Botts of Botts Dental Spa offers teeth whitening in Cordova, TN. Call (901) 737-2200 to set up an appointment today.

By Botts Dental Spa
October 12, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that people request at the dentist. If you smoke or drink tea, coffee, or wine regularly, you may find unwanted stains or discoloration building up on the surface of your teeth. While this can be common for many people, it can also have negative effects on your confidence, self-image, and social interactions. Teeth whitening done by a dental professional is a safe, effective way to brighten your smile. For teeth whitening in Cordova, TN, also serving the Collierville and Eastern Memphis, TN, areas, consider Dr. Jason Botts of Botts Dental Spa.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening procedures offer patients safer, faster, and longer-lasting results as compared to over-the-counter whitening treatments. This is because dentists are able to use stronger bleaching agents than what is available over-the-counter, as they have the training and expertise to apply it directly to the surface of your teeth and monitor your results. Under the direct care of a dentist, your gums, cheeks, and lips will be protected from the bleaching agents, allowing for safer teeth whitening in Cordova, TN.

While there are a few options for professional whitening procedures your dentist may choose, in general, professional teeth whitening can brighten teeth three to eight shades whiter after just one treatment. Because over-the-counter ingredients are unable to provide the same strength bleach, it will take more frequent treatments and longer durations to get visible teeth whitening results.

Finding The Right Dentist

At Botts Dental Spa, you can experience for yourself the benefits of professional teeth whitening in Cordova, TN. If you are looking for the right dentist in the Cordova, Collierville, and Eastern Memphis, TN area, it may be time to reach out to Dr. Botts. For more information or to make an appointment today, please give us a call at (901) 737-2200.

By Botts Dental Spa
December 23, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Let our Collierville, TN, dental team craft your dream smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Do you wish that you felt more confident in your appearance, but your smile is holding you back? Are you dealing with an imperfect smile that you keep hiding from everyone around you? If this sounds like you, you may want to consider turning to our Collierville, TN, cosmetic dentist Dr. Jason Botts for treatment. Cosmetic dentistry is incredibly popular and can help you get that perfect smile.

Here are some of the ways in which we can improve your appearance,

Cosmetic contouring

If you are dealing with a tooth that is just a little bit longer than the rest of your smile, or sticks out in some way, cosmetic contouring (also known as tooth reshaping) can help to give you a more even smile. This non-invasive procedure allows us to shave off very small amounts of enamel from your tooth to slightly alter the shape or size of a tooth. This same technique can also be applied to the gums to remove excess tissue to address “gummy smiles”.

Invisalign

Who says that getting braces has to be awkward? If you want to fix a crooked smile as an older teen or adult, then chances are good that you want a treatment that won’t take over your whole smile and stick out. This is where Invisalign comes in. This clear set of aligners fit perfectly over your teeth like whitening trays, and they apply just the perfect amount of pressure to move teeth into the ideal spot. Invisalign is metal-free, completely comfortable and can be removed prior to eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.

Teeth Whitening

This is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments that we offer. That’s because it seems that everyone wants to achieve a whiter smile, and most healthy individuals can benefit from whitening treatment. If you are dealing with deep, yellow stains caused by aging, foods or drinks, then professional in-office whitening can easily remove these stains and get your teeth several shades whiter in just a single session.

Veneers

Some dental defects are just a little too widespread or serious for more minimally invasive techniques such as whitening or contouring. In this case, veneers can provide ample coverage to improve the shape, size, color and alignment of your smile. These ultra-thin shells made from porcelain are bonded directly to the front of one or more teeth to makeover and revitalize your smile. Wondering how so many Hollywood elite seem to have such perfect smiles? Many of them are sporting veneers!

Do you have questions about the cosmetic dentistry services we provide here at our Collierville, TN, practice? Want to sit down with us and discuss which cosmetic treatment is right for you? If so, call Botts Dental Spa at (901) 737-2200 to schedule a consultation.

By Botts Dental Spa
November 15, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

“Am I too old for braces?” This is a question that our Cordova, TN, dentist, Dr. Jason Botts, hears often and fortunately enough, the answer is a resounding, "Of course not!" While braces are often associated with youth, the truth of the matter is, adults can still fix their poorly aligned teeth and bites with braces, and in some cases, they can even procure a straighter smile with the help of Invisalign.

Invisalign is a clear orthodontic system that uses transparent, custom-fitted trays that fit over your upper and lower teeth to shift teeth into their proper place. These aligners can be removed before meals and before brushing and flossing, but the rest of the time you will want to wear your aligners if you want to see results.

What Invisalign Treats

We know that most adults want to avoid metal braces, which is why our Cordova, TN, dentist is happy to offer the Invisalign system to both older teens and adults. However, even though Invisalign can handle more issues than ever before, it still has its limitations. If there are issues that require very complex or significant jaw shifting or tooth rotation, then traditional braces are going to be more effective in treating these issues than Invisalign.

Some Things You Should Know

Here are some useful facts that you should know about Invisalign to help you decide whether this is right for you,

  • While transparent aligners may cause less irritation than metal braces can the truth is that both will require an adjustment period. After all, they both apply pressure to the teeth in order to shift them, so there can be a slight amount of discomfort especially in the very beginning.
  • Invisalign is great for teens and adults but it isn’t right for children because their teeth are still growing.
  • Invisalign may be able to treat certain adult cases faster than traditional braces; however, length of treatment for both Invisalign and traditional braces is about the same for teens.

Interested? Give Us a Call

Want to find out if your smile is the ideal candidate for Invisalign treatment? Then call Botts Dental Spa in Cordova, TN, today at (901) 737-2200 to schedule a consultation with your dentist, Dr. Botts!

By Botts Dental Spa
September 11, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

Dentures are an economically friendly way to treat tooth loss. Just ask your Cordova, Collierville, and Eastern Memphis, TN, dentist!

Here are some FAQs

What are dentures?

It's a removable dental appliance for missing teeth and adjacent tissues that's made of acrylic resin and, sometimes, a combination of metals. Dentures improve chewing and bite functions, improve speech, restore your smile, and provide facial muscle support.

What types of dentures are there?

  • Complete dentures, also called "conventional" or "immediate" dentures, replace all teeth.
  • Overdenture, a removable denture, that fits over natural teeth or implants.
  • Removable partial dentures attach to natural teeth using nearly invisible metal clasps.

How are dentures made?

The whole process takes about one month:

  • An initial diagnosis is made
  • An impression of your jaw position and vertical dimensions is taken.
  • A sample denture is made to ensure proper color, shape, and fit.
  • The final denture is placed.

How do you care for your dentures?

Make sure you immerse dentures in soaking solutions to avoid dentures losing their shape. The American Dental Association advises you use denture cleaners when brushing dentures to remove food buildup to avoid plaque buildup. Hand soap or mild dishwashing liquid can also be used to clean dentures.

When placing them into your mouth, stand over a towel or a sink of water just in case you accidentally drop it. Also, don't forget to maintain a healthy dental regimen by brushing natural teeth, gums, tongue, and palate.

What are some common concerns?

You'll need to take your time practicing eating, so start by cutting food into small pieces and chew slowly using both sides of your mouth. Avoid eating or biting into food that's too hot, hard and sharp-edged.

For more information on dentures, contact Botts Dental Spa in Cordova, Collierville, and Eastern Memphis area by calling (901) 737-2200 today!