From within a locally owned practice, West Wilson Dental Group’s staff of certified dentists customize preventative exams, x-rays, and cleanings to keep grins glowing, and keep patients relaxed with luxury chairs and minimal time spent in the waiting room. During the initial exam, the tooth technician inspects bites for cavities, crowding, and leaky roofs with x-rays that scan for fissures and fault lines in teeth. Ivory refurbishers perform a professional cleansing and polish to remove gingivitis-causing tartar, bacteria-carrying plaque, and ink-filled Chiclets masquerading as teeth. Groupon customers in need of full-mouth x-rays to check up on wily wisdom teeth can receive them at a discounted price ($25 for an $85 value), or may purchase take-home teeth whitening trays ($79 for a $300 value) to achieve brighter bicuspids from the comfort of their own home or in-home dentist office.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who treat conditions, defects, injuries, and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. Their training includes a four-year graduate degree in dentistry and the completion of a minimum four-year hospital surgical residency program.
Beyond exams and cleanings, Foster Dental Care's specialty services include same-day crowns and custom veneers. The office is open six days a week, with appointments available until 7:30 p.m. on certain days to accommodate busy schedules.
For as long as Dr. Carson Rimer has been living in Rutherford County, he has been cleaning teeth and gums. The University of Tennessee graduate's latest locale is Signature Smiles. There, he and his team's general-dentistry services range from the routine—cleanings and exams—to the cosmetic—Zoom! teeth whitening and ClearCorrect aligning. To help make scheduling appointments that much easier, the office stays open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. The process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and thorough evaluation by the orthodontist ($400), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost.
The staff at SmileLabs of Oak Ridge are pros at teeth whitening. Team members assist clients in painting their teeth with a peroxide-based gel; the gel keeps teeth hydrated to reduce post-treatment sensitivity. Then, for 15–20 minutes, the Infinity Pro SL whitening accelerator's LED lamps kick the gel into action. The treatment can turn teeth two to eight shades whiter, making it more effective than at-home treatments and longer-lasting than painting teeth with whiteout.