Invisalign® Versus Traditional Braces

When it comes to correcting a crooked smile, there are two orthodontic options to choose from: bracket-and-wire braces or Invisalign® aligners. Determining which treatment is right for you can be challenging, but there are several differences to consider. Invisalign trays are clear and discreet, yet they are not recommended for patients with severely crooked teeth. … Continued

Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry: White Crowns and Fillings

Metal amalgam fillings are stable and safe, but they don’t look very nice in your smile. For a while now, many dentists have continued to use dark colored amalgam fillings, but this is not always necessary. Modern dental composite and dental porcelain can be used to make restorations as subtle as they are strong. With … Continued

Orthodontics: Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

You’ve made the decision to improve your smile’s appearance by seeking out orthodontic treatment, but which type of braces is right for you? Both options offer unique benefits. Invisalign braces are clear and discreet, which appeals to most patients. However, with traditional braces you have the advantage of never losing your braces. Dr. Ruth Bailey … Continued

What Really Happens at Dental Checkups?

Dentists recommended that you schedule a dental checkup every six months, but have you ever wondered why? If you brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly, and don’t experience any tooth pain—a regular checkup may seem unnecessary. The truth is that a dental checkup can help prevent problems and detect possible tooth decay and … Continued

Veneers vs. White Crowns

You’ve seen the sensational, bright white smiles of Hollywood stars, super models, and your most image-conscious friends and relatives, and you’ve finally decided that it’s your turn. If you want an unforgettable and inspiring smile, modern cosmetic dentistry will deliver. Dr. Ruth Bailey offers a wide selection of cosmetic procedures, including white porcelain crowns and … Continued

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

You may cringe when you hear the words “root canal” as many people associate these words with a painful dental experience. However, the purpose of root canal therapy is to relieve pain, rather than cause it. Knoxville, TN dentist Dr. Ruth Bailey uses root canal therapy to save teeth from further damage and preserve dental … Continued

Cosmetic Dentistry: 5 Reasons You Should Go for It!

When you choose cosmetic dentistry, you’re deciding to do more than just improve the appearance of your smile. A praise-worthy smile has been linked to higher levels of confidence and self-esteem, a more positive state of mind, and even career advancement. As a cosmetic dentist in Knoxville, TN, Dr. Ruth Bailey is experienced in a … Continued

Do You Need Dental Veneers or Invisalign®?

Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the appearance of your smile in more ways than one. That embarrassing gap between your teeth can be corrected with dental veneers or Invisalign, but which treatment is right for you? If you’re unhappy with the color of your tooth enamel or shape of your teeth, veneers may be the best … Continued