Restorative Dentistry in Brentwood, TN

There are many reasons why adults and children may need restorative treatment. The most common reason is decay, followed by fractured teeth. In many cases old restorations may need replacement. We recommend taking care of the diagnosed treatment as soon as possible in order to avoid further decay or it may result in more extensive treatment.

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If you have a cavity and it needs restoration, our office uses the safest and latest materials available to restore the functionality of the tooth. Please remember that a tooth may need treatment before it causes pain. If a tooth causes pain, it may be able to be saved, but the treatment time and cost typically increase due to the complexity of the necessary procedures.

Cavities and Restoration Choices

As part of any visit to our office, we check all of your restorations such as crowns, fillings, bridges, veneers, etc. for any sign of decay or old age and we may recommend x-rays so that we can see inside and between your teeth. If we spot any cavities, we will recommend different options for restoring the tooth to full function. If the cavity is in the very early stages, we may decide to keep an eye on it and recommend a home fluoride rinse to help the tooth fight the cavity and possibly prevent the need for a restoration.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns repair and protect damaged or decayed teeth. Crowns are custom-made and cover the entire visible portion of a tooth. They restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. 

Crowns can be made from various materials – porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination. In most cases we are able to do them in office using our CEREC machine. In cases where we cannot make them in office, they are sent to a dental lab. Regardless of the materials used, the process involves multiple steps: 

  • Prepping and removing tooth decay
  • Scanning for a new crown
  • Leaving our office with a temporary crown
  • Placing the permanent crown
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Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a quick and cost-effective procedure. It’s used to repair chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. It can close gaps and reshape teeth as well. 

Dr. Kussman applies a tooth-colored resin to the affected area, shapes it, and cures it with a special light. The resin is then polished to match the shade of your natural teeth. 

This approach is ideal for minor cosmetic issues. It offers immediate results with minimal preparation.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are custom made. They cover the front surface of teeth, enhancing their appearance. They are used to correct various cosmetic issues such as discoloration, chips, gaps, and misalignment.

The procedure involves:

  • Removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth surface
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  • Scanning for the veneers to send to a dental labratory- you will leave with temporary veneers
  • Once they return from the lab, you will come back for an appointment to bonding the permanent veneers

Veneers are highly durable and stain-resistant. They provide a natural look, significantly improving the smile’s aesthetics.

Why Choose Tammy Kussman, DDS?

When you work with Dr. Tammy Kussman for cosmetic and restorative dentistry, you entrust your smile to an expert with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Kussman's dedication to her profession is evident through her love and dedication to her patients on a daily basis. Her continuous participation in advanced education courses allows her to provide patients with cutting-edge treatments and up-to-date knowledge. She delivers the highest standard of care in every procedure.

Dr. Kussman is a respected member of several prestigious dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Tennessee Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Nashville Dental Society, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). Alongside Dr. Kussman, our skilled hygienists offer top-notch preventative cleanings and soft tissue health management. They work hard to lay a solid foundation for excellent oral hygiene and effective home care education.

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WHAT HAPPENS FOR YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT?

01. Get to know Dr. Kussman & the team.

02. We will perform various tests for your oral health.

03. We will create a dental plan based on your individual needs.

"I can't express how much I LOVE Dr. Kussman and her team. I have had MAJOR dental work done all of my life and they make me feel relaxed and calm, despite all of my anxieties."

– Deana Cavanaugh, Actual Patient

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