Haley E. Schmitt, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

All of our dental team members are highly trained, and you should feel free to speak with any one of them if you have a question or concern. We are here to help you and love questions because it shows us you are engaged and interested in maintaining a healthy smile. 

You might find the answers you need below, but if not, please don't hesitate to call our Brentwood, TN, dental office at (615) 373-0883 so we can help you.

Cosmetic Dentistry

We are pleased to offer beautiful cosmetic dentistry individualized for your unique needs. Patients come to us with a variety of aesthetic issues they’d like to resolve, and we customize treatment plans to help them achieve their smile goals. 

Cosmetic Dental Treatments We Offer

Cosmetic dentistry services at our Nashville dental office include:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Invisalign clear aligners
  • Same-day dental crowns
  • Teeth whitening 

Missing teeth are also an aesthetic issue, and we offer dental implants, bridges, and dentures to restore chewing function and complete your smile.

Your Personalized Treatment Plan

Dr. Haley Schmitt loves working with patients to learn about their unique desires for their smiles and determining how we can best help them. Some people benefit from a single treatment, while others ask us to combine several for a total smile makeover.

Our cosmetic dentist considers all your wants and needs and recommends the treatments that will help you achieve your goals. We can address a wide array of aesthetic dental flaws, including

  • Chipped and broken teeth
  • Stained, discolored, and yellow teeth
  • Crooked, crowded, or overlapped teeth
  • Uneven spacing and wide gaps between teeth
  • Tooth shape and size differences

Beautiful Cosmetic Dentistry in Brentwood, TN

Are you ready to see what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile and self-confidence? We would love to help you! Call us at (615) 373-0883 to schedule an appointment to get started.

Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign has transformed the way dentists approach adult orthodontic treatment. There are no brackets and wires involved as there are with metal braces because Invisalign uses clear, comfortable plastic aligner trays.

Discreet Orthodontic Treatment

The most significant Invisalign benefit is that treatment is discreet, which is a significant consideration for adults. The aligners are made of a smooth plastic material that is crystal-clear, which means they are very nearly invisible, and most people won’t notice you’re wearing them.

With Invisalign, you can get the beautiful straight smile you want without announcing your treatment every time you open your mouth.

Invisalign Fits Your Busy Lifestyle

Everyone is busy, and the more we can streamline and uncomplicate our lives, the better! Invisalign treatment fits the bill because it is convenient and won’t interfere with your daily lifestyle.

You can remove the clear aligners for meals and oral hygiene, so you don’t have to deal with food restrictions or difficulty cleaning your teeth between brackets and wires.

Invisalign aligners also have a smooth surface that won’t scratch or poke the inside of your mouth, and once you get used to them, you’ll probably forget you’re wearing them.

Invisalign Treatment Is Easy!

Our Invisalign dentist in Brentwood will map out a treatment plan to determine how many sets of custom aligners you need to straighten your smile. You will wear one set for about 2–3 weeks, then switch them out for the next set, and repeat these steps until you have worn all the prescribed aligners and your treatment is complete.

Schedule an Invisalign Appointment in Brentwood, TN

Want to see if Invisalign is right for you? Call Dr. Haley Schmitt to schedule an appointment to get started!

CEREC Same-Day Crowns and Traditional Bridges

Haley E. Schmitt, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is in-network with the insurances listed below. You can still see us if you are out of our network, and we are happy to file all claims as a courtesy to our patients.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield 
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Sunlife
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare

Our goal is to help our patients maximize their dental benefits to get the most out of their insurance coverage. We will always do our best to provide the most accurate pre-treatment estimates, so you have an idea of what your out-of-pocket costs will be.

If you have general insurance questions or want to ask about your specific dental plan, please call us, and a helpful member of our team will be happy to assist you.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap covering a tooth to protect and strengthen it. For the convenience of our busy patients, we are pleased to offer beautiful same-day CEREC crowns at our Brentwood, TN, dental office. 

What’s Involved with Getting a CEREC Crown?

Getting a CEREC crown is similar to a lab-fabricated crown in that we alter the tooth’s shape to prepare it, then take digital impressions. However, instead of using an outside dental lab, Dr. Schmitt uses CAD/CAM technology to design your crown virtually. She then sends the details to a milling unit in our office that cuts your crown out of a ceramic block while you relax.

After checking the crown and adjusting it for a perfect fit, we place it securely on the tooth. A CEREC appointment takes about two hours, and you will leave our office the same day with your new crown and a beautiful, confident smile.

Benefits of CEREC Same-Day Crowns

Getting a traditional crown is time-consuming, and our busy patients in Brentwood appreciate CEREC crowns because they streamline the process from weeks to hours.

CEREC same-day crowns offer many benefits:

  • No multiple appointments
  • No multiple injections
  • No temporary crowns
  • No messy, goopy impressions

CEREC crowns are a great choice whether you are on a tight timeline for a big event or just don’t want to wait weeks for a traditional crown.

Is a CEREC Crown Right for You?

Teeth that are decayed, broken, or don’t function as they should take a real toll on your ability to enjoy life fully. If you think you need a CEREC dental crown, please call our Brentwood, TN, dental office at (615) 373-0883 to schedule an appointment.

Porcelain Veneers

One thing that chipped, stained, and crooked teeth have in common is that they can all be resolved with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells that restore, reshape, and brighten your teeth by concealing cosmetic issues with a beautiful, flawless ceramic surface. 

Perfect Your Smile with Veneers

We custom-design porcelain veneers to match surrounding teeth and perfect many smile flaws, including:

  • Worn teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Wide gaps between teeth
  • Slight tooth misalignment
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Badly stained or discolored teeth

Getting Started with Veneers

The first step is to ensure that veneers are right for your needs. Dr. Schmitt will talk to you about your expectations and examine your smile to determine how we can best help you. If we agree that veneers will deliver the results you’re looking for, we will get started by taking comfortable, mess-free digital impressions. 

During your first visit, Dr. Schmitt will gently shape and model your existing teeth to ensure a perfect fit for your veneers. When your final veneers are ready, you'll return to our dental office, and we'll fit them and bond them securely to your teeth. The result is a bright, even, natural-looking smile. 

Schedule a Veneers Appointment with Us

We offer complete cosmetic dentistry services at our Brentwood, TN, dental office, including beautiful porcelain veneers. Call us today to see how we can help you! 

Teeth Whitening

As you might guess by the number of products at your supermarket, teeth whitening is an extremely popular cosmetic treatment! After all, who doesn’t want to create a great first impression with a bright, sparkling smile?

Dramatic Results with Professional Whitening 

While on your quest for a bright smile, it’s easy to be drawn in by over-the-counter whitening products that claim to provide brilliant results. It’s true that these products can brighten your smile somewhat, but nothing compares to the results you can achieve with professional teeth whitening supervised by a dentist. 

We Use Strong Whitening Agents

First, our whitening gel is much more potent, meaning your teeth get whiter faster. You can spend many months and lots of money on store-bought kits and never see the results you can with professional whitening.

If you experience tooth sensitivity, we can adjust the concentration of whiteners to ensure your comfort.

Custom Whitening Trays Fit Perfectly

Another benefit is that our kits include a whitening tray customized for your smile using impressions of your teeth. Accurate digital impressions result in a tray that fits perfectly, so the whitening gel contacts all surfaces of your teeth for consistent, even results.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning to Get Started

Our professional take-home kits give you better control of the process, help avoid sensitivity, and optimize results to enhance your overall smile. If you’d like to get started with professional teeth whitening, please call our Brentwood, TN, dental office to schedule an appointment. 

Preventive Dentistry

Dr. Schmitt agrees with the American Dental Association and recommends scheduling oral hygiene appointments at our Brentwood, TN, dental office every six months. 

Routine teeth cleanings are part of preventive dentistry that helps your family avoid gum disease and cavities. So, even if you brush and floss conscientiously and your teeth look and feel fine, routine cleanings with one of our skilled hygienists are still essential. 

What a Teeth Cleaning Involves

Routine dental cleanings aim to remove plaque and tartar that build up on your teeth. Your at-home oral hygiene efforts are crucial, but your brush and floss can’t reach all tooth surfaces, and they can’t remove hardened plaque called tartar.

Tartar is a mineral-like substance that adheres to tooth surfaces and is a breeding ground for bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. During your cleaning, your hygienist uses specialized instruments to remove all traces of tartar and leave you with a clean smile.

Stay a Step Ahead of Gum Disease

Your cleaning also involves checking for gum disease by measuring the spaces between your teeth and gums, called periodontal pockets. About half of the US population over age 30 has some level of gum disease, and prompt treatment is the key to protecting your oral health.

If they find gum disease, your hygienist will create an individualized periodontal treatment plan to eliminate it or prevent it from progressing.

Are You Due for a Teeth Cleaning?

If it’s been six months or longer since your last hygiene appointment, please call our Brentwood, TN, dental office to schedule a cleaning.

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