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Transforming Your Smile with Advanced Treatment

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry Memphis

A great smile makes a lasting impression. You no longer have to hide your smile because of crooked, stained, or chipped teeth. Dr. Timothy Messer offers a range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures that can transform your smile. Contact our Memphis office to schedule your first appointment today.

Teeth Whitening

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Our practice uses Zoom!® in-office and take-home whitening systems to put the dazzle back in your smile. Through the use of a hydrogen peroxide-based gel and a special lamp, the Zoom!® Chairside Whitening System can whiten your smile up to ten shades in about one hour. Our office also offers the Zoom!® Weekender Kit, complete with customized trays. 

Porcelain Veneers

A mother and daughter smile after receiving porcelain veneers 

If stained, chipped, or crooked teeth detract from your smile, porcelain veneers may be the solution for you. Dental veneers are thin shells of highly stain-resistant porcelain that are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth, creating a natural looking smile. 

Dental Bonding

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Dental bonding is an alternative solution to repair chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. The process requires less time than the application of porcelain veneers and, depending on how many teeth are being repaired, can usually be completed in one visit. Bonding involves a composite resin being applied to a tooth to alter its appearance. 

Orthodontic Aligners

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Do you want straighter teeth without having to wear bulky metal braces? You should consider the orthodontic aligners offered through Southwind Dental Care. Using plastic molds and computer simulation, our dentists will be able to custom design a series of aligners to guide your teeth into their ideal position. 

Tooth-colored Fillings

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Having cavities no longer needs to mean having conspicuous fillings. Today, tooth-colored composite fillings are a viable alternative to the metal fillings of the past. Unlike traditional metal fillings containing mercury, tooth-colored fillings are formed with durable composite resins and plastics, resulting in restorations that have a more natural look. 

Porcelain Crowns

A young couple smiles after having dental crowns put in place

Dental crowns, also referred to as caps, are restorations placed over a badly damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns can also be used to conceal an unsightly tooth or to hold a dental bridge in place. Porcelain crowns are made of ceramic and customized to match the natural color of your teeth.

Dental Bridges

An older woman smiles with dental bridges

Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth and to restore function and balance to your mouth. Bridges are comprised of two crowns surrounding and securing an artificial tooth. They are custom-designed to fill in the gap and are natural in appearance. Our dentists ensure that each bridge is secure and comfortable. 

Inlays and Onlays

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In the spectrum of dental procedures, inlays and onlays fall between crowns and fillings. Similar to crowns, inlays and onlays are bonded to the surface of the tooth during a second visit. Inlays and onlays, however, do not completely cover the tooth, but correct a surface area closer to that of tooth-colored fillings. 

Dentures

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Dentures, unlike dental bridges, are removable replacements for missing teeth. Southwind Dental Care offers both complete (or full) and partial dentures. These dentures are finely crafted and custom-fitted and will provide support for you to speak and eat with ease. Our dentures are extremely natural looking, strong, and comfortable.

Dental Implants

A middle-aged couple smiles with dental implants

Dental implants are titanium tooth roots that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw. The implants bond with the bone over time and act as anchors for prosthetics like a dental crown or denture. Once completed, dental implants leave you with a confident and natural looking smile.

Smile Makeover

A young couple shows off the results of their smile makeovers

Perhaps there are several cosmetic improvements that you want to make to your smile. Dr. Timothy Messer can design a complete smile makeover for you. The makeover may combine any number of the procedures we offer, ensuring that you get the smile that you have always dreamed about. Contact Southwind Dental Care today to schedule a consultation to create your perfect smile.