Burks Dentistry has offered quality dental services in Madison, TN for over 25 years. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain great oral health. We are proud to provide our patients with the care and resources they need to take charge of their dental health.
CEREC - ONE-DAY CROWNS
While most crown procedures typically require two appointments, Dr. Burks’ office cuts the time of this in half, allowing you to be in and out in an appointment’s time, leaving with a custom-made CEREC porcelain crown the very same visit. This means that there are no pesky impressions, no temporary crowns to wear and no inconvenience of having to schedule a second appointment. Instead, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy as you watch as your crown is designed and milled by state-of-the-art technology. There are over 15 million CEREC in place worldwide. To learn more, visit CEREC Stories.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles® is a short-term orthodontic treatment that provides a modern twist on classic orthodontic methods. Braces have long been recognized as the most widely used and most effective method or helping patients with crooked teeth get the healthy and beautiful smile they desire. But Six Month Smiles is a technique that takes the most effective aspects of braces while modifying the treatment and the materials. As a result result, Six Month Smiles gives adults with an effective cosmetic solution that fits into every lifestyle.
So what makes Six Month Smiles so innovative?
The average treatment time for this method is only six months. Short orthodontic treatment times and low forces help to increase safety, hygiene and comfort. Braces has proven to render the most reliable and conservative final product. Six Month Smiles utilizes Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-colored wires that are barely visible. Six Month Smiles’ patient tray kits are built with convenience in mind, ensuring that each appointment is both fast and comfortable.
There are few things as uncomfortable as constant tooth pain. If you find yourself in this situation, then root canal therapy is a simple procedure that will not only save your tooth from further damage, but it will alleviate the pain after just one visit. Root canals allow patients to avoid painful tooth extractions that can ultimately lead to more involved and costly complications, such as shifting your bite and other teeth in your mouth. Root canal therapy, on the other hand, is highly successful and with proper maintenance and care, can last a lifetime.
Extractions and Oral Surgery
When teeth are seriously damaged due to decay or injury, they must be extracted. Luckily, this can be easily treated with a visit to Dr. Burks. For your comfort, nitrous is available.
Permanently stained and discolored teeth don’t only affect your appearance -- they can be indicative of weak enamel and tooth structure. Porcelain veneers are a great option for teeth that are discolored or stain. Veneers are thin, durable, tooth-colored shells that are used to improve the appearance of your smile. They are also used to correct minor gaps, chips, cracks and spacing in teeth. In many cases, veneer placement requires little to no removal of tooth structure, making it a simple way to drastically transform your smile.
Bridges are used when tooth loss occurs due to injury, gum disease, or tooth decay. If not corrected, tooth loss can result in a number of health problems, resulting in moved teeth, pain, discomfort, misaligned bite, TMJ issues, and can lead to a loss of self confidence. Bridges close any gaps in your mouth. Bridges look and act just like your natural tooth, and is permanently in place, making it a permanent and aesthetically pleasing solution to maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile.
Sleep Guard (Occlusal Guard)
While many people grind their teeth at night, few realize they are doing so until they experience tooth or jaw problems. “Bruxing” or grinding teeth can cause serious damage to your teeth and can increase existing TMJ or jaw issues. Additionally, excessive grinding of teeth may result in wear and tear, causing sensitivity, cracks, chips, TMJ symptoms, and an unpleasant aesthetic appearance. Dr. Burks and his team is able to quickly fabricate a custom sleep guard for your unique bruxing predicament.
Snore Guard - Devices
If you are having difficulty sleeping at night or catch wind from your spouse that you are snoring through the night, the caring professionals at Dr. Burks’ office can help you! We make custom devices that help to reposition your jaw and open your airways. These devices are easily and comfortably worn at night and are removable. These devices are often able to treat mild cases of sleep apnea.
When you have a cavity, your dentist will often use a tooth-colored filling or “composite” to help restore the cavities, providing an attractive and long-lasting result. Cosmetic bondings are another option for anterior teeth that helps to correct minor discolorations, cracks, and chips. Bondings can be done in a single office visit and produce immediate results.
Wine, coffee, chocolate, smoking, and a number of other lifestyle choices can result in discolored teeth. Patients who visit Dr. Burks are encouraged to explore the possibilities of at-home whitening. Dr. Burks makes custom trays that fit over your teeth.
Cutting edge laser technology provides patients with new options for improving the health of their gums. Laser dentistry can also help to mitigate canker sores and cold sore symptoms.
Periodontal Care and Maintenance
The structural foundation of your teeth is comprised of the gums and bone that surrounds the teeth. In order to maintain overall positive oral health, it is crucial that you maintain the health of your gums. Additionally, periodontal care can also be tantamount to heart health. That being said, the importance of regular exams, cleanings and other preventive care methods practiced by your dentist cannot be stressed enough. Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that affects an overwhelming amount of the American adult population. This conditions affects your gum, teeth and bones. When periodontal disease takes hold, bacteria that surrounds the teeth releases toxins that slowly damages and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. Once a significant amount of bone is lost, teeth will become loose and may require extraction.
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. In fact, the development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.
For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 615-851-7999 today.