We look forward to helping you with your dental health. Dr. Tipton, a long standing dentist in Jefferson City, has a passion for the health and wellness throughout Jefferson City, Dandridge, and other surrounding communities. Your health and confidence in your appearance is our mission. Sometimes this can be accomplished quickly and sometimes it is a long process.
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC®) has revolutionized dental procedures. Traditionally, if crowns, onlays, inlays or dental veneers were required to restore damaged teeth, multiple procedures and a great deal of waiting time in-between would be inevitable. CEREC® creates these ceramic restorations within minutes in the dental office. This means that many treatments can be completed in just a single visit.
CEREC® is comprised of several computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a milling machine that creates custom ceramic restorative devices. CEREC® can make almost any ceramic restoration to order, meaning the dentist can place it immediately. This is of great benefit to nervous patients, and it can also reduce the cost of treatment.
We see children through seniors. Our focus is on preventing oral health problems by seeing patients every six months for a checkup and cleaning. This has been proven to help decrease the change of substantial problems and keep your smile and oral health at its best. With routine visits, you can reduce your overall expense that comes from neglect. We care about you as our neighbors, and we want to give you a reason to share your smile.
We proudly serve the total oral healthcare needs of people throughout Jefferson County. From Jefferson City, Dandridge, and Baneberry to Morristown, New Market, Blaine, and Mascot, we are the region's choice for quality dental care. Call Jefferson Dental to reserve a time for your personal consultation and you'll soon enjoy the benefits of a bright-white smile. We understand the nature of dental disease and how it impacts your total health. We try to teach you how the health and appearance of your mouth is truly a reflection of your total health.
Preventative Care is perhaps the most important and probably the least expensive care we provide. Seeing one of our Dental Hygienists regularly, and using good homecare protects your investment. Studies show that many diseases of the body have their origin in the bacteria of the mouth, (over 200 types). Coronary artery disease, a cause of heart attack and stroke, diabetes, liver and bone problems are made much more severe and difficult to care for if bacteria are entering the blood every day through the gum tissue. We really try to emphasize either using a battery powered or normal electric WATERPIK every day, flossing correctly or, if needed, custom fitted clear trays in which over night antibacterial medication can be placed.
Invisalign® is a great way to improve your smile. If you have crowded or crooked teeth that detract or make you self-conscious, Invisalign is the answer for many of your problems. The clear acrylic "aligners" are practically invisible and they really move the teeth quickly. While this is not the answer to all orthodontic problems, it has a wide range of uses. A new program, Invisalign Teen, is especially suited to teenagers, providing a unique way of monitoring the time wearing the removable trays so changes can be made if necessary to obtain successful results. For more information go to http://invisalign.com.
Cosmetic Dentistry is something you hear a lot about in the media today. This type of dentistry can involve several different types of care. Veneers, attractive all porcelain crowns, some types of gum treatment, and even orthodontics can be cosmetic. We can make porcelain crowns, crown and bridge work, and even crowns over implants.We like to have an in-depth discussion with patients about what they want to achieve.
Whitening has become very popular. The best treatments use custom fitted, clear trays in which the whitening solution is placed. Presently our treatment uses types of ZOOM®, but we stay up with this constantly improving dental treatment. For more information go to http://zoomwhitening.com.
All-ceramic crowns & veneers are thin covers, made from porcelain or composite resin that usually cover, brighten and reshape the teeth that show when you smile. Sometimes the teeth are prepared for the veneers to be natural looking and some can be placed with little or no preparation.
All-ceramic crowns are relatively new in that there is no metal underneath the porcelain. These can be a very strong and beautiful restoration for broken down or stained teeth.
About 98% of all the restorations that we place are tooth colored. We like to bond all our restorations, we feel this makes them stronger and most of these materials release a small amount of fluoride to better protect from future decay. Many patients just want to get rid of the "black fillings". Bonded restorations can be different types of resin or porcelain depending of size and location in your mouth.
Dr. Tipton graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a BA degree and attended the University of Tennessee Medical Units in Memphis to earn a DDS degree from the College of Dentistry in 1976. After an intense 1½ year associateship with Dr. Richard Hawk in Lenoir City, Dr. Tipton began his private practice in Jefferson City in 1978.