Sullivan Dental Partners
Sullivan Dental Partners
Richard Sullivan
DDS, FICOI, FIALD
Richard Sullivan
DDS

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What's the Difference between Clear Aligner Orthodontics and Six Month Smiles?

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Are you interested in having your teeth straightened but are overwhelmed by the sheer number of treatment systems available?

Dental professionals are always looking for ways to update treatments to provide you with the most advanced care available. New techniques, advanced materials, and state-of-the-art technology all provide us with ways to improve upon standard dental treatments like orthodontics.

Choosing the Right Treatment for You

Two types of orthodontic treatment have gained a lot of popularity recently – Six Month Smiles and clear aligners. You have probably heard of both but aren’t sure what the difference is and which is right for you.

Of course, choosing an orthodontic treatment is a decision that needs to ...

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What Can I Expect at My Child's First Dental Appointment?

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The appearance of your child's first tooth is an exciting time because it's evidence that their growth and development is taking off. It's also time to think about your child's first trip to the dentist.

At Sullivan Dental Partners, we know that the thought of your precious little one sitting in a dental chair can be daunting. 

As a parent, you do everything you can to protect them from unpleasantness, and you wonder how this visit will affect them. This is especially true if you had a bad dental experience as a child; the last thing you want is to saddle your child with a lifetime of dental anxiety inadvertently.

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3 Ways to Figure Out the Right Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment for You

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Do you have a vision for your perfect smile? Many people who seek treatment for cosmetic dental flaws know they want to improve their appearance but aren’t sure which way to go about it. Will a professional teeth whitening treatment do the trick, or are their additional problems that need attention?

Asking questions is an excellent way to start because it helps your dentist understand what concerns you. It also enables you to focus on what’s important to you, based on your personal goals and preferences.

If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry in Brentwood, TN, here are three questions you need to think about.

What’s Your Ultimate Goal?

Do you want a brighter smile? Straighter ...

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3 Ways We Check if Dental Implants Are a Good Option for You

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Tooth loss for any reason can be devastating. You must deal with the discomfort of chewing certain foods, and, depending on the reason for your tooth loss, you may feel embarrassed or ashamed. You also need to decide what type of tooth replacement is most appropriate for your unique needs.

Replacing lost teeth is necessary for restoring lost function and allowing you to smile confidently again. Dental implants are an excellent choice for several reasons:

  • A dental implant replaces the entire tooth, including the root
  • Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants are permanent
  • Dental implants help promote healthy bone growth in your jaw

Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

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Are You a Candidate for Oral Surgery at Our Brentwood, TN Dental Office?

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Even the most courageous dental patients can get a little weak in the knees at the thought of oral surgery. But you can’t afford to let your fears get the better of you. If oral surgery is recommended, there’s a good reason for it, and delaying the procedure may only result in more complicated problems in the future.

Comfortable Oral Surgery Techniques

However, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that the days of lengthy, uncomfortable procedures are over. The compassion and understanding of your dental team, paired with state-of-the-art technology and sedation techniques, allows most oral surgery procedures today to be performed efficiently. This means less discomfort and less time in the ...

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