Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift, reduce chewing efficiency, and affect speech as well as appearance. A missing tooth can often be replaced with a dental implant. Implants are highly successful and long lasting. They are often the best option for replacement of a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Implants may be used in a variety of situations ranging from the need for a single crown to the need to replace an entire arch with prosthetic teeth.
Using the most current methods, we are able to combine our state of the art 3D patient scans with Cerec scanned images to virtually plan your implant and crown before we do any procedure clinically. Using 3D technology, we digitally plan the best possible position for your future crown which aligns within your existing bite. Once the position of the crown is established, we then digitally plan the implant to the exact location and depth which corresponds to the crown. By using this information and performing guided surgery your implant will be placed with unparalleled precision. By using 3D technology, we can ensure a precision fit between your implant and crown while also providing the best possible esthetics and function.
Occasionally teeth have fractures, large fillings, or decay which requires more coverage for strength and longevity. With Cerec technology we have the ability to complete your all porcelain crown in one appointment, eliminating the need for an impression or a temporary. When you leave our office you will have a permanent, bonded crown in place that will closely mimic your natural tooth in shade and appearance. Cerec crowns may also be used to restore a dental implant to natural function.
It is estimated that 50% of the U.S. population avoid dental visits due to anxiety and fear. We strive to make every visit as comfortable as possible for our patients. However, some patients may still benefit from the use of Oral Conscious Sedation. Dr. Brown is licensed by the state of Tennessee to administer oral medication to sedate patients and relieve their fears and concerns. Longer procedures and multiple teeth can be treated with no discomfort or anxiety.
Sedation Dentistry allows the patient to get the care they want and need in a state of complete relaxation. Sedation is ideal for:
3D (CBCT) scans are providing clinicians with unparalleled imaging and diagnostic power in comparison to traditional 2D radiographs. The ability to view any point on the scan from three different perspectives with high clarity allows proper diagnosis and treatment planning for a variety of conditions. This technology, in combination with Cerec scanned images, provides the ability to digitally plan a crown and implant before any clinical work is ever performed on the patient. These scans are confined to an area 8cm x 8cm, and maintain a low radiation dose while still providing powerful imaging. A single scan will be roughly equivalent to the amount of environmental radiation you will receive over the course of 16 days. In comparison to a medical CT scan (105 days) this is an extremely low dose.
We also use 2D digital radiography which offers up to an 80% reduction in radiation exposure compared to film radiographs.
A fixed bridge replaces one or more missing teeth and is not removable. The adjacent teeth are prepared for a crown and a bridge of several teeth connected together are cemented or bonded to place for long lasting esthetics and function. In some cases you may also be able to have your bridge completed in a single visit.
Porcelain veneers are a great solution to many esthetic problems. A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain designed by your dentist and crafted by a ceramist in a dental laboratory. Veneers are appropriate for closing spaces, correcting dark shades, and minor repositioning of crowded teeth.
Everyone can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful, white smile. Soft drinks, wine, coffee, staining foods, and age darken teeth and diminish attractiveness and self esteem. Our office offers both in office power bleaching and convenient home whitening trays. In office bleaching is completed within two hours. Take home whitening trays are a lower cost treatment and may be worn while sleeping or one hour per day for an average of two weeks. Both methods can vastly improve most patients’ smiles quickly.
Composite veneers (bonding) is a less expensive, yet attractive method to restore a smile, often with little or no tooth preparation. Its longevity is less than that of porcelain veneers and on average will need to be replaced about every eight years. Bonding can be used to change the shade of certain teeth, to close gaps, or to cover defects in enamel.
At Elijah Brown Family Dental Care we offer a full range of dental treatment options including:
Dr. Elijah Brown is a lifelong resident of Mt. Juliet and a 2001 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. He attended Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville where he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Health Science Biology. He then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, Tennessee where he graduated with honors and obtained his doctor of dental surgery degree.
Dr. Brown continues to stay current with the newest technology and procedures, particularly in the ever expanding area of digital 3D dentistry and dental implants. He has received additional training through Cerec Doctors, Spear Education, Alabama Implant Education, Implant Seminars, and DOCS (Dental Oral Conscious Sedation). Dr. Brown is also a current member of the Nashville Dental Society, the Tennessee Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Brown and his wife, Corri, currently reside in Mt. Juliet with their three children. They enjoy staying active in the community, spending time outdoors, and keeping up with their favorite sports teams.
A native of Mt. Juliet, Vikki has been in the dental field since 1986. She has been blessed to work at the same office for her entire career. Vikki keeps the office operations running smoothly. Her love for our patients shows through her dedication and determination to make each dental experience the best it can be. When she isn't living at the office, she is at the ball field with her husband, Sal, and son, Benny.
A native of Wisconsin, Marcia has been practicing dental hygiene in Tennessee since 1990. Her co-workers and patients are like family to her and keep her motivated and growing. Marcia has seen many changes in the dental field and is excited about what we offer our patients and their oral care. She lives in Old Hickory with her husband, Peter. They have three children and five grandchildren. Marcia serves at St. John's Lutheran Church, is a diehard Packer fan, and scrapbooks in her spare time.
Jodi has been a dental hygienist since 1985 and loves taking care of her patients. She has called Tennessee home since 1992, after moving from Michigan. She is a great resource for patient education and has a calm, kind demeanor. Jodi lives in Nashville with her husband. She has three children and two grandchildren.
Crystal is a native of Mt. Juliet and a 2001 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. She passed her boards in 2004 for dental assisting at Columbia Community College. Crystal also attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry for her expanded function certificate, enabling her to place and polish fillings. Her dental knowledge and kindness put patients at ease during any dental procedure. She now lives in Watertown with her husband and two children.
Lindsay was born and raised in Mt. Juliet. Shortly after graduating from Wilson Central High School she attended Remington College for Dental Assisting. She loves what she does and enjoys taking care of and educating her patients. She has a dog, Thunder, that she loves dearly.
Ashley has been in dentistry since 2006 and oversees all insurance needs and financial options. Ashley has been with the practice since 2007. She feels blessed to care for, educate, and build long lasting relationships with patients. Ashley lives in Mt. Juliet with her husband, Justin, and two children, Neylan and Weston.
A native of Wilson County, Stacey has been in dentistry since 1997. She lives in Lebanon with Ezra, her son, and two cats, Cleo and Phoenix. Stacey started her career in the dental field as a dental assistant. She now works in the front office and is one of the friendly voices you will hear when you call. Stacey still loves being able to help people in all aspects of dentistry.