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Patient Testimonials
"I wanted to revive my smile by taking advantage of the advancements in cosmetic dentistry. These advancements, along with the expertise of Dr. Foncea and his team enabled me to replace crowns of yesteryear with a natural look that gives me confidence every time I smile. Thank you!" Angela. Read more
When should Knoxville patients decide to get dentures?
Many patients are disconcerted at the idea of dentures. It is a common misconception that only the elderly utilize dentures. Knoxville patients at Sequoyah Dental Arts are quickly enlightened, and are educated about the many situations in which dentures may be needed.

It is important that patients understand that there are two kinds of dentures. The first is called a partial denture. These are used when one or several teeth in an arch are missing. They are made in the same style as a retainer and they snap into place to restore the smile. The other type of denture is called a complete denture. These are what patients may consider when they have lost all the teeth in their arch, or are considering having the rest extracted. These are made with acrylics and are held in place with suction or dental adhesives. Patients who want the ultimate in dentures will consider implant-supported dentures, which use dental implants to secure the dentures and keep them strong and sturdy.

There are many options to consider, as well as alternatives. Some patients may consider a dental bridge, which is a restoration that fits over the space left from missing teeth. Others may find that a dental implant is a preferred solution. Read more

JANUARY 2013 Newsletter

Space age developments in dentistry
While many founding principles remain at its core, dentistry tools and techniques have come a long way. The U.S. Surgeon General’s Report “Hope from Science and Technology” cites “remarkable advances” in this field.

These methods are gentler and more effective, and becoming increasingly available. Expect to soon see a practice near you offering:

• Air abrasion – A superfine spray of harmless aluminum oxide powder reduces the need for drilling. It’s not noisy, there is no smell or vibration, and best of all, – usually no anesthetic is needed.

• Dental lasers – Laser energy can be used to vaporize diseased gum tissue and eliminate dental caries with little bleeding or discomfort.

• Digital x-rays – Low radiation images in a format that is easy to view, print, store, and send. High resolution is a big help in accurate diagnosis.

• Intra-oral cameras – This small instrument gives a high-quality, panoramic view of your mouth. It also allows you to preview cosmetic changes.

• Tissue engineering – This isn’t yet mainstream, but growing your own tissues in a laboratory setting will be a terrific boon to patients who need gum or bone grafts.

Watch for more developments. Dentistry continues to progress for healthier, happier patients.
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Sequoyah Dental Arts
2719 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
TEL: 865 524-1265
 






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