General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Greeneville, TN
The office of Kevin G. Hartman, DDS offers a comprehensive range of advanced dental services to patients of all ages. Proudly serving Greeneville, TN and beyond, Dr. Hartman and his team have the tools and experience necessary to provide each patient with the personalized care they need to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. Our office specializes in general, cosmetic, periodontic and endodontic dentistry.
We go out of our way to treat our patients in a warm and welcoming environment where they can feel comfortable. At our practice, you can trust us to put your dental and oral health first. We welcome any questions or concerns you may have and will work with you to develop the best treatment plan for your needs.
Smiles Your Way
Routine Dental Cleanings
Routine dental cleanings are vital to maintaining good oral health. During a teeth cleaning, you can expect our caring dental hygienists to remove any plaque or tartar that has built-up on your teeth. We finish the cleaning by polishing and flossing your teeth. X-rays may need to taken at this time to help us identify any signs of oral cancer, dental decay or other dental diseases.
Prophy Jet / Air Polish
The Prophy Jet is a high-tech alternative to instruments dentists typically use to clean your teeth. It sprays high-pressured water to blast away soft deposits such as stains and plaque.
Preventative dentistry is the practice of properly caring for you teeth and keeping them healthy. Our team can assist you with preventative dental measures that are key to avoiding cavities, gum disease, tooth decay and more. The most common forms of preventative dental care are daily brushing and flossing and routine cleanings. Routine cleanings are recommended two times a year or more for patients with more than normal tartar, stain or plaque build up.
Digital dental x-rays help us detect damage or disease not visible during a regular dental exam. They’re a safe and reliable diagnostic tool with very low levels of radiation exposure. How often dental x-rays are taken depend on your oral health, age, and any signs or symptoms of disease. Our office is equipped with top-of-the-line intraoral cameras that provide us with great detail regarding any existing cavities, the current state of a tooth root and the surrounding bone structure. They also allow us to monitor the status of developing or restorative teeth.
Fluoride treatment helps prevent tooth decay by strengthening your tooth and making it more resistant to plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. Fluoride treatments are beneficial for all patients, regardless of age. It’s the most effective agent available for stopping the decaying process and maintaining strong teeth.
Dr. Hartman and his staff are knowledgeable in periodontal treatments and procedures. If you are suffering from periodontal (gum) disease, we can help. Signs of infection include red, swollen and bleeding gums. We’ll determine the best course of action, surgical or non-surgical, to alleviate your pain and repair your gums. Periodontal health is the foundation for the overall health of your teeth.
Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Cosmetic and restorative dentistry revolves around enhancing the overall appearance of your teeth and smile. At the office of Kevin G. Hartman, DDS, we have the tools and skills to help you improve discolored, chipped and misshapen teeth. We can restore your beautiful smile by closing gaps, adjusting the length of teeth and implementing teeth whitening treatments. Call our office today to learn more about our cosmetic and restorative dental procedures.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are used to completely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. They’re used to strengthen the tooth as well as improve its appearance and shape. Crowns are also used to cover a dental implant and attach a bridge. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth – other crown materials include gold, acrylic and more.
A dental bridge is used to replace one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift into the empty space, negatively affecting your bite. Bridges span this gap and are cemented to natural teeth, crowns or implants. Both crowns and bridges are custom-made to fit comfortably alongside your existing teeth.
If you have a tooth suffering from severe decay, Dr. Hartman will make every effort to restore it. However, if the tooth has been broken or damaged beyond repair, an extraction may be necessary. To prepare for the extraction, we will take an x-ray of the area to plan the best way to remove the tooth. Extractions are done while under you are anesthesia, and we will make you feel as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
Removable & Fixed Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures are a viable and affordable option for replacing missing teeth while fixed partial dentures are cemented into place, providing more stability and comfort. Dr. Hartman will recommend the option most beneficial for your current situation.
Our practice also offers implant-supported dentures. While regular dentures rest on the gums, these dentures are supported by and attach to dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are used for patients who don’t have any teeth but have enough bone structure to support implants. They are more stable than regular dentures and allow you to eat foods you weren’t able to before!
Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are ultra-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored material that are placed over teeth to improve the aesthetics of a smile and protect its surface from damage. Veneers are a great cosmetic option for enhancing your smile. They can close gaps, lengthen teeth, fill in spaces and more. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if veneers is right for you.
Fillings close off spaces where bacteria can enter, preventing further tooth decay. They’re made of a number of materials including gold, porcelain, composite resin, silver and copper. We recommend dental fillings for patients who need to repair cracked or broken teeth. A safe option, fillings restore functionality and look like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that’s surgically inserted into the jawbone, allowing your dentist to mount a replacement tooth or bridge onto that area. A reliable, long-term solution, our office provides dental implants for individuals needing to complete a tooth replacement. Patients must have good overall dental health and adequate jaw bones to be a strong candidate for dental implants.
There are a number of factors that can cause tooth discoloration, such as coffee, tea, tobacco products and certain food and drinks. Dr. Hartman with educate you on the various in-office and at-home whitening treatments that will help you gain a brighter and whiter smile. Teeth whitening is an effective and safe method for removing stains from your teeth. Contact us today to learn more!
Endodontic Treatment (Root Canals)
Endodontic therapy, or root canal therapy, addresses a badly decayed tooth due to an infected pulp. During the treatment, the infected pulp is removed and the interior of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and then sealed. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown, filling or other option that provides protection. Dr. Hartman specializes in endodontic treatment and can help you save your natural tooth!