Franklin Dental Services
Using modern technology to provide high-quality dental solutions.
General Care for All Ages
Regular dental cleanings are essential to keep your teeth looking and feeling healthy. In fact, routine cleanings significantly prevent tooth loss and disease affecting your overall health.
During your six-monthly cleaning, our team will remove any plaque missed through daily brushing and flossing. If necessary, we may schedule additional cleanings to help prevent any dental issues from evolving.
As part of your cleaning, we will provide you with top tips on how to improve your daily oral hygiene routine.
Crowns: If your tooth is broken or fractured, Dr. K may recommend a crown. A dental crown is used to cover a damaged tooth thus restoring its look and function. Crowns are created using a natural-looking material and are custom-made to blend with your smile.
The process of placing a crown involves preparing the remaining natural tooth, taking impressions, and then using a dental lab to make the crown. The comfortable crown is then fitted over the tooth to restore your smile.
Crowns may also be used after implants, root canals, or to replace fillings.
Bridges: If you have a missing tooth, then bridges could be the answer. A dental bridge uses two crowns to anchor a replacement tooth into the place of a missing tooth. Dr. K recommends replacing any missing teeth as soon as possible because the gap can cause your remaining teeth to shift and cause a bad bite or other complications.
Dental bridges are both durable and effective. They are custom-made to fit your needs and easy to maintain like natural teeth.
Losing a tooth can severely impact your confidence and lead to embarrassment or future dental issues. Dental implants are an efficient method for replacing missing teeth that have fallen out due to trauma or decay.
An implant is made of a titanium post that is designed to mimic your tooth’s root. This root is placed into your jawbone and then topped with a beautiful crown. The post is made of a biocompatible material to fuse with your bone and provide a solid foundation for your new tooth.
Implants are functional and durable with 98% of people enjoying success with this treatment.
Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea but aren’t aware of it. Sleep apnea causes your breathing to stop randomly while sleeping and common symptoms include snoring or fatigue. Dr. K can assist you with sleep apnea by providing oral appliances to help prevent your airway collapsing during sleep.
Sleep apnea can be treated and managed, so there is no need to delay in finding a solution. If left untreated, you could be at a greater risk for stress, heart-related issues, and other medical problems.
Occasionally a tooth is so decayed or damaged the only way to preserve your health is through an extraction. An extraction requires our trained dentist, Dr. K, to remove your tooth to prevent further complications.
The extraction process involves your dentist cleaning and numbing the area around your tooth. Next, she prepares the tooth socket to make removal easier and then removes the tooth. After this, the area is cared for and can be treated with a bridge or dental implant.
The most common extractions are due to impacted wisdom teeth coming through at the back of your mouth.
Root canals are needed when the inside of your tooth becomes infected or exposed. The main goal of a root canal is to remove the infected nerve and the associated pain and help preserve the remaining tooth structure. Thanks to modern technology, this is possible.
Root canal therapy begins with Dr. K cleaning and numbing the area. She then removes the infected tissue or decay and cleans the inside of your tooth. Once the inside of the tooth is free from infection, she fills it with a special rubber-like material. The opening is then closed with a filling or crown.
Do you have multiple missing teeth? Dentures can be the answer. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and are made to replicate your former teeth; leaving you with a natural-looking smile.
Commonly dentures come in two forms: partial dentures and full dentures.
- Partial: These are designed to replace only a few missing teeth.
- Full: These are complete dentures placed on either the upper or lower jaw.
Both forms of dentures are comfortable and designed to restore the function of your mouth. Permanent implant dentures are available at Mint Dental of Franklin. These dentures use implant technology to give you a more durable and long-lasting smile.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jawbone to your skull. Occasionally this joint can become damaged due to genetic disorders or trauma. When this happens, your caring dentist, Dr. K can help diagnose your symptoms and assist you with treatment.
Common symptoms for TMJ include:
- Pain in the jaw
- Difficulty chewing
- Facial or neck pain
- Locking or clicking in the jaw
If you are experiencing these symptoms, then we can recommend effective treatments, such as medications, mouthguards, or simple exercises. Don’t keep living in pain; get help today!
Many of our patients feel nervous about coming to the dentist, and that is perfectly normal. If you are apprehensive or suffer from dental anxiety, then our friendly team will take care of you. We offer in-office comforts such as noise-canceling headphones and music to help you relax.
In addition to our comforts, we provide oral sedation. This form of sedation dentistry is administered through your mouth and will help you relax (or even sleep) throughout your dental visit.
I can’t say enough good things about Mint Dental in Franklin. The entire staff is amazing and so accommodating. I have never been to an office where I actually like everyone there. The office is so warm, inviting, and calming. I have been recommending this office to everyone. Oh, and did I mention, you can watch Netflix while sitting in the dental chair?!
Empowering You to Smile More
With cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Krikunenko can reignite your smile and your confidence.
As a cosmetic dentist in Franklin, Dr. K emphasizes on the aesthetic side when providing each of our Franklin dental services. She not only wants you to feel zero pain and rediscover the function of your teeth but wants to boost your confidence too. After all, your smile can leave a lasting impression, so we want to make sure it is a good one.
Alongside general dentistry, our skilled and experienced team offers wonderful cosmetic services including:
Using modern technology and our attention to detail, we can help you be proud of your smile and reveal the real you.