The Smile Center, Don Foster DDS
Creating Beautiful Smiles, and Keeping Smiles Beautiful
The Smile Center, located in Powell, TN, appreciates the trust you have placed in us. We are committed to excellence in all aspects of dentistry and to offer our patients only the highest quality care. Our practice offers state-of-the-art cosmetic and restorative dentistry. We want to be your local Knoxville dentist, and it is our promise to provide exceptional dental care to you, your family, and others living in Knoxville, Clinton, Powell, and surrounding areas in Anderson and Knox counties.
Dr. Don Foster provides painless dentistry for your family, including dentures, veneers, crowns, zoom whitening, root canals and preventive dentistry. At The Smile Center, Dr. Foster and his staff strive to make your dental appointments as pleasant and comfortable as possible and give you the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.
The Smile Center - "Creating Beautiful Smiles and Keeping Smiles Beautiful"
A beautiful sparkling smile tells everybody you are special. It celebrates your charisma and gives you more self-confidence. Yellow, stained, chipped, misshaped or poorly-spaced teeth can spoil this picture, affecting the way even you feel about yourself. Today's advance in cosmetic dentistry has made it easy to virtually change your appearance in just a few comfortable visits. Teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers are only a few ways to make your smile more beautiful. Come visit us at The Smile Center!
We can replace large, old, worn out fillings with natural-looking porcelain crown. These crowns will not only protect the teeth against cracks and fractures but also provide a cosmetic solution to old black fillings. We can replace missing teeth with permanent bridges which look, feel and function like natural teeth or with implants which are the ultimate in tooth replacements.
Porcelain veneers are routinely used to cover teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain which are bonded onto the front side of teeth. Typically veneers are very stain resistant, making them a very popular solution for the perfect smile. With porcelain veneers patients have the ability to whiten their teeth, reduce or add the length of their teeth, and close spaces between their teeth. Strong and very durable veneers last from 10 to 15 years.
Now it is possible to have a dazzling white "Hollywood" smile. With Zoom in-office whitening you can have a whiter smile in less than 2 hours. Years of coffee and red wine drinking, smoking and chewing tobacco could be eliminated in two hours and you will look years younger. The Zoom is an ultraviolet light that activates the whitening agent without damaging your teeth.
When cavities are detected in your teeth, there are different filling types to restore your teeth. For most fillings on the back teeth we use a natural looking cosmetic white filling. This is a strong plastic material that is easy to apply and difficult to detect. This material produces a long-lasting, natural-looking filling. When the size of the cavity is too large for filling, we may have to do a partial or full cosmetic crown.
Composite bonding can work wonders for your smile. Using materials that match the shade, translucency and the texture of your teeth, gaps between teeth can be closed, and spots and discoloration can be eliminated. Composite bonding is excellent for small defects in the teeth-spots, chips, or gaps between teeth. For smile alterations involving an entire tooth or multiple teeth, porcelain is material of choice. Bonding for teeth involves the use of composite resin tooth-colored filling material. This material can be used for the anterior (front) teeth or posterior (back) teeth. The procedure is sometimes referred to as bonding because an adhesive agent is used to actually bond the resin to the tooth structure.