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Cleanings and Exams
The health of your teeth and mouth is important to the well-being of your entire body. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months to ensure your teeth stay healthy and beautiful.
Our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available—including utilizing advanced digital X-ray technology in our offices.
Teeth whitening is an affordable and effective way to combat common causes of tooth discoloration while boosting your self-confidence and improving your appearance. Options can also be discussed at your normal cleaning, so please feel free to ask!
The most common dental restoration is a “filling.” There are many different materials that we use for fillings, and before your treatment, we will review your options together and help you choose the best filling type.
Dental implants are an option to replace missing teeth. A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. Why choose implants over dentures or bridges? Implants not only look more natural, but feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force. And because they don’t directly rely on neighboring teeth for support, implants don’t compromise the health of your natural teeth. In fact, bridges are only expected to last seven to ten years, even less with root canals, whereas implants will typically last a lifetime.
A bridge is one of the options available to replace missing teeth. Once placed, it is not removable. It literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay. Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are also needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling.
Teeth that require root canal therapy are not always painful. However, signs you may need a root canal include severe toothache, pain upon chewing or application of pressure, prolonged sensitivity or pain in response to hot and cold temperatures, a dark discoloration of the tooth, and swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact us immediately!
Dental care close to home—
With multiple locations across Greenville and South Carolina, our mission is to provide excellent dental care, one patient at a time.