Cutting Edge Technology

Before we invest in technology for our practices, we ask two questions – Will this improve our patients’ experience? Will this allow us to work more efficiently. As an example, below we’ve listed some examples of the technology we use. You’ll find that the answer to these questions is a resounding yes for all of these products:

“Digital Radiography”

Digital x-rays are quicker, more convenient and more comfortable than traditional, film-based x-rays and expose you to far LESS radiation. They provide us with the highest quality radiographic image of your teeth, which allows us to accurately diagnose any cavities or pathology present in your mouth.

“Digital Impressions”

We use a 3M Lava Chairside Oral Scanner to take your dental impressions. Simply put, you no longer have to deal with that sticky goo remaining in your mouth for 4-5 minutes as it would take to capture a traditional impression. We now use this system to take a 3D digital picture of your mouth in just seconds, which is then uploaded to our dental lab. From there, the lab can fabricate your crown, dentures, veneers, etc. with increased accuracy. This means more comfort for you and less remakes due to failed impressions.

“Intraoral Cameras”

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your mouth actually looks like? With our intraoral camera, we are able to provide you with high-resolution images of the inside of your mouth. A real “picture” is much easier for you to understand than an x-ray, which helps you better understand your diagnosis.

“SonicFill Composite”

Simply put, the SonicFill Composite System allows our dentists to complete your fillings more efficiently and more durably by eliminating several of the traditional tedious steps that were once required to place them.

“Isolite Comfort System”

Tired of having a rubber dam affixed to your mouth for dental procedures? So are we. The Isolite system allows your mouth to comfortably rest open while treatment is being performed. It also allows our dentist a lighted workspace, constant suction and aspiration; all of which allow him to perform your procedure quicker and more efficiently.

Dental Services

Comprehensive & Preventive Dental Care”

After proper home care, seeing us regularly for exams, x-rays and cleanings is the number one way to ensure your family’s oral health. With many life-threatening diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, being linked to your oral health, the importance of preventive dental care cannot be stressed enough. Our preventive care services help you avoid having to undergo lengthy, invasive procedures, or any at all.

We offer:

  • Sealants for younger patients- help form a barrier between teeth and cavities
  • Flouride treatments- aid in remineralizing teeth and preventing cavities
  • Nightguards/athletic mouth guards
  • Periodontal (gum) health evaluation
  • Oral cancer screening

Restorative Dental Care

We offer a full range of services, which means you’ll rarely have to be referred to a specialist. We use tooth colored, resin-based composite material to treat cavities, requiring less drilling than a traditional silver filling. The material actually contains fluoride, helping treat the decayed area of the tooth; it is also mercury free. We offer full-porcelain caps, crowns, inlays, onlays and bridges, as well as permanent and removable dentures and prosthetics. We also perform root canals, place dental implants and extract wisdom teeth.

“Cosmetic Dental Care”

Our cosmetic services that range from small smile enhancements to full mouth smile makeovers and restoration. Porcelain veneers and crowns enhance the aesthetic appeal of your smile while also ensuring its health. We offer several in-office and take-home Opalescence professional teeth whitening solutions.

“Emergency Dental Care”

We understand that toothaches don’t happen when it’s convenient for you. Therefore, we leave room in our schedule everyday for emergency appointments. If you or a family member has an emergency – call us – it’s likely we’ll be able to see you and perform treatment that day. In the event of an after hours emergency, established patients have access to our 24/7 emergency pager. We’re always there when you need us.

Dentures & Mouthguards

We work with the best dental laboratory in South Carolina to bring you the finest fixed and removable prosthetics. We offer a complete line of full and partial dentures, at several different price points. We also offer athletic mouthguards and nightguards, many of which come with a lifetime warranty. These are excellent devices for protecting your teeth from various types of wear and tear. And, we offer Snoreguards, which when worn at night, can actually prevent you from snoring!

Anxiety Management

We understand that many – if not most – people experience some form of anxiety when they come to the dentist. We are committed to doing everything we can to relieve you of any fear you may experience when visiting us. Most of our patients find that our office environment and staff is less threatening than that of many other dental offices. However, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation and/or pre-medication if you need a little extra something to get you over the hump.

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