3D Dental Imaging2021-11-16T17:43:03+00:00
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3D DENTAL IMAGING

James Island & Charleston

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3D Dental Imaging

James Island & Charleston

Using 3D dental imaging, we can plan your entire treatment out well in advance so you know exactly what to expect.

One of our goals is to always provide the most modern, comprehensive dentistry available to our patients in the Charleston area. Incorporating advanced technology gives us a number of advantages so you can have optimal care and optimal results.

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Convenience

Convenience

We make it easy and convenient to schedule appointments and make payments online with our patient connect portal.

Advanced Technology

Advanced Technology

We have the latest dental technology to care for all of your dental needs in-house.

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Welcoming Atmosphere

We strive to create a stress-free experience curated by our friendly and welcoming staff.

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MORE QUESTIONS?

Why do I need a dental extraction?2021-08-11T20:55:29+00:00

Tooth extractions are often a last resort but are sometimes necessary if you have a particularly problematic tooth, overcrowding on your jaw, or issues with wisdom teeth.

Significant Decay or Trauma

If tooth decay or damage has spread to your jawbone, gums, or surrounding teeth, in some situations, this tooth will have to be removed to preserve your oral and systemic health.

Overcrowding

Sometimes your jaw is simply too small to accommodate all your teeth. Tooth extraction helps your remaining teeth align to fit your jaw. If overcrowding goes untreated, teeth begin to twist and shift, which leads to a crooked smile. If you plan to have orthodontic work done, your dentist may opt to extract some teeth in preparation for this work.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are located in the back of your mouth and don’t erupt during toddlerhood, but come in much later. Often, wisdom teeth can’t fully erupt through your gums because of your other teeth. This is called an impaction, and it can lead to infection and irritation. Dental professionals often remove wisdom teeth to help protect your other teeth and preserve your alignment.

If you feel you might need extractions in Charleston, SC, contact our dental office today.

I need a root canal, and I’ve heard they are very painful. Should I be worried?2021-08-11T20:51:29+00:00

As dental procedures go, root canals have a reputation for being one of the worst. Much of this reputation, however, has been unfairly earned. With rare exception, root canals are very standard procedures that feel similar to having a dental filling completed or a porcelain crown placed.

Relieve Pain with Root Canal

Many patients are worried that their root canal procedure will be painful, but there is usually nothing to fear. The reason for needing a root canal is typically because a patient is already in significant pain due to an infection deep within a tooth. Root canal treatment is given to attempt to save the tooth and alleviate the pain, not to cause additional pain! Every root canal that is performed at our Charleston, SC dental office is done to remove damaged tissues and pulp from the tooth, which will typically provide instant relief in the affected area.

Contact Our Office

It is normal to feel uneasy about dental procedures such as root canals, particularly if you have never experienced them before. If you are scheduled for a root canal at James Island Dental Associates, we are available to answer any questions you may have about your upcoming procedure. Our caring Charleston dentists are available Monday through Friday of every week. Call us today at (843) 762-1234.

What tooth replacement options do you offer?2021-08-11T20:42:53+00:00

Each case can be different, but three options are available for you:

Dental Implant

The first is a dental implant, which acts as an anchor in the bone and a crown that attaches to the implant. The dental implant mimics a natural tooth by adding security and offering a permanent solution. The crown created to replace the tooth will be carefully crafted to blend in with your other teeth.

Dental Bridge

The second is a fixed bridge, which involves capping the two teeth adjacent to the space. The caps are joined to a pontic (the replacement tooth) and the whole unit is cemented onto the adjacent teeth. This option provides security and completes your smile, but doesn’t offer the same benefits as implants. When multiple teeth are missing, we can discuss using implants to hold a bridge in place, which allows us to avoid altering otherwise healthy teeth.

Partial Denture

The third option is a removable partial denture, which has the missing teeth attached to it and clasps that slide over your natural teeth to help it stay in place. This removable appliance will require extra care on your part and may need to occasionally be refitted; however, it’s an option that many people find easily affordable.

What is the process for completing a dental implant?2021-08-11T20:42:08+00:00

At James Island Dental Associates, Dr. Weir and Dr. Thomas are proud to provide comprehensive implant dentistry. The benefit to you is that when you get dental implants in James Island, SC, you will be working with one of our dentists and the team members you know and trust.

First Step of Implant Process

After you’ve completed an initial implant consultation to determine if this is the right procedure for your needs, the next step is placing the implant. Dr. Weir and Dr. Thomas utilize advanced 3-D technology to help them plan the placement of your implant well before the procedure. This pre-treatment planning results in more accuracy, precision, and a reliable outcome on the day of your surgery.

After Implant Placement

Once we successfully place your implant, we give it time to heal and integrate fully with bone in your jaw. In this way, the implant becomes a permanent part of your dental anatomy just as your tooth root was. The healing process can take anywhere from three to six months.

When you complete the healing process, our dentists create your final restoration. We can use implants to replace a single missing tooth with a durable and aesthetic porcelain crown. They are also capable of supporting multiple tooth replacement prosthetics such as a bridge or denture.

Contact Our Office

Dental implants are an excellent investment in your oral health and your smile, and your team at James Island Dental Associates looks forward to helping you through the process!

What Tooth Replacement Options Do You Have?2021-08-10T13:51:17+00:00
What is the Process for Dental Implants2021-08-10T17:03:51+00:00

At James Island Dental Associates, Dr. Weir and Dr. Thomas are proud to provide comprehensive implant dentistry. The benefit to you is that when you get dental implants in James Island, SC, you will be working with one of our dentists and the team members you know and trust.

First Step of Implant Process

After you’ve completed an initial implant consultation to determine if this is the right procedure for your needs, the next step is placing the implant. Dr. Weir and Dr. Thomas utilize advanced 3-D technology to help them plan the placement of your implant well before the procedure. This pre-treatment planning results in more accuracy, precision, and a reliable outcome on the day of your surgery.

After Implant Placement

Once we successfully place your implant, we give it time to heal and integrate fully with bone in your jaw. In this way, the implant becomes a permanent part of your dental anatomy just as your tooth root was. The healing process can take anywhere from three to six months.

When you complete the healing process, our dentists create your final restoration. We can use implants to replace a single missing tooth with a durable and aesthetic porcelain crown. They are also capable of supporting multiple tooth replacement prosthetics such as a bridge or denture.

Contact Our Office

Dental implants are an excellent investment in your oral health and your smile, and your team at James Island Dental Associates looks forward to helping you through the process!

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