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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Questions About Dental Services in Dallas, NC We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, and tooth whitening in Dallas...

Not Just Filling in the Gaps: Lost Teeth Have Unexpected Consequences
Why is it important to replace missing teeth with restorations such as dental implants...

Testing your Knowledge: Dental Implants vs. Bridgework
...However, two of the most common treatment options include bridgework and dental implants...

The Elements of a Beautiful Smile
...If teeth are missing because of trauma or loss due to decay, today they can be replaced by dental implants, topped with crowns that are colored and shaped exactly like the natural teeth...

Matching Game: Which Smile Design Technique Is Right for You?
... Words to match: Whitening Bonding Enamel shaping Orthodontics Veneers Crowns and bridgework Implants Gum contouring ______ is a minor surgical procedure in which we alter the position of the gum tissue and sometimes even the underlying bone...

A New, Improved Solution for Loss of Teeth in the Lower Jaw
...Now dental technology has developed a better alternative that combines two strategically placed dental implants and a traditional lower denture that has been modified to fit over the two implants — thus the term...

Top 5 Reasons Not to Fear Bone Grafting
Dentists often recommend bone grafting to ensure the success of dental implants...

Understanding The Factors That Can Influence Dental Implant Success
Dental implants traditionally have a high success rate with numerous studies showing long-term success rates of over 95%...

Sinus Surgery — Creating Bone for Dental Implants “Out of Thin Air”
FAQs About This New and Miraculous Procedure How can sinus surgery contribute to the replacement of missing back teeth with dental implants...

Cleaning Dental Implants: How to Protect Your Investment
...Power instruments can be used on implants with nylon or plastic sheaths on the tip and lots of water irrigation to clean and flush debris...

Mini-Implants: Five Things You Should Know
Dental implants are now the gold standard for tooth replacement...

Test Your Knowledge: Dentures
...Perhaps the best way to limit long-term bone loss is the use of dental implants, which restores function and prevents excessive resorption from tooth loss...

Planning Your Wedding Day Smile Makeover
... Dental implants are a great way to restore missing teeth...

Having a Tooth Removed is a 'No-Anxiety' Affair
...This new growth will aid with any future plans for dental implants...

Encouraging Bone Growth for Future Implants Through Sinus Surgery
Dental implants are a popular and effective restoration for lost teeth, if there’s enough bone present to support the implant...

Five Facts About Dental Implant Surgery
...You may already know that today, implants are the “gold standard” of tooth replacement options...

It Can Pay to Spend on Dental Implants
...Tooth implants — tiny titanium, screw-like substitutes for a tooth’s natural root to which natural-looking dental crowns are attached — are pricier but offer an important extra benefit...

Ultrasonic Scalers can Effectively Clean Most Patients' Gum Tissues
...Care should be taken when they’re used with implants or porcelain or composite crowns — specially designed tips are necessary to avoid scratching the restoration...

Implant-Supported Teeth: a New Option for Patients With Total Tooth Loss
...And because it now only takes a few strategically-placed implants to support an entire fixed bridge of teeth, the implant option is more affordable than ever...

Did You Know? Minor Tooth Contouring and Reshaping Can Enhance Your Smile!
Some dental procedures that can beautify a smile — orthodontics or implants, for example — take months...

Implant Overdentures: a Marriage of Options for Lower Jaw Tooth Replacement
... But while permanent tooth replacement using implants offer more comfort and a better fit than dentures, they are more expensive, sometimes out of the financial reach of many patients...

New Permanent Teeth - Faster Than Ever!
If you have lost your natural teeth, you may already have heard that dental implants are the best option for tooth replacement...

Replace Missing Teeth to Prevent Other Teeth From Moving Out of Place
...Life-like and durable, dental implants encourage bone growth at the implant site and adjacent teeth will respond to it as they would a natural tooth...

Major Benefits for Tooth Replacement With Dental Implants
Perhaps you’ve heard a lot about dental implants, an increasingly popular tooth replacement system...

Smile Transformation Begins and Ends With Smile Design
...These range from less invasive procedures like whitening, tooth reshaping, cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers, to more involved restorations like crowns, bridgework or dental implants...

New Partial Dentures More Comfortable and Durable Than Older Models
While dental implants are the preferable choice for teeth replacement, your life circumstances may cause you to postpone it or some other permanent restoration...

The Implant Process can be Shortened, Depending on the Tooth Type
Dental implants are considered the premier option for tooth replacement...

How Do We Make Your Dental Implants Look So Good?
...Most dental implants are made of commercially pure titanium, which fuses with the bone in your jaw, making it very stable...

Removing Teeth Could Improve an Orthodontic Outcome
...This takes planning as well as the use of restorations like dental implants, bridges or partial dentures...

Cosmetic Questions to Ask to Get You on the Right Path to a Better Smile
...Some treatments like teeth whitening are relatively inexpensive, while procedures like dental implants or orthodontics are major investments...

Using Sinus Surgery to Stimulate Bone Growth for Implants
... If you would like more information on forming new bone for implants through sinus surgery, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening
Transforming your smile doesn’t necessarily require complex treatments like orthodontics, dental implants or porcelain veneers...

Know the Risks and Benefits for Same-Day Tooth Replacement
... Successful same-day replacements require special attention during the three phases for implants: the removal (extraction) of the existing tooth; placement of the implant in the bone; and attachment of the crown, the visible tooth, to the implant...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
... Essentially, TADS are small, screw-like dental implants made of a titanium alloy...

Removable Dentures
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

Space Maintainers
...But timing is very important with dental implants — they can't be placed in a growing child...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
... Special tips are also available to clean composite or porcelain tooth restorations, titanium implants, or areas of demineralization (enamel loss) on your teeth...

Bone Grafting
... Dental Implants — In this optimal tooth-replacement system, a small titanium post embedded in the jawbone is attached to a highly realistic dental crown, permanently replacing the missing tooth...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Sinus Surgery
...Sinus surgery makes dental implants, today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement systems, achievable for people who otherwise would not have been able to take advantage of today's best tooth-replacement method...

Missing Teeth
...Dental implants can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Dental implants: Detailed CBCT images are used to determine the optimum location for the titanium implants while avoiding nerves, sinuses and areas of low bone density...

Bone Grafting
Replacement teeth supported by dental implants function so well and last so long because, like natural teeth, they are securely anchored in the jawbone for maximum support...

Dental Implants FAQs
What are dental implants...

Fixed Dentures
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... Now here's the good news: Dental implants — the state-of-the-art tooth-replacement method preferred by dentists — can prevent all this...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... While there are excellent methods of tooth replacement (such as dental implants), these involve further and more complex treatments, and they can be costly...

Root Canal Treatment
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Surgery
... Dental Implants...

Periodontal Therapy
... Dental Implants...

Technology
... Dental Implants...