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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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... 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 Salisbury...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...Photos show that he also had missing teeth, which, sources say, he opted to replace with dental implants...

Dental Implants Could be Your Best Option to Replace Lost Teeth
...Since their introduction in the 1980s, implants have rapidly become the popular choice for tooth replacement...

You Should Brush and Floss Around Your Implant to Ensure its Longevity
With a 95%-plus success rate, dental implants are an effective and durable replacement for lost teeth...

Could Your Metal Allergy Keep You From Obtaining Dental Implants?
Dental implants are today’s closest restorative facsimile to natural teeth...

Why we Need to Care for a Younger Patient's Bone after a Tooth Loss
... Because implants require a certain amount of bone for proper placement and support, this could make it difficult if not impossible to install one...

Charlize Theron Back in Action After Dental Surgery
...If jawbone volume is insufficient for implants, it can often be restored to a viable point in a few months...

Teenagers with Missing Teeth Usually Need a Temporary Restoration
...This is especially problematic for dental implants because as the jaws continue to grow, a “non-growing” implant could eventually appear out of alignment with the surrounding natural teeth...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Dental implants look, function and “feel” just like natural teeth — and with proper care, they can last a lifetime...

No Need to Fret Over Implant Surgery
Are you interested in dental implants but a little hesitant about the surgery...

Flossing Daily Around Implants will Help Prevent Losing Your Bridge
...They can also improve bone health thanks to the affinity between bone cells and the implants' titanium posts...

An Implant Restoration Could Prevent Bone Loss
...Fortunately, there are several ways to replace them, ranging from partial or full dentures to implants...

If Appropriate, Antibiotics before Implant Surgery Could Reduce Infection Risk
...The bone normally grows and adheres to the surface of an implant soon after it's placed, giving it the added strength and durability for which implants are best known...

NBC Star Delivers a Message about the "Perfect" Smile
...That could mean that their dentures are specially fabricated with a space between the front teeth, or the crowns of their dental implants are spaced farther apart than they normally would be...

NBA Player's Injury Points Out Need for Mouthguards
...Based on each individual's situation, it's certainly possible to restore a damaged tooth via cosmetic bonding, veneers, bridgework, crowns, or dental implants...

Your Quest for a Dental Implant Might Be Interrupted by Bone Loss
...Implants need a certain amount of bone for proper placement...

Here's What to Expect Before, During and After Implant Surgery
...If you would like more information on the process for obtaining dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

The Real Truth Behind Ed Helms' Missing Tooth in "The Hangover"
...Implants, though, shouldn't be placed until the jaw has fully developed, usually in early adulthood...

Viggo Mortensen's Red-Carpet Smile
...Implants require very little special care and can look great for many years, making them a top choice for tooth replacementIf you have questions about chipped or damaged teeth, please contact our office or schedule a consultation...

'Tooth in One Day' Procedures Require Special Attention for Success
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Same-Day Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants...

Increase Bone Mass for Dental Implants through Grafting
... But there's a possible wrinkle with implants — for accurate placement there must be a sufficient amount of bone around it...

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...