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Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Charleston Dental Associates has provided honest, family-friendly general and cosmetic dentistry services in Charleston, WV since 1976. From our beginning, our dentists and staff have focused on providing individuals and families with the affordable care and service they deserve. It is our goal to build beneficial, long-term relationships with you and your family members. We are committed to helping you improve your immediate and long-term dental health, while providing yours with the tools and resources you need to understand your treatment options.

General Dentistry

Complete and Comprehensive Exams

It is important to have regular dental exams and teeth cleanings in order to maintain good oral and dental health. These appointments are important for patients of every age. During this visit, we will remove any plaque or tartar buildup from your teeth, floss, and polish your teeth. This aids in cavity protection. In addition to cleaning your teeth, we will examine your mouth for any signs of gum disease, oral cancer, or other irregularities.

Children’s Dentistry

Because they are still developing, children have different oral health care needs than adults. Our team works to provide friendly, compassionate dental care for younger patients. We work to help children understand the importance of a healthy diet, proper brushing of teeth, and more.

During their visits, we will examine your child’s mouth, make note of the development of their mouth, teeth, and bite alignment, and look for any signs of gum disease, TMJ, or prolonged problems such as thumb-sucking and teething. We will take x-rays as needed, clean and polish the teeth, and apply fluoride as needed.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are made from plastic resin which bonds and hardens to the grooves on your tooth’s surface. We apply sealants to hard-to-reach places and tiny areas in your mouth to prevent decay from forming. It seals the tooth and smooths the tiny grooves, which reduces plaque build-up and can help prevent decay. This treatment is appropriate for children and adults.

TMJ Therapy & Appliances

The two joints that connect the temporal bone and lower jaw form the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Many individuals experience a clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing their mouth. It is also very common for these same patients to suffer from migraines or headaches. Many factors can lead to TMJ disorders including misaligned bites, joint dislocation, teeth grinding, and more. We will work with you to determine which treatment option best fits your needs. This includes custom-fit oral appliances, relaxation techniques, and more.

Restorative Dentistry

Fillings

A filling is used to restore teeth after cavities have been removed. It helps save natural tooth structure and prevent future decay from developing. Our practice utilizes tooth-colored restorations which helps protect against broken teeth and improve tooth color, strength, and stability. Composite materials are carefully matched to your tooth structure and are virtually undetectable once it’s placed.

Cosmetic Crowns

Dental crowns, also called caps, can be used on both front and back teeth. This treatment option is typically used on severely decayed or broken teeth, as well as those where a filling is no longer an option. A crown can be made out of a range of materials, including porcelain. This type of restoration provides you with a natural looking option, which restores the tooth’s strength and can last a lifetime.

Onlays & Inlays

These types of restorations are used on teeth too damaged to be repaired with fillings but are intact enough where a crown is not needed. An onlay is often referred to as a “partial crown” because it covers the entire biting surface of a tooth. An inlay fills space at the center of a tooth’s surface or in between cusps or rounded edges.

Extractions

An extraction may be the best option if you have a tooth that is broken beyond repair or is severely decayed. We strive to create as comfortable of an experience as possible. The extraction procedure involves removing both the tooth and the root. After your procedure, we will discuss tooth replacement options, including dentures and partials, a dental bridge, or a referral for dental implants.

Dentures & Partial Dentures

Whether you are missing one tooth or a whole row of teeth, dentures or partials can help restore function and aesthetics to your smile. To ensure your dentures or partials fit snugly in your mouth, we take precise, careful measurements of your jaw, mouth, and face. A snug fit ensures you are able to chew and speak properly. It is our goal to help you feel confident in your smile again!

Fixed Bridges

A dental bridge is a device designed to fill in the gaps made by missing teeth. Leaving a gap cannot only affect the appearance of your smile, it can also affect your ability to speak and chew properly. In addition, it leaves your gums susceptible to disease, can lead to jawbone deterioration, and cause your remaining teeth to shift. The bridge consists of two crowns which are placed on teeth on either side of the gap. This device is cemented onto the teeth, so unlike partial dentures, the bridge is not removable.

Implant Supported Crowns & Bridgework

Dental implants provide a great, permanent restoration option for patients who are missing teeth due to extractions or dental decay. A dental implant consists of metal posts which are surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gums. You must have sufficient bone structure to support the posts and implants.

Our doctors will work with your dental surgeon to complete the final implant restoration. This involves creating a custom crown or denture that is placed over the titanium post. This restores function, strength, and aesthetics to your smile. Once the restoration is complete, your implant will look just like a natural tooth.

Snap On Smile

The Snap On Smile system is an easy and painless way to obtain a beautiful smile. Snap On Smile offers you a comfortable alternative to partial or full dentures. It fits right over your teeth to give you a natural-looking smile. This treatment option is non-invasive and can be used to improve the aesthetics of your smile by closing gaps and covering missing or crooked teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Lumineers & Veneers

Veneers are custom-made porcelain laminates that are applied directly to your teeth. This restoration option is ideal for individuals looking to improve their smile and correct misaligned or crooked teeth. Veneers look and feel like normal teeth. Lumineers are a specific brand of veneers that are thinner than traditional veneers, making them easier to place on the teeth and more comfortable. Placing the veneers only takes two visits and can help you drastically improve your smile by closing gaps or covering up chips, cracks, or stains on your teeth.

Zoom Whitening

Ready to achieve a brighter and whiter smile? The Zoom professional teeth whitening system can help you get the smile you’ve been dreaming of. This system uses light-activated gel to accelerate and enhance the whitening process. This procedure can be completed in as little as 45 minutes and is performed right in our office. It is pain-free and can benefit most patients. It is designed to help reverse stains on teeth caused by aging, coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco use.

Periodontal Care

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. To help our patients fight periodontal disease and disorders, we offer a range of treatments and services. During your routine visits, we will examine your gums and clean the pockets along the gum line to prevent gingivitis. If we find any signs of gum disease, we will discuss the available treatment options to help restore your oral health.

Full Mouth Restoration

Our full-mouth restoration services are designed to restore health and beauty (link to gallery page) to your smile. We will work with you to establish your goals for your dental health and smile. Our team will then help you take steps to achieve it. It is our goal to help you gain a healthy, natural-looking smile you are proud to show off.

Under Armour Mouthguards

We recommend mouthguards for patients who are active in sports or other physical activities which may leave their teeth at risk for injury. We will work with you to determine which type of mouthguard fits your needs and protects your smile. We carry and provide our patients with Under Armour Custom Mouthguards, which provide you with personalized fit and protection.

Botox & Dermal Fillers

Developing fine lines and wrinkles around your forehead and mouth are part of the natural aging process. If those lines and wrinkles are beginning to affect your self-confidence, there is something we can do to help you. We offer Botox and Dermal Fillers to help relax your facial muscles and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments only take a few minutes to complete.

For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 304-344-0344 We look forward to hearing from you!