CROSSLAND DENTAL ASSOCIATES
929 BOWMAN RD. SUITE 100
MOUNT PLEASANT SC, 29464
- Routine Dental Cleanings
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- Crowns, Inlays and Onlays
- Dental Implants
- Digital X-Rays
- Gum Disease and Periodontal Care
- Dentures and Partials
- Sedation Dentistry
The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist twice each year for a checkup. During your checkup, we will look at each tooth in your mouth to assess problems like tooth decay or cracks, as well as old dental work. Sometimes old dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to replace metal fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns with updated tooth-colored alternatives when recommended.
By keeping up with check-ups every six months, we can often reduce your potential for major dental problems. For instance, a small cavity can grow to destroy an entire tooth if it is not treated. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off and create additional problems. In addition, advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults, and oral cancer causes more than 7,500 deaths each year. Caught and treated early, these diseases can be controlled.
If you have not scheduled a checkup lately, be sure to call us now to make your appointment! Children as young as two should visit the dentist. By age four or five, a child should receive regular checkups.
Some people have deep grooves in their teeth which make it hard to brush effectively. This makes these teeth more prone to decay. A dental sealant is a protective coating that matches the color of the tooth and is used on molars to protect them from “chewing surface” cavities.
When filling cavities, tooth-colored fillings not only seal the tooth to protect it from further decay, it blends in with the actual tooth color, making the filling visually undetectable in the mouth.
To brighten your smile and minimize unsightly stains from things like coffee and tobacco, whitening is recommended. Whitening is a process that uses custom made trays that fit your teeth to deliver a whiter brighter smile. We can do whitening in the office in about an hour, or you can purchase a kit to whiten at home. Annual touch-ups will help maintain your color.
A good option for teeth that are chipped, cracked or discolored are veneers. Because they are virtually transparent, light can reflect through so they look very natural.
Bonding is an alternative to veneers but they are not as natural looking or as strong. Bonding involves using a composite material to cover cracks, fill in chips or cover gaps.
Dental implants are natural-looking replacements for missing teeth. An implant provides the same function as your natural tooth root. Implants consist of three components; titanium implant or “screw”, abutment, and crown. We work with specialists (Oral Surgeon or Periodontist) who place the implants (component 1) while we restore them (component 2 and 3). Once securely in place, implants can hold a crown, bridge or over-denture. Implants are durable and can last a lifetime. They require the same maintenance as natural teeth including brushing, flossing and regular check-ups.
A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It not only fills the gap but also prevents shifting of surrounding teeth. A bridge also can be used to correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation.
Your teeth contain several layers. The inner most layer is called the pulp. Cavities, injury or a broken tooth can subject the area to bacteria which destroys the pulp and causes increased pressure leading to pain. A root canal will clean out the area and seal it from within. Depending on the complexity of the root morphology we will sometimes refer you to a root canal specialist (Endodontist).
A mouthpiece device called a TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) can be effective for many snorers, including those suffering from mild or moderate sleep apnea. The two piece device is custom made to specifically fit your mouth. It easily snaps firmly and comfortably together over the top and bottom teeth, holding the jaw forward slightly. This keeps the tongue and soft tissues from falling down the throat and obstructing the airway. If you are a candidate for a mouthpiece, we will take a mold of your mouth to custom fit the device to accommodate your specific condition.
Known as nitrous oxide or “laughing gas”, this is simply a colorless, odorless gas that is inhaled. It can replace anxiety with more pleasurable feelings while providing some analgesia. It is often used when treating kids for cooperation as they can be quite wiggly sometimes. It is administered via a mask over the nose. It is safe and completely painless. Once the gas supply is stopped, its effects leave the body within minutes, so you are safe to drive home.
Dentures can be full (missing all teeth) or partial (missing some teeth). Although this option is removable it is affordable.
Crowns or “Caps”
Crowns are needed when teeth have been broken, cracked, or had a root canal. They can also be an option to improve appearance. This is a two appointment procedure. Crowns can be gold or tooth colored depending on location/recommendation.
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8:00am - 5:00pm
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