Services Offered by Fort Mill Dentistry

Prophylaxis – Also known as a cleaning. The American Dental Association recommends adults and children have a cleaning at least every six months. At your cleaning appointment, you will also have an exam to check your teeth for decay as well as an oral cancer check. The hygienist may also need to take x-rays as well to ensure good oral health.

Scaling and Root Planing- detailed scaling at the root surface to decrease inflammation of gum tissue.

Fillings- Composite Resin Restorations- commonly referred to as fillings; they are made to appear tooth colored to blend in with your teeth.

Crowns- require two appointments. At the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the tooth and take an impression for the crown. The impression is sent to a dental laboratory. At the final visit, the dentist will cement the crown and make any necessary adjustments. Crowns can be porcelain or gold. The dentist will discuss which option is best for your case.

Sealants-Are placed on first and second molars normally as children once they have erupted completely, to give extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.

Dentures- We place full dentures when all teeth have been removed. A conventional denture is placed after gum tissue has healed. An immediate denture is placed immediately after extractions. Partial dentures connect to existing teeth to replace one or more missing teeth.

The dentist will discuss which denture is the best fit for your case.

Implants- Consist of 3 parts; the implant will be placed by a Periodontist or Oral Surgeon (our office will give you a referral). Our office will restore the implant with an implant crown. The procedure will take two appointments. At the first appointment, the dentist will take impressions which will be sent to a lab to make your custom abutment and implant crown. The abutment is where the implant crown sits. The implant crown will look like your natural tooth.