Northeast Dental Associates

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry | (803) 788-6691

Our Services

Below is a list of services that our highly trained dental professionals provide

Bridges (Fixed Partial Denture)

Bridges are fixed dental appliance used to replace missing teeth.  In a similar fashion to a crown, supporting teeth are precisely prepared for the appliance which can then replace one or more missing teeth.  Bridges are not removable by the patient because they are cemented on the supporting teeth.

Crowns

A tooth-shaped "cap" that is cemented over a prepared tooth in order to restore and strengthen a weakened tooth, thereby improving its natural appearance.

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays produce high quality digital images with lower dose of radiation than film based radiographs.  These images allows the dentist to view areas of the teeth, bone, and other supporting structures of the jaw and face in order to make the proper diagnosis of existing conditions.  Our new three dimensional digital system (cone beam radiograph) can be used to accurately scan the bone structures for the optimum placement of dental implants, the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, and for the diagnosis of pathological conditions that could not be viewed prior to this technology.  

Extractions

The removal of a tooth.

Fillings

Restoration of lost tooth structure with metal, porcelain, or resin materials.

Fluoride Treatment

A mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel making teeth less susceptible to decay.

Full Dentures

A removable appliance that replaces all of the teeth in a patient's arch.

Implants

A titanium metal cylinder that is surgically implanted into the upper or lower jawbone.  Implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth or to stabilize a full or partial denture.  It therefore serves as a "tooth root" and anchor for the crown, bridge, or denture that is placed over it.

Night Guards

A removable appliance that fits over the upper teeth and is used to prevent wear damage, including tooth fracture, caused by grinding and clenching of the teeth.  Many patients who grind their teeth do so at night and are unaware of this harmful habit.

Oral Exams

An exam given by the doctor of the full mouth to detect any problems the patient may have and to coordinate any treatment that may be needed

Partial Dentures

A removable appliance that replaces some of the teeth in one dental arch.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal treatment involves the surgical or non-surgical treatment of diseases of the gum and supporting structures of the teeth.  Unfortunately, periodontal disease rarely has painful symptoms until it is significantly advanced.  Like all disease processes, our role is to diagnose and treat periodontal disease before it reaches an advanced state.  This requires regular dental care and proper diagnosis by the dental staff.

Preventive Care (Prophylaxis for Adults and Children)

Preventive care includes the prophylactic cleaning of teeth in adults and children in order to prevent tooth decay (dental caries) and gum (periodontal) disease.  Children receive the topical application of fluoride gel for the prevention of tooth decay.

Root canal therapy

Procedure used to save an abscessed tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted.

Sealants

A thin, white resin material that is applied to the grooves and pits on the biting surfaces of permanent teeth to prevent cavities.

Tooth Whitening

A chemical or laser process to lighten the color of teeth.