The difference with West End Dental:
At West End Dental, our patient-centered team is dedicated to making your dental experience personalized, comfortable, and enjoyable with world-class care in a unique and modern environment. We specialize in state of the art restorative, cosmetic procedures and innovative methods that your entire family deserves.
Our continuum of care includes:
The mere mention of the word strikes fear in the heart of the bravest patient, but at West End Dental, we strive to change the way you think about it.
A root canal (endodontic therapy) is needed when a tooth has irreversible pain associated with a deep cavity or fracture. During a root canal, the dentist takes out the offending tissue associated with the pain, and fills the canals with an inert filler that seals the tooth. In a posterior tooth, where there is extreme pressure from chewing, the tooth will need a crown following a root canal. Below is a before and after x ray of a root canal performed by Dr. Suber.
At West End Dental, we use the latest materials and technology to enhance the cosmetics of your smile. Crowns and veneers are used to restore teeth that have deep decay, discoloration, older fillings, fractures, or endodontic (root canal) treatment. Crowns and veneers can also be used to enhance and transform the look of your smile to ideal proportions and cosmetics. With many successful cases already completed, Dr. Suber uses an artistic vision to guide the restoration of your teeth to achieve a high end result. Below are pictures of actual cases by Dr. Suber.
A bridge is a restoration that replaces a missing tooth by crowning the adjacent teeth and permanently cementing a bridge to the those teeth covering the space with a porcelain pontic. Bridges can be an alternative to implant therapy for a missing tooth especially if the adjacent teeth need restorations as well. Below is a picture of a bridge done in the anterior by Dr. Suber.
Implants are restorations that replace missing teeth. Implants are the best single tooth restoration when the adjacent teeth are unfilled or undamaged. They can be used to restore single missing teeth, multiple missing teeth, or a full arch. During the surgical phase, a titanium screw is placed into the bone in order to function as a prosthetic tooth root. See the pictures below:
model of an implant and an extracted tooth
model showing an implant placed between two existing teeth and functioning as a tooth root
Once the surgical placement of your implant is completed by a local specialist, West End Dental will restore the “tooth” portion of your implant. This is very simple and is completed in three simple steps – an impression, attachment of abutment to implant, attachment of crown to abutment. This can usually be completed withing two weeks.
Composite fillings have improved significantly in recent years. This is the standard restoration for a tooth that has a small cavity or fracture. Composite is made of silica and resin and can be extremely aesthetic in the right hands. At West End Dental, we take an artistic approach with a composite filling – trying to match the shade and anatomy of the tooth so no one knows the tooth has ever been touched. Composite can be used in a variety of cosmetic situations for some impressive results. See the work below by Dr. Suber.
Extensive staining with recurrent decay repaired in about an hour and a half appointment with composite at West End Dental.
Replaced amalgam filling with composite by Dr. Judson Suber
At West End Dental, we understand that a visit to the dentist can illicit anxiety. We strive to make appointments stress free. One way that we can do that is through our Nitrous Oxide sedation (laughing gas). We have a Porter nitrous oxide system that can administer the gas easily and comfortably to make your procedure enjoyable.
Why Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry can offer the patient a more relaxed experience, lower stress and anxiety, and increased comfort. Some patients prefer sedation to non-sedation treatment. We treat all kinds of patients here at West End Dental and would be happy to treat you too. Call today for an appointment 864-546-6500
Dentures and partial dentures are used as a cost effective way to restore multiple missing teeth. Dentures are removable prosthetics that rely on retention to function properly. That retention can be supplied by implants, existing teeth, or suction. At West End Dental, we use the finest materials to make the most realistic, functional dentures possible. Below is an example of an all acrylic partial made at West End Dental.
Have your whitening trays made at West End Dental and receive a free tube of whitener at every cleaning for the rest of your life. We think that is a pretty good deal!
Periodontal services consist of deep cleanings under local anesthesia designed to remove calculus (hardened plaque) that is attached to the teeth under the gum line. This type of build up is not abnormal and can be detected with x rays. The calculus initiates an inflammatory process in your body and causes subsequent bone loss around a tooth if left untreated.