Cosmetic Dentistry, Summerville SC

[Smile Enhancement]

A beautiful smile can enhance your appearance and confidence. With an extensive background in advanced Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Andrews creates the most natural, durable, and esthetically-pleasing result. Teeth that are discolored, chipped, cracked, or misaligned can often be corrected in just two appointments. For a smile that you’ll wear with pride, his recommendation may include one or a combination of techniques.

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Bonding
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Tooth-colored Fillings

Restorative Dentistry

[Tooth Repair]

Treatment recommendations by Dr. Andrews will be based upon your individual needs and desires.

Porcelain Crowns are ready in a single visit through CEREC 3D technology, giving exceptional longevity and a highly natural look and feel.

Tooth-colored fillings, or porcelain inlays or onlays are also used for the repair and protection of natural tooth areas.


Tooth Replacement

[Smile Enhancement]

Dr. James Andrews is highly trained to provide all type of tooth replacement options, including implant dentistry. His treatment plan will be aligned to your individual needs and preferences to create a flattering smile that is dependable, functional, and comfortable.

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General Dentistry

[Continuos Dental Care]

The best way to protect your smile and avoid costly treatment is through pre- vention. To support you in maintaining your oral health and appearance, a regimen of careful cleaning and an examination is incorporated into your preventive appointments. Regular hygiene appointments include:

  • Thorough cleaning & flossing
  • Full-mouth dental and periodontal (gum) exam
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Periodic X-Rays to detect decay, bone loss or tumors
  • Individual care consultations

Periodontal Therapy

[Gum Treatment]

Dr. Andrews provides a full-range of services that support your goals for a confident, beautiful, healthy smile. In addition to regular preventive care, mercury-free fillings, extractions, sealants and fluoride treatments are provided as needed.

Sore, bleeding gums indicate the beginning of Periodontal Disease. If left untreated, discomfort, bad breath, and eventual tooth loss will result. Extensive research has detected a link between gum disease and heart disease, low birth weight babies, stroke, and diabetes. If indication of gum disease exists, Dr. Andrews offers a non-surgical treatment for various stages of gum disease.


Endodontics

[Root Canals]

Occasionally, a tooth’s nerve chamber develops infection, requiring a root canal to save the tooth. This treatment cleans the infected chamber and repairs the damage to maintain a healthy tooth.

Dr. Andrews is skilled in the latest endodontic techniques. These require less time and are more comfortable than former methods.


Sedation Dentistry

Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry? Adults with…

  • High fear or very sensitive teeth
  • Traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Limited time to complete dental care
  • Complex dental problems
  • A dread of needles and shots
  • Discomfort associated with noises, smells and tastes

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You are given a pill an hour prior to your appointment. Your companion will accompany you to the office. Once you arrive, you will be made comfortable in a treatment chair and be covered with a warm blanket. Your vital signs will be monitored. After you are completely relaxed, our experienced team will care for your dental needs. When your treatment is completed, your companion will return you home.


Advanced Technology, Summerville SC

CEREC AC with Omnicam

Dr. James Andrews has always been committed to saving patients time, provide optimal comfort, and ensure exceptional results. To support that, he added CEREC 3D some years ago. This technology allows Dr. Andrews to create a finished crown as soon as the tooth is prepared. This eliminates the need for patients having to wear a temporary, return for a second visit, go through a second numbing, etc. This also enables Dr. Andrews to place the crown and ensure it’s a precision fit and shade without having to rely on a dental lab.

Dr. Andrews recently added CEREC’s latest technology to boost it’s efficiency and outcome. CEREC AC with Omnicam captures full color 3D digital images from a small camera that can scan anywhere inside the mouth. The images are sent to CEREC software that Dr. Andrews uses to formulate precision crowns, dental implant restorations, bridges, inlays, inlays or partials – all in a single visit!

New CEREC software also creates a surgical guide, especially beneficial for dental implant patients. The guide determines precise locations, depths, and angles for each implant. This not only enhances the success of the implants being placed, it eliminates the need for ‘flaps’ to be cut in gum tissue. Because the guides are so exact, Dr. Andrews can gently ‘punch’ through gum tissue at each exact location. By minimizing disruption to gum tissue, patients enjoy enhanced comfort with minimal healing time. Once the implants are placed, CEREC AC then creates the final teeth to be attached as part of the process!

These latest advances in CEREC’s technology are tremendous advantages for patients, whether having a single crown or a full arch of dental implants.