James Island Dental Associates
Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

Smile Gallery

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Our patients love the beautiful smiles we create at our Charleston, SC office!

Take a moment to look through our before-and-after photos to discover what is possible with the quality dentistry we provide.

Before
Close up of gum recession below tooth | Charleston SC Dentist
After
Photo of gum grafting results below tooth | Dentist Charleston SC
Gum Grafting
This patient was having sensitivity at the gumline associated with gum recession. We recommended a gum graft which utilizes the patient's own skin to fill in the defect.
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Before photo of dental implants | Charleston SC Dentist
After
Photo of smile after implants | James Island Dental Associates
Dental Implants
Ginny was unhappy with her loose fitting lower denture. We devised a plan that placed 2 implants in the lower jaw and attached Locator attachments to snap her lower denture into. Now she can chew and smile comfortably.
Before
Gum recession on front tooth | Charleston SC Dentist
After
Photo showing gum grafting results | Dentist Charleston SC
Gum Grafting
These patients were concerned about the esthetics of their front teeth, which showed a lot of gum recession. Connective tissue grafts using the patients own gum tissue, allowed Dr. Thomas and Dr. Weir to repair and improve the gum health and esthetic...[Read More]
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Photo of thin gums on lower front teeth | Charleston SC Dentist
After
Results from gum grafting | Dentist Charleston SC
Gum Grafting
This patient had thin gums around her lower front teeth, requiring gum grafting to help thicken the ginigiva. Dr. Thomas and Dr. Weir at James Island Dental Associates are able to perform this procedure using patients own gum tissue.
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Close up of smile before dental makeover | Dentist Charleston SC
After
Close up of smile after crowns and veneers | Charleston SC Dentist
Dental Makeover
Sandy was looking for a whiter and more esthetic smile. After performing a comprehensive treatment plan and discussing different treatment possibilities, a combination of veneers and crowns helped create a younger, whiter beautiful smile.
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Close up of smile with worn and missing teeth | James Island Dental Associates
After
Close up of smile after dental implants and crowns | James Island Dental Associates
Dental Makeover
Robert had old dental work that was not holding up to his extremely strong grinding habit. He had lost some teeth due to cracks and large failing fillings. Dr. Thomas examined him and discussed a comprehensive treatment plan to restore his smile with...[Read More]
Before
Close up of smile | Dentist Charleston SC
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Close up of smile after crowns | Charleston SC Dentist
Dental Makeover
Carla was unhappy with the appearance of her front teeth and did not want to discuss braces or orthodontics. Dr. Weir formulated a plan to replace her old crowns with new ceramic crowns that don't have metal in them. He also placed veneers to improve...[Read More]
Before
Old dental bridges | Dentist Charleston SC
After
Photo of smile after new dental bridges | Dentist Charleston SC
Dental Makeover
Meagan was unhappy with old Maryland bridges she had placed when she was a teenager. Unfortunately she didn't have space to place 2 dental implants, so two separate bridges were fabricated to improve her smile.
Before
Old dental bridge | James Island Dental Associates
After
Close up of smile with new dental bridges | James Island Dental Associates
Dental Makeover
John had a large bridge that was failing and had to be removed, along with several other teeth. Once the teeth were cleaned and decay removed, another long span bridge was made to complete his smile.
Before
Young patient with spaces between teeth | James Island Dental Associates
After
Dental bridge and bonding used to close gaps in smile | James Island Dental Associates
Esthetic Composite Bonding
Randy was a younger patient that was born with a peg lateral and missing lateral tooth on the other side. Because of his age Dr. Thomas elected to place some composite bonding on the peg lateral and a Maryland bridge on the other side. These conserva...[Read More]
Before
Mouth with old upper crowns | James Island Dental Associates
After
Photos after new ceramic crowns were placed | Dentist Charleston SC
Dental Makeover
Michael didn't like the look of his upper front crowns. As he had gotten older the metal in his older porcelain to metal crowns became exposed due to generalized recession. Dr. Weir developed a treatment plan that involved replacing the older crowns...[Read More]
Before
Older, stained teeth | Dentist Charleston SC
After
Cosmetic bonding used to improve smile | Dentist Charleston SC
Composite Restoration
Margaret didn't like the look of her older stained teeth. She chose to go with esthetic composite bonding to improve the color and shape of her upper and lower teeth.
Before
Worn teeth from grinding | James Island Dental Associates
After
Composite bonding used to repair worn teeth | James Island Dental Associates
Restoration
Willy has a serious grinding habit and wanted his teeth fixed prior to his wedding. Dr. Thomas evaluated his bite and discussed different types of cosmetic procedures to restore his smile. He chose to go with esthetic composite bonding. After the bon...[Read More]
Before
Old silver fillings in molars | Dentist Charleston SC
After
White composite fillings replaced old silver fillings | Dentist Charleston SC
Restoration
Jordan had older silver amalgam fillings that were starting to fail. He wanted them replace with white composite filings which are bonded in place.
Before
Old large silver fillings in molars | Dentist Charleston SC
After
New White fillings on back teeth | James Island Dental Associates
Composite Restoration
Brooke had some large failing silver fillings that she wanted replaced. We chose white composite bonded fillings to restore and enhance her smile.
Before
Discoloration around old bonding | James Island Dental Associates
After
New bonding to correct discoloration | Dentist Charleston SC
Composite Bonding
Stewart didn't like the dark discoloration around the edge of his old bonding after he had whitened his teeth. Dr. Weir removed the old bonding and replaced it with new white composite bonding to blend to his new whitened shade.
Before
Chipped Front Tooth | James Island Dental Associates
After
Composite bonding used to fix chipped tooth | James Island Dental Associates
Restoration
Alyse unfortunately collided heads with another person while playing volleyball. Dr. Thomas was able to match her existing shade of her teeth and replaced the fractured teeth with white composite bonding.
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Old silver fillings | James Island Dental Associates
After
White bonded fillings used to replace silver fillings | Dentist Charleston SC
Restorations
Denise had older silver fillings that she wanted removed and replaced with white bonded fillings.
Before
Old stained and chipped bonding on front teeth | Dentist Charleston SC
After
Veneers to repair chipped and stained front teeth | Dentist Charleston SC
Veneers
Kelsey had old bonding that was staining and chipping. Four porcelain veneers were fabricated and bonded on creating a natural, esthetic smile.
Before
Spaces between front teeth | James Island Dental Associates
After
Veneers used to repair gaps between teeth | Dentist Charleston SC
Porcelain Veneers
Liam was unhappy with the spaces he had between the upper front teeth. Braces would not fix this correctly because his front teeth were too small. He elected to have 4 porcelain veneers placed to improve his smile.
Before
X-ray of dental implants | James Island Dental Associates
After
After photo of bridges fixed on implants | Dentist Charleston SC
Implants supporting fixed teeth
Gloria did not like the idea of wearing a denture, and she wanted a prosthesis that was fixed and not removeable. Dr. Weir and Gloria took a CBCT(3d x-ray) and created a comprehensive plan to restore her mouth. It involved 8 implants and 3 separate f...[Read More]
Before
Dental implants | James Island Dental Associates
After
After photo of dental implants | Dentist Charleston SC
Implant supported dentures
Hank wanted a more stable bite with his dentures. His plan involved placing multiple implants that were connected to a bar that was screwed unto the implants. This bar adds a lot of retention when the caps inside of his denture lock onto the bar. Thi...[Read More]
Before
x-ray of loose bridge | Dentist Charleston SC
After
Three dental implants added after gum grafting | Dentist Charleston SC
Implant and Crowns
Phil presented with a loss of his bridge and external resorption of his premolar. The bridge was non-restorable and the premolar had to be extracted. After bone grafting, three dental implants were placed and three crowns were fabricated to restore t...[Read More]