James Island Dental Associates
Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry


A Reason to Smile Again: The Top 11 Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

The first thing many people will notice about you is your smile... unless you're hiding it. 

Broken or stained teeth, as well as missing teeth and misalignment, are all reasons you might be keeping your smile under wraps. Luckily, there's been advancements in cosmetic dentistry over the years to help correct some of these problems.

Here are 11 benefits of cosmetic dentistry that you may not have considered.

1. Brighten Your Teeth

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Let's Talk Cosmetic Dentistry in Charleston, SC

Smiling Woman | Cosmetic Dentist Charleston SC

If you’re unhappy with your smile, you may be considering cosmetic dentistry in Charleston, SC. In our dental office, we offer several cosmetic options and services to fit most budgets.

The first step is a consultation with our top cosmetic dentist to discuss your smile, your smile goals, and which procedures and treatments will help you realize those goals. Additionally, our dentist will evaluate your teeth and gums to make sure cosmetic dentistry is the best and safest option for you. During this exam, you’re encouraged to ask any questions and share your concerns about cosmetic dentistry in Charleston, SC.

Veneers, Dental Crowns, and Dental Bonding to Conceal Tooth Flaws

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Effects of Soda on Your Teeth

Ever seen those videos where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it decay? Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different. You have your saliva to help wash away the sugar, you eat other things throughout the day, and brush at least twice a day to remove debris or plaque. Nevertheless, soda is not something we recommend you consume more often than a once-in-awhile treat. Here’s why: Sugar Soda has extremely high sugar content. The bacteria that cause tooth decay feed off of sugar and excrete acid, which is what causes tooth decay. The more sugar our teeth have ...

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Welcome US Open patrons and golfers

Dr. Thomas and Dr. Weir would like to welcome the golfers and patrons to Charleston for the Women's US Open at the Country Club of Charleston.  As excited as we are for the tournament, we realized the extra traffic around the intersection of Maybank Hwy and Folly Rd was going to make it difficult for our patients to get to us.  With that being said we will be closed Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31.  We will resume normal office hours on Monday, June 3.  We are sorry for the inconvenience, but let's face it, there is a major golf tournament going on across the street!!  Grab a ticket, ...

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Introducing the latest in Cerec technology: Primescan

Primescan CEREC Technology | Charleston SC Dentist

At James Island Dental Associates, we are excited to introduce our patients to Primescan.  As many of you know Dr. Thomas and Dr. Weir enjoy technological advances in dentistry. We have been using same-day crown fabrication for over many years (BlueCam), so when the newest upgrade (Primescan) became available, we jumped on the opportunity. We no longer have to spray powder on the teeth or wait a long time for designing, but are able to get amazing new crowns ready for bonding in just over an hour! The material of the crowns is the same so structurally they are just as good as the ones we have been placing ...

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3 Benefits of CEREC Technology

Close up of dental crown | Dentist Charleston SC

Dental technology is always evolving and improving, and one of the most significant benefits modern dentistry offers is streamlining procedures. There is no better example of this than CEREC crowns in Charleston, SC.

If you've had a dental crown placed in the past, you probably remember the two long appointments that were required to complete the process. Not to mention the temporary you had to wear for two to three weeks while you patiently waited for your final restoration. If your temporary crown was unreliable and broke or fell out, this meant additional time with your dentist to repair it. This entire process could take upwards of four weeks before you ...

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Proud to be Nominated for Best Dental Practice Charleston, SC

Dr. Thomas and Dr. Weir would like to thank our wonderful patients for nominating James Island Dental Associates for the Best Dental Practice presented by City Paper!  This is an extreme honor and we are very thankful.  We try to present great customer care for our patients.  We have very inviting and caring staff that is eager to help ease dental fears and stress. We hope that by being nominated that our patients will take it one step further and vote here: Click here and scroll to find James Island Associates under Best Dental Practice Charleston. It only takes a couple of secs!  Scroll down to Best Dental ...

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