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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Wilson, NC Dentist
... Holmes and Williford offers a full range of general & cosmetic dental treatments at our office to help you achieve your perfect smile, such as teeth whitening, crowns, preventive care or implants...

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Questions About Dental Services in Wilson, NC We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, and tooth whitening in Wilson...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed We also offer Pediatric Dentistry...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Today, there are two widely used tooth replacement procedures: dental implants and bridgework...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Dental implants look, function and “feel” just like natural teeth — and with proper care, they can last a lifetime...

Frequently Asked Questions About Diabetes and Oral Health
... A number of studies have shown that people with diabetes can be good candidates for dental implants, but there are some concerns regarding dental implant treatment, which involves minor surgery...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants...

If You're not a Good Candidate for Dental Implants, Consider Bridgework
...Over the last few decades, however, dental implants have nudged bridgework out of this premier spot...

Tooth Loss: A Health Risk for Older Adults
...Overdentures are removable dentures that hook onto a few strategically placed dental implants, which are small titanium posts placed in the bone beneath your gums...

Bone Grafting Might be Necessary Before You Obtain an Implant
Every year dentists place over 5 million dental implants for lost teeth, often removing the problem tooth and installing the implant at the same time...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...Photos show that he also had missing teeth, which, sources say, he opted to replace with dental implants...

Need an Effective but Affordable Tooth Replacement? Look at a Flexible RPD
...We consider the whole category of RPDs as “temporary” restorations, meaning they’re intended as a transitional phase between tooth loss and a permanent restoration like a natural tooth-supported fixed bridge or dental implants...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
... Essentially, TADS are small, screw-like dental implants made of a titanium alloy...

Removable Dentures
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

Space Maintainers
...But timing is very important with dental implants — they can't be placed in a growing child...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
... Special tips are also available to clean composite or porcelain tooth restorations, titanium implants, or areas of demineralization (enamel loss) on your teeth...

Bone Grafting
... Dental Implants — In this optimal tooth-replacement system, a small titanium post embedded in the jawbone is attached to a highly realistic dental crown, permanently replacing the missing tooth...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Sinus Surgery
...Sinus surgery makes dental implants, today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement systems, achievable for people who otherwise would not have been able to take advantage of today's best tooth-replacement method...

Missing Teeth
...Dental implants can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Dental implants: Detailed CBCT images are used to determine the optimum location for the titanium implants while avoiding nerves, sinuses and areas of low bone density...

Bone Grafting
Replacement teeth supported by dental implants function so well and last so long because, like natural teeth, they are securely anchored in the jawbone for maximum support...

Dental Implants FAQs
What are dental implants...

Fixed Dentures
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... Now here's the good news: Dental implants — the state-of-the-art tooth-replacement method preferred by dentists — can prevent all this...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... While there are excellent methods of tooth replacement (such as dental implants), these involve further and more complex treatments, and they can be costly...

Root Canal Treatment
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Surgery
... Dental Implants...

Periodontal Therapy
... Dental Implants...

Technology
... Dental Implants...