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22041 Hwy 72E, Ste. C
Athens, AL 35613
(256) 216-5610

Comprehensive Dentistry

General Dentist

Comprehensive dentistry involves the diagnosis and treatment of general conditions affecting the teeth, gums, and jaw. Dr. Cole takes a comprehensive approach to dentistry because it enables him to catch problems early and utilize more conservative treatment plans. Early diagnosis also reduces your risk of needing more extensive—and often expensive—treatment in the future.

General & Preventive Dental Treatments

  • Routine Dental Cleanings & Individual Exams
  • Digital X-rays & Digital Panoramic X-rays
  • Dental Sealants & Fluoride Treatments
  • Custom Athletic Mouthguards
  • Custom Nightguards for Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
  • Routine Extractions
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Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentist

Many of the things that we take for granted with natural teeth—including smiling, talking, and eating the foods we love—can all become easier again with restorative dentistry. We offer a variety of restorative dental treatments that can help you get your smile back and better than ever. If you struggle with loose, uncomfortable dentures, mini dental implants could change your life. Mini dental implants provide extra support and stability for dentures, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and smile with confidence again. Because they’re smaller than conventional implants, mini dental implants can often be placed in just ONE visit! Dr. Cole is also able to restore conventional dental implants, which are an excellent way to replace one or more missing teeth.

Restorative Dental Treatments

  • Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
  • Dental Implant Restorations
  • Mini Dental Implants
  • Implant-Supported Crowns and Dentures
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Root Canal Therapy
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentist

An attractive smile can enhance your self-esteem, boost your confidence, and help you make better first impressions. Even subtle treatments like teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings can make a BIG difference in the health and appearance of your smile.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments

  • Dazzling Porcelain Veneers
  • Professional Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
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Six Month Braces

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile but don’t want to spend two years in traditional braces? With Six Month Smiles®, you could have straight teeth before your next dental cleaning! Six Month Smiles Braces use clear or tooth-colored brackets and ultra-thin wires to move your teeth quickly, safely, and comfortably. They require fewer visits to our office than conventional braces, and the average treatment takes between 6 and 9 months. You deserve to love your smile.

Six Month Braces Dentist

The Benefits of Six Month Smiles Braces

  • Safe & Comfortable
  • Barely Noticeable Clear or Tooth-Colored Brackets
  • Less Sensitivity than Traditional Braces
  • Usually Only One Appointment Per Month
  • Financing Plans to Fit Your Budget
  • Free Teeth Whitening with Completed Treatment

Call our office today to schedule your FREE
Six Month Smiles consultation!

We Look Forward to Your Visit!

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Periodontal (Gum) Care

Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious problem among adults. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults over the age of 35. If your gums feel tender, look red and swollen, or bleed every time you floss, you could be at risk for gum disease. Untreated gum disease has been linked to other serious health problems, so it’s important to keep your gums healthy with proper home care and biannual professional dental cleanings.

Gum disease used to require surgery more often than not. While surgery is still sometimes the best option, we can now treat many cases with less invasive techniques, including local antibiotics, deep cleanings, and medicated rinses.

Periodontal Treatments

  • Diagnosis of Gum Disease
  • Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
  • Long-Term Maintenance Plans
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For Your Comfort

Sedation Dentistry

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a colorless blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide gases with a pleasant, sweet smell and taste. Inhaling nitrous oxide creates a sense of well-being and relaxation, and it is used effectively to help individuals who experience anxiety or fear about dental treatment feel more at ease. Nitrous oxide increases your pain threshold and, when necessary, makes the administration of anesthetic injections more comfortable. It is also helpful for patients who have a strong gag reflex that interferes with dental treatment.

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Advanced Technologies

Digital X-rays & Digital Imaging

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays are comfortable for you and they are faster than traditional x-rays, with the images available to be enlarged and viewed on a computer or TV screen within seconds. Digital x-rays are also safe. They can even be used during pregnancy, and some studies cite that they emit up to 90% less radiation! With no chemical processing needed, digital x-rays are a good choice for you and the environment.

  • Less Radiation
  • Acurate Diagnosis
  • Faster to Process
  • Comfortable for You

Intraoral Camera

Like digital x-rays, digital photographs with our intraoral camera are a useful diagnostic and patient education tool. Through the use of a tiny camera attached to a hand-held wand we can show you incredibly clear pictures of your teeth and gums. These pictures not only enable us to identify problem areas like a cracked tooth or a broken filling, but we can visually guide you through your diagnosis and treatment options. You also get a much clearer picture of your teeth than what a hand held mirror can show you. The intraoral camera provides you with the opportunity to be a partner with us in keeping your mouth and smile healthy and strong!

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