North Charleston, SC Dentist
Alford L Craig DDS
8730 North Park Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 572-1033
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L. Craig Alford, D.M.D
...Alford is currently serving patients in the North Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, and Charleston areas offering a variety of dental services including Dental Implants, and more...

Contact Us
Questions About Dental Services in North Charleston, SC 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 North Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, and Charleston...

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 Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

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...

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

Could a Metal Allergy Keep You From Getting a Dental Implant?
... This brings us to dental implants and the most common metal used in them, titanium...

Good Bone Health Essential for Obtaining 'Teeth in One Day' Implants
... If you would like more information on dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Keep an Eye on the Jaw Bone After a Teenager's Tooth Loss
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implants for Teenagers...

Why You Should Still Floss with an Implant-Supported Bridge
...Don’t think, though, that dental disease woes are a thing of the past with your new implants...

Teens May Need a Temporary Replacement for Missing Teeth
...Dental implants in particular may not be possible yet for teens or young adults whose jaws are still developing...

Increase Your Implant's Success Chances by Keeping Your Gums Healthy
If you’ve just received a dental implant restoration, congratulations! This proven smile-changer is not only life-like, it’s also durable: more than 95% of implants survive at least 10 years...

Keep the Space between an Implant-Supported Bridge and the Gums Clean
Dental implants can do more than replace individual teeth — a few well-placed implants can support other restorations like a fixed bridge...

Bone Loss Could be the Reason for Your Loose Dentures
...One such advancement is a removable denture that’s supported by implants...

Here's How to Care for 3 Common Dental Restorations
...Traditional bridges use the natural teeth on either side of the gap to support the bridge; for a single missing tooth, implants are a preferable option because they don't require permanently altering the neighboring teeth to support it...

Charlize Theron Back in Action After Dental Surgery
...If jawbone volume is insufficient for implants, it can often be restored to a viable point in a few months...

Here's What to Expect Before, During and After Implant Surgery
...If you would like more information on the process for obtaining dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

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

Before we Extract That Problem Tooth, Let's Consider Saving it
...That’s not to say implants are an inferior choice—in fact, it’s often the best one if a tooth is beyond reasonable repair...

Getting a 'New Tooth in One Day' Will Depend on Your Bone Health
...If you would like more information on restoring missing teeth with dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Viggo Mortensen's Red-Carpet Smile
...Implants require very little special care and can look great for many years, making them a top choice for tooth replacementIf you have questions about chipped or damaged teeth, please contact our office or schedule a consultation...

NBA Player's Injury Points Out Need for Mouthguards
...Based on each individual's situation, it's certainly possible to restore a damaged tooth via cosmetic bonding, veneers, bridgework, crowns, or dental implants...

With Proper Management, Dental Implants can be a Reality for Diabetics
Many people with diabetes are hesitant about getting dental implants because they’re under the impression their chances of failure are greater than for non-diabetics...

Although Rare, Allergic Reactions to the Metal in Implants Could be a Concern
You’re considering dental implants and you’ve done your homework: you know they’re considered the best tooth replacements available prized for durability and life-likeness...

Stop Plaque Buildup Around Your Implant-Supported Bridge With Flossing
...One such option is a fixed bridge supported by dental implants...

Dental Implants
Home >Services >Dental Implants Dental Implants What are 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...

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...