Dale Probst, DMD-Charleston, SC Healthful, Beautiful Smiles Made and Maintained.
Our office is conveniently located in James Island, a short drive from downtown Charleston, MUSC, West Ashley, and John’s Island. The office is near the intersection of Folly Road with the James Island Connector.
We presently serve patients of record from throughout and beyond the Lowcountry. We welcome new patients from Summerville, Seabrook, Kiawah, and Edisto.
Charleston, SC dentist changing lives by saving and enhancing smiles. We maintain as well as create beautiful, strong, healthy smiles for you! Your smile is our best advertisement.
The appearance of teeth can have a very dramatic effect on self-image and self-esteem. A healthy, confident, appealing smile can influence social interaction and career success. If you want to preserve your fantastic smile or bring back the best days with new health and dazzle, call for an appointment today so we can show you how we can help you and your smile.
We give you options to tailor tooth whitening to your condition, finances, and preferences for a confident, dazzling smile. We offer Philips Zoom! for fast results as well as other very safe methods to enhance and maintain your brightest, most confident smile! Philips Zoom! is the #1 patient-requested professional teeth whitening brand. Tooth whitening is a frequent request. We will be happy to share knowledgeable and expert professional guidance to assure your safety and maximum success. Just ask us! There are various reasons for discoloration and not everyone will experience the same results with a generic approach. That’s why it’s important to involve our dental professionals. We will help you get the best results possible with a safe and efficacious technique.
Veneers resemble contact lenses in size and thickness but they help your looks, not your sight. They are very thin and custom made of ideally shaded porcelain so when bonded onto the tooth we achieve a dazzling tooth with an ideal shape. Veneers can be awesome for teeth that are chipped, internally discolored, eroded, abraded, misaligned, or misshapen or for the closure of uneven spaces and gaps even without braces.
Crowns can be invaluable in providing some very desirable results to rehabilitate and beautify teeth and even whole smiles damaged by attrition, fracture, tooth decay, root canal procedures, failed older restorations, and unstable bite. The advantage of using solid or layered ceramic is that the crowns can be lifelike in color and translucency so the tooth mimics the natural teeth or is transformed to achieve an enhancement beyond the prior appearance. Please see an example of our completed smiles in our smile gallery.
When a filling is called for, tooth-colored (white) fillings are a safe and attractive alternative to the blighted look of metal amalgam fillings. The technology used to make the composite material for tooth-colored fillings means that when adhered correctly, the composite is a durable alternative to the older, unsightly choices. Since tooth-colored fillings are made to match or improve the color of your teeth, Dr. Probst can now restore the health and beauty of your tooth to let your inner spirit shine forth with newfound confidence. White fillings, made of a modern, light, composite material, are applied and bonded as soft putty that is activated by a light wand to solidify and replicate a beautiful natural tooth.
Dental implants are considered one of the greatest advancements of modern dental medicine and now have an outstanding record of success. Often times, strategically placed dental implants are a valuable aid to preserving the remaining teeth in challenged dentitions. Dr. Probst has trained in and practiced since 1995 in dental implant and bone grafting techniques and has successfully provided dental implant placement and maintenance to current, ongoing patients for 18 years. Dental implants may serve as an ideal option for people who have lost one tooth or multiple teeth or a person whose teeth are in need of a serious makeover. A dental implant serves as an artificial tooth root that reestablishes connection with the jaw to hold a replacement crown or bridge replacing one, some, or all the teeth.
Dental implants may be so natural looking and feeling that you may forget you ever lost a tooth! If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak, and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants anchor teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, implants can last a lifetime.
Gum Recession Treatments
Dr. Probst also offers gum recession treatments to improve the health and appearance of your gums. Receding gums can cause your smile to not look its best. Gum problems can also lead to tooth decay, pain, and a loss of gum tissue. If you have receding gums, there are gum rejuvenation techniques to help save your gums and teeth and to stop further gum recession. Today’s gum recession treatments are more comfortable and offer faster results than traditional gum grafting.