East Alabama Dental Group is a comprehensive dental practice located in Opelika, Alabama offering family and cosmetic dentistry. We provide a full range of dental services such as routine dental cleanings, porcelain veneers, permanent crowns and bridges, same-day teeth whitening, composite fillings and teeth bonding, dental implant restorations, root canals, extraction of teeth, oral cancer screening, and treatment of periodontal disease.
Routine dental cleanings and exams are important in maintaining good oral health, preventing cavities and gum disease, and making sure that any damaging conditions are treated as early as possible.
Our compassionate hygienists are experts in their field. Known for establishing lifelong relationships with their patients, they also provide thorough education regarding the impact of oral health on systemic health.
We recommend our patients visit us every six months, or more frequently if indicated. Schedule your visit with us today!
Dental Hygienists are licensed professionals who work alongside dentists. The dental hygienist will probe for possible infections and clean the hardened plaque off of your teeth which can result in gum recession and other oral health problems.
If your tooth has significant decay or damage, a crown could be the option for you.
Crowns are natural looking covers or ‘caps’ for your teeth, providing you with a seamless, beautiful smile.
A bridge (also known as a partial denture) is an excellent tooth replacement option to replace the gap between one or more missing teeth if traditional dentures are not preferred. Bridges are affixed to adjacent teeth along the gums with the use of dental crowns.
In Office Teeth Whitening
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can significantly improve how your teeth look in a fairly short amount of time. It’s an effective way of lightening the natural color of your teeth without removing the tooth surface.
Brighten your smile with Zoom! in office teeth whitening from East Alabama Dental Group! Our Zoom! in-office whitening system can remove stains to lighten teeth up to eight shades in about an hour. You’ll come to our Opelika, AL dental practice and leave with a whiter, more youthful smile in one appointment. This is ideal for busy patients who just aren’t sure they would be able to consistently wear whitening trays at home or want faster results. Read More
This may be necessary if you have a tooth that is severely damaged or decayed, or if you have an infection and the tooth cannot be saved. Our team at East Alabama Dental Group will work diligently to ensure that your tooth extraction is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
KoR WHITENING DEEP BLEACHING
Dr. Keith Thompson provides KoR Whitening Deep Bleaching. Kor is the answer to all your frustrating teeth whitening issues. … Teeth having a grayish color and labeled as Tetracycline stained teeth, showing enamel damage, can now be whitened with the KoR Whitening Deep Bleaching system in Opelika, AL
A dental emergency is any oral condition that requires immediate treatment to save a tooth, stop ongoing tissue bleeding, or relieve severe tooth pain. Emergency dental care can also help to prevent long-term damage to your teeth and gums. We understand what you are going through and will help you get the treatment you need right away.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed in the jawbone where a missing tooth once was. It acts as an artificial root for a dental crown that is placed on top. They are the best method for replacing missing teeth since they look and function like your natural teeth.
A root canal is a treatment used to save a tooth that is badly decayed and infected. The procedure involves removing the damaged tissue from inside the tooth and cleaning it out to prevent re-infection.
The purpose of restorative dentistry is to repair damaged teeth or replace missing ones. For restorative dentistry, we offer composite fillings, crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.
Dental radiographs are commonly called X-rays. Dentists use radiographs for many reasons: to find hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, and cavities. They help a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem.
Dental Gum Treatment – Perio Therapy
Smoothing the rough spots removes bacteria and provides a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth. Scaling and root planing is done if you have plaque and calculus (hardened plaque, also called tartar) under the gums that need to be removed. Dental Gum treatment, and Perio therapy helps in this.
Like Invisalign, Reveal uses a series of virtually invisible plastic trays to straighten the teeth instead of metal brackets and wires like traditional braces. Reveal trays are much clearer and have scalloped edges to ensure maximum comfort within the mouth.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth. Complete dentures replace all teeth & removable partial dentures replace some teeth. By matching each individual’s unique smile and bite, it can improve facial appearance, chewing & self-confidence & could improve speech problems caused by missing teeth.
A general dentist is your primary care dental provider. This dentist diagnoses, treats, and manages your overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education.
When a tooth is exposed to minor decay, our dentists may repair your tooth with a dental filling. At East Alabama Dental Group, we are pleased to offer composite dental fillings in Opelika, Alabama, which not only repair your damaged tooth but also preserve your tooth’s appearance by using a tooth-colored resin. Drs. Thompson and Riley can help protect your teeth from further tooth decay by placing a dental filling.
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of ceramic that looks like natural enamel and is made to hide a chipped or otherwise damaged tooth. The materials used to create porcelain veneers are durable and stronger than real teeth. Dr. Keith Thompson, DMD can permanently place porcelain veneers at our Opelika, Alabama practice to transform the smiles of our patients.
Family dentistry addresses oral health at every stage of life. Children have very different dental needs than adults, and qualified family dentists deliver comprehensive oral care from baby teeth to permanent teeth. Family dentistry is concerned with oral hygiene and the health of your teeth.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay & disease that can last for a lifetime. Pediatric dentistry aims to address a multitude of dental issues for children.
Drs. Thompson and Riley see patients big and small from all over the Auburn/Opelika area and surrounding communities for restorative service, including those from Roanoke, Phenix City, Dadeville, Lafayette, Loachapoka, Beauregard, Tallassee and the surrounding towns. Contact us today (334) 749-5014 to schedule an appointment at East Alabama Dental Group.
Fluoride treatments help to prevent cavities by making the tooth enamel stronger and more resistant to decay. The treatments are quick and easy, and they can be done at the dentist or at home. Treatments are most effective when they are used on a regular basis, and they are especially important for children and adults who are at a high risk for cavities.
Sealants are a preventive dental treatment that can be used to help protect teeth from cavities. They are usually applied to the back teeth, which have deep grooves that can be difficult to clean. Sealants act as a barrier, preventing food and bacteria from getting into these grooves and causing cavities. Sealants are quick and easy to apply, and they can last for several years with proper care.
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth. If you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, a cosmetic dentist can help. Cosmetic dentistry can be used to correct a wide variety of dental issues, from stained or yellowed teeth to gaps and misalignments.