Family-Friendly Dentistry from Dr. Templeton in Gate City, VA

Templeton Dentistry is your local family dentistry practice in Gate City, committed to helping each member of your family achieve a healthy smile. Dr. Templeton has served the area since 1979 and has experience with patients of all ages.

Do I need to take my child to the dentist before permanent teeth appear?

Many parents wonder if their children need to see a dentist when they still have their baby teeth. While it’s true that these teeth will eventually fall out, it’s important that not to wait until all permanent teeth have emerged before making the first trip to the dentist. That’s why we see children aged 6 and up at our family-friendly Gate City dental practice.

iStock_000009141610SmallSome of the benefits of early, regular dental care include:

  •  Early discovery of issues with developing permanent teeth
  •  Establishing a level of comfort with going to the dentist at an early age, reducing the likelihood of being fearful of dental treatment later in life.
  •  Healthier teeth and gums in adulthood.
  •  Learning how to brush and floss at a young age so kids are able to care for their permanent teeth when they develop.
  •  Early detection of cavities and other dental problems that require treatment from a dentist.

What can I do to keep my child’s teeth healthy?

One of the most important things that you can do to keep your child’s teeth in the best of health is to take him or her to the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Encourage your child to brush at least twice daily and to floss once per day. As an experienced family dentist, Dr. Templeton can provide education and counseling to you and members of your family so that you can take the best possible care of your teeth and gums. Dr. Templeton will review the importance of good nutrition and discuss potential hazards to your child’s dental health.

Your child’s first trip to Dr. Templeton’s office

To prepare your child for the first trip to the dentist, you can read books and watch videos about taking care of your teeth. In addition, you should plan to schedule an intro appointment, so that your child can visit the dentist without having to undergo any type of exam. At introductory appointments, Dr. Templeton gets to know parents and their children and provides a tour of the office to help kids feel more comfortable.

How much does a family dentistry exam cost?

The cost of family dentistry  services from our practice will vary depending on what types of services must be performed at a visit. We offer a variety of payment options and accept Medicaid and many types of insurance.

If you’re looking for a family dentist in Gate City with a caring touch who will put your interests and those of your family first, Templeton Dentistry is the practice for you. We are happy to provide family-friendly care for patients from Nicklesville, Duffield, Weber City, Big Stone Gap, and all areas of Scott County. We even see patients from Kingsport, TN for quality dental treatment. Contact us to schedule an intro appointment for your child or an appointment for yourself.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Gate City from Dr. Templeton

Since 1979, Dr. David Templeton has offered cosmetic dentistry services at his Gate City, Viriginia practice. Although many new technologies have been developed to improve the appearance of your smile since then, one thing has never changed at Templeton Dentistry — We continue to take the time to get to know our patients to give them long-lasting, beautiful smiles that they can be proud of.

What Is Involved in Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is traditionally devoted to improving the way your teeth appear, but many cosmetic treatments improve whole-mouth health as well. A treatment plan is developed by Dr. Templeton and his staff to replace or cover teeth stained or misaligned teeth or to fill in empty spaces in the mouth. At Templeton Dentistry, our treatments are developed with the help of panoramic digital x-rays, which allow Dr. Templeton to better detect any problems with the anatomy of the jaw and teeth, leading to the best possible results from cosmetic treatment. Digital x-rays produce much clearer images and less radiation than traditional x-ray technology, making them the best choice for use in cosmetic dentistry treatment planning.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments are Available in Gate City?

Dr. Templeton offers a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments at Templeton Dentistry, including:

  • Composite fillings to replace unattractive metal fillings with attractive tooth-colored fillings
  • Porcelain crowns to cover teeth that are broken or damaged
  • Porcelain fixed bridges to permanently fill in spaces that were created by tooth loss or tooth extractions
  • Porcelain veneers to alter the fronts of crowded, small, broken or badly discolored teeth
  • Teeth whitening to remove stains and give the teeth a brighter appearance

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Cosmetic dentistry costs will be determined by the type of treatment required to produce the best results. Dr. Templeton will explain all of the benefits of possible treatments and will detail the costs related to various procedures. Templeton Dentistry offers many payment options, including financing plans. We accept Medicaid and several types of insurance for qualifying procedures.

Who Can Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?

Nearly anyone with broken, missing, or otherwise imperfect teeth can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. However, some dental treatments may be required before any cosmetic dental procedure can be performed. Dr. Templeton will give you a complete exam to determine if you have any conditions that could hinder the success of cosmetic improvements, such as gum disease. If any conditions are found, he will help you to address them, so that you will be able to undergo a procedure in the future.

We proudly serve Weber City, Nicklesville, Duffield, Big Stone Gap and the surrounding areas in Scott County. Many of our patients also make the drive from Kingsport, TN to receive our quality dental care. If you are ready to have a smile that you can’t wait to show off, call Dr. David Templeton, a leading cosmetic dentist in Southwest Virginia. We can schedule a consultation during to discuss the treatment options available to you that can help improve the quality of your life with all the aesthetic and functional benefits of an attractive smile.

  • Composite Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening

Contact us today to schedule your no-obligation cosmetic dentistry consultation.