Services We Provide

Cleanings, Crowns, Veneers, Invisalign, Dentures, Partials, Bridges,Implants: Let Dr. Councill and his staff take care all of your dental needs.

ogwood Dental has a full suite of dental services that it offers it's clients.  Below is just a list of some of the services as well as a brief description.  Feel free to take a look at each service and let us know if you have any questions about these services and how they may pertain to your individual care.


ver time our teeth may begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. Theses changes happen slowly overtime and are generally the result of parafunctional habits, oral hygine, or previous restorations in need of repair.  If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If your dentist notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.

Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.

The process of installing a crown typically takes 2-3 visits to a normal dentist office. On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort. Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab so that your new crown can be made so that it fits in the spot created for it and looks the same relative to the surrounding teeth. Before leaving, your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready, which usually take 2-3 weeks. At this time you will have another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. You will again have a local anesthetic to numb the area and the tooth will be placed using a cement to ensure the tooth sets in place. When you look in the mirror, you will see your old smile back.

At Dogwood Dental the process to fabricate a single unit crown is more patient and time friendly.  Typically a crown can be delivered in the same appointment, in about 1-2 hours.  All of the previous steps of the first dental visit are the same, as in a normal dental office.  But, instead of making a traditional impression and sending it out to a dental lab, Dogwood Dental utilizes cutting edge technology and an on-site dental laboratory to make the process of restoring your tooth not only more comfortable but also more conservative of tooth structure.  With the all new CEREC Machines with Blue Cam, Dr. Councill and his team are able to make restorations that are more lifelike and bio-compatible then porcelain fused to metal crowns of yesterday; while also saving you time and and hassle of multiple appointments and temporaries.  This innovative technology allows Dr. Councill to make a "digital impression" of your reshaped tooth.  These images are used in an advanced computer program that allows the doctor to design your new crown.  Once designed, instructions are sent to the milling chamber, and computer controlled burs go to work, creating your new crown.  Dr. Councill and the staff at Dogwood Dental characterize your new crown to match your individual smile and try it in before making any minor adjustments.  Permanent cement is applied and you leave with a brand new permanent crown!

Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile.


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ental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.  The use of advanced, high strength, high luster porcelains, also allow us to restore your smile to its former beauty.



The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are re-contoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab.   Here at Dogwood Dental, we may also take a Digital impression.  With same Cerec machine that we utilize to create single unit crowns, we can capture the same images for a Bridge.  This "data" is then sent to a lab electronically, allowing the images we collected to be utilized to fabricate a bridge.  The use of these "digital impressions" for multiple unit crowns or bridges allows a high level of accuracy for the lab technicians and also is more environmentally friendly.  Since we don't have to ship the case to their office or use impression material.  The lab is able to use these "digital impressions" and model generated with this images to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.

We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow up visit to set the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments and the dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge is set.

The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back again. You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your bridge placed. After you receive your permanent bridge, you will be able to eat whatever you want with no issues.

If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.


What are Veneers?  Typically veneers are a ceramic covering that is placed on the buccal (front) aspect of a tooth or teeth to alter their shape and or "color".  Veneers are typically seen as a method to obtain the "Hollywood Smile" as many times they allow you to change the perceived color or alignment of anterior (front) teeth quickly.

The application of veneers may require a "roughening" or re-shaping of the existing tooth to allow room for the new ceramic covering.  Many times veneers can be completed at the same appointment utilizing CEREC.  When veneering multiple teeth, or teeth with various angles and of various "colors", a longer procedure may be indicated.  Here at Dogwood Dental we bring in a master ceramicist to fabricate what we refer to as a "Same Day Smile".  With the application of veneers and crowns our team is able to transform you smile into the one you desire.

Veneers typical last 10-15 years, though since they only cover a portion of the tooth they may be more fragile and may be subject to chipping or fracture if para-functional habits (hard candy, bruxism, ice) are present.  In many instances the use of a crown may be indicated to protect a tooth from such forces and prolong its life.

Please contact our office today and  let Dr. Councill and his team help you to a happier Smile !



 Whitening or "Bleaching" as it is sometimes referred, is the removal of stains on the exterior of the tooth to provide one with a more bright and inviting smile.  The process of whitening ones teeth can vary from person to person.  Both in office and "take-home" bleaching are utilized at Dogwood Dental to enhance your smile.

The first step in the process is to determine what shade your teeth are initially as well as dietary habits and oral health care regimen. 

From this information Dr. Councill will advise you as to which whitening method will give you the best results.  During any determined treatment, the use of dark colored liquids during and after treatment for a period of 1-2 weeks will inhibit you from achieving the maximum result.

After a treatment period, lasting 2-3 weeks depending on condition, your teeth will be evaluated for progress.  Once both you and Dr. Councill are pleased with your outcome, it is time to enjoy your new brighter smile !!

ini dental implants are about half the size in diameter of a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits, and they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot. If an implant needs to be placed in a narrow space, mini implants are the preferred method because of their smaller size.

A main use for mini implants is to install a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (4-6) are placed along the gum line and they serve as the base of the denture. Rather than placing a single implant for a single tooth, an entire lower or upper set of teeth are directly attached to the gum line.

The small size of mini implants often means that no incision needs to be made to place the implant. They can usually be inserted right through the gum into the bone. This eliminates the need for a recovery period, and the restoration can usually be placed right away or only a short time after.

Mini implants are also less expensive than regular implants. Only your dentist knows if mini implants are right for you, so call for your consultation today.


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nvisalign is a new system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new. However, the computer program, which can generate a series of aligners with small changes is the new part. Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. They are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear.Please contact our office today and schedule and complimentary consultation to see of Invisalign is right for you! 


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CEREC is an advanced dental technology that is utilized for the restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth. CEREC can create full crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. The CEREC machine crafts a restoration in a matter of minutes. CEREC restorations are made of compressed porcelain. It is for this reason that they are stronger than laboratory restorations, which are layered porcelain. The most beneficial feature of receiving a CEREC restoration is that it is accomplished in one visit. In addition to the benefit of a one visit restoration, there is no uncomfortable impression material to bite on or temporary to wear.


The procedure for placement of a CEREC restoration is very simple. The first step is to remove all decay from the tooth. The doctor will then shape the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture. The tooth is then sprayed with a very fine powder. This allows the digital camera to take an acceptable image. Once this image is captured, the tooth will appear on a computer screen in 3D. This will allow the doctor to design the restoration right in front of you. Once the design is completed, the CEREC will mill the restoration. This step takes approximately 15 minutes. You can actually watch this process if you would like. When the restoration is finished milling, the doctor will place the restoration. The entire process should take just over two and a half hours.

 nlays and onlays are often referred to as "partial coverage" crowns. They use the existing healthy portions of the tooth as a base and fit the inlay or onlay to replace the damaged portions. This is done to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape, and prevent further damage. An inlay is done when there is no damage to the cusps of the tooth and the inlay can be placed right on the tooth. An onlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive, extending to effect a cusp.

The decayed area of the tooth is first removed during the procedure. A "digital impression" of the tooth is then sent to a sophisticated computer.  There, Dr. Councill re-designs the damaged portions of the tooth and relays the information to a milling chamber.  Computer controlled burs then produce the inlay or onlay specific to restoring your tooth back to function.  Dr. Councill and the staff and Dogwood Dental will then test fit the inlay or onlay into your mouth so that minor adjustments can be made.  Permanent cement will be applied; after some polishing your tooth will be restored. Your tooth will look natural and you or anyone else won't be able to tell the difference.



ingivitis is one of the most preventable forms of disease. We are inundated with commercials of products that can help us eliminate decay, halitosis (bad breath) and the dreaded gingivitis. But, none of these products will work adequately in an environment that has been "overun" with years of calculus build-up and/or neglect. Daily brushing and flossing are critical to both gum and tooth health.



Research between systemic diseases and periodontal diseases is ongoing. While a link is not conclusive, some studies indicate that severe gum disease may be associated with several other health conditions such as diabetes or stroke. - ADA


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Please come talk to Dr. Councill and his staff about how they can help get your mouth back on the right track towards a healthier you. Whether you require a simple cleaning or scaling and root planning, the staff at Dogwood Dental is well versed in your periodontal maintenance needs.


entures are a part of life for many individuals.  The choice to remove one's remaining teeth and to replace them with a prosthetic appliance is not to be taken lightly.  However, in many instances the replacement of broken and damaged teeth with a removable appliance can not only improve health and well being, but also one's appearance.  

Depending on bone structure and the number of remaining teeth, the procedure to remove one's remaining teeth and fabricate a new smile can be done here at our office.  More complex cases with severe bone loss and structural difficulties can be done in concert with our office and that of a local Oral Surgeon. 

The overall goal of our office is to find a treatment modality that fits your unique need.  Whether you are contemplating dentures for the first time or you currently have an ill-fitting prosthetic that requires replacement or repair, Dogwood Dental is here for you!


hether you are replacing one tooth temporarily before restoration of an implant or you are replacing several teeth in an arch; today's partials are more comfortable and esthetic.  Traditionally partials have been fabricated with wire or metal claps and were bulky and affected taste.  New techniques in partial fabrication have led to more esthetic, thinner, and more accommodating partials with increased retention and less wear to existing teeth.  

Our office almost exclusively utilizes flexible partials to restore missing teeth for permanent and temporary cases.  

 1.  They take fewer appointments, saving you time in the office.  

 2.  They don't require the placement of grooves and notches in existing teeth to help with retention.

 3.  They are easy to care for.  Requiring only a daily cleaning with dish soap and water.  Don't require storage in water solution overnight.

 4.  They are lightweight when compared to their metal counterparts.  Providing you with less distraction and less alteration in taste and speech.

Please call or visit us today and see if we can assist you if your search for a healthier, happier smile.