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Dental Implants
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                              [Caption: Dr. Martin will give you the smile you’ve always wanted.]
Dr. Charles Martin of Richmond Smile Center
has spent 30 years gaining experience and
training in advanced cosmetic and restorative
dentistry so that he can give you that beautiful
smile that you’ve always wanted.

Dr. Martin is a member of the International
Congress of Oral Implantology, The American
College of Implantology, and Misch Implant
Institute. He has taught at both Georgetown
University School of Dentistry and Medical
College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He is a
graduate of the Dawson Center for Advanced
Dental Education and L.D. Pankey Institute post
doctoral programs. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the cosmetic
dentistry program at Case Western University.

Dr. Martin holds a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and is a
Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and an honored
Fellow of the International Academy of Dentofacial Esthetics.

Dr. Martin is one of the few dentists in Virginia who perform both the surgical
placement and reconstructive phases of implants (placing the teeth themselves).
Thus, you do not have to see two or more doctors in two different places to get
your implant dentistry done. He has been doing implants since 1983. His
commitment to “doing it right” and the ability to “handle just about anything” has
won him the admiration of patients and other doctors.

Dr. Martin is trained in a new and revolutionary approach to implant dentistry,
one that often allows a patient to have dental implants and be restored with teeth
in a single appointment the same day! What once required months can
sometimes be done in an hour. This is amazing news for those who suffer with
uncomfortable dentures and partials or missing teeth.
Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation
Richmond Smile Center can help you have the smile you’ve always wanted! Your
complimentary Dental Implant consultation includes:




[Dr. Martin has been doing dental implants since 1983.]

      Full oral examination
      Smile evaluation
      Before & After images so you can see how beautiful your smile can be.
      Dentist will listen to your needs
      Fully explain your options
      Review possible procedures.



Dr. Martin uses SimPlant software, a 3D virtual placement system, so he can
show you what your implants will look like before you even start.

Get your questions answered.

Call us for a complimentary Implant consultation and find out how Dr. Martin can
give you a brighter, more beautiful smile.


For more information on Dental Implants, or for your
Complimentary Implant Consultation, please call us at 888-22-
SMILES to make an appointment, or click here to request an
appointment online.


Dental Implants look and feel like natural teeth
A dental implant is a biocompatible, man-made substitute for missing tooth roots.
It is usually made of a space-age alloy of titanium. Implants come in various
shapes and sizes, chosen to best fit your mouth and jaw. Most are cylinders
placed in to bone and allowed to heal undisturbed while bone heals around them,
locking them in like an anchor. After a few months, the implants are used as a
foundation for replacing the missing teeth. Dental implants restore lost chewing
ability, improve appearance, end embarrassment, and give real self-confidence
to patients who need them. Implants replace one, many, or all of your teeth. They
are a real breakthrough.

Dr. Martin is trained in general and dental surgery, and does the full implant
procedure himself. He will place the titanium post himself right here in our office,
so you won't need to go anywhere else. He has done thousands of dental
implants since 1983, so he has the experience to place your implant for you.


The benefits of Dental Implants

Not only does a dental implant fill unsightly gaps
in a smile, it is also important to deter the bone
loss that will occur when a tooth is lost. The
titanium post fuses with the bone, thus
preventing it from dissolving.

Fixed bridges and removable dentures are not
the perfect solution to missing teeth and often
bring with them a number of other problems.
When teeth are lost, the bone which held the
roots of the teeth starts to dissolve, and so
removable dentures — which use this bone for
support — may slip or cause sores on the gums
because the dentures will not be as stable.
Fixed bridges often require the preparation of adjacent healthy teeth. Decay,
periodontal (gum) disease and other factors often doom fixed bridgework to early
failure. For these reasons, fixed bridges and removable dentures usually need to
be replaced every seven to 15 years, compared to an up to 25-year life span for
dental implants.

Dental implants also make a big difference in your overall physical health and
appearance. As a result of losing one or more teeth, you inevitably lose mass in
your jaw. This affects the overall skeletal structure of your face, which not only
changes your profile, but also may result in thin lips, drooping muscles, jowls or
witch's chin. Spreading bone loss in the jaw affects the gums and ridges in your
mouth, as well as the muscles and nerves in and around the mouth. These
conditions, which are the inevitable consequence of tooth loss, are associated
with a host of anatomic and clinical problems, ranging from increased tongue
size, to looseness of remaining teeth, to loss of sensation, to severely painful
conditions. These conditions may only be avoided through use of dental
implants, because implants may halt and even reverse the bone loss that results
from losing teeth.

Dr. Martin strongly recommends the use of dental implants wherever appropriate.
They are fixed and permanent, and don’t require replacements. Even in cases
where he places dentures, he recommends using implants to support them. With
thousands of implants cases done since 1983, Dr. Martin is an authority in this
area.

Dental Implant Procedure
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   [caption: Dr. Martin will restore your mouth with beautiful, well-fitting implants.]

The steps of the implant procedure itself are quite simple.

      If there is a damaged tooth, it must be
       painlessly removed.

      The actual “implant,” a small grooved or
       threaded titanium post, is planted into
       your actual jawbone. Another kind, one
       with a special base, can be attached on
       top of the jawbone, underneath your
       gum line. The thickness and type of
       bone at the implant’s location determine
       which style post should be used Local
       anesthesia makes this a comfortable
       process.

      Your body immediately begins to “bond”
       either kind of titanium post into place with bone or tissue. This is a very
       thorough process and may take from three to six months before the next
       step can begin. Your body does not reject these new materials but ties
       them in with great strength as if they were a natural part of your own body.
       You may elect to wear a temporary denture during this binding process, if
       you choose.

      Once the titanium implant is tightly in place, a wider post is now attached
       to the titanium implant and your new tooth is attached to this second post
       with one of the world’s most secure and space age adhesives. Bonding is
       virtually forever!

      You have a new tooth. You are the only one who knows it’s man-made –
       and implants are so comfortable you’ll soon forget which one it is.
For more information on Dental Implants, or for your
Complimentary Implant Consultation, please call us at 888-22-
SMILES to make an appointment, or click here to request an
appointment online.


Are you a candidate for dental implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health.
Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant. Some people who
have lost bone in their jaw can still get implants, but the bone must first be rebuilt
using special bone-grafting procedures.

People who are not good candidates for dental implants include:
   Young patients whose jawbones have not fully developed.
   Pregnant women
   People with existing medical conditions. If you can have routine dental
      treatment, you can generally have an implant placed. While precautions
      are advisable for certain conditions, patients with such chronic diseases
      as high blood pressure and diabetes are usually successful candidates for
      dental implant treatment.
   Patients who take certain medications such as steroids or drugs that
      suppress the immune system.


For more information on Dental Implants, or for your
Complimentary Implant Consultation, please call us at 888-22-
SMILES to make an appointment, or click here to request an
appointment online.


What our patients say about getting Dental
Implants at Richmond Smile Center
“I had been terrified of going to the dentist for as long as I could remember. The
older I got, the worse my fears got, so I simply quit going. Needless to say, my
teeth and gums steadily deteriorated to the point where I had no choice but to do
something. I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Martin and left his office feeling
impressed and very much at ease. Subsequently, Dr. Martin and his staff
performed extensive dental work on my and I can honestly say I experienced
little or no discomfort. Almost a year and many visits later, I now view going to
see Dr. Martin and his as going to see friends. Dr. Martin has truly given me
something to smile about and something to write to smile with.”
   -   John Peddicord, Company Manager


“I learned early to expect pain and to be afraid of the Dentist. I had to have three
teeth removed. I had double teeth and a cavity in one of those. This work was
done when I was eleven years old. This was my first trip to the Dentist and it was
not pleasant. I cried before, during, and after this visit. So I learned early to stay
away from the dentist.

“I started losing my teeth in the back of my mouth first. This didn’t really bother
me until I realized you could see the empty spaces when I smiled or laughed.
This was making me self-conscious. I began practicing how to laugh and smile
without opening my mouth so as not to show my missing teeth. I also started
being envious of people who could smile and laugh showing their teeth. I actually
found myself watching other people’s teeth.

“Fear continued to keep me away from the Dentist. I continued to see Dr.
Martin’s advertisements and one touched me. The advertisement told how Dr.
Martin had given abused women their smile back. Well, I thought a dentist with a
heart.

“I called the office/ got an appointment and found very friendly and competent
support staff. I had a couple of them Carey and Roz sweating bullets trying to do
an x-ray. These two were having such a difficult time because of a very large
bone in the top of my mouth. They kept me comfortable and got the x-ray done. I
later met my dentist who sang and hummed Motown songs as he looked around
in my mouth.

“No matter how bad I thought things were, Dr. Martin had a plan to help me. I
needed gum grafts, four implants, three wisdom teeth removed, two bridges and
oh, yeah removal of that large bone in the top of my mouth.

“It was two weeks before Christmas when we decided to proceed with treatment.
Dr. Martin told me we can go ahead and get the gum grafts at the top, the four
implants, and oh yes, remove the large bone from the top of my mouth. I agreed
but told Dr. Martin that I had to be able to go to work over the Christmas holidays,
because I had people that worked with me who were already crying about the
Christmas schedule. I had to be at work as scheduled, the only excuse for me
missing work would be death.

“Dr. Martin scheduled me to come in on a Saturday morning, he completed all of
that dental work and I was able to talk to him while he worked. His wonderful
assistants kept me comfortable the whole time. (Thanks Jamie and Roz)
Well, I returned to work the following Wednesday. I told my story to everyone and
showed them my mouth. Friends and family have been amazed at how well it all
went with no swelling, a quick recovery, and little if no pain. It all has been simply
amazing. I have more dental work to be done, but I am no longer afraid.
“My thanks to all of you.”
   - Yacine Richardson


“It has been a pleasure dealing with Dr. Charles Martin, D.D.S. & Associates. I
have been a patient at this office for many years. Everyone is professional and
friendly and made me feel good about having extensive dental work done.

“It has been an expensive experience, however I have most of my own teeth and
not dentures. I did feel self-conscious when I first came to the office, but once I
had crowns put on my smile is wonderful.

“As far as surgical procedures go, I have not had a bad experience. Everything
always went well and god only knows how much work I have had. My last
encounter was an implant on the lower left of my mouth. At first, I thought I would
be going into surgery with a cover over my face, but after about ten minutes I
knew I would be okay and I was. I had hardly any discomfort that day or the next.

“A few Advil took care of that.

“The final results are great! New bridge and new tooth! A beautiful smile! What
more could you ask for!

“Dr. Martin is a caring and excellent dentist. Anyone thinking about getting or
needing an implant should go for it. Do this instead of pulling your teeth and you
will not regret it.

“AND you are in good hands with Dr. Charles Martin.”
   - Audrey Sontag


“I have been a patient of Dr. Charles Martin since 1995. Friendly Gentle Dentistry
aptly describes Dr. Martin and his competent staff’s caring treatment of their
patients.

“I especially appreciate how Dr. Martin thoroughly explains your dental needs,
and recommends applicable dental procedures with options and their related
fees. He patiently answers your questions in a manner you will understand.
Dr. Martin schedules patients, allowing ample time to complete the planned
procedures unhurriedly. I have had some bad experience with other dentist that
schedule patients like an assembly line, more concerned with adhering to their
schedule than providing proper treatment to their patients.

“I have had several dental implants successfully done by Dr. Martin. Although
this requires major surgery, Dr. Martin’s calm reassurance and competence
allayed my apprehension. He performed these procedures using the latest dental
technology with skill and care. During these procedures I experienced only slight
discomfort and pain. I now enjoy unrestricted chewing and an enhanced smile.
I am seventy-three years old and have had lots of dental treatments. Dr. Martin
has provided me with the best dental care I have ever experienced. I recommend
Dr. Charles Martin without any reservation to anyone seeking dental care.”
    - Hamilton Robinson, Retired Policeman


“I first came to Dr. Charles Martin because my sister had been there and she had
successful implants done. She thought Dr. Martin should look at me because I
had lost a bridge. So I came in with her and soon I was also getting implants.
My treatment and procedures by Dr. Martin include three implants. That was
about 10 years ago. They have been absolutely wonderful, not the first minutes
trouble with them.

“I also have a bridge. My bridge had a tooth that abscessed and the root canal
was not successful. There is only 1 tooth of that remaining now. I have been
worried about giving up that bridge. On a scale of 1 – 10, I give my treatment and
Dr. Martin a 10. I have been very pleased with my results.

“And as to how I look --- I think my six new crowns across the front are absolutely
beautiful. I would best describe my dental experience in this office as very
pleasing and very good. I rate this office as excellent, both the doctors and the
staff.

“I would say that going through the process of the six new crowns was a little
more than the three implants because I had been sick a lot this winter. And I am
about 10 –12 years older. However, Dr. Martin makes you feel more than
comfortable during the procedures.

“I do recommend this practice whenever people tell me they need a dentist. I say,
“You need to see my dentist, Dr. Charles Martin on Huguenot Road.”

“I do not know enough adjectives to describe this dental office. I am very satisfied
and would rate this office, doctors, and staff as excellent in every way.

“There is a lot of the staff that have been very helpful to me. Of course, Lisa has
been here longer than most of the staff. I consider her and some of the other girls
that are no longer here very dear friends. I still remember Dr. Martin’s assistant
during the implants, I can’t remember her name but she was excellent too. So I
would say I have had wonderful care all around and I appreciate it very much.”
   - Bea Parrish


“A word of thanks to Dr. Martin and a recommendation to others who may be
thinking of restoring their teeth, but have reservations about taking this route.
“When I was born the good teeth gene was missing from my gene pool. I grew up
during hard times when dental hygiene was not a priority. Surviving was the most
important thing. With my uneven, crooked teeth my smile was always covered
with my hand. One of the first things I did when I went to work was to have my
front teeth caped. Now I could smile.

“Over the years I spend a lot of time in the dentist chair. My dread of having to
have dentures was a constant nightmare for me. Then it happened! My teeth
started breaking off. Just broke right off when I was chewing something. The first
one I put into a small cup in the medicine cabinet, and the next one and etc. Why
I saved them I do not know. Perhaps it was my way of thinking they were not
really gone. My dentist at that time did not know what to do. I went to different
dentists, one for this problem, one for another problem. Some teeth were
extracted. Then the gum disease started. So I said to myself, this is serious. Your
entire health could be in jeopardy.

“Serious action had to be taken. I still had the teeth in my medicine cabinet, the
teeth I was losing were getting closer to the front of my mouth and my smile was
in danger, in addition to my health.

“Implants seemed a possibility. I read about Dr. Charles Martin and his work with
implants. An appointment was made with him. I was very impressed. He would
do all the work in his office, the permanent bridges, implants, fillings, root work,
gum restoring, etc. No going from dentist to dentist. I liked that. The sign at his
office said “friendly, gentle dentistry” O.K, I thought he is definitely friendly and
the others in the office also, and he seemed gentle. On a second visit, Dr. Martin
explained in detail, with pictures and video, the procedure for the implants and
other work.

“I agreed to have the work done, and I will admit I was nervous and
apprehensive. My trips to dentists before had not been reassuring for me, but this
was different. Dr. Martin lived up to the sign that said “gentle” and now he could
add to this “painless”.

“Dentistry has made amazing progress in the last years, and it is great to have a
dentist who keeps up with them, and continues to do so. I now have teeth to
chew with and a smile that I am proud of. I still have those teeth in a cup in my
medicine cabinet. I think I can dispose of them now.”
   - Virginia Miller


“When I was born with deformed hands and a cleft lip palate, my mother faced
the challenges of seeking the best plastic surgery and restorative work in the
country. She found a top notch doctors at one of the best medical centers in the
50’s, Duke Hospital. I had 2 to 3 operations every year until I was 6 years old,
several of them to repair my lip and palate. After that my mother continued to
push for excellence and never allowed me to say, “I can’t”. She taught me piano
and passed on the family tradition of gospel singing with me and my 3 sisters.
When I wanted to be in the school band, there was only one instrument I could
try with my finger and mouth difficulties. So of course, she bought me a $500.00
baritone horn and encouraged me to earn first chair.

“My dental work as a pre-teen included extensive extractions and “heavy metal”
braces that was the only option. I was still going back and forth to Duke a 200
mile trip for orthodontic care and still receiving the most innovative treatment. I
remember getting a “Pandora” x-ray with one of the very first machine invented.
All of this resulted in an exceptional outcome with a permanent bridge across my
top front teeth and a speech pattern that was good enough to lead the debate
club. You could say that my early dentistry though quite involved, set my
expectations very high.

“As an adult, I had few problems for all of my 20’s and 30’s. Then in my mid 40’s,
the bridge that had been put on at age 16, was no longer feasible. I knew I was
losing one of the “anchor” teeth and now faced a dilemma. The options were
explored as I was being treated for routine care at MCV dental school. Least
expensive would be a removable plate, but that would be somewhat removable,
uncomfortable, and could affect my singing and public speaking. Implants were
one possibility, but that would be very expensive and maybe not successful with
my congenital bone deformities. The best option seemed to be to replace the
bridge, still an expensive option and would mean comprising another tooth for an
anchor. But my life style and smile would be optimal.

“The next question was who could do the best job? I know from my experience at
MCV that the teaching doctors were the best I would be able to find; so I chose
Dr. Charles Martin and Associates based on that and the hope that I could work
our finances and time needed.

“From the first visit to this office, I felt completely at ease with all my potential
problems and was eager to get started. The office worked out a payment plan for
what my insurance would not cover. My doctor was friendly and extremely careful
in all parts of the procedures. I had always been very sensitive to needles and
Novocain in the front of my mouth. The scar tissue was so tender that most of the
time when I got a needle there I would be crying and gripping the chair in pain.
This time, the doctor was so expert in technique that I said I hoped ever one of
his students would learn how he did it. I never felt pain and I cried from relief and
amazement at how easy it was.

“My new bridge exceeded my expectation in comfort, fit and appearance.
Suddenly I got compliments on my smile and I sang and spoke perfectly. I could
not give my recommendation to any other dental practice, but Dr. Charles Martin
and Associates has definitely made a positive “note” in my life.”
   - Candace Banks
“I have had extensive dental treatment done by Dr. Charles Martin, including
caps, implants, root canals and tooth extractions. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would
rate this office a 10 +.

“Dr. Martin has made my mouth look excellent and my experience in this office
was exceptional. I have only had two dentists work in my mouth ever. Dr.
Martin’s work is the best. I would not change to another dentist.

“I would rate this office as highly professional. The staff will do anything they
need to do for the patient from a dental standpoint; they are excellent. Everyone
here is very professional and you can tell they are going all out to deliver
outstanding care.

“Dr. Martin wants you to feel comfortable. All of my treatment was very
successful and at no time did I feel any pain. I recommend this practice to
everyone. I am very, very satisfied with my dental care.”
   - Mr. Ree Ellis


“Orthodontia plus the loss of four teeth due to a golf club accident lead to my
teeth shifting (a total of eight teeth were gone). I should have had a bridge
installed after the golf accident, but I was afraid of dentists – not just the pain, but
recriminations for neglecting my teeth. Further, I was single-parenting two
children, and had no money for a dentist.

“By around 1992, gum disease was evident, and I began losing teeth one-by-
one. I could only eat soft food, and was afraid to brush my teeth too hard for fear
of losing another one. I knew my smile was ugly and I tended to hide behind my
hand when I spoke. I looked at pictures of me ten years earlier, and wondered
what happened to my pretty smile. By 2000, my family and friends were urging
me to see a dentist. So recriminations or not, I had to find a dentist.

“I found Dr. Charles Martin in the Yellow Pages. The ad was clear, concise and
extremely informative. I paid Dr. Martin my first visit in September 2001. There
were no recriminations, no “how could you let yourself get this bad?” Just, “here
is the problem, and here’s how we can resolve it”. If Dr. Martin had reprimanded
me, I might not have returned.

“Dr. Martin recommended total extraction of my teeth and placing some implants
in my lower jaw to attach a customized denture to. During the entire surgery
process Dr. Martin and his staff were professional and caring. Dr. Martin even
called me the next day (a Saturday) to see how I was doing.

“Over the next year and a half and many visits and procedures, I came to know
“Dr. Charley” (as I call him now) and his entire staff. They are extremely
professional and epitomize “friendly and gentile” dentistry. We have become
friends too, and there have been several occasions we have enjoyed uproarious
laughter in his office.

“I would recommend Dr. Martin to anyone needing a dentist, but especially to
those needing dental restoration. Dr. Martin is extremely knowledgeable – he
attends several seminars annually to assure he’s updated on the latest
techniques and procedures. He is also very competent. I was never uneasy
about what was occurring in my mouth. And, he was always there at every step
of the process.

“In summary, I felt totally cared for by both Dr. Martin and his staff. They
genuinely wanted this implant and denture process to work. And the finale to all
of this is my beautiful smile – the smile I had when I was twenty.
Thank you Dr. Martin and thank all of you who helped.”
    - Sharon Barkley Foster


“Dr. Charles Martin saved my husband’s life. I know that sounds dramatic, but it
is true. When we first met Dr. Martin and his wonderful staff, Darren was
extremely fearful of the dentist, had extensive periodontal disease, smoked over
a pack of cigarettes each day and was 37 years old.

“On our initial visit with Dr. Martin he informed us of the procedures and
prosthetics available today, and explained to us our options, from the least
expensive and simplest, to the complicated and more costly, and provided all the
information needed for Darren and me to make some very difficult decisions.
Darren also would need to stop smoking for Dr. Martin to perform the work. One
week later Darren stopped smoking!

“After an extensive and thorough evaluation, it was determined that none of his
teeth could be saved. As you can imagine, this was devastating news for my
husband, but with Dr. Martin’s guidance and support, we were able to choose a
treatment plan that was right for Darren’s needs and our budget.

“Darren chose implants with a permanent bridge on the lower jaw, and custom
dentures on the top..

“Over the last eighteen months Darren has been through multiple dental
extractions and surgeries. Dr. Martin and his staff were always available by
phone and appointment when they were needed. Managing Darren’s comfort and
fears was always their top priority.

“As a registered nurse myself, I have met and worked with many, many
physicians. Dr. Martin and his staff are outstanding in their field. They balance
skill, compassion, humor, and the latest in medical technology. Now that his
periodontal disease is cured and he no longer smokes, I know he’ll be around a
long, long time for me to see his beautiful smile.”
   -   Kat & Darren Swords


“My professional background has been in customer relations largely in working
with physicians. Some of the things I have encountered in physicians’ offices
more often than not include front office staff that hide behind glass partitions and
don’t acknowledge you when you arrive, difficulty in making an appointment,
waiting endlessly to see the doctor, and listening to disgruntled staff just to name
a few. So I was enormously surprised to be treated so warmly by Dr. Martin’s
staff from the very first phone call when I made an appointment for a
consultation. I was hooked after the first visit.

“During my first visit, everyone greeted me by my name and had such positive
things to say about the practice. Dr. Martin came whistling (he also sings and
hums around the office) into the exam room with such enthusiasm and
eagerness to meet me. More than his warmth and easy-going manner was his
confidence in his ability to help me. I knew immediately I made the right decision
to come to this practice.

“The dental work I had done was not exactly a walk in the park. It included a
dental implant, gum surgery and porcelain veneers. I lost count of how many
visits I had and hours I spent in the chair during the eighteen months it took to
complete. There were a couple of complications along the way but Dr. Martin
always assured me that the extra steps and delays would be offset by a better
end result. He was right! I honestly don’t think any other dentist would have been
as meticulous and conscientious. And . . . when was the last time your dentist
called you after a procedure to see how you were feeling?

“Dr. Martin and his staff clearly understand that patient satisfaction is a team
effort. The office is such a warm and welcoming environment that’s run very
efficiently and professionally. You will appreciate finding a dentist who is a
perfectionist and can sing in tune while creating your perfect smile.”
    - Mary Gibrall


“I can’t really recall what year I started coming to Dr. Charles Martin’s office, but I
think it was the very end of the nineties. I remember my first visit was a very
great experience for me.

“Everyone was very friendly and made me feel at ease about having work done
on my teeth because as you know, it can be a nerve wrecking experience. But
everyone that worked on my teeth made me feel comfortable.

“I didn’t feel that great about my smile when I first came in because I had a bad
experience with another dentist that suggested I get crowns put on two of my
front teeth and I was not pleased with the way they looked at all. I had also lost a
couple of teeth after root canals and I was not sure why.
“So I found Dr. Martin and he made me a partial denture and I’m very pleased
with it. I am looking forward to getting a bridge or implants to replace the partial
and I am sure that I want to have the work done here.”
    - Mary D.


“We have an understanding of what the typical fearful or anxious patient
experiences – and just how different it can be for them. If this describes you,
you’ll be comforted first by a special chairside manner that puts you at ease.'
Then there is the matter of getting numb. We use a unique, virtually painless
numbing method that is easy to experience.

“At age 70, my dental concerns were more about chewing than about smiling.
With improper care as a youngster, I lost a number of teeth interfering with my
chewing surfaces. As the last chewing surface went, I was forced to make some
replacement choices.

“After some discussions with other dentists, I resorted to the telephone directory.
“Friendly, Gentle, Dentistry” appealed to me. At that point it was Dr. Charles
Martin to the rescue.

“We discussed an overall dental plan. My requirement for satisfaction was that I
not have any removable dental parts. Dr. Martin obliged. It involved 5 implants
and at least 6 crowns – extensive work. I needed confidence! Dr. Martin’s staff,
which I experienced to be not only friendly to me, but also pleasant to each other
(a comforting situation to a new patient) helped build my confidence in Dr. Martin.

 “Dr. Martin approached the task, confidently, patiently, and gently. He smiled, he
hummed, and he talked our way through each procedure. He was so confident
about his good work that he earned himself the title “Dr. Smart” by the end of the
job.

“Yes, I am very happy to have had the work done and I would repeat the
decision.

“Now at age 73, I am smiling – I can eat apples, carrots, and celery as easily as I
can bananas. It makes me feel so healthy.

“Thanks crew!”
   - Hilda Wilson


“I inherited Dr. Charles Martin when he took over my dentists’ practice in 1979.
Since that first visit he has been helping me maintain good dental health with
numerous procedures. I have been impressed by his pursuit of knowledge in new
techniques. He has been a pioneer in the area of dental implants.
“A number of fillings and crowns in my mouth give testimony to Dr. Martin’s high
standard of excellence. Approximately fifteen years ago he did a fabulous job of
veneer work that has results in my having beautiful front teeth as an
octogenarian.

“I remind Dr. Martin of my expected exalted status as one of his charter patients.
I feel fortunate to be in his good hands.”
    - Dorothy S. Jones


“I have had a lot of dental work done in this office, everything from cleanings to
replacing old fillings and taking care of some new ones. I had a broken tooth that
was very well taken care of; it was a much better experience than I had
anticipated it would be. That tooth required a crown and a root canal. I’ve had a
lot of veneers put in to repair teeth that were damaged.

“On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this office a 9 or 10ish.

“I am very pleased with the way I look. The doctors and staff are very good – also
very congenial and friendly. They were very concerned about how I was feeling
and making sure everything was going okay from my viewpoint.

“Over the years I have been to other dentists, some who did a good job also, but
the staff here is the best I have ever seen in a dental office.

“Some doctors didn’t make me feel very comfortable. Dr. Martin and the other
doctors make sure that you feel comfortable. They talk to you and treat you like a
person, not like a number.

“Two major treatments I had were my implants and veneers, plus the crowns.
The treatment process was really pretty good. It was explained to me in advance
in great detail of what was going to be done. They told me the stages of how the
treatment would occur. The veneers I was not worried about. However the
thought of my jaws being cut for the implants bothered me at first, but Dr. Martin
made me very comfortable with it.

“I just want to add that the staff in general has been very, very good – helpful and
friendly. One of the things that make this office so much more incredible than any
other office is the willingness to help me with my paperwork and insurance
claims. So many offices say, “I will file it for you,” but if there is any problems you
have to deal with it. Maybe they don’t use those terms, but that is what happens.
Frankly, I don’t have the knowledge to deal with insurance. I don’t know what I
need to tell them clinically to fight it and I don’t have a history of what they’ve
paid on or haven’t. The staff here, especially Deb has been so helpful with
working through Cigna. They have really helped me getting paid on stuff that I
would have probably fought for months or years on to get paid. This makes the
whole dental experience so much better.”
  - Mr. David Ellis

				
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