Inside Comprehensive Dentistry of Augusta
by Cammie Jones July 6th, 2023
Photography by Richie Iannacone
What sets apart one dentist office from another? It’s not just the homemade cookies that are baked in the office daily that make Comprehensive Dentistry of Augusta unique (and smell delicious). Dr. William Lopez and his talented team on Fury’s Ferry Road may just be the practice that checks all the boxes for many patients. “Using ‘comprehensive’ in our practice name was very important to me,” says Dr. Lopez. “It is a concise way for patients to know our practice encompasses all aspects of dentistry. We are able to offer many different services within our office.”
With a staff of eight team members including Dr. Lopez, the practice helps patients in an efficient manner. The office can serve all aspects of dentistry but focuses mainly on cosmetic and restorative. “Our goal is to transform the smile of all our patients and ensure they are able to function well, too,” adds Dr. Lopez.
Comprehensive Dentistry of Augusta believes good oral health is important to overall health, wellness, and self-esteem. A first-time visit to the office could be one of the most thorough exams a patient will ever experience. Dr. Lopez makes sure to get the background history of the patient, including any past dental work or surgeries. In addition to the dental hygienist’s teeth cleaning, he also performs oral cancer and sleep apnea screenings. Several photos are taken to show the patient any issues that need to be explained. His goal is to always be transparent with the patient about any concerns he has for their teeth or gums and creates a plan to take care of it at that visit.
Another aspect that makes Comprehensive Dentistry of Augusta distinct from other practices is their commitment to offering patients the latest in cutting-edge technology. They offer single-visit crowns that are completed digitally. The office also uses an iTero scanner to create the most accurate models of the patient’s teeth. The images are produced in real-time, getting rid of the old messy impressions, according to Dr. Lopez. His end goal is to be completely digital and up-to-date on all new dentistry procedures and equipment.
The office is proud to offer professional-grade aesthetic procedures with Optimas by InMode. Optimas is equipped with intense pulsed light, laser, and radio-frequency capabilities for skin treatments, discoloration, and hair removal. Soon, they will offer 3-D printing to create night guards, dentures, and Invisalign right in the office without having to outsource to a lab.
Between office visits, Dr. Lopez still maintains the gold standard of asking patients to keep their teeth healthy by brushing and rinsing two times a day and flossing once a day. If you are looking for a trusted dentist, be sure to choose Comprehensive Dentistry of Augusta!