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General Dentistry Services

Dr. Kevin Hogan and Dr. Tyler Alderman treat a wide range of general dentistry services, beyond routine cleanings and x-rays.  They believe that treating your current dental issues and helping to prevent additional issues will improve the health of your teeth and gums, and lead to improved overall health.

Drs. Hogan and Alderman perform several general dental services including routine dental cleanings, dental x-rays, occlusal adjustments, periodontal maintenance, scaling and root planing, laser gum therapy utilizing the LANAP dental laser, dental fillings, extractions, wisdom tooth removal and teeth whitening services.

Drs. Hogan and Alderman utilize the latest dental technology including low dose digital x-rays, digital intra-oral scanners, dental lasers, and the most advance Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Scanner that provides detailed images of the bone, nerve and soft tissue areas of the jawbone and surrounding areas critical for the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and the placement of dental implants.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry procedures are the most popular dental services performed in the US today.  Drs. Hogan and Alderman perform numerous cosmetic dental procedures designed to improve the look of your smile or repair damaged or chipped teeth due to wear, injury, or decay.

Some of the most popular dental procedures performed in our practice include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, composite fillings, tooth bonding, and dental implants.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures performed in our practice and provide patients with a permanent solution to tooth loss that is preferred by many to partial or full dental bridges and removable dentures.  Dental implants are the best dental care option for many patients who are missing some or all their teeth.

The benefits of dental implants go far beyond just the aesthetics of your smile.  Implants help support the adjacent teeth where a tooth has been lost, help stop bone loss and promote new bone growth in your jawbone to strengthen and support your remaining teeth.  Advancements in the types of materials used in dental implants have improved the success rate of dental implants and improved the longevity of their lifespan.  With the proper care of dental implants, most patients will enjoy decades of better oral health and improved function with dental implants.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction involves replacing or rebuilding all the teeth in a patient’s mouth.  The art of restorative dentistry combines esthetics and function to deliver improved oral health, dental function, and a beautiful smile.  Patients with one more serious dental issues may eventually require a full mouth reconstructive if these conditions are left untreated.  Conditions such as advanced periodontal disease, multiple missing teeth, chipped, cracked or broken teeth, old filling exhibiting new decay and bruxism (the griding of teeth) can all lead to long term, irreversible damage requiring extensive full mouth reconstruction.

Drs. Hogan and Alderman will carefully evaluate your current dental health and diagnose any dental conditions that need to be addressed prior to performing a full mouth reconstruction; then develop a treatment plan over the course of several months to correct these issues and restore your smile.


Invisalign® clear aligners are a revolutionary, FDA approved way to address dental alignment and occlusion issues without the use of brackets and arch wires typical in orthodontic treatment.  The Invisalign® clear aligner system utilizes a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move the teeth into the proper alignment over a period of several months.

Invisalign® aligners are made of a special thermoplastic material that is free from any harmful BPA, BPS, Latex or gluten compounds and they are so transparent most people will not even notice you are wearing them.  Because they are removable, there are no restrictions on what you can eat, and you can brush and floss normally without the typical hassle of floss threading and dental picks required for proper oral hygiene when wearing traditional orthodontic braces.

Invisalign® clear aligners are one of the most popular options for orthodontics today and many insurance plans cover some or all the cost of the Invisalign® treatment just like traditional orthodontics, either on a percentage of the total treatment cost or a flat dollar amount.

Laser Gum Therapy

Advancements in the treatment of periodontal disease and dental lasers combined to bring patients a revolutionary wat to treat advanced periodontal disease in a less invasive, more comfortable way.  The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure also known as LANAP®, is a laser gum therapy system that treats diseased gums using an advanced dental laser.  The laser treatment produces less tissue trauma and bleeding, is less painful and allows for faster healing.

This FDA Cleared procedure utilizes the MVP-7™ PerioLase® dental laser and has been proven safe and effective to treat periodontal disease.  So if you are experiencing signs of periodontal disease such as swollen, bleeding or receding gums, contact our office in Mount Pleasant today to schedule a consultation.

Multiple Missing Teeth

Many people experience one or more missing teeth due to injury, natural wear, damage, or decay.  Missing teeth can be unsightly, leading to social anxiety and can also lead to more advanced dental issues relating to function and other aesthetic issues. Failure to address missing teeth can lead to weakened underlying bone structure or long-term bone loss.  Missing teeth can also jeopardize the health and stability of the adjacent teeth remaining in your mouth, eventually leading to the loss of these healthy teeth.

Today, there are multiple options to address missing teeth such as dental implants and implant supported dentures.  Dental implants are a popular solution to tooth loss, providing renewed function, improved bone health and beautiful, aesthetic result.


Orthodontic treatment addresses issue with misaligned, overcrowded teeth or occlusion (bite) issues.  These issues can lead to social anxiety and confidence issues in many cases if left untreated.  Today, advancements in orthodontic treatment provide many options to patients, beyond traditional metal brackets and arch wires typically used to straighten teeth and align the bite plane.

Early-stage orthodontic treatment in younger children who are still growing and developing can help to reduce the treatment time of orthodontic treatment later in life.  Advances in orthodontic treatment utilizing clear, removable plastic aligners like Invisalign® have orthodontic treatment more convenient than ever before.  If you or your child struggles with mis-aligned or crowded teeth, or is experiencing issue the alignment of your bite, contact our offices today and schedule an orthodontic consultation to review the many advanced treatment options available.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most performed cosmetic dentistry procedures performed today.  The procedure involves bonding thin, tooth-colored shells of porcelain over the front of chipped, broken, or crooked teeth to artistically create a straighter, whiter smile.

Porcelain veneers can be applied to a single tooth or several adjacent teeth.  Typically, porcelain veneers are most often applied to the top, front eight teeth to correct the appearance of the teeth and create a fuller, whiter smile.

Sedation Dentistry

Each year, dental anxiety leads patients to defer or skip important dental procedures, that left untreated, become more severe and costly over time.  Whether you have a low tolerance to pain, or just become anxious about visiting the dentist, putting off professional dental cleaning and minor dental work can lead to more serious issues down the road.

For those patients who suffer from dental anxiety, a fear of needles or who have difficulty becoming numb, Dr. Hogan and Dr. Alderman offer their patients conscious oral sedation.  Conscious oral sedation will allow you to become relaxed and remain comfortable during your dental visit.  Some patients report becoming so relaxed they don’t have any memory of the visit to the office.  Conscious oral sedation also allows Dr. Hogan and Dr. alderman to perform more procedures in a single visit, reducing the number of appointments required from more extensive procedures.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious health condition that causes your breathing to be interrupted while you sleep, sometimes hundreds of times in a night. This may result in your brain being deprived of oxygen.

There are two different types of sleep apnea. The first and most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This occurs when the soft tissues in the back of your throat collapse, blocking your airways while you sleep. OSA can be treated with a sleep apnea mouth piece or other snoring treatments. The second type of sleep apnea is central sleep apnea (CSA). This occurs due to a problem in your respiratory control center, preventing your brain from sending signals to your muscles to breathe.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that begin to erupt from your gums between the ages of 17 and 25.  Wisdom teeth can cause issues of overcrowding, or become impacted in the jaw, causing pain and infection in some cases.

Many people have issues with overcrowding and don’t have room for all 32 teeth in their mouths.  When it comes to wisdom tooth extraction, it is best to have them removed before they are fully developed and begin to cause issues.  Left alone, many times the wisdom teeth can grow into the adjacent molars, pushing on the roots of the second molar.  Due to their location in the farthest back reaches of the mouth, wisdom teeth are also very hard to clean, and become decayed, or lead to infection of the gums around the teeth.  For these reasons, it is often best to remove them before they begin to present other dental issues.

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Utilizing the latest in dental technology allows us to provide superior dental care for you, our patients and family. Schedule a dental visit with Dr. Hogan today and let us take your smile to the next level!

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Cosmetic Dentist – Dr. Kevin Hogan
3405 Salterbeck St.
STE 100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

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