A Dental Practice That Puts Patients First
At the Center for Dentistry, in Aiken, SC, our dentists favor a patient-friendly approach to both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Our practice features a team of dental professionals dedicated to patient care and satisfaction.
We strive to provide more than just excellent dental procedures. Our well-rounded approach takes into account your personal history, expectations, present condition, and future needs in order to develop a personalized treatment plan to benefit you in the long-term.
Your dentist will gladly answer any questions you might have and walk you through each step of your treatment so you have the confidence in knowing your smile is in good hands.
"I was immediately put to ease and reassured that I was in the best hands"
As is frequently the case with unscheduled dental problems, I had a large old filling and part of the tooth come out when I bit on a hard nut on a Friday when the office was closed. Thank goodness there was not pain associated with this mishap. After the initial and subsequent appointments my crown fits perfectly and I have no problems with that tooth. Dr. Talmadge Wilkins and Judy, his assistant, were both so good in explaining the process in prepping for and setting the crown. My questions were answered before I asked. Thank you Center for Dentistry for yet another great visit.View on Google
I was so impressed with the professional service I received. For the first time ever, the procedure was completely painless - and it was a root canal! I appreciated Dr Wilkens explaining what he was doing and why. I would recommend this practice without hesitation. My second visit was just as professional as the first. Crowns are made in house and the fit was perfect. Thanks Dr. Wilkens and staff!View on Google
Meet Our Dentists
Leah B. Wilkins, DMD
Graduating from Wofford College in 2001, Magna Cum Laude, Aiken dentist Leah B. Wilkins attended the Medical University of South Carolina for dental school. She graduated with her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2005. She moved back to her hometown of Edgefield where practiced dentistry with her father for ten years. Dr. Wilkins is constantly learning through experience and updating her knowledge of innovative techniques in the field of dentistry. She is extremely proud of completing her continuum at the LD Pankey Institute in Florida. This advanced dental education allows Dr. Wilkins to treat complex cases in stages which means comprehensive, predictable care for her patients. Dr. Wilkins is a member of a number of professional associations including the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the South Carolina Dental Association.
Talmadge D. Wilkins IV, DMD, FAGD
Dr. Talmadge D. Wilkins IV received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from West Virginia University. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry in 2004. Following his graduation from dental school, Dr. Wilkins completed a general practice residency and training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, now Augusta University. He is a visiting faculty member and serves on the Board of Advisors at the prestigious Pankey Institute where his focus is Advanced Restorative Dental Treatment, Complex Occlusion (Bite) Problems, Dental Implants and Aesthetics. Additionally, Dr. Wilkins is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry where he is an accreditation Candidate, a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist.
"...these are great people you can trust with your smile."
Love the staff and the care and professionalism they provided during my visits. I feel I am in very capable hands at Center for Dentistry. Best and most thorough dental cleaning and exam I ever had. Bravo.View on Google
BEST dental cleaning I’ve ever had and I’m nearly 60! I’ve had regular dental care my entire life and lived in three states. From start to finish, Sage explained each procedure then performed it deftly. She’s young, but oh so professional & skilled. Entire office staff was professional & welcoming. Dr. Leah Wilkins gave an excellent first assessment of my current dental work & I feel comfortable in her care. Missing several teeth from birth & having bridges that are solid, but 40 years old, I’m experienced with & picky about my dental care. Soooo happy I found Dr. Wilkins & her team❣️View on Google
Choose a Dentist You Can Trust
Patients of the greater Augusta, GA, region choose the Center of Dentistry because we are a team of providers that you can trust. Our dentists care about each patient on a personal level, striving to deliver nothing less than the best. We will never recommend unnecessary procedures or upsell you on treatment.
Our relationships are built on trust so you can make smart decisions about your dental care and oral health. Schedule an appointment at our Aiken dental practice today. We look forward to assisting you with all your needs. You can reach our office online or by calling:
Our Featured Procedures
Cracked, chipped, and stained teeth can detract from the appearance of your smile, and have a negative effect on your self-esteem. If you are self-conscious about the aesthetics of your teeth, call our Aiken, SC, dental office to learn about your treatment options. Our dentists can discuss a number of cosmetic procedures that will enhance your teeth and have you taking pride in your smile.
Restorative dentistry is designed to repair dental issues and quite literally restore the function of your teeth. We have the knowledge and tools to correct damaged, infected, and missing teeth allowing you to once again eat the foods you like, speak with confidence, and experience relief from dental pain. When you attend your biannual dentist's appointment, we will be able to check for any conditions and take preventative measures to ensure long-lasting oral health.
A missing tooth or teeth can affect your health more than you might think. If left untreated, a gap in your smile can cause bone degeneration and further tooth loss. Dental implants are considered the gold standard in restorative dentistry and the next best thing to real teeth. During the procedure, titanium implant posts are inserted in the jaw, stimulating the tissue and preventing future bone recession. These implants act as the foundation for a custom-made prosthetic that will look and feel just like your natural teeth.
A tooth that has been compromised due to trauma or decay can be restored with a dental crown. After treating the cause of the damage, our Aiken dentists can repair and protect your tooth by securing a custom dental crown. Crowns can prevent the spread of infection and the need for extraction in the future. Made from high-quality composite materials, we will match your restoration to your natural shade of tooth enamel for a seamless finished product.
Patients at our Aiken, SC, dental office who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth may benefit from the ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain veneers. Cracked, chipped, or slightly crooked teeth can cause your smile to appear unhealthy and can undermine your self-confidence. Veneers can conceal a wide range of dental imperfections with a long-lasting, highly realistic porcelain shell bonded to the front surface of your teeth.
Sleep apnea occurs when your body does not receive enough oxygen while you sleep. The condition inhibits your ability to rest and will negatively affect your physical health and mental wellbeing. We can recommend several different therapies to address sleep apnea including oral appliances and CPAP machines. If you know or suspect you suffer from sleep apnea, seek help at our Aiken, SC, office as soon as possible to restore your quality of life.
All Our Procedures Are Done In-Office
- Cleanings and Exams
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Dental Filling
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Dental Bridge
- Dental Bonding
- Gum Disease Treatment
- Dental Implants
- Root Canal Therapy
- Bone Graft
- Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder Treatment
- Tooth Extraction
- Sleep Apnea
Having a More Attractive Smile Is an Obtainable Goal
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Center For Dentistry Provides More Convenient Dental Work
If you are in the greater Augusta, GA, looking for a better experience at the dentists, look no further than our Aiken practice. The Center For Dentistry is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to provide superior, faster, and more convenient treatment. Our techniques can cut weeks off the length of procedures, saving you time and the hassle of multiple office visits.
Whether you are looking for cosmetic enhancements or restorative work on a damaged tooth, we can provide a streamlined solution. Forget everything you know about dental work. Our practice makes treatment simple and easy! You can schedule an appointment at our Aiken, SC, office to begin building a better smile! Contact us online or call:
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The Results of Skilled Work
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"Very pleasant staff and professional office. Very efficient and timely with all the modern dentistry equipment. Most happy with my experience and thank they are my new dental group!" Mar Up
Learn More About Our High-Tech Tools
Cone-Beam CT Scanner
The cone-beam CT scanner has revolutionized the field of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In the past, the dentist would take messy impressions and 2-D x-rays to prepare for your dental procedure. Now, with the cone-beam scanner, we can take panoramic virtual images of your mouth to aid in root canals, dental implants, and other procedures. This CT scanner makes dental work easier, more accurate, and lowers your chance of complications.
Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing
Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing software improves the process of prosthodontics and crafting restorations such as crowns, veneers, and dental implants. The technology allows the dentist to take a virtual scan of your teeth to precisely design your restoration in a fast streamlined procedure. With the chairside design program, you can watch as the dentist creates your custom crown or veneer before your very eyes.
We have the ability to fabricate our own crowns and veneers in one day. After creating a 3-D blueprint for your restoration with our CAD-CAM software, the design is sent to a machine which will manufacture the prosthetic in under an hour. The beautiful ceramic restoration is designed to match your natural shade of tooth enamel, for stunning, durable, results.