Dental Services in Sylva, NC

When Dr. McGuire’s great-grandfather James Zachary opened his dental practice in 1865, people went to the dentist mainly to ease their pain. Today, it’s amazing what Dr. Patrick and our friendly team can do to enhance your oral health and the appearance of your smile. You can learn more about our treatments by reading below.

Esthetic Services

Smiling is an important part of life, but if your teeth are damaged, worn, or hereditarily misaligned, you may be embarrassed to smile. Thankfully, Dr. Patrick is extensively skilled and experienced with esthetic dentistry. After examining your teeth, he can suggest specific treatments for you and even create pictures of your new smile with our digital imaging system. Dr. Patrick can also combine treatments in a full-mouth makeover. After we enhance a patient’s smile, many say that they feel younger, more confident, and more eager to smile. You can too with Dr. McGuire’s expertise with the following esthetic services:

Preventive Care Services

Dr. Patrick and our team want you and your family to enjoy a lifetime of excellent oral health. To help you, we begin all treatments with an extensive examination of your mouth for gum disease, oral cancer, TMJ disorder, and other problems. A dental hygienist will then clean your teeth and gums and even suggest further treatment if you need gum therapy. After we enhance or restore your smile, our team will help you prevent future problems by scheduling regular check-ups and offering any of the following preventive care services:

  • Regular Checkups
  • Cleaning
  • Non-Surgical In-Office Gum Therapy
  • Prophylaxis and “Re-Care” Therapy
  • Dental Sealants
  • Nightguards
  • Bite Guards

Restorative Services

While your teeth are extremely strong, it’s easy to damage them by accident or neglect. And even if you had your teeth repaired before, the restorations can break from every day wear and tear. Dr. Patrick loves to help patients restore the appearance of their smile. He can look at a photo of your old smile, recommend specific treatments, and then use our digital imaging system to show you how your repaired smile would look. Dr. Patrick uses the safest and most proven materials, such as tooth-colored fillings and porcelain veneers, as well as the leading labs. Once Dr. Patrick is done, your smile will be healthy, functional, and of course, beautiful.

Dental Technology

Over the past 150 years, Dr. McGuire’s family constantly sought out the latest and best treatment methods and equipment to improve the quality of care for patients. Dr. Patrick continues that tradition by acquiring the most cutting-edge tools and technology for his practice. These tools enable everyone on our team to work efficiently, non-intrusively, and safely while you remain relaxed. If you have questions, Dr. Patrick or members of our team are happy to help. Our tools and technology include:

  • DIAGNOdent
  • Digital Radiography
  • Digital Camera
  • Intra-Oral Camera
  • Digital Imaging
  • Chairside Computers
  • Dentrix System
  • Prophy-Jet
  • Sterilization Center

Patient Comfort

We want your appointment to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. That’s why we have gone to great lengths to create a quiet and relaxing atmosphere in our practice. We never overbook appointments, so when you walk in, you can be treated right away. And if you’re nervous about visiting the dentist, you’ll be put at ease by our team’s focus on your comfort and care. If you’ve experienced dental anxiety in the past, Dr. McGuire’s easy, gentle manner is likely to re-establish your trust in dentists. We also offer a number of amenities, listed below, that you can use to help you get your mind off your appointment, including:

  • iPods
  • Satellite Radio
  • Comfortable Atmosphere
  • Scenic Views
  • Post-visit Goodie Bags