Family & General Dentistry in Wilmington, NC

General Dentistry

Here at Salling & Tate, we know that keeping your family happy & healthy is the most important thing in life. We understand this because we have wonderful families just like you. We’d go to the ends of the Earth for our family – which is precisely why we know how important it is for us to provide exceptional care for your family.

Our Dentists specialize in Family and Cosmetic Dentistry – and we’re the best at what we do in the Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach area. That’s because our dentists are constantly learning and keeping up to date with new technology and practices, and because we’ve been around for decades & have seen it all.


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Our Commitment to Our Patients and Community

Everyone deserves to have a healthy mouth, but as you probably have noticed, not all dentist offices will work on children –typically for the sake of convenience. As a family dentist and parents ourselves, we understand how important your children’s health is to you and their future. That’s why we’re proud to serve patients of all ages.

Salling & Tate understands the importance of advocating for the health of our patients and providing our neighbors in our beloved Wilmington, NC community with the highest quality dental care possible. We work hard to ensure that each time a patient steps into our office, they get the best experience possible. Beyond our caring and wonderful staff, we try to make the entire process as painless as possible by adopting the latest dental technology. We’ve found that the newer the technology, the less discomfort you’ll generally experience, which is why we use the latest technologies in family dentistry.

Dental Services That We Offer Patients

CEREC Restorations

CEREC is the latest in computerized dental technology that will save you time and more of your natural tooth structure, with convenience and comfort. We have two cutting-edge CEREC systems available for your convenience, once again evidencing Salling & Tate as an industry leader in technological services.

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Dental Fillings

A filling is the first option in dental restoration. If a tooth has a small amount of decay or if it has been chipped, cracked, or worn down, a filling can be used to restore the shape and structure.  A dental filling is a quick procedure that can be performed in about 30 minutes.


For many years, partial dentures have been used to replace groups of teeth or a few teeth scattered across the lower or upper jaw. Full dentures are similar to partial dentures in that they are prosthetic teeth and gums used to replace missing teeth. The main difference between full and partial dentures is that full dentures are a total replacement system for either upper or lower teeth and, in some cases, both.

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Emergency Dental Care

Sometimes life can throw you a curveball, and when unexpected dental problems arise, the staff here at Salling & Tate can help. We can treat a wide range of urgent dental issues, including cracked or chipped teeth, teeth that have become dislodged or knocked out, misaligned or lose teeth, broken fillings, broken crowns, toothaches


Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. You can smile more during treatment as well as after. 3-D computer imaging technology is used to create the aligners and has been proven effective in straightening teeth.

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Porcelain Crowns

No longer will crowns have to be considered unaesthetic. Newer porcelain crowns are now not only tooth-colored throughout, but they are also very durable. These highly biocompatible materials blend into the smile better as there is no dark metal underneath to hide.

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Porcelain Onlays

An onlay restoration is a custom-made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain onlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth. An onlay is sometimes also referred to as a partial crown. Porcelain onlays are made by a professional dental laboratory and are permanently cemented onto the tooth by your dentist.

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Porcelain Veneers

A Veneer is a thin sheet of porcelain that is bonded to the front teeth to enhance the smile. Veneers can repair broken, stained, or worn front teeth. Considered conservative as usually minimal tooth needs to be removed.

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Root Canal

Most patients are a little confused as to what a root canal procedure actually entails. First and foremost root canals are painless before we begin the procedure will make sure you are completely numb. A root canal is a procedure we use to save and preserve natural teeth. 

Teeth Cleaning

Evidence keeps pouring in that a healthy mouth is a gateway to a healthy body. Bacteria that accumulate on your teeth cause gum disease and cavities; which will lead to tooth loss. Routine dental exams and cleanings are an important part of reducing the likely hood of these illnesses.

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Teeth Whitening

Whitening your teeth, under the supervision of your dentist, has been proven safe in clinical studies over a period of many years. The primary ingredient in our bleaching solutions is carbamide peroxide, which has been used to brighten the smiles of millions of people worldwide.

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