premier dentist in the tri-cities

General Dentistry

At Martin Dentistry, our highly skilled dental professionals combine expertise in general dentistry with a commitment to exceptional patient care. With a welcoming environment and personalized treatment plans, we strive to make each visit comfortable and satisfying.

make an appointment

Types of General Dentistry at Martin Dentistry

Feedback from Our Patients Across the Tri-Cities Region

google
Brennan is the very best dental hygienist I've ever had to clean my teeth. I have several crowns and in the past, I've always needed gel rubbed on my gums before cleaning - not needed with Brennan doing the work. He is excellent, has a great personality and calms a patient. A great employee. Thank you so much. Reva Box
google
Great cleaning, professional staff
google
The employees of Martin Dentistry of Elizabethton are very friendly and efficient. Everything from intake to departure was excellent and timely. I highly recommend.
google
we were recommended by a friend and they didn’t disappoint. Clean nice office convenient. They called and got us in sooner which was great! Renita the hygienist was wonderful what a sweet kind gentle person. Made my mom feel so comfortable. Dr Patel was so very kind and explained things well. She understood moms position with age & finances and didn’t push anything unnecessary. Would highly recommend!!
google
Very friendly and didn't push for unnecessary dental work!
google
Everyone was professional, pleasant and transparent. Thank you for a wonderful visit.

Stress-Free Payment Plans

Eastman Credit Union
Payment Plan

Are you looking for a flexible payment plan at Martin Dentistry? ECU has tailored loan options to meet your needs, ensuring you can comfortably manage your dental expenses while receiving top-quality care. Whether you need a single tooth implant or a complete smile transformation, ECU offers competitive interest rates and flexible repayment terms. With their loan options, you can achieve the smile you've always wanted without compromising your financial stability.

ECU's payment plans start at a minimum loan amount of $500. You'll also have the flexibility to choose loan terms of up to 96 months, allowing you to select a repayment plan that aligns with your budget and preferences. Apply online at ecu.org/martin, in person at an ECU branch, or call (423) 578-7664 or (423) 578-3583. Invest in your dental health with an ECU loan for a confident smile and outstanding care from Martin Dentistry.


Learn More

Expert Dentistry with a Personal Touch

Comprehensive Dental Care for Healthy, Beautiful Smiles

Regular dental maintenance is crucial for overall oral health. At Martin Dentistry, we prioritize preventive care through routine check-ups, cleanings, and other services. Staying proactive helps detect and address dental issues early, preventing serious problems like cavities, gum disease, or tooth loss. Our commitment to comprehensive dental care means we create personalized treatment plans for healthy, beautiful smiles. Our genuine dedication to specialized treatment and industry leadership sets us apart.

With our experienced professionals, state-of-the-art technology, and cutting-edge techniques, we provide exceptional care in a warm and friendly environment. Our team understands that visiting the dentist can sometimes be daunting, so we go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and peace of mind. From the moment you step into our office, you will be greeted by our friendly staff, who will make you feel welcome and relaxed.


General Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions

Can you remove plaque and tartar at home?

Although regular brushing and flossing at home help to control plaque and tartar (hardened plaque), you cannot eliminate them. Only your dentist and hygienist have the instruments and training to thoroughly remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. Professional dental cleanings minimize your risk of developing gum disease.

Does getting a tooth filling hurt?

Getting a tooth filling at Martin Dentistry is a positive experience because your comfort is our priority. Our dentists ensure that the area is numb and that you stay comfortable throughout treatment.

We preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible while removing decay and preparing to fill a cavity. We want you to have anxiety-free dental visits that encourage you to maintain routine care. If you have dental anxiety, ask about our sedation options.

How can you prepare your child for a dental visit?

You can prepare your child for a dental visit in these ways:
• Begin an oral care routine with your child’s first tooth, gently brushing with a soft baby toothbrush and a smear of fluoridated toothpaste.
• Allow your child to watch you floss and brush your teeth.
• When a tooth erupts beside another, begin flossing between them.
• Speak positively about your dental appointments.
• Bring your little one to the dental office so they can see the environment.
• Before your child's first dental visit, talk to one of our dentists to ensure you understand what will happen during the appointment. It will help you relax and feel confident about the visit so your child can, too.

We make dental visits fun and relaxing for kids.

How much does a tooth filling cost?

The cost of a tooth filling depends on several factors, including the condition of your tooth, the cavity size, and whether you choose an amalgam or a composite tooth-colored filling. After an exam and X-ray, we will give you an accurate treatment estimate.

How often should you get a dental exam and teeth cleaning?

The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist at least twice yearly for exams and professional cleaning. However, your dentist will evaluate your oral health and recommend a schedule for preventive care based on your oral health and disease risks.

Is tooth extraction an emergency?

Tooth extraction may be an emergency when a tooth is unsavable due to trauma or if it threatens oral health or overall well-being. Call us immediately if a tooth is causing any of the following signs or symptoms:
• Fever, nausea, or vomiting
• Severe bleeding, swelling, or pain
• Increasing pain
Before tooth extraction, our dentists provide pain relief and appropriate sedation to help you relax throughout the procedure.

Still, not all tooth extractions are an emergency. You may require a non-emergency extraction for a badly worn, broken, or decayed tooth that is unsavable.

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin liquid coatings that our dentists paint on the biting surfaces of back teeth. Next, the dentist will harden the sealants to protect your teeth from bacteria. Sealants may be appropriate for children or adults with back teeth that have deep grooves, which can easily trap food or bacteria.

What are your options after tooth extraction?

After tooth extraction, one of our dentists will explain replacement options, which may include one or more of the following:
• Removable partial denture – You can replace one or more missing teeth with a removable partial denture. Each end of the denture clasps onto the adjacent tooth.
• Dental bridge – A series of connected dental crowns create a dental bridge for replacing one or more missing teeth.
• Removable complete denture – When all your upper or lower teeth are missing, a removable complete denture can replace them.
• Dental implants – A dental implant is a replacement tooth root with a dental crown attached. It looks like a natural tooth emerging from your gums. With planning, one of our dentists can complete tooth extraction and implant placement in one visit. You can get an implant for each missing tooth or multiple implants to support a denture.

What is a dental inlay?

A dental inlay is a custom filling placed within the cusps (points) of a tooth’s biting surface. If you want a more durable and aesthetically pleasing restoration than a filling, an inlay may appeal to you.

An inlay may be ceramic, composite resin, or gold. It requires taking an impression of your tooth for a custom-made restoration that fits precisely. One of our dentists will bond the inlay to your tooth for a smooth, precise fit.

What is a dental onlay?

A dental onlay is a ceramic, composite resin, or gold restoration that covers one or more cusps (points) on a tooth’s biting surface. Like an inlay, it requires an impression of your tooth for a custom fit. It outlasts a dental filling and blends with your tooth seamlessly.

What is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) is colorless and odorless. It is the lowest, or least potent, level of sedation, helping you feel relaxed with a sense of well-being throughout your dental procedure. You will be calmly awake during treatment and able to respond to questions or instructions. Pure oxygen quickly reverses the effects of nitrous oxide so that you can drive after your appointment. One of our dentists will explain sedation options based on your procedure and anxiety level.

When should your child have their first dental visit?

The American Dental Association encourages you to schedule your child’s first dental visit between the time the first tooth erupts and age one. Many of our general dentists are parents and enjoy treating children.

Our dental family welcomes your family to enjoy the convenience of getting comprehensive dental care for everyone—from toddlers to grandparents—in one location.