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Dental Purchasing Group

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte NC Dentiston June 22nd, 2010Comments Off on Dental Purchasing Group

For those of you involved in the dental industry, here’s a quick story. I had been purchasing my dental supplies for years and years from one of the ‘big’ dental supply companies. I really liked my dental rep, but the company basically treated my like dirt. Anyway, along comes Synergy Dental. They’re a group purchasing organization that has gotten special pricing from Darby Dental Supply, Brasseler USA, Orascoptic, and others. Anyway, I’ve already saved a bunch of money just by ordering the SAME supplies through them. You really should check it out.

And FYI, I have NO financial interest in the company at all.

Finished ortho after bonding

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte veneerson June 4th, 2010Comments Off on Finished ortho after bonding

And here’s the other side, with a much smaller original-sized tooth, and the bonding afterwards:

Small lateral incisor before bonding

Small lateral after bonding

Bonding Peg Laterals

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte Uptown Dentiston May 6th, 2010Comments Off on Bonding Peg Laterals

So the photo in the post below shows a ‘peg’ lateral that is very small proportionally compared to the other teeth around it.  Knowing this, the orthodontist and I discussed our options.  We could do one of two possible treatments.  Both would lead to my eventual bonding of the tooth, or in this case, BOTH laterals, to increase the size and correct the proportion between all of this young lady’s teeth.

Bonding small laterals

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Southpark cosmetic dentist, Southpark dentiston May 3rd, 2010Comments Off on Bonding small laterals

Your discussion should revolve around the ultimate goal for these teeth.  If the size discrepancy is small, then everyone may agree to simply close the spaces during the orthodontic treatment.  However, many times the size difference is too great to do this:

Bonding small laterals

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte dentistryon April 30th, 2010Comments Off on Bonding small laterals

Many, many people have teeth that are undersized, or too small, compared to their other teeth.  Often these are the lateral incisors.  When they are very small they are often called ‘Peg’ laterals.  If these are found in a child you should have a frank discussion with your dentist and orthodontist about the ultimate plan for these teeth.  Here’s an example of this:

Hidden cavity started

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Myers Park dentist, South Park DDSon October 16th, 2009Comments Off on Hidden cavity started

Ok.  Just a little bit into the tooth and you can already tell there’s a more going on inside than you could originally see.

Hidden cavity

Hidden cavity

Hidden cavity

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Southpark DDS, Southpark dentiston October 14th, 2009Comments Off on Hidden cavity

Just saw this patient and thought we’d take photos of the procedure because I could see a ‘shadow’ in the tooth, but absolutely nothing on her x-ray.  Having done many teeth similarly, I thought this would be a good teaching case.  Here’s a photo of the tooth before we started:

Tooth with cavity

Tooth with cavity

Portrait photo

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte photography, Charlotte veneers, Crowns, Portfolio, Southpark DDSon September 3rd, 2009Comments Off on Portrait photo

On a recent visit to get her teeth cleaned I asked this pretty patient if she’s lost weight.  Yes she had!!  And she was VERY proud of that fact!  So I suggested we update her portrait photo that we had taken after we fixed her front teeth, and she readily agreed. Her teeth look absolutely amazing, and she takes a great photo, too!

Portrait photo

Portrait photo

Repaired tooth

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotte, Dentist in Charlotteon August 20th, 2009Comments Off on Repaired tooth

This tooth has been fractured for MANY years.  The patient never really did anything about it, but with a bit more of it breaking recently, she wanted me to ‘smooth it out’.  I thought the better idea was to replace the missing tooth structure.

Broken tooth

Broken tooth

Broken porcelain-

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte Uptown Dentiston August 6th, 2009Comments Off on Broken porcelain-

So this piece of a crown was broken, and we needed to get the patient fixed up as quickly as possible.

Broken porcelain

Broken porcelain

The solution? We quickly re-bonded the piece back into place.

Bonding broken porcelain

Bonding broken porcelain