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Crown and filling

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte dentistryon July 20th, 2009Comments Off on Crown and filling

These two teeth were in need of some help.  The one had a large, old tooth-colored filling that had begun to discolor and decay.  The tooth behind it also had a very large tooth-colored filling and was also starting to develop a cavity. You can see the margin of an old porcelain crown on the tooth behind it.

Old filling

Old filling

Cracked tooth

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotte, Crowns, Southpark dentiston June 30th, 2009Comments Off on Cracked tooth
Cracked tooth

Cracked tooth

A fun day of boating led to this cracked tooth.  There was no hot, cold, or bite sensitivity so it became and esthetic issue.  What was the best course of action to quickly repair this tooth?

New crowns-

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte photography, Charlotte veneerson April 23rd, 2009Comments Off on New crowns-

And the final portrait photo of our pretty patient and her new, gorgeous smile!

New crowns

Old crowns-

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Charlotte veneers, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotteon April 2nd, 2009Comments Off on Old crowns-

Here’s a different view of the old crowns.  You can see the spacing that recently developed and was a concern for the patient and me.

Old crowns

Cavity-cleaned out

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte NC Dentiston March 23rd, 2009Comments Off on Cavity-cleaned out

Yes, I know it’s gross, but look how much tooth was destroyed by the existing cavity inside.  This is a photo with almost all the decay cleaned out.  And remember, there was no hot, cold, or bite sensitivity with these teeth even though they were full of bacteria-laden decay!

Cavity-cleaned out

Backup

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte NC Dentist, Charlotte photographyon March 9th, 2009Comments Off on Backup

Yes, I’ve been referred to as a backup ‘freak’ when it comes to the data on my computer.  But with a recent virus on my laptop now cleaned up it was an easy matter to restore the ‘good’ files that were found in the backup.  Plus, as I’ve stated before all the photos I take would be impossible to reproduce, so backing up is a must.  I recently saw this and am trying it out.  It can make a mirror image of your existing drive, copying it exactly.  Oh, and the basic edition is free. Take a look and see what you think:  Macrium Reflect

Another hidden cavity-cleaned out

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Dilworth Dentist, Southpark DDS, Southpark dentiston March 2nd, 2009Comments Off on Another hidden cavity-cleaned out

Look at the extend of the decay inside this tooth.  And again, no hot, cold, or bite sensitivity with only a small amount obvious on the x-ray.  These are difficult to find and diagnose!

Cavity-cleaned out

Another hidden cavity

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte dentistryon February 23rd, 2009Comments Off on Another hidden cavity

As I said earlier, I’ve seen many more of these ‘hidden’ cavities.  They’re tough to detect but are still really large.  Here’s another example.  This is what the tooth looked like beforehand:

Cavity-before

Hidden cavity-cleaned out

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte Uptown Dentiston February 9th, 2009Comments Off on Hidden cavity-cleaned out

Look how big these cavities were!!  They were HUGE!  And NO hot, cold, or bite sensitivity with next to nothing on the x-ray.  These are REALLY hard to diagnose!

Cavity-cleaned out

Final photo-bonding

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte dentistry, Southpark DDS, Southpark dentiston January 26th, 2009Comments Off on Final photo-bonding

So to review…we started out here:

Cracked tooth

A few minutes later we were here:

Bonded tooth

What would YOU want for YOUR tooth?