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Discount Dental Supplies

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte dentistryon February 3rd, 20111 Comment

Yes, there really IS a difference in where you get your dental supplies.  I can order the SAME EXACT products through Darby Dental (which is who Synergy has contracted with) only they’re SUBSTANTIALLY less money.  And as an added bonus, the reps are extremely knowledgeable.  In fact, if they don’t have the answer to a particular question they’ll often 3-way call the manufacturer and get the answer…..right then.  You can’t beat it.  Read more about Synergy dental here.

Dental Purchasing Group

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte NC Dentiston June 22nd, 2010No Comments

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.

Final ortho bonding

Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte NC Dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentiston June 14th, 2010No Comments

….and the laterals were bonded to close the spaces and make ideally-sized teeth:

Teeth after bonding to close spaces

After the bonding to close the spaces and re-create the correct tooth proportion

Bonding small laterals

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte dentistryon April 30th, 2010No Comments

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:

Finished filling

Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Southpark cosmetic dentiston October 21st, 2009No Comments

I won’t show the tooth completely cleaned out, but it turned out to have a very deep cavity.  However, after placing the filling, you can barely tell the tooth had any work at all.  It came out great!

Finished filling

Finished filling

Crown and filling

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte dentistryon July 20th, 2009No Comments

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

Cavity-cleaned out

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte NC Dentiston March 23rd, 2009No Comments

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

Another hidden cavity

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte dentistryon February 23rd, 2009No Comments

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, 2009No Comments

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

Dental accident

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte dentistry, Southpark cosmetic dentiston July 28th, 2008No Comments

Teeth meet glass door……….teeth lose. Glass door wins.

Broken teeth