Archive for Charlotte NC Dentist

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

Hidden cavity-filled

Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte NC Dentist, South Park DDS, Southpark dentist, Tom Farley DDS South Parkon February 12th, 2009Comments Off on Hidden cavity-filled

And the final product…….they came out great!  But when you look at where we started, there’s NO WAY you’d have known how extensive these were.

Cavity-filled

Hidden cavity-more revealed

Charlotte NC Dentiston February 5th, 2009Comments Off on Hidden cavity-more revealed

And here’s the teeth with even more cavity taken out:

More cavity revealed

Office Reconstruction-before

Charlotte NC Dentiston October 23rd, 2008Comments Off on Office Reconstruction-before

The office had a complete makeover, from top to bottom.  And, to be honest, I was surprised at the mess that was created.

Here’s another quick photo of the ‘before’:

Construction

Front Teeth-After Crowns

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Charlotte veneers, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentist South Parkon July 7th, 2008Comments Off on Front Teeth-After Crowns

Remember how the front teeth were originally so thin when we started? (see here) Well now look at them.

They look great!

Front Teeth Crowned-after

Cavities revealed

Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotteon June 9th, 2008Comments Off on Cavities revealed

When we started cleaning these teeth, the extent of the decay became apparent. Deep? Not really. But what’s the sense in waiting for these cavities to grow and grow until they’ve destroyed a huge amount of tooth structure? Why wait? If there’s already decay starting, take care of it before it gets bigger!

Cavities revealed

More fillings

Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentiston June 5th, 2008Comments Off on More fillings

Another great example of conservative dentistry that looks great when we’re finished. See these stained grooves? Think there’s any problem here? Wait and see….

Cavities-befoe

Front Teeth Cavities

Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte NC Dentist, Charlotte photography, creating a beautiful smileon May 12th, 2008Comments Off on Front Teeth Cavities

Here’s a closer look at these two teeth. You can see the dark areas that have started around the existing tooth-colored fillings. The cavity usually will have undermined the existing filling and the tooth around it, too. So to properly repair and restore this area the entire old filling will need to be removed and replaced.

Front teeth cavities

Wait on Cracked Tooth?

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Charlotte photography, Cosmetic Dentist South Parkon May 1st, 2008Comments Off on Wait on Cracked Tooth?

These teeth have looked like this for at LEAST the past 7 years (since 2001). The patient has been informed that ‘doing nothing’ will probably lead to more expensive and potentially painful treatment. No worries! It doesn’t hurt, so the patient wants to leave it!

Cracked tooth

A few days ago we got a call and….you guessed it…the patient was in CONSIDERABLE pain. He was sent to the endodontist where he needed an immediate root canal. To make matters worse, he had just needed some costly repairs on his house, so finances will be REALLY tight.

Moral of the story: FIX teeth before there’s an EMERGENCY. It will save you time, money, and pain.

ANOTHER cracked tooth

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotteon April 28th, 20081 Comment

Same song, different tooth!  Take a look at this situation.  I had mentioned to this patient (since 2001!!) that his tooth was beginning to fracture and he should think about fixing it. “Nah…it’s not bothering me.  I’m gonna let it go for now”.

Cracked tooth

Ok.  Fair enough.  A big part of my job is to inform and educate. So we waited……and each time I saw him, I mentioned the crack hadn’t gotten any better.  If it was left untreated it could lead to more problems later.  “Ah well.  It’s still good for now”.

Ok!  We’ll wait….it’s the patient’s decision.  What do you think will happen next?