Archive for Charlotte Uptown Dentist

Discount Dental Supplies

Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Dilworth Dentist, Myers Park dentiston August 11th, 2010Comments Off on Discount Dental Supplies

Again, I have to put a ‘shout out’ to the Synergy Dental Partners.  I started purchasing my supplies here a few months ago and have saved significantly on the SAME items I was ordering elsewhere.  I have no financial interest in the company, other than saving me (and hopefully you!) some money.  Take a look here.

Closing a tooth gap

Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Charlotte veneers, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentist South Parkon July 8th, 2010Comments Off on Closing a tooth gap

So this area had too much space after braces, but everything else was ideal. Some patients would be fine with the space between these teeth, but it REALLY bothered this patient. So our solution was to add a bit of bonding to either tooth, closing the gap and making it look better.

Bonding-before

Chipped teeth need Veneers?

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Charlotte veneers, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotteon June 28th, 2010Comments Off on Chipped teeth need Veneers?

At what point does a tooth need a veneer? We’ll discuss the criteria I use at a later date, but this nice young lady was told she needed veneers on these teeth. Now I’ll admit the teeth are not too pretty with the chipped and broken edges, but does it REALLY require veneers to properly restore them???

Chipped, broken teeth-before bonding

Chipped, broken teeth-before bonding

Final ortho bonding

Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte NC Dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentiston June 14th, 2010Comments Off on Final ortho bonding

….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

Other Ortho plan for laterals

Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Charlotte veneerson May 27th, 2010Comments Off on Other Ortho plan for laterals

The second option is for the orthodontist to move the laterals into the middle of the space.  The restorative dentist can then create ideally sized teeth.  This gives the orthodontist the correct proportions for all the front teeth and allows the orthodontics to be finished without worrying about leaving spaces that are exact.  However, it is a more difficult task for the restorative dentist.

Stone model during orthodontics

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.

Finished filling

Charlotte Dental Care, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Southpark cosmetic dentiston October 21st, 2009Comments Off on Finished filling

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

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

Tooth with bonding

Charlotte NC Dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotteon August 31st, 2009Comments Off on Tooth with bonding

So were able to conservatively repair this tooth in a few short minutes and get a great result just in time for this patient to head overseas for an extended trip.  And no one will be able to tell she’s had anything done!

Broken tooth

Broken tooth

Repaired tooth

Repaired tooth