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Virus? Not me!

Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotteon March 12th, 2009Comments Off on Virus? Not me!

I recently had to have my laptop ‘scrubbed’ because of a virus. Now, I am VERY careful about sites I visit, try not to download any suspicious software, and run anti-virus software on a constant basis.  So how did I end up with a virus? Near as we can tell, it was from Facebook.  I have been contacted by some friends from college, and the added interaction has spelled more time on the site.  Here’s a quick read on the subject:  Facebook virus 

Another hidden cavity-filled

Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotteon March 5th, 20094 Comments

But the final filling worked out well.  And the patient has had not trouble at all with the tooth. Due to the size and extent of the original cavity the next step for this tooth will be a crown, in 3-5 years.

Cavity-filled

Hidden cavity

Charlotte Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Southpark dentiston January 29th, 2009Comments Off on Hidden cavity

Here’s something that we’re seeing more and more of…cavities that are tough to diagnose, but still substantial in size.  I really think this is due to the hardness of enamel from fluoride use over the years.  Don’t misunderstand…I think fluoride is an excellent means to deter cavities. The problem is when the bacteria finally break through the enamel.  Let’s start with this case:

Cavity-before

Yes, you can see the dark grooves that indicate a cavity.  But wait….there’s more!

Fractured Front tooth…fixed!

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentist South Parkon January 22nd, 2009Comments Off on Fractured Front tooth…fixed!

I opted for the more conservative route.  Instead of a bonded-porcelain restoration I suggested a bonded composite filling.  Yes, it might chip or break.  Yes, it was going to be more ‘upkeep’ and maintenance. But it was SUCH an easy fix and, when it came time to replace it in 5-10 years, THEN we could look to a crown.  Needless to say, the patient was elated!  So a few short minutes later, this is what we ended up with:

Bonded tooth

Backups

Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte photography, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentist South Parkon December 26th, 2008Comments Off on Backups

I’m really a fanatic for backups.  With all the photos I take, I can’t risk losing any of them.  So I’m excited about this new service.  It has unlimited online backup for one low monthly fee.  I’m not going to use it for office photos, but will be looking into it for all my personal images.  Read more here….Backblaze.

Final Result-Bonding

Charlotte photography, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Charlotte veneers, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotteon December 15th, 2008Comments Off on Final Result-Bonding

And here’s the final smile (with the ‘before’ below it for comparison).  A dramatic change that didn’t require a lot of invasive work like veneers or crowns.  Everyone involved was happy!!

Bonding-after

bonding-before

Bonding-before (2)

Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Charlotte veneers, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotteon December 9th, 2008Comments Off on Bonding-before (2)

Here are the views of each tooth.  You’ll notice the first one shows an old, stained filling in the middle of the tooth.

bonding-before

bonding-before

After the Reconstruction

Charlotte Dentist, Charlotte photography, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Dilworth Dentiston November 6th, 2008Comments Off on After the Reconstruction

There was also a new room of dental equipment that was put in during the renovations. Everyone has loved the new furnishings!

New room

After the Construction

Charlotte dentistry, Charlotte photography, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentist South Parkon November 4th, 2008Comments Off on After the Construction

A few more photos of the office, after our renovations.  Look at the post below to see the same image during the construction.  Big change!!

Reconstruction

100 Useful sites

Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Southpark DDS, Southpark dentiston October 9th, 2008Comments Off on 100 Useful sites

When you have some spare time on your hands this is a great article about all kinds of different useful sites on the web.  I found a bunch that I’m using now!  Check it out here.