Archive for Dentist in Charlotte NC

Pretty crowns

Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotte, Dentist in Charlotte, Dentist in Charlotte NC, Portfolioon April 11th, 20111 Comment

Ok….here’s what we did.  Only the front 4 teeth are crowned.  Everything else whitened nicely and there was no reason to put crowns on these other teeth.   So instead of having crowns on all her upper teeth this happy patient was able to have only 4 and get an absolutely fantastic final result.

Ortho plan for Peg Laterals

Dentist in Charlotte, Dentist in Charlotte NC, Dilworth Dentist, Myers Park DDSon May 16th, 2010Comments Off on Ortho plan for Peg Laterals

As discussed below, option 1 involves moving the teeth to their optimal position leaving the ideal spacing in place so the restorative dentist can bond the spaces that are left, creating teeth that are proportional to the other teeth.  But if the orthodontist does not leave the correct amount of space the final result will result in a tooth that is too large or small for the others.  In other words, the space has to be filled. If there’s too little you end up with a mini-tooth…..too much and you get a Chicklet!  Not good!

Bottom line….the orthodontist has to get the spaces PERFECT for this option to work.

Cavities revealed

Dentist in Charlotte, Dentist in Charlotte NC, Dilworth Dentist, Gum Disease, Southpark cosmetic dentist, Southpark DDS, Southpark dentist, Teeth Whitening Treatmentson May 4th, 2009Comments Off on Cavities revealed

Here’s a closer look at these two cavities.  You can see that they extend slightly under the gumline:

cavities

Try Vista yet?

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte NC Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Dentist in Charlotte, Dentist in Charlotte NCon April 23rd, 2007Comments Off on Try Vista yet?

I’ll admit this right up front….I’ve only ‘tried’ Vista on a few different computers, so I can’t so too much good or bad about it…yet. I DO know that many dental software companies don’t support Vista and are recommending that we continue using Windows XP. Here’s an interesting review of Vista from a ‘regular’ computer user. After reading it I may continue with XP for a while longer!

Vista Review

411 help for Dental Office

Cosmetic Dentist in Charlotte, Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Dentist in Charlotte, Dentist in Charlotte NCon April 16th, 200713 Comments

We call 411 a handful of times throughout the month for assistance….and I’m amazed at the cost to do it! Well, along comes Google to the rescue. Check out this article about Google’s new 411 service: Google 411

You know we’ll be trying it!!

Fade Resistance of Photo Prints

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Uptown Dentist, Dentist in Charlotte, Dentist in Charlotte NCon April 12th, 2007Comments Off on Fade Resistance of Photo Prints

Here’s a quick article about the type of printer used and a print’s fade resistance. Since I’m into photos, I found this especially interesting.

Printers

I still think the type of paper and ink that is used are more important than the brand of printer. Time will tell!!

Fractured Tooth Repaired with Bonding

Charlotte Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Dentist in Charlotte, Dentist in Charlotte NCon April 9th, 2007Comments Off on Fractured Tooth Repaired with Bonding

The tooth is proportioned correctly, but as I mentioned earlier, there’s other factors.  The subtle color variations INSIDE the tooth have been maintained.  And look at the ‘wavy’ areas that extend down from the gum line to the bottom edge.  These have been incorporated, too.

The patient was VERY pleased with the final result…and we were, too!!

Repaired Cracked Tooth

Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotte, creating a beautiful smile, Dentist in Charlotte, Dentist in Charlotte NCon April 5th, 2007Comments Off on Repaired Cracked Tooth

With the right combination of different composites, and the right technique, the repair of a fractured tooth can be very esthetic.  Here’s that same tooth after it was repaired:

Repaired Front Tooth

Notice the tooth has the correct size and alignment….but there’s more.

Cracked Front Tooth

Charlotte cosmetic dentist, Charlotte Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist South Park, Cosmetic Dentistry Charlotte, Dentist in Charlotte NCon March 29th, 2007Comments Off on Cracked Front Tooth

Here’s another great example of what bonding can do for a cracked front tooth. A few years ago the tooth below was badly damaged and needed a root canal. Afterwards, the tooth was reconstructed to repair the cracked edge. I wasn’t involved in this first treatment, but recently the repair again broke off. The patient requested another repair with composite, or bonding.

Cracked front tooth

Bonded Front Tooth

Charlotte NC Dentist, Dentist in Charlotte NC, Myers Park dentist, South Park DDS, Southpark dentiston March 26th, 2007Comments Off on Bonded Front Tooth

Now take a look at the final result. This was completed with only bonding and, as I stated last time, no root canal was necessary. Both the patient and his mom were thrilled!

Cracked tooth bonded