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  • Dental X-rays: Why, Which, & When?

    Frequently Asked Questions about dental x-rays

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: November 9, 2019

    In dentistry, digital x-rays have come a long way in improving our ability to diagnose problems in your teeth and jaws. Periapical X-rays   Periapical x-rays capture the full length of 1 or more teeth, so that we can see the apex, or end, of the root.  That’s where we look for signs of a […]

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  • What is Root Resorption? Can it Be Fixed?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: August 11, 2019

    Root Resorption comes in 2 flavors, so to speak: Internal and External.  It’s one of the least common reasons for losing a tooth, compared to tooth decay and gum disease.  When it is found though, it usually means the tooth is doomed.  But what is root resorption? Internal & External Root Resorption FAQs The term […]

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  • Implant Overdentures for a Confident Smile

    Charlotte dental implant overdentures

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 29, 2019

    As I mentioned in the post about my wife’s cosmetic dentistry with porcelain veneers, treating family can be stressful.  After all, if anything goes wrong, we literally have to live with them afterwards!  However, it’s equally true that the results are even a little more gratifying.  😀 The implant overdentures that we did for my […]

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  • Dental Veneers for a Happy Smile

    Smile Makeovers & Cosmetic Dentistry in Charlotte, NC

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 19, 2019

    When someone trusts us to transform their smile with dental veneers, that’s a big deal.  We take that trust seriously, & we love seeing the results as much as they do.  There’s one particular smile makeover though, that means more to me than any other I’ve ever done.  I’ll share the journey, but you’ll have […]

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  • Do You Trust Your Dentist?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: April 21, 2019

    In the 21 years I’ve practiced dentistry, this question keeps popping up.  I even addressed the topic directly before: Whom Do You Trust? Why? Do You Trust Your Dentist? The newest attack on dentistry & trust in our profession comes in an article in The Atlantic: “The Truth about Dentistry.” Is there a fair amount […]

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  • Repairing a Broken Dental Bridge

    Charlotte dentist repairs dental bridge

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 23, 2019

    If you have a dental bridge and some of the porcelain has broken off in a place visible in your smile, the bridge usually has to be replaced.  Sometimes however, the bridge can be repaired with a creative and nifty technique called an “overcrown.”  This isn’t always an option, but when it is, it’s a […]

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