Blog - Beautiful Smile

  • 2.9 Month Braces by Charlotte dentist Dr. Payet

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: November 24, 2009

    As much as people are often amazed at the idea that we can give them a straight smile with Six-Month Braces, there really are times when it doesn’t even take THAT long.  Take a look at Karim’s before and after pictures — literally, we put her brackets on back on September 9th, and we took […]

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  • Replacing Dental Crowns with Black Lines at the Gum

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: May 8, 2009

    What’s the Black Line Under Old Crowns? Here’s a case from a few years ago where the patient was really unhappy with his old, yellow, ugly old Porcelain-to-Metal crowns, partially because of the dark grey line at the crowns’ edges.  That black line between the gum and crowns was from the metal inside the crowns […]

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  • A short video on Six-Month Braces

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 26, 2009

    As I mentioned in a previous post on dental photography, I’ve been working to create Before/After videos of the different procedures we offer, and while they do take some time to put together, I am getting more of them completed.  Here’s one that describes a little more about the process of Six-Month Braces and what […]

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  • Yes – single-visit crowns can be beautiful!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 13, 2009

    Obviously, the single biggest advantage for patients with our CEREC machine is the ability to have beautiful, all-porcelain restorations completed in a single visit.  Here’s an example of how nice that can be.  This patient had 10 porcelain veneers done about 2 years ago; due to her grinding habit, she had knocked off and broken […]

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  • A Smile Makeover with Porcelain Veneers and Short-Term Braces

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 8, 2009

    This will be the last cosmetic dentistry/Smile Makeover video that I will post for a little while, as I next want to devote some time to showing how destructive “Grinding” of the teeth can be and why it is NOT something that you should take lightly.  Bruxism/Parafunction (the general term for both grinding and clenching, […]

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  • Smiles by Payet Cosmetic Dentistry Video on YouTube

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 4, 2009

    As a professional photographer on the side (I don’t plan on quitting my day job any time soon), I have a passion for both the taking of pictures and the digital developing/use of those pictures, and software today is so remarkable in how it can be used.  With increasing levels of integration among Photoshop programs […]

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