Blog - cosmetic dentist Charlotte

  • Does dentistry last forever?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 30, 2009

    How long will my dental work last? “It depends.” This is a question that we get a lot, and it’s a very understandable one, especially if you’re about to invest your hard-earned money into your mouth, right?  Just like a car, your teeth and gums require regular care to ensure that they are working properly.  […]

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  • Bonding just 1 front tooth one REALLY satisfied patient

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

    You know, dentistry can be a very challenging job: working on very small teeth, teeth, tongue, cheeks, saliva all trying to get in the way, patient fears…..some days dentistry wears you out. But other days like today?  Wow, I had a patient come in this morning for whom we’d done a big tooth-colored filling (bonding) […]

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  • A Complete Smile Makeover with Porcelain Crowns for Teeth Damaged by Bulimia

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: May 25, 2009

    Acid Erosion from Bulimia Damages Teeth There are many reasons patients come to see me for cosmetic dentistry.  One of the most common reasons is because their teeth are badly worn down from grinding, often in combination with acid erosion that has eaten away at the enamel.  Treating these cases can be complex, because if […]

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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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  • Dental Implant Bridge Smile Makeover in Charlotte

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: May 2, 2009

    Some Smile Makeovers are easy, but some are complicated and require combining several techniques to get the best result.  The following is an example of one that used 3 different procedures in our Charlotte dentist office: A bridge on 2 dental implants Six Month Braces NTI nightguard for migraine relief Cosmetic Dentistry with Dental Implants […]

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  • Porcelain Veneers to Correct Crowded Teeth

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 13, 2008

    So You Want Straight Teeth? We’re often asked what is the “BEST” way to make a person’s smile the way they’ve always wished. Should they do orthodontics (Six Month Braces, Invisalign, or the Inman Aligner), should they have a “gum lift” (esthetic crown-lengthening), should they choose porcelain veneers?  Of course the answer is, “It depends.” Here […]

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