Blog - General dentist

  • Before & After Pictures of Another One-Visit Porcelain Crown with CEREC

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: July 15, 2009

    Interestingly, this porcelain crown was done on the same patient as the last gold onlay that I posted.  So why a porcelain crown on this tooth instead of gold?  Simple — this one is more visible in his smile, and he wasn’t interested in having “bling” in his smile.  LOL  Given that strength and durability […]

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  • Smiles by Payet Dental Discount Plan

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: April 21, 2009

    I thought I’d just mention this again, as we’ve had increasing interest in our Smiles by Payet Dentistry Dental Discount Plan; as far as I know, it’s the only Dental Discount Plan in Charlotte, NC that’s offered.  Patients are finding some real savings with it.  We are only offering this for patients with NO Dental […]

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  • Fun Fun Fun! Single-visit porcelain crowns with CEREC 3D!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 28, 2009

    OK, I know that most people don’t think that going to the dentist is fun, but it sure can be a lot more interesting than it used to be for sure.  The advent of digital dentistry, particularly CAD/CAM dentistry that allows us to make all-porcelain crowns in just 1 visit, is just pretty darn cool, […]

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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 great news story by NPR on Sleep Apnea in children

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 5, 2009

    NPR aired a story this morning (March 5th, 2009) that has to do with snoring, sleep apnea, and the wide-ranging effects that they can have on behaviour, brain function, etc.  This is something I”ve been studying and talking to patients about for several years now, but it’s gaining wider acceptance in the medical fields.  On […]

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  • Philosophy of Dental Care

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

    We could also perhaps name this…..”How do I know if my dentist and I are on the same page?” While there are an infinite number of variations on this theme, you can break it down into 2 basic groups of dentists.  While both can serve you well, given how important the doctor-patient trust relationship is, […]

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