Services Provided at Our Dental Practice in Charlotte
Your dental health is our primary concern. We treat you and your dental needs according to what works best for you. We treat all patients equally (with our without insurance). For those patients with dental insurance, we want you to know that our commitment is to you not to your insurance company. We use the best materials and the most current dental practices to provide you with the dental treatment you deserve. This may or may not fit your insurance company’s plan for your dental needs. However, we will be happy to help you maximize your dental insurance benefits by filing to your insurance procedures we recommend (pre-approval) and procedures performed.
Dental implant restorations are performed by attaching crowns to implants anchored in the bone below the gum line. After the anchor has been surgically placed, bone attaches to the implant, holding it firmly in place. An artificial tooth (crown) can then be attached to the implant. The end result is a strong, secure tooth that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Dental Implants can be used as artificial tooth replacements for missing teeth and for stabilizing loose dentures as well as replacing small bridges. Once your implant has been restored with a Crown the implant requires the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental check-ups.
Crown: A tooth-shaped “covering” that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth for the purpose of restoring the natural tooth’s shape, size, strength, function and/or to improve a tooth’s appearance. Crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of the tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surfaces of teeth to improve one’s appearance. These custom shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Bridge: A dental procedure to literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are made up of two or more crowns from the teeth on either side of the gap and the false tooth or teeth that are missing.
Resin Composites (tooth-colored fillings): This restoration is mercury free and is used to repair your tooth when you have a cavity. Resin Composite is material that looks like your tooth and actually bonds to it. Because the material bonds to your tooth the chances of the tooth leaking and breaking are diminished.
Laser Dentistry: A smile can be transformed from gummy to a normal, gorgeous smile with laser treatment and gum line reshaping.
Laser Treatment: A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove or shape tissue. Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990. Lasers can be used as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures and are often used in conjunction with other dental instruments.
We offer sedation dentistry for really anxious patients to relax, sometimes to the point of sleep, without even remembering that a procedure has been done.
Our office is equipped with the latest digital radiology equipment. Digital radiography exposes dental patients to much less radiation. In fact, digital X-rays use up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional film X-rays.
The intraoral camera is a revolutionary diagnostic dental tool allowing us to more clearly identify potential problems within the mouth early on. The tiny intraoral camera can be inserted into a patient’s mouth, taking pictures of the teeth and displaying the images onto a computer screen. Using the intraoral camera saves time and makes problems easily visible to both patient and doctor. Patients can view the areas we will be working on, making procedures easy to understand. The accompanying software also provides clear and accurate data so that the best treatment options can be selected.
A sparkling white smile speaks volume. We all wish we could have that bright white smile naturally but some of us need a little help. Having an oral exam prior to whitening is the best first step toward a brighter smile.
A healthy body starts with a healthy mouth. Maintaining good oral health is important to your overall health. In addition to daily brushing and flossing, you can help protect your oral health by seeing your dentist regularly for checkups. Oral cancer screening is to identify any abnormalities in your mouth and biopsy if necessary to check for cancer. In cases where detected early, there is a much greater chance for a cure.
We also offer a wide array of other dental services including dental sealant, extractions, mouth guards, snore guards, night guards and surgical removal or oral lesions.