Teeth Lengthening and ZOOM! Whitening in Charlotte NC

Sissy had a “gummy” smile, with too much gum showing. She opted for teeth lengthening, ...
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3D Dental Technology – Cone Beam X-rays

3D Cone Beam radiography provides an amazing image of a patient’s mouth, giving a far ...
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Dental advances for Charlotte denture wearers

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How can porcelain veneers improve my smile?

Many people are unhappy with the quality of their smiles and are seeking a simple yet effective way to improve it. One of the best methods for quickly and painlessly achieving a million-dollar smile is with dental porcelain veneers. A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded directly onto the surface of a tooth.

Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne has extensive experience with veneers and can use them to close gaps in the teeth, make crooked teeth look straight, or lengthen teeth that seem too small for the face or are worn from usage. He can also use them to improve the color, shape and symmetry of teeth. Veneers can provide some protection to damaged teeth, as well.

Having a bright, healthy smile will improve your self-image and give you added confidence. It will also impact the way others view you. Studies show that the first physical characteristic we notice when meeting someone new is their smile. Our initial impressions of a  person with a mouthful of straight, white teeth are proven to be generally more positive

If you are bothered by the state of your smile for any reason,  call Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne today at 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to schedule a free, no-obligation smile consultation. Dr. Harrell will be happy to discuss your options, including veneers, and help you decide which is best for your needs. In connection with your consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will look when your treatment is complete.

Teeth Lengthening and ZOOM! Whitening in Charlotte NC

Sissy had a “gummy” smile, with too much gum showing. She opted for teeth lengthening, which is removing a bit of gum from the teeth to make them appear longer. She also had ZOOM! Whitening to dramatically brighten her teeth in just one visit. Now, she loves the way her smile looks.

Teeth Lengthening and ZOOM! Whitening in Charlotte NC

I had a nice smile, I would say, but my gums always felt little bit… Uhm, I had a gummy smile. I had more gums than I did teeth. Not that much, but I noticed it. And when someone pointed it out to me, I really recognized it.

So, teeth lengthening is more like just taking a little piece of gum off of your teeth — those that you want — and just making your teeth look longer. It was a very easy procedure. It wasn’t very painful; I really didn’t feel anything. It didn’t hurt or anything.

Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne was a great choice for me to get my teeth done here. Because I was looking at the testimonials online and I really liked how other people’s teeth looked and I’m very happy with my smile now. Very happy.

So, if you’re looking to have procedures done like I did — like teeth whitening, teeth lengthening, veneers, crowns — I recommend Dr. Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne.

3D Dental Technology – Cone Beam X-rays

3D Cone Beam radiography provides an amazing image of a patient’s mouth, giving a far more accurate picture of his or her dental needs. It is always used for same-day implants and is very patient friendly. This technology makes it easy for us to see any problems and show and explain them to our patients. 3D Cone Beam x-rays can reveal issues that might be missed with conventional 2D x-rays.

3D Dental Technology in Charlotte NC – Cone Beam Imaging

So one of the new patient-friendly technologies we’ve introduced recently is the 3D digital Cone Beam radiography. Cone Beam radiography is basically a 3D x-ray, and it’s an amazing tool for being able to find and diagnose problems that we wouldn’t typically see with a conventional 2D x-ray.

The advancements with 3D Cone Beam technology allow us to do a much more accurate diagnosis for every patient that presents in our office. The utilization of the Cone Beam technology also allows us to place same-day implants. The 3D Cone Beam technology is a very patient-friendly technology. It simply requires that the patients stand inside the machine and then the machine rotates around the patient’s head to capture the digital image.

Once the 3D digital image has been captured, we can spend time in consultation with the patient and really give them an accurate assessment of what’s happening in their mouth. The 3D digital images produced from the Cone Beam technology provide an image that’s infinitely clear. It’s now super-easy for us to see and explain to our patients what the problems are that we’ve found and how we’ve proposed to fix them.

With our advanced technologies such as the 3D Cone Beam x-ray, it’s just one more reason that you can trust you’ll receive expert care here at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne. We’re happy to help. Fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call.

All-on-4 is a better alternative to dentures

The All-on-4 procedure uses four titanium posts implanted in the jaw to permanently and securely hold a dental appliance that replaces your missing natural teeth with a full set of porcelain teeth. This method is far superior to and much more convenient than wearing dentures. An All-on-4 procedure could be the perfect solution to your dental health needs.

All-on-4 Dental Implants – Charlotte NC

On All-on-4 procedure is where we utilize four dental implants and then build porcelain teeth that are permanently attached to those dental implants. Typically, a patient that’s a candidate for an All-on-4 procedure may be wearing full dentures already. Another candidate would be a patient that has advanced periodontal disease or gum disease and maybe facing the complete loss of their teeth.

The All-on-4 procedure can be performed for any of these patients in a quick, painless and comfortable fashion. One way to restore teeth with dental implants is to use a single technique where we place a single dental implant and build a single tooth on top. With the All-on-4 procedure, we can do it more conservatively by placing four implants in each jaw and then we can build a full set of teeth onto those four implants.

The All-on-4 procedure is a permanent, durable alternative to conventional dentures. The teeth are permanently secured into the jaw. You clean them just as you would your natural teeth. With conventional dentures, they may become loose. The patient has to take them out and clean them at night. It could really be a source of aggravation. So, whether you have many missing teeth or you’ve been struggling with dentures for years, the All-on-4 procedure could be the perfect solution for you.

Fill out the form on this page, or just give us a call. We’d love to see you here at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne.

Dental advances for Charlotte denture wearers

There are millions of denture wearers in the U.S., and a significant number of them are not fully satisfied with the results. While dentures are probably the simplest, most affordable dental reconstruction treatment for replacing missing teeth, they can have their drawbacks. Some dentures don’t fully match the appearance of natural teeth, so they never seem “right” to the eye. Plus, many wearers have a hard time getting a proper fit for their dentures, which makes eating and speaking an ongoing challenge. Even though dentures have advanced tremendously in recent years, many dentists do not fully utilize the capabilities of modern denture technology.

On the other hand, Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne stays on top of every breakthrough. His patients always reap the benefits of the latest advances in dental reconstruction, Over the years he has helped countless numbers of patients improve the aesthetics and function of their dentures. Adult Dentistry patients receive custom-made dentures that have much more realistic tooth shape, color and alignment. The gum portion of the dentures are extremely lifelike and far more comfortable and functional than older variants. Dr. Harrell works with all of his denture-wearing patients to ensure that they are able to speak, eat, chew and smile with comfort and pride.

If you are unhappy with the look and/or fit of your current dentures or require a set to reconstruct your smile, call Adult Dentistry today at 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to set up a free, no-obligation smile consultation with Dr. Harrell. At your exam, a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how your smile will look with your new dentures.

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