Charlotte Dentistry

Look no further if you’re looking for a dental practice that offers comprehensive care for your smile. At Smile Dental Clinic in Charlotte, NC, we provide you with the latest treatments and technologies to ensure that your teeth remain healthy and strong. Here’s an overview of what we offer:

Dental Crowns

When a tooth has been severely damaged, or a filling is beyond the point of fixing the problem, we use crowns to strengthen the tooth and make it look “good as new.” Crowns are extremely reliable for repairing the most severe dental problems, even replacing missing teeth using dental implants. 

Premier Dentistry is unmatched in the Charlotte area for the quality of our work and the tremendous changes we make for people using dental crown technology.

We use dental crowns to restore teeth damaged by trauma or decay while correcting the shape of a tooth.

Porcelain, gold, or a combination of both are the materials that make dental crowns. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) is a durable type of porcelain fused to metal at high temperatures using dental plaster and an electric current. PFM crowns can last many years if properly cared for but are more expensive than other types. Other types include all-porcelain or gold dental crowns, which have an even longer lifespan than PFM. 

  • We offer same-day dental crowns! Check our website for details.

Emergency Dental Treatment

Dental emergencies can be painful and lead to more serious problems if left untreated. Dental emergencies are treated the same way as medical emergencies, so you should immediately seek professional help from a dentist if you are experiencing a dental emergency.

A dentist is trained to handle all dental emergencies, from toothaches and broken teeth to injuries requiring stitches or surgery. If you have an injury that requires medical attention, such as an infection or internal bleeding, call 911 immediately. 

Dental Implants

We offer dental implants to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Implants improve lives because patients can eat the same foods they have always enjoyed without problems. 

Dental implants are titanium rods (or “implants”) that are surgically placed into your jawbone to act as anchors for replacement teeth. The bone bonds with the metal implant over time. The procedure also includes placing a crown on top of each implant to restore the mouth’s shape and appearance, making it look natural again! Your dental implant is one more way we can help you achieve a healthy-looking smile.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded to the front of your teeth. They can improve the appearance of crooked teeth, chipped, or discolored. They’re very durable and can last up to 20 years!

Procedure for Veneers:

  • The dentist will remove some tooth enamel (the hard outer layer of your teeth). This allows more space for the veneer to flush against your natural tooth surface.
  • Your dentist takes an impression (mold) of your mouth and sends it to a dental lab. The dental lab makes the veneers and sends them back to the office.
  • The dentist will have the custom-made veneers for you to try before making a permanent impression. 

Fillings & Bondings

Fillings repair teeth that are damaged, usually by decay. The dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth, clean out any remaining bits of decay and then fill the hole with a filling material that matches the color of your teeth. 

Several filling materials are available; some last longer than others, and some are more prone to breaking down. The most commonly used fillings today are composite resins (tooth-colored fillings). These materials can match the color of your natural teeth.

However, other less common but equally effective options include porcelain or gold-filled restorations, which may last for many years since they’re not affected by plaque build-up like composite resins can be over time.

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Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions are performed to remove damaged, infected, or diseased teeth. They may also be performed in the event of trauma or injury where the tooth is not salvageable and removing it will help to prevent further damage.

Your dentist will tell you when it is time to have a tooth extracted, and there are several reasons why this procedure might be necessary. 

Teeth can be removed because they are severely decayed, have advanced periodontal disease (whitening of the gums), or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired.

Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth) or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

Our approach to tooth extractions and dental procedures is extremely thorough and gentle. You can always have the assurance that your visit with us is comfortable and relaxed.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry includes dental procedures performed for cosmetic reasons. The American Dental Association defines cosmetic dentistry as “any procedure that improves the appearance of the teeth and gums.”

 

Cosmetic dentistry is related to general dentistry, but the goal of cosmetic dentistry is often to improve your self-esteem, smile, and confidence. The following are examples of some common types of cosmetic treatments:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers (to cover imperfections on front teeth)
  • Tooth-colored fillings (to replace old silver amalgam)
  • Bonding or reshaping crowns/bridges or other restorations

Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Sleep apnea is a serious health condition that affects more than 18 million Americans. If you have sleep apnea, you experience pauses in breathing while sleeping. 

These pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes, and they’re often accompanied by snoring or gasping for air.

Sleep apnea is diagnosed with an overnight sleep study called a polysomnogram, which measures brain waves and eye movements as well as heart rate and blood oxygen levels during sleep. 

It also includes an oral appliance evaluation (to see if your jaw may be contributing to your symptoms) and an assessment of your neck size using x-rays or CT scans (to rule out other causes).

Usually, an obstructive away is what causes snoring—usually from loose tissue in the throat that vibrates when we breathe—or by simple anatomical factors like large tonsils or fat deposits around the base of our tongue. 

Like with sleep apnea, snoring can indicate underlying problems with how you breathe at night; however, not everyone who snores has these issues.

Snoring is usually diagnosed through questioning about symptoms during a medical professional’s exam; sometimes, people need further testing, such as weight loss programs or dental procedures, before their diagnosis becomes clear. 

Make sure your teeth are in the best condition possible.

If your teeth are in decent condition, it is important to maintain them to keep them looking good and functioning well. If you have any pain or discomfort, please call us.

The first thing that you can do to maintain healthy teeth and gums is brush daily with an electric toothbrush (or manual) and floss at least once a day. E

Eating a diet high in fiber and low in sugar content is also helpful, as these things will help prevent tooth decay by keeping the mouth clean. For those who grind their teeth when they sleep or have other habits that cause excessive wear on their teeth, dental sealants may be recommended by their dentist as an added protection against cavities forming on the chewing surfaces of their molars.

We hope this article has helped you to realize the importance of dental care and how it can help improve your quality of life. If you are looking for a dentist in Charlotte, NC, who provides these services, contact Premier Dentistry. (704) 544-8860