Gentry Dental
A Great Dentist


What can I do to replace my missing tooth?

man smiling | southpark nc cosmetic dentist

If you are missing a tooth or must have a tooth removed, there are several options for replacing it. We generally recommend replacing a missing tooth for a few reasons. Firstly, you begin losing chewing power when you are missing teeth. All the teeth function together to tear and chew food. With one or several teeth missing, you have now lost a big surface area to chew with. The other teeth must work harder to begin to process the same amount of food.

Another reason to replace a missing tooth is that your other teeth can shift into the space once a tooth is missing, causing changes in your bite and ...

Read More →

Tooth Replacement Options: Bridges vs. Implants

dental patient smiling | charlotte nc dentist

If you are faced with a compromised or failing tooth, it's important to weigh your options. If your tooth is already missing, you know how challenging a regular activity such as eating can be when you can't chew properly. It may also feel embarrassing interacting with others when you don't feel confident about your smile.

It's important to discuss replacing your tooth with your dentist in Charlotte as soon as you can because your missing tooth is also impacting your oral health. For example, without a root for support, your jawbone stops regenerating bone and begins to deteriorate. This can eliminate support for surrounding teeth. Without a replacement tooth, your surrounding ...

Read More →

Seeking a Permanent Tooth Replacement? Talk to Us about Dental Implants!

Dental Implant | Barclay Downs NC

If you lost a tooth or have just gotten tired of looking at that gap between your teeth, many options exist to help you complete your smile again. Modern treatments gaining in popularity are dental implants, which we offer in our Charlotte, NC dental office.

Scientists are currently working on technology to re-grow teeth. Until then, dental implants are the closest you can come to having your natural tooth back again. Dental implants replace the root and crown of the tooth while other options, such as bridges and dentures, just replace the appearance of the tooth.

Dental Implants Are Stable

Your dental implant becomes part of your jawbone over the course ...

Read More →

5 Myths and Facts about Dental Implants

Dental implants in Charlotte, NC

Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option that dentistry has to offer; however, they are still widely misunderstood. If you have a tooth that is compromised or already missing, and you've wondered if dental implants are right for you, read on! Here are some of the common myths and facts about dental implants.

Dental Implants Are Noticeable

One of the greatest benefits of a dental implant is how closely it mimics your natural tooth. An implant utilizes a titanium post to replace your root, and a porcelain crown to restore your tooth. This allows your implant to act just like a natural tooth, so you'll enjoy all the function ...

Read More →

Computer Guided Implants

Computer Guided Implants | Gentry Dental

Dr. Gentry is always searching for the latest and most effective techniques that will benefit her patients. With her already extensive experience in digital dentistry, she wanted to incorporate that technology into placing and restoring dental implants. To achieve this, she completed training in Computer Guided Implant Placement in March 2017.

How do computer guided dental implants work? 

Computer guided surgery is an implant placement approach that uses 3D imaging and implant planning software to virtually plan your implant placement. It takes all of the guesswork out of where your implant ...

Read More →

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (704) 554-1007
View the ADA Accessibility Statement