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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Gentry Dental we believe that educating our patients is key! We want our patients to be involved with their oral health and comfortable making decisions, which is why we spend the extra time with each patient understanding concerns and answering each question. 

We invite you to contact our office with any questions you may have about your overall oral health, about the services we offer, and of course questions related to insurance and billing. We are here to help and hope that you can use us as a resource!

After years of practicing, Dr. Gentry and her team have encountered several questions that commonly are asked, which we have answered below. Feel free to browse these frequently asked questions to help guide you on your oral health and understand our services. 

We hope that you can find the information you are looking for and look forward to hearing from you. 

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Family | In-House Dental Plan Charlotte NCHaving dental insurance can be a helpful benefit; however, if you don't happen to have it, there are options available to help you get the dentistry you need affordably. At Gentry Dental, we offer the Dental Savings Plan, which is an in-office dental savings plan in Charlotte, NC designed specifically for patients without dental insurance. 

In-Office Dental Savings Plan

Our plan is like a membership program with an annual fee. The membership includes cleanings, x-rays, and exams with no additional out-of-pocket cost to you. All dental work, such as fillings, crowns, implants, Invisalign, and other services, is offered to members of the Wellness Plan at a discount. You also receive the benefit of no waiting periods, no deductibles, and no denials of treatment you need. Additional family members will receive a reduced annual membership fee to help families get the treatment they need.

Regular visits to the dentist are also important for achieving and maintaining optimum oral health. Dr. Gentry is able to detect many dental issues such as oral cancer, gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities when you come in for an examination every six months. This allows Dr. Gentry to treat dental concerns with less complicated or invasive procedures.

Contact Our Charlotte, NC Dental Clinic

We want every patient to get the dental treatment they need. Contact Gentry Dental today to learn more about our Dental Savings Plan

Cosmetic Dentistry

dental patient smiling | charlotte ncNow that using metal amalgam for dentistry is becoming a thing of the past, composite resin, which is tooth-colored, is now the material of choice for dental fillings. While we know that this material is much more aesthetic, is it as durable and long-lasting as metal?

The answer is - yes! Composite resin actually provides better durability than metal fillings because it is bonded directly to your teeth.

What sets tooth-colored fillings apart?

Direct bonding protects against the breakdown that happens naturally over time with metal fillings. The metal reacts to temperature changes by contracting and expanding, causing the filling to pull away from your tooth, and allowing bacteria back into it that causes decay and breakdown.

Tooth-colored fillings don't require the removal of as much of your natural tooth as metal fillings do to place them successfully. This means that more of your natural tooth structure is preserved.

Composite doesn't react to temperature and can also be blended, so it matches your tooth, providing the aesthetics you want. A tooth-colored filling naturally complements your smile so no one will notice your dental work.

Contact Our Barclay Downs, NC Dental Clinic

Would you like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Barclay Downs? Contact Gentry Dental today for more information.

dental fillings | southpark ncComposite resin is not only an excellent material for aesthetics, but it is also very durable. Tooth-colored fillings made with composite can last around 10 to 12 years with excellent home care and regular checkups with Dr. Gentry.

Composite Dental Fillings in Charlotte

One of the secrets of the success of composite fillings in Charlotte, NC is that the material is bonded directly to your tooth, unlike amalgam metal fillings. This provides a seal, and the filling becomes a seamless part of your tooth's structure that adds strength and protects it.

Composite also does not react to hot and cold like metal fillings do, which means they don't pull away from the tooth and breakdown as amalgam fillings are known to do.

Just like your natural tooth, keeping your teeth clean and free of decay will help protect and maintain your filling. Be sure to brush twice each day and floss once consistently.

Why does treating decay matter? 

If Dr. Gentry has recommended a filling for you, it is important not to ignore or delay getting your treatment. If tooth decay is left untreated, it will progress further into your tooth and could reach your nerve where it will cause an infection. At that point, root canal therapy would be needed to preserve your tooth. 

Contact Dr. Gentry today to schedule your appointment and maintain your dental health.

If you are not happy with the appearance of your smile, the good news is that there are some excellent cosmetic options that Dr. Gentry can help you with including:

  • Dental Implants - Excellent for replacing one or multiple missing teeth.Beautiful Smile | Cosmetic Dentist Barclay Downs NC
  • Teeth Whitening - Gentry Dental offers options for both take-home and in-office whitening treatments.
  • Porcelain Veneers - Veneers can give you the "Hollywood" smile you've always dreamed of.
  • Invisible Braces - Invisalign or Six Month Smiles can align your teeth with efficiency and discretion.
  • Tooth Colored Fillings - Can restore the damage caused by tooth decay or repair other small cosmetic issues such as gaps, chipping or discoloration.
  • Full Smile Makeover - A treatment plan designed to address many issues that will return both function and aesthetics to your smile. The plan may include one or a few cosmetic treatment procedures.

Next Steps To Improve Your Smile in Charlotte

If you would like to learn more about what might be possible for your smile, the first step is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gentry to discuss your goals for your smile and oral health. Dr. Gentry may take photos and x-rays, and she'll perform a thorough examination to determine your treatment needs. Then she will create a treatment plan that is customized for your specific needs.

A beautiful smile is just a phone call away! Contact Gentry Dental today to schedule your consultation.

Have you ever thought about the impact your smile has? It is actually one of the first features that people notice when they meet you, so it can truly make or break your first impression on others. If you're not happy with the appearance of your smile, you may tend to hide it, even if you are doing it subconsciously without realizing it. This may cause you to seem Porcelain Veneers | Cosmetic Dentist Barclay Downs NCunapproachable or unhappy.

Cosmetic dentistry in Barclay Downs, NC may be the solution you need, and Dr. Heather Gentry is the dentist who can help you!

Cosmetic Services at Gentry Dental

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Invisible braces
  • Dental implants
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Tooth-colored fillings

Maybe you need just one or two of these services to achieve your dream smile? Or Dr. Gentry might suggest combining a few for a full smile makeover. The good news is that smile makeovers can often be done in phases so that treatment comfortably fits into your schedule and budget.

Contact Our Barclay Downs, NC Dental Clinic

Don't live with a smile you don't love any longer! A consultation with Dr. Gentry is the first place to start. Give us a call today to schedule yours.

 

Dental Exam | Tooth Colored Fillings Charlotte NCComposite Resin For Restorations

Remember in the past when you used to get a silver filling if your tooth had a cavity? These metal restorations often broke down over time and would have to be replaced. Well, the good news is that the days of having to live with these unsightly metal restorations are gone! At Gentry Dental we offer tooth-colored fillings. 

Composite Resin For Cosmetic Procedures

Because composite resin is such a versatile material, if you have other small cosmetic concerns such as chipping, gaps between your teeth, size discrepancies, or staining on your teeth, the composite can be used to eliminate these issues as well.

Contact Our Charlotte Dental Clinic

If you have some concerns about the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, talk with Dr. Gentry about the possibilities of dental bonding using composite resin to restore your smile. Contact Gentry Dental today to learn more!

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Porcelain Dental Crown | Charlotte, NC Dental Crown

A dental crown is a common restorative dental procedure. It is frequently used to strengthen a tooth that has been damaged or weakened for any number of reasons.

Also referred to as a tooth “cap” because of the way it snugly fits over a prepared tooth, many people get a crown because they have a large filling that has begun to fail. This often occurs in the back molars. When too much of the tooth has been removed because of the large amount of decay and to make room for a filling, when the tooth fractures, a crown is the only way to protect it.

Getting a crown will restore your ability to chew comfortably again because the crown is designed to withstand the force of chewing—even on the powerful back molars.

Schedule a consultation at Our Charlotte Dental Clinic

At Gentry Dental, we make getting dental crowns in Charlotte, NC easy because we offer CEREC one-day technology. This means your tooth can be prepared, a mold taken, and a crown fabricated all in the same visit. It only takes about 15 minutes for the crown to be made in our milling machine. These high-quality porcelain crowns and strong and durable.

If you need a custom dental crown, contact our Charlotte, NC dental office today!

Dental Crown | Southpark, NC DentistDental crowns are an excellent replacement for a tooth that has been compromised by trauma, decay, or an infection. Crowns are made of high quality porcelain, which is very durable and can potentially last for 10 to 15 years with excellent home care and regular checkups.

They are also designed to provide the function you are used to with your natural tooth. This means that you will be eating, chewing, and smiling with ease with your new tooth. You will also be able to brush and floss your crown as you were used to doing before.

CEREC Technology in Charlotte, NC

Getting a crown used to be quite a process involving at least two long appointments and weeks of waiting for the final restoration to be completed. With innovative CEREC technology, Dr. Gentry is now able to complete the entire crown procedure in only one appointment at our office.

CEREC allows us to design, customize, and mill your crown with high-quality porcelain while you wait. You will enjoy an aesthetically appealing restoration and the same function you had when you leave our office. 

To learn more about dental crowns and how they can benefit you, contact Gentry Dental today!

dental bridge for tooth replacement | charlotte ncTooth loss can cause a number of problems and complicate normal activities like eating and speaking, not to mention the negative impact it can have on your self-esteem. You might find yourself hiding your smile when you laugh or holding back a genuine smile.

While dental implants are typically considered the best long-term solution to missing teeth, they are not a solution for everyone. We may recommend a dental bridge in our Southpark, NC dental office for patients who want a non-surgical alternative to dental implants or who have medical limitations that prevent surgery.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge fills the gap in your smile and keeps teeth from shifting, which preserves your bite. Dental bridges look natural, blend in with your smile, and can give you your confidence back. Dental bridges require two special crowns to hold an artificial tooth in place. They are not removable, so you don't have to worry about taking your bridge out at night or losing it. While dental bridges do require some extra attention to maintain, our team at Gentry Dental has seen the life-changing results that a complete smile can provide.

Please Call Our Southpark, NC Dental Office

Contact our Southpark, NC dental office to learn about all of the options we have to replace missing teeth.

Dental Implants

One of dentistry's best options for restoring a missing tooth is a dental implant. This is because it's a very successful and reliable treatment with the potential for great longevity. With routine Dental Implant | Implants Charlotte, NCcheckups with your dentist every six months and excellent home care, your implants have the potential to last for a lifetime. This also makes them a very cost-effective treatment for the long term.

Why do implants last so long?

The secret behind the success of dental implants in Charlotte, NC lies in the fact that they restore both your lost root and tooth. The implant itself is placed into your jawbone to replace your missing root. Because an implant is made of titanium, which is biocompatible, it will naturally integrate with your bone during a healing process of about 3 to 6 months.

After healing is completed, a porcelain crown takes the place of your lost tooth, restoring all the function you had before so you will eat, chew, talk, and smile with ease once again.

Contact Our Charlotte, NC Dental Clinic

Dr. Gentry can complete the entire implant process from start to finish here at our Charlotte, NC office. If you would like to learn more about dental implants contact Gentry Dental today and schedule a consultation.

Male with Dental Implant | Dental Implant Charlotte, NCIn most cases, it takes 6-9 months for the implant and final restoration. Dental implants require a healing period since a titanium post is surgically inserted into the bone structure. After the post is fully healed, the porcelain crown can be attached to the top. During the healing time, a temporary replacement tooth can be made to fill the space.  

Quality Dental Implants in SouthPark, NC

If you are interested in dental implants to replace a missing tooth, contact Gentry Dental at  (704) 764-1066 to schedule a consultation or to learn more! 

If you are not happy with the appearance of your smile, the good news is that there are some excellent cosmetic options that Dr. Gentry can help you with including:

  • Dental Implants - Excellent for replacing one or multiple missing teeth.Beautiful Smile | Cosmetic Dentist Barclay Downs NC
  • Teeth Whitening - Gentry Dental offers options for both take-home and in-office whitening treatments.
  • Porcelain Veneers - Veneers can give you the "Hollywood" smile you've always dreamed of.
  • Invisible Braces - Invisalign or Six Month Smiles can align your teeth with efficiency and discretion.
  • Tooth Colored Fillings - Can restore the damage caused by tooth decay or repair other small cosmetic issues such as gaps, chipping or discoloration.
  • Full Smile Makeover - A treatment plan designed to address many issues that will return both function and aesthetics to your smile. The plan may include one or a few cosmetic treatment procedures.

Next Steps To Improve Your Smile in Charlotte

If you would like to learn more about what might be possible for your smile, the first step is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gentry to discuss your goals for your smile and oral health. Dr. Gentry may take photos and x-rays, and she'll perform a thorough examination to determine your treatment needs. Then she will create a treatment plan that is customized for your specific needs.

A beautiful smile is just a phone call away! Contact Gentry Dental today to schedule your consultation.

Dental Implant Example | Dental Implants Charlotte, NCThe best long-term option to replace a missing tooth or teeth is a dental implant. Unlike removable partials or a bridge with a false tooth, an implant looks and functions like your missing tooth. You brush and floss it like your other teeth and it feels stable when you chew with it. With a success rate of 95%+, and an implant is the longest-lasting restoration we do, lasting 35 or more years. 

What is a dental implant made of?

A dental implant consists of a titanium post and a porcelain crown. The post is surgically placed directly into the bone, which when healed, creates a strong foundation for the crown. A big bonus with dental implants is that they feel and look like a completely natural tooth. 

Contact Our Charlotte, NC Dental Clinic

Finding the right tooth replacement option for you is a big decision! Dr. Gentry is happy to explain all of our tooth replacement options and guide you to making the right choice. Contact our office at (704) 764-1066 to schedule an appointment today!

Dental Veneers

If you are not happy with the appearance of your smile, the good news is that there are some excellent cosmetic options that Dr. Gentry can help you with including:

  • Dental Implants - Excellent for replacing one or multiple missing teeth.Beautiful Smile | Cosmetic Dentist Barclay Downs NC
  • Teeth Whitening - Gentry Dental offers options for both take-home and in-office whitening treatments.
  • Porcelain Veneers - Veneers can give you the "Hollywood" smile you've always dreamed of.
  • Invisible Braces - Invisalign or Six Month Smiles can align your teeth with efficiency and discretion.
  • Tooth Colored Fillings - Can restore the damage caused by tooth decay or repair other small cosmetic issues such as gaps, chipping or discoloration.
  • Full Smile Makeover - A treatment plan designed to address many issues that will return both function and aesthetics to your smile. The plan may include one or a few cosmetic treatment procedures.

Next Steps To Improve Your Smile in Charlotte

If you would like to learn more about what might be possible for your smile, the first step is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gentry to discuss your goals for your smile and oral health. Dr. Gentry may take photos and x-rays, and she'll perform a thorough examination to determine your treatment needs. Then she will create a treatment plan that is customized for your specific needs.

A beautiful smile is just a phone call away! Contact Gentry Dental today to schedule your consultation.

Digital Dentistry

At Gentry Dental, we use digital x-rays, which offer a number of benefits to both our patients and our doctor. Digital X-Ray on Computer | Digital X-Rays in Charlotte, NC

Digital imaging exposes patients to 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. It also allows us immediate access to your images so Dr. Gentry can discuss any concerns or treatment needs with you.

What are x-rays used for?

Dr. Gentry uses x-rays for many purposes, and they are a very important diagnostic tool. With digital imaging, she can see cavities between teeth, detect tooth decay in its earliest stage, and look for pathology, cysts, tumors, arthritic changes of the condyle, and problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ or your jaw joint). She can also determine whether wisdom teeth need to be extracted. The earlier we detect many of these conditions the less costly and invasive your treatment will be, while also ensuring you have the best chance of recovery.

We also use x-rays to plan for dental implant treatment. Dr. Gentry can determine whether you have enough healthy bone structure to support an implant, and she can even use these images to plan your surgical placement ahead of time. This means that your actual surgery will be smooth, successful, and efficient. We rely on x-rays to ensure that our treatment diagnoses and procedures are accurate and precise.

Please Contact Our Charlotte, NC Dental Clinic

At Gentry Dental our top priority is the comfort of our patients, and technology like digital x-rays helps make this possible. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment. 

Emergency Services

Dental Emergency | Charlotte, NC DentistDental emergencies can sometimes feel scary or overwhelming, and other times you may not even realize you are in the midst of one. A good rule of thumb, when in doubt, is to always contact your dentist. Let Dr. Gentry determine if you need immediate attention, and if you don't, we can often give you helpful tips for managing your situation over the phone.

Here are some common dental emergencies and what you should do:

  • A tooth knocked out: Contact your dentist immediately. You will need to be seen right away for the best chance of saving your tooth.
  • Dental pain: A constant or severe toothache is often indicating an infection and needs immediate attention.
  • A broken or lost restoration: Contact our office to assess your situation.
  • Soft tissue injuries: Contact our office for further instruction.
  • A broken or chipped tooth: A broken tooth will likely need attention right away. Give your dentist a call. You can likely schedule an appointment to manage a chipped tooth.

Contact Our Charlotte Clinic for Emergency Dental Care

Remember, if you need emergency dentistry in Charlotte, NC, you can always feel free to contact us and we will help get you treated and out of pain. If you are unsure about your condition, feel free to call our office and we can make a plan over the phone.  

Toothache | Charlotte NC DentistA dental abscess is a small pocket filled with pus that is caused by an infection. It can occur at the tip of your root, or in your gums next to your tooth. If it's in the tip of your root, it is typically caused by decay that's been left untreated or trauma caused by an injury or accident. Abscesses occurring in the gums are caused by gum disease.

Some signs or symptoms of an abscess are:

  •     A severe and throbbing toothache that doesn't respond to over-the-counter medication
  •     Pain with the pressure of biting or chewing
  •     Swelling in your face or cheek
  •     Swollen or tender lymph nodes in your neck
  •     Fever
  •     Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures

What Should I Do if My Tooth Is Abscessed?

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, it is crucial to contact Gentry Dental right away. A dental infection will not go away on its own, and if it's left untreated, it could result in tooth loss.

Contact Our Charlotte, NC Dental Clinic

Dr. Gentry will see you as soon as possible and may perform root canal therapy to eliminate the discomfort and infection your tooth is causing. Contact your emergency dentist in Charlotte, NC right away so we can get you back on the path to wellness.

To a dentist, a "true" dental emergency is an urgent problem that needs attention to save a tooth or relieve your pain. To patients, it's anything that occurs with their oral health that is out of the ordinary—from lost dental crowns and fillings to excruciating toothaches and everything in between.

Emergency Dentist in the 28210 Area

So, your Charlotte, NC emergency dentist Dr. Heather Gentry doesn't want you to spend a moment wondering if you should pick up the phone and call us for emergency dental treatment. We urge you to contact us anytime you have a concern, including any of the following:

  • Toothache
  • Broken tooth
  • Lost dental crown
  • Lost filling
  • Infected tooth
  • Tooth abscess
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Knocked-out tooth

When you call us, a knowledgeable member of our dental team will ask about your symptoms to understand what's happening. If you are in pain, or if we think you need immediate treatment for a problem like an infected tooth, we'll see you at our Charlotte, NC dental office the same day.

Otherwise, we will get you on the schedule for our next available appointment and provide instructions for handling your situation until we see you.

Call Our Charlotte, NC Dental Clinic

Please don't hesitate to call us anytime you have a question or concern about your oral health—if it's important to you, it's important to us. Call our Charlotte, NC dental office if you have a dental emergency, and we'll provide the treatment you need so you can get on with your life.

General Dentistry

Happy Family | Family Dentist Barclay Downs NCChoosing the right dentist to work with can be challenging, especially when you're unsure about where to start. There are a few things you should consider when looking for a new dentist beyond just convenient office hours and location. Here are some things to get you started:

  • Does the practice offer advanced services such as comprehensive implant dentistry?
  • Is the office equipped with the latest dental technology? How will it benefit you?
  • Does the practice feel welcoming for children? Would every member of your family feel comfortable there?
  • Does the dentist take the time to get to know you and listen to your concerns and goals for your oral health?

How to Find the Right Dentist in Charlotte

Asking friends and family who they trust for dentistry is a great place to start. Once you have some names, you can check out some of the reviews online to see what other patients are saying about the dentist. Stopping by for an unscheduled tour is another great way to see how the practice feels and flows.

You might also consider scheduling a consultation with a prospective provider, especially if you have some concerns about your oral health or the appearance of your teeth.

At Gentry Dental, we are always welcoming new patients, and Dr. Gentry's friendly and caring demeanor make her the general dentist in Charlotte, NC that patients enjoy visiting!

dental fillings | southpark ncComposite resin is not only an excellent material for aesthetics, but it is also very durable. Tooth-colored fillings made with composite can last around 10 to 12 years with excellent home care and regular checkups with Dr. Gentry.

Composite Dental Fillings in Charlotte

One of the secrets of the success of composite fillings in Charlotte, NC is that the material is bonded directly to your tooth, unlike amalgam metal fillings. This provides a seal, and the filling becomes a seamless part of your tooth's structure that adds strength and protects it.

Composite also does not react to hot and cold like metal fillings do, which means they don't pull away from the tooth and breakdown as amalgam fillings are known to do.

Just like your natural tooth, keeping your teeth clean and free of decay will help protect and maintain your filling. Be sure to brush twice each day and floss once consistently.

Why does treating decay matter? 

If Dr. Gentry has recommended a filling for you, it is important not to ignore or delay getting your treatment. If tooth decay is left untreated, it will progress further into your tooth and could reach your nerve where it will cause an infection. At that point, root canal therapy would be needed to preserve your tooth. 

Contact Dr. Gentry today to schedule your appointment and maintain your dental health.

Dr. Gentry is conservative in her treatment recommendations, and she typically doesn’t remove metal amalgam fillings unless they’re failing. This is determined during your regular dental check-upsPatient Getting Filling | Dental Filling Charlotte, NC

If your metal fillings are failing and need replacement, she takes proper precautions in safely removing your old metal fillings and replacing them with tooth-colored composite fillings, or a ceramic inlay or onlay. You’ll appreciate the esthetically pleasing appearance of the composite resin fillings that we use to match your teeth, and, best of all, no one will notice your dental work.

Benefits of Composite Resin

Composite resin is the material of choice these days for dental fillings for several reasons: 

  • It's durable, yet easy for Dr. Gentry to work with, and it can also be used in cosmetic bonding procedures to repair chipped or fractured teeth.
  • Dr. Gentry can customize composite resin so it matches your existing teeth and complements your smile.
  • Composite offers longevity since it's very durable so your fillings will last for many years.
  • You'll also be able to brush and floss your teeth like normal with your composite fillings, so they're easy to take care of.

Contact Our Charlotte NC Dental Clinic

You can rely on Dr. Gentry to monitor your old metal fillings, and replace them when it's the proper time. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

fear of dental pain | charlotte nc

Although a lot of people are worried that their dental treatment will hurt, they should know that dentistry is often quicker and less invasive—and not as painful—than it has ever been because of advanced technology 

Advanced Dental Technology at Gentry Dental

We use the following technology in our Charlotte, NC dental practice to help ensure a comfortable experience:

  • The Vibraject or the STA wand system provides Dr. Gentry better control over the delivery of dental anesthetics, which eliminates the burning sensation you may have experienced in the past when using a local anesthetic for treatment targeting one tooth or one area of the mouth.
  • Digital impressions mean an end to the goopy, messy molds we used to take. Digital impressions are also more accurate.
  • Digital x-rays are quicker and safer for patients.
  • Amenities such as cozy blankets, beverages to drink while you are waiting, and headphones to drown out dental office sounds while listening to your favorite music are also available.

Contact our Beverly Woods, NC office for more information

If you are worried about pain with your treatment, please reach out to us. Often simply having a better understanding of the procedure is enough to help alleviate anxiety about it. Contact our office today either by submitting an email or by calling us at (704) 764-1066 to learn more. 

Headache Relief

Headache Relief | Bruxism Charlotte, NCHeadaches, jaw pain, tenderness when you bite down, and excessive wear to your teeth are some of the symptoms you may face when you clench and grind your teeth, otherwise known as bruxism. Grinding your teeth can cause a host of issues that sometimes become quite debilitating for patients.

The causes of bruxism vary for each patient and can include:

  • Stress or anxiety
  • A misaligned bite
  • Missing or crooked teeth
  • Sleep apnea

This can be a difficult condition to diagnose on your own since most patients typically grind their teeth at night while they sleep.

What can we do to treat bruxism?

Dr. Gentry can diagnose bruxism and create a custom night guard that is comfortable to wear during sleep and protects your teeth from the damage bruxism causes. In some cases, orthodontic treatment may help to alleviate bruxism and its symptoms. Dr. Gentry can discuss options for using Invisalign or Six Month Smiles to align your teeth.

Contact Our Charlotte NC Dental Clinic

If you suspect that you might suffer from bruxism, or you hear a loved one grinding their teeth at night, contact Gentry Dental to schedule an examination. Getting to the root cause of your bruxism will help Dr. Gentry recommend the most effective treatment for bruxism in Charlotte.

Invisible Braces

woman wearing Invisalign | Charlotte NCTo straighten your teeth using invisible braces, we start by taking impressions of your teeth. From there, we map out your entire treatment digitally to show us how your teeth are going to become straight over time. We then create a sequence of custom clear aligners. Each aligner will be used for around two to three weeks. As you progress through your aligners your teeth will gently start to move to the proper alignment. Once you have completed the entire treatment we will create a custom retainer to make sure your teeth stay in place. 

Straighten Your Teeth Quickly in SouthPark NC

Invisalign is a great option for patients looking to straighten their smiles without the distracting look of traditional braces. If you have any further questions about how invisible braces work, contact our office at (704) 764-1066 and we will be happy to explain!

If you are not happy with the appearance of your smile, the good news is that there are some excellent cosmetic options that Dr. Gentry can help you with including:

  • Dental Implants - Excellent for replacing one or multiple missing teeth.Beautiful Smile | Cosmetic Dentist Barclay Downs NC
  • Teeth Whitening - Gentry Dental offers options for both take-home and in-office whitening treatments.
  • Porcelain Veneers - Veneers can give you the "Hollywood" smile you've always dreamed of.
  • Invisible Braces - Invisalign or Six Month Smiles can align your teeth with efficiency and discretion.
  • Tooth Colored Fillings - Can restore the damage caused by tooth decay or repair other small cosmetic issues such as gaps, chipping or discoloration.
  • Full Smile Makeover - A treatment plan designed to address many issues that will return both function and aesthetics to your smile. The plan may include one or a few cosmetic treatment procedures.

Next Steps To Improve Your Smile in Charlotte

If you would like to learn more about what might be possible for your smile, the first step is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gentry to discuss your goals for your smile and oral health. Dr. Gentry may take photos and x-rays, and she'll perform a thorough examination to determine your treatment needs. Then she will create a treatment plan that is customized for your specific needs.

A beautiful smile is just a phone call away! Contact Gentry Dental today to schedule your consultation.

Invisalign clear aligners | southpark ncThe aligners used for Invisalign are smooth and thin, so they are much more comfortable than metal braces that can cut or cause sores on your lips. There are a few days of soreness when you begin wearing aligners as the teeth begin moving. We recommend ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the minor discomfort.

Invisalign in SouthPark NC

Dr. Gentry has helped countless patients straighten their smiles with Invisalign. If you have any further questions about Invisalign aligners or are interested in a consultation please contact our office at (704) 764-1066!

Invisalign Charlotte, NCSome amazing advantages to Invisalign clear aligners

  • Almost no one can tell that you are wearing them
  • You take them out to eat and to clean your teeth, which means no more food stuck in wires and brackets and trying to floss under and around metal appliances
  • Gentle straightening of your teeth, which only involves minor discomfort
  • Can correct crowded teeth that are difficult to clean and can close gaps between teeth
  • Treatment times are often months, not years

Invisalign in SouthPark NC

If you are ready to straighten your smile, Invisalign is a great option that provides stellar results. If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign contact Gentry Dental at (704) 554-1007!

Invisalign is ideal for teens and adults of any age who would like to straighten their teeth without wearing braces. It works well for cases of misalignment, bruxism (grinding), and orthodontic relapse, which means you may have undergone orthodontics previously but your teeth have moved or shifted. In many relapse cases, Invisalign treatment is often shorter than initial treatment was. Invisalign Retainer | Invisalign Charlotte, NC

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth instead of braces. Aligners fit snugly and are virtually invisible; they can also be easily removed for eating and oral hygiene. You’ll wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours per day and change them every two weeks. Aligners are comfortable and easy to wear, and you'll find that they don't interfere with your daily activities.

Who is a candidate for Invisalign?

Dr. Gentry can determine whether Invisalign is right for your needs during a consultation in which she will take photos, x-rays, and models of your teeth. If Invisalign is not right for you, we're happy to discuss other options that will help you achieve your goals for your smile.

Call Our Charlotte NC Dental Clinic

Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gentry to learn more about Invisalign and how we can help you attain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Teeth Whitening

KöR Whitening Treatment Charlotte NCAt Gentry Dental, we are proud to offer our patients what we feel is the most effective teeth whitening treatment on the market. KöR Whitening is proven to remove tough stains and brighten your smile at least 6 to 10 shades, if not more. KöR has also proven effective in eliminating tetracycline and other antibiotic staining, which most whitening systems can't even touch. 

Why is KöR whitening so effective?

The reason that KöR is so effective is the science behind the system. KöR combines both in-office treatments as well as take-home treatments to achieve optimal results. The whitening gel from KöR is kept at a constant cold temperature, even during shipping to ensure that it is at its peak when it is used on a patient. KöR employs a specially designed application system, which seals the trays during the process for the best possible outcome. You will also have multiple treatments that will build upon each other to deliver what many of our patients call astonishing results. 

Contact Our Barclay Down, NC Dental Clinic

If you would like to learn more about KöR Whitening in Barclay Downs, NC, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gentry. She can help you determine whether this whitening system is best for your needs.

teeth whitening | southpark ncThe KöR whitening system utilizes a specially formulated desensitizer that is applied in office when you receive your whitening trays and gel, and is also used daily at home. This is different from other whitening systems, that recommend treating sensitivity with OTC desensitizers only when symptoms develop. KöR Whitening begins addressing the potential issue before it ever becomes a problem.

KöR Whitening in SouthPark NC

For patients looking to transform their smile - KöR is a great option. If you are interested in learning more or are ready to schedule a consultation, contact Gentry Dental at (704) 764-1066 and we will get you set up.

 

If you are not happy with the appearance of your smile, the good news is that there are some excellent cosmetic options that Dr. Gentry can help you with including:

  • Dental Implants - Excellent for replacing one or multiple missing teeth.Beautiful Smile | Cosmetic Dentist Barclay Downs NC
  • Teeth Whitening - Gentry Dental offers options for both take-home and in-office whitening treatments.
  • Porcelain Veneers - Veneers can give you the "Hollywood" smile you've always dreamed of.
  • Invisible Braces - Invisalign or Six Month Smiles can align your teeth with efficiency and discretion.
  • Tooth Colored Fillings - Can restore the damage caused by tooth decay or repair other small cosmetic issues such as gaps, chipping or discoloration.
  • Full Smile Makeover - A treatment plan designed to address many issues that will return both function and aesthetics to your smile. The plan may include one or a few cosmetic treatment procedures.

Next Steps To Improve Your Smile in Charlotte

If you would like to learn more about what might be possible for your smile, the first step is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gentry to discuss your goals for your smile and oral health. Dr. Gentry may take photos and x-rays, and she'll perform a thorough examination to determine your treatment needs. Then she will create a treatment plan that is customized for your specific needs.

A beautiful smile is just a phone call away! Contact Gentry Dental today to schedule your consultation.

Kor Teeth Whitening Charlotte, NCYes! Unlike many other systems, KöR whitening truly “deep bleaches” your teeth, removing years or decades or deeply embedded stains. It does not just treat the surface of the tooth. Because of this, only periodic (a few times a year) of “touch up” bleaching at home is needed to remove surface stains of coffee, tea, etc. 

KöR whitening system utilizes both in-office and take-home whitening kits, which helps produce amazing results. This system is often able to remove old stubborn stains and discoloration. 

Effective Teeth Whitening in SouthPark NC

Dr. Gentry can help you transform your smile using KöR Whitening. If you are interested in learning more about our teeth whitening services, contact our office at (704) 554-1007!

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