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Cosmetic Dentistry: Change Your Smile, Change Your Life

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At first glance, reading the title of this blog might sound a bit dramatic. Sure, cosmetic dentistry can change your smile, but can it actually change your life? But the fact is, it can!

When you have a beautiful smile, you naturally show it off more. This not only changes your own mood, but it can change the moods of those around you. It can also boost your self-confidence, which can improve both your social life as well as your professional life. In addition, having straight, white teeth can actually mean you enjoy better oral health as well.

Give Dr. Heather Gentry at Gentry Dental a call to find out ...

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What can new patients at Gentry Dental expect?

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Welcome to our Charlotte, NC dental practice! You will find that we make the process of your first visit with us as easy as possible.

Scheduling An Appointment

Most of what we need to get you started can be sent electronically to us to save you time at your first appointment and to save the trees! We are paperless and utilize all the latest technology to be as environmentally and health friendly as possible. 

You can select any day and time for your new patient appointment using our online booking system.  If for some reason you don’t see an appointment time that works for you (computers are unfortunately not always entirely ...

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Tooth Replacement Options: Bridges vs. Implants

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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 ...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bridges

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When choosing the best option to replace your missing tooth, it’s a great idea to gather all of the facts. Dental bridges are one of the most popular choices to restore the appearance and function of your teeth. When considering a dental bridge at our Southpark, NC dental office, here are a few advantages and disadvantages to consider.

Advantages of a Dental Bridge

Dental bridges have a number of advantages, especially when the alternative is having a gap in your smile.

Added self-confidence — Filling the gap in your smile with a beautiful, natural-looking tooth can give you your self-confidence again. Dr. Gentry carefully matches your dental bridge to the color ...

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My Dental Crown Came Loose. What Should I Do?

Patient With A Dental Problem | Charlotte NC

Your monthly luncheon out with friends quickly took a turn for the worse when you bit into your sandwich and felt movement from your dental crown. While it's still hanging on, it has come loose, and you're not sure what to do next!

Contact Your Dentist

While a loose crown may not require immediate attention from your dentist, it will need to be addressed to protect your tooth from an infection. Sometimes a loose crown can cause sensitivity or discomfort, which is indicating that you should get to your dentist sooner rather than later.

Whatever the case may be, contact your dentist right away so your situation can be assessed over ...

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Common Reasons Teeth Break

Broken Tooth | Gentry Dental Charlotte NC

There are many reasons why teeth break, and surprisingly, many times the tooth doesn’t hurt before or after breaking. Even if it doesn’t hurt, it’s important to see your dentist to fix the tooth before it becomes painful or becomes so broken down that you lose the tooth.

Some of the top reasons your teeth may chip are:

Old, large silver fillings

The larger a filling is, the weaker the remaining enamel is around it. Over time, that weak enamel can break off, causing a dental emergency. The broken tooth is vulnerable to decay, further breakage, and can cause painful ulcers in the mouth from sharp edges

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The Benefits of CEREC Crowns

Dental Crowns | Same-Day Crowns Charlotte NC

When was the last time you had a dental crown? You might remember because it took a while to get your completed restoration. You had to take time out of your busy schedule to visit your dentist for two long appointments, and then you waited for 2 to 3 weeks for the dental laboratory to complete your crown. How could you forget!

Well, we have good news for you when it comes to getting dental crowns in Southpark, NC. Innovative CEREC technology now allows us to complete your entire restoration during one short visit to our office. Here's how CEREC technology works.

What is CEREC?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration ...

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