A lifetime of good oral health takes continued effort, good nutrition, and great professional care. As your partner in creating your pathway to the most optimal health possible, we are prepared to provide all aspects of dental care from preventive visits to wide ranging offering of general dental services. And just as important, we have cultivated a team of the best specialists in our community to work with our patients when needed.

Healthy Gums

The Foundation

Healthy gums are pink, firm, and support the teeth and bone. Healthy gums do not bleed. Excellent home care and regular professional cleanings are crucial to long term health and the prevention of receding and/or bleeding gums, bone loss, bad breath, and tooth loss. Our experienced team has the technical training and expertise to help evaluate, diagnose, and then create a personalized plan to establish the most optimal oral health possible. The result is a foundation of health that will serve you for years to come.

  • The Comprehensive Exam (A)

    The Comprehensive Exam (A)

    Every person is unique with individual needs and concerns as everyone does not fit into the same mold. In order to determine you current oral health status and to talk about you and your specific concerns, wants, and needs, we have created one of the most comprehensive new patient examination protocols available, all at no additional cost beyond x-rays and exams.
    It includes:

    1. Exam and X-rays
    2. Full Periodontal Charting and Evaluation
    3. Intraoral photos
    4. 3-D Scan and modeling
    5. Oral Cancer exam
    6. Sleep Apnea and Snoring evaluation
    7. Smile Assessment
    8. TMJ and Orthodontic Evaluation
    9. Additional evaluation tools as needed

    Once completed, we will review our findings, answer questions, and work together to create a plan to leads to a life of good oral health.

  • Preventive Cleanings (B)

    Preventive Cleanings (B)

    Routine cleanings along with excellent oral home care is crucial to long term health. Our hygienists are skilled at removing soft and hard deposits from your teeth that contain harmful bacteria. One of the greatest benefits to this visit is the specific home care recommendations we will make based on your present oral health status.
    While many people can come for their professional cleaning every 6 months, many others will benefit greatly coming more often, and we will recommend a specific cleaning interval based on your specific needs.

  • Periodontal Cleanings - Scaling and Root Planing (C)

    Periodontal Cleanings - Scaling and Root Planing (C)

    Also called a deep cleaning, this in-depth cleaning is done when deeper pockets are present along with bone loss, heavy bleeding of gums, and/or loss of gum attachment. We will numb the teeth and gums so you are comfortable during this process, and may also use localized antibiotics to treat the most infected areas. The final step is establishing a customized professional cleaning schedule, provide you with specific home care recommendations, and get you on the right path to improved health.


Healthy Teeth

The Smile

Your smile is a reflection of who you are and speaks volume about your confidence in yourself. But each person’s smile is different and it starts with a foundation of health. Some people want perfectly straight teeth and want them very white, and others are content with some crooked or uneven teeth and are happy with the natural darkening color of teeth as they age.  Both of these are the norm in our practice. Our goal is to help you be happy, comfortable, and confident in your smile, no matter how little or much we do for you as long as it is healthy.

  • Bonding

    Bonding

    We only use tooth colored fillings to repair teeth that are small to moderate in size. These fillings are literally bonded to the tooth creating added strength and a much more esthetic restoration than the previous silver colored fillings.
    We can use these fillings to treat the following conditions:

    1. Decayed teeth
    2. Chipped teeth
    3. Replace old discolored fillings

    Teeth that are crooked or chipped can also be smoothed and re-contoured to create a nicer, more natural smile.

  • Veneers

    Veneers

    A veneer is a very thin porcelain facing that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. While they can be used to repair larger fractures of front teeth, they are our main tool in our smile enhancement services. They are strong, beautiful, like-like restorations that correct discolored, broken, misaligned, and uneven teeth. The create a new and beautiful contour and color of teeth that last for years to come.

  • Crowns and Bridges

    Crowns and Bridges

    A crown or cap is a restoration that covers the entire surface of the tooth. They are used to repair broken or decayed teeth when a stronger option is needed instead of using a filling. In many cases, a crown is recommended when more than 50% of the tooth is already filling, extensive decay is present or part of the tooth is fractured off, or there is pain in the tooth with chewing. Covering the tooth with a crown is the best long-term option in many of these cases.
    A bridge is used to place either single or multiple missing teeth when an implant is not the best option. The teeth on either end of the missing space are crowned with one restoration that is permanently cemented. It looks and feels like your natural teeth, does not require removal to clean, and provides excellent esthetics.

  • Partials and Dentures

    Partials and Dentures

    Normal chewing and speech requires the replacement of missing teeth, especially when there are multiple teeth missing. In such a case, a partial or full denture may be the best option to replace these teeth. Partials use some of the remaining teeth to help anchor the appliance for extra stability.
    Full dentures replace all teeth in an arch. One of the most exciting advances in full tooth replacement is the use of several or multiple implants that can help stabilize the denture and, in some cases, allow for an almost permanent anchoring so that the denture is not removed daily for cleaning.

  • Orthodontics

    Orthodontics

    Your smile is a reflection of who you are and speaks volume about your confidence in yourself. But each person’s smile is different and it starts with a foundation of health. Some people want perfectly straight teeth and want them very white, and others are content with some crooked or uneven teeth and are happy with the natural darkening color of teeth as they age.Both of these are the norm in our practice. Our goal is to help you be happy, comfortable, and confident in your smile, no matter how little or much we do for you.

  • Implants

    Implants

    A dental implant is a screw-like titanium piece that is used to simulate a missing tooth/root. It can be used in the following situations:

    1. Missing single or multiple teeth
    2. Stabilize a partial or full denture
    3. Support a screw-retained hybrid denture

    Implants are the most natural and best long-term solution to replace missing teeth. They look and feel most like your natural teeth and the esthetics are much better than other options in many cases. We use our 3-D scans to properly evaluate the bone and specific anatomy of every site that may possibly get an implant. With implants, it is not one size fits all and we use or extensive knowledge in this area to give you the best option for your particular situation.

  • Extractions

    Extractions

    While our goal is to help you keep all your teeth for a lifetime, that is not always the case as teeth can become severely decayed or broken, or periodontal disease takes away the supporting bone and removal of the tooth is required. We carefully evaluate many factors to determine the best treatment and will recommend an extraction if that is in your best interest and will work with you to plan out replacement options. Most importantly, your comfort is very important and we work with a very skilled group of specialists who can help us with this treatment when needed.

  • Whitening

    Whitening

    Who doesn’t want a whiter, brighter smile. There are several great options for patients who are looking to do a quick and simple improvement to their teeth but you need good, healthy teeth to do these procedures. The whitening process uses a peroxide-based solution to naturally whiten teeth, but it will not change the color of fillings or crowns.

    1. Standard Whitening via Opal Go or Crest Whitestrips. This is a one size fits all approach where you use pre-loaded trays or strips that wrap over the teeth. These are used for about 30 minutes every day for 7-14 days.
    2. Custom Trays- we take impressions to fabricate custom fitted trays that adapt perfectly to your teeth for improved whitening results. The solution that we can use in these trays is stronger than in the standard whitening and will give quicker and longer lasting results.
    This is a great option if you have health teeth with very limited fillings in them.

  • Endodontics (Root Canals)

    Endodontics (Root Canals)

    When the nerve, or innermost part of the tooth, either dies or abcesses, a root canal may be needed to save the tooth. You may sometimes have sensitivity, pain to temperature, biting, or a spontaneous pain that needs no stimulus. If the root is healthy, a root canal is a great option to allow you to keep the tooth. A very delicate procedure is done using small files, irrigating and sterilizing solutions, and a final sealer in the root to remove the nerve and then seal this area from further infection. On occasion, we may refer our patients to an endodontic specialist to manage more involved or complicated cases.


Healthy Body


Your oral health is intimately connected to the overall health of your body. Coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and many other health conditions have a direct correlation to the presence of gum or periodontal disease an sleep apnea. We understand this connection and will work with you to create a personalized plan that will help optimize your oral health status.

Recognizing that things change during various stages of your life and that each person has different needs that are specific just to them.  At Smile Charlotte, we will work with you to create the most ideal oral health possible no matter what challenges come your way. This will lead to a healthy body and a better you.

OUR PATIENTS ARE FAMILY

While we are very skilled at the care we provide, our passion is building relationships with our patients. Relationships build long term trust, respect, and genuine care, three traits that you should expect from us and ones we love to deliver on. Whether you are single or we see 3-4 generations of your family as patients, we love having you as part of the Smile Charlotte family.