Regular dental exams for early detection

The key to excellent oral health is early detection and prevention. At Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, Dr. Robert Harrell and ...
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The benefits of an implant dental bridge

If you are missing a few of your teeth you may be considering a traditional crown and bridge procedure to ...
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TEETH LENGTHENING AND ZOOM! WHITENING IN CHARLOTTE NC

TEETH LENGTHENING AND ZOOM! WHITENING IN CHARLOTTE NC Sissy had a “gummy” smile, with too much gum showing. She opted ...
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Can an implant bridge replace my missing teeth?

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Regular dental exams for early detection

The key to excellent oral health is early detection and prevention. At Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, Dr. Robert Harrell and his staff offer one of the most comprehensive early detection dental exams available anywhere. At every regular check-up they assess the health of your entire mouth, including ...
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Regular dental exams for early detection

The key to excellent oral health is early detection and prevention. At Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, Dr. Robert Harrell and his staff offer one of the most comprehensive early detection dental exams available anywhere. At every regular check-up they assess the health of your entire mouth, including the teeth, gums, soft tissues and the temporomandibular joint, better known as the TMJ.

Adult Dentistry employs multiple technologies to accurately gauge your dental health. These advanced diagnostic tools include Digital X-rays, Digital Photography, Laser Cavity Detection, Periodontal Exam and Charting, as well as Bite Analysis and TMJ Exam.

With the aid of these state-of-the-art dental assessment tools, their early detection exams are the best and simplest way to keep their patients’ teeth healthy and their smiles beautiful.  Visit Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne regularly to ensure that your brilliant smile lasts for years and years to come.

Adult Dentistry patients can count on receiving the most relaxed, stress-free dental visit possible so schedule your early detection exam today. If you are unhappy with the quality of your smile for any reason, also request a free, no obligation smile consultation with Dr. Harrell.

Call 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to set your consultation appointment. Dr. Harrell will explain your cosmetic dentistry options and help you decide which best suits your needs. In addition, a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how your smile will look when your cosmetic dental work is complete.

The benefits of an implant dental bridge

If you are missing a few of your teeth you may be considering a traditional crown and bridge procedure to replace them. If so, you should be aware that while people have been successfully using this option for many years, for several important reasons it’s no longer the best choice. Instead, consider the benefits of an implant dental bridge, which uses titanium posts to support a bridge of porcelain replacement teeth.

Here are some of the key benefits of getting an implant dental bridge rather a traditional crown and bridge.

An implant bridge will last much longer. With an implant dental bridge, you have very little worry about failure or costly replacements. An implant dental bridge is a little more expensive initially, but it is increasingly worth it with every passing year as you enjoy your beautiful, functional implants without any complications. When you consider the full scope of treatment time, cost and the longevity of your

appliance, an implant bridge is clearly your best option.

An implant dental bridge is stronger and more secure. The titanium posts that support an implant bridge are inserted directly into your jawbone. This provides maximum stability for your arch of replacement teeth. The teeth themselves are porcelain so the strength and appearance is comparable to your own natural teeth. Plus, there’s no need to put crowns on what may be perfectly healthy teeth abutting the gap.

Sometimes a traditional crown and bridge isn’t an option. This is generally the case when there is not a natural tooth in place that can be crowned to support the bridge. In the past in these instances, dentures were the only option. However, an implant bridge doesn’t require other teeth for it to be successfully implemented so it remains a viable choice.

Everyday living is easier with an implant-supported bridge. The strength and security of the implant bridge means you don’t have to spend time worrying about eating certain types of foods or feeling anxious about your appliance becoming loose while you’re speaking. You can smile with confidence — even up close — because your implant teeth will blend perfectly with your natural teeth. The only thing anyone will say about your new smile is how beautiful it is.

As you can see, there are many reasons to consider an implant-supported dental bridge to replace your missing teeth. Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne is the local leader in implant dentistry. Schedule a free, no-obligation smile consultation with him to discuss your implant needs. Call 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to reach the office today. During your consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to demonstrate how you will appear when your implant dental bridge is installed.

ADULT DENTISTRY OF BALLANTYNE IS A “PATIENT ADVOCATE”

Linda explains that she has faced many “dental challenges,” but says Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne has always been up to the job. Even better, the dental staff has been a “Patient Advocate” she says because they do what is best for the patient rather than what is best for the practice.

Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne is a “Patient Advocate”

I came to know Dr. Harrell because when I moved to Charlotte six years ago, I…one of my apprehensions was finding a new dentist. Shortly after I moved here I had a dental issue. So, fortunately for me I opened up the phone book and chose one that was conveniently located for me. And, that was a very fortunate day for me because that’s when I found Dr. Harrell.

I have had many — I should say dental challenges and Dr. Harrell has been able to meet every one of those. He’s very meticulous, very much a patient advocate. He did what worked for me and what was best for me. Everyone here is very professional. They’re very genuine. They care about their patients.

I would have nothing but good things to say about this office. I’ve never met a more professional, more caring, more cheerful staff than I’ve met here. I’ve gotten excellent dental care.

Cosmetic dentistry: The social value of a great smile

Even if your teeth are healthy, they may not have the aesthetics that you would like them to have. This can be a concern because there’s no question that a poor smile can have a significant impact on your personal life. By the same token, a brilliant smile can positively affect your life just as much.

The following are just a few examples of the social value of a great smile.

Your Self-Confidence. Your level of self-confidence is more important than just about anything. If you feel good about the way that you look, you are sure to live a happier and healthier lifestyle. Plus, the way that you convey yourself to others is sure to be different than if you feel as if you have to hide your teeth.

Your Romantic Relationships. While it truly is “what’s on the inside” that counts, we all know that people look at potential partners’ appearances when making decisions about who to date. And studies have clearly shown that the first physical trait a person notices in another is their smile. It’s simply a fact that you will make a better first impression if you have beautiful teeth.

Your Professional Life. In order to excel in the professional realm, you have to be confident. You have to be able to give a big smile when meeting clients, completing interviews, hosting presentations and more. This can be hard to do if you don’t feel good about the way that your teeth look. However, if you make cosmetic improvements to your smile, you might be very surprised by how much it impacts your performance in the working world.

Your Social Life. Your friends love you regardless of how you look, that’s why you’re friends. In more casual social situations, however, you need to realize that your smile can have a significant impact on the way you are perceived and how confidently you interact with others. If you’ve had cosmetic dentistry to perfect the aesthetics of your smile, you’re sure to feel a lot more confident when meeting new people.

As you can see, the quality of your smile is important. Don’t let poor teeth hold you back in life. Whether yours are crooked, discolored or compromised in other ways, cosmetic dentistry can help. Veneers, ZOOM! teeth whitening, and Invisalign clear braces are just a few of the methods available to give the smile you’ve always wanted.

If you want to look and feel better about yourself, now is the time to consider your cosmetic dentistry options. Call Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne today at 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to set up a free, no-obligation smile consultation with Dr. Robert Harrell, one of the top cosmetic dentists in the Charlotte metro area. At your exam, a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how your smile will look when your cosmetic dental work is complete.

SUCCESSFUL DENTAL IMPLANT BRIDGES – CHARLOTTE NC

Kandy had dental issues that spanned all the way back to her childhood. Dr. Robert L. Harrell was able toresolve her situation with 3 porcelain dental bridges. She has a beautiful smile today and has recommended Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne to several of her friends.

Successful Dental Implant Bridges – Charlotte NC

I’ve been coming to Dr. Harrell for about 6 years now. The staff here is friendly. They are nice. They just make you feel comfortable. They take their time and just, you know, I just enjoy being around everyone here.

As a young child I had several teeth pulled when I was really young — permanent teeth — and I had spaces. And so, Dr. Harrell did three different bridges for me and they just made all the difference in the world.

I keep coming back to Dr. Robert Harrell because I trust him. I believe that he provides a good solution. He works with you to make you understand what is…you know, what he’s gonna do.

I love details and he tells you every tiny step, even while he’s working on you he’s explaining exactly what’s going on. I have already referred 3 or 4 people here that have found the same experience.

TEETH LENGTHENING AND ZOOM! WHITENING IN CHARLOTTE NC

TEETH LENGTHENING AND ZOOM! WHITENING IN CHARLOTTE NC

Sissy had a “gummy” smile, with too much gum showing. She opted for teeth lengthening, which is removing a bit of gum from the teeth to make them appear longer. She also had ZOOM! Whitening to dramatically brighten her teeth in just one visit. Now, she loves the way her smile looks.

Teeth Lengthening and ZOOM! Whitening in Charlotte NC

I had a nice smile, I would say, but my gums always felt little bit… Uhm, I had a gummy smile. I had more gums than I did teeth. Not that much, but I noticed it. And when someone pointed it out to me, I really recognized it.

So, teeth lengthening is more like just taking a little piece of gum off of your teeth — those that you want — and just making your teeth look longer. It was a very easy procedure. It wasn’t very painful; I really didn’t feel anything. It didn’t hurt or anything.

Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne was a great choice for me to get my teeth done here. Because I was looking at the testimonials online and I really liked how other people’s teeth looked and I’m very happy with my smile now. Very happy.

So, if you’re looking to have procedures done like I did — like teeth whitening, teeth lengthening, veneers, crowns — I recommend Dr. Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne.

Can an implant bridge replace my missing teeth?

Can an implant bridge replace my missing teeth?

If you have missing teeth, the problem needs to be addressed before it worsens from an aesthetic concern to something that threatens the health of your entire smile. According to Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, when the gap is left untreated the remaining teeth can shift and become visibly misaligned, diminishing the quality of your smile. In some cases, you can even suffer bone loss which threatens the health of all your remaining teeth.

Now here’s the good news: An implant bridge is designed to replace missing teeth when neighboring teeth are still present. It is a significant improvement over the old crown and bridge method, which requires applying crowns to the teeth on either side of the gap. One of the drawbacks is these teeth might otherwise be perfectly healthy.

An implant bridge offers numerous advantages over this procedure. First, there is no need to involve the adjacent teeth. Implant bridges are anchored by two single dental implants on either side of the gap. The implants are fused into the jawbone which makes for an extremely durable and sturdy platform to which the bridge of replacement teeth can be attached.

Implant bridges are much more stable than the crown and bridge method. There is always a risk of breaking the crown and dislodging the entire bridge, whereas a dental implant is much stronger.

In fact, The strength of the posts makes it possible to span larger areas with an implant bridge. Traditional crown and bridge methods are most suitable for replacing a single tooth, with their strength decreasing with the length of the span. Implant bridges are ideal for replacing several missing teeth with only one device.

When the visible tooth structures of implant bridges are made of porcelain, the replacement teeth are as capable as natural teeth and can be made to look nearly identical to them.

Don’t let missing teeth keep you from having the brilliant, healthy smile you want and deserve. Pick up the phone and call Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne today at 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to connect with us. We are ready to schedule your free, no-obligation smile consultation so don’t delay.

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