We were not all born with perfectly straight, white smiles.
If you have a smile you are self-conscious about showing, this can have a negative impact on your overall well-being. Even those around you can be affected!
Cosmetic dentistry is a unique blend of artistry and science, and at Harlow Dental at Steele Creek and Uptown Charlotte, Dr. H. Justin Harlow uses it to make so-so smiles into something spectacular. See for yourself by looking through the pictures in our smile gallery of actual Harlow Dental patients. Then talk to us about your own transformation!
Often, patients are told they need a deep cleaning due to mild or severe gum disease. If it has been a while since you've seen a dentist, then it is likely that you have more build-up than normal. Scaling and root planing is a procedure that allows dental hygienists to debride and clean teeth under the gums and around the bone level. The procedure is done under local anesthesia and will allow your gums to heal back to their normal positions and reduce inflammation and future bone loss. In this case, the patient had not seen a dentist in 7 ...
This patient had an old amalgam (metal) filling that broke down and deteriorated. This is very common. When this happens, sometimes a new composite (white) filling can be placed. Depending on the size of the fracture, a full-coverage crown may be needed. An all-porcelain crown was made here in order to restore this tooth to full function.