Premier Dentistry

A dental filling, are you feeling it?

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Dental restorations have been around since the start of time. The materials have evolved over the years along with how your dentist treats dental decay. A dental filling is also referred to as a composite filling. Dr. Kevin Jalali at Premier Dentistry in South Charlotte offers quality dentistry including composite fillings.

Why do you need a filling?

Dental fillings are used to treat dental decay that does not take over the majority of tooth. Dental fillings can be very small or medium in size. Your dentist will take a x-ray and also check the tooth with a dental instrument to see if a dental filling is necessary.

When you receive a filling your dentist will make sure you are numb throughout the procedure. It’s important that all of the decay is removed. Once the decay is removed a composite filling is bonded into place. Your dentist will make sure that your bite feels as close to normal as possible before you leave. If after a few days your jaw is sore or you feel like your bite is off it’s important to have your dentist make a few minor adjustments.

At Premier Dentistry we take pride in educating our patients about the services being performed. If you have questions or would like to schedule your dental visit, please call today. We are proud to serve the South Charlotte community.

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Spring Cleaning & Your Dental Health

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It’s that time of year where we are out with the old and in with the new. You may find yourself dusting and organizing as spring fast approaches. While keeping your house in tip top shape is great it’s also important to keep your oral health at it’s best as well.

So why is it important to have your teeth cleaned?

Not only does a cleaning take away those coffee and wine stains it also serves many purposes to help better your overall health. Plaque left on your teeth leads to tooth decay. As well know tooth decay can become painful and if left untreated can become costly. Tartar or calculus left under your gums can lead to periodontal disease and eventually possible loss of your teeth. You can decrease the likelihood of either of these two situations by regular dental cleanings.

When to schedule?

It is recommended to see your dentist every 6 months. At that time you will receive a cleaning and exam. Staying up to date on your dental health helps to fight tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Just like the a clean well organized home that everyone loves, we all the feeling of clean teeth and minty fresh breath. While in your in your organizational mood, pull out your planner or login into your Google calendar and call your dental office to schedule your dental cleaning.

If you are looking for a dental office to call your dental home, Premier Dentistry in South Charlotte is now accepting new patients. Call our office today or learn more here.

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Dental Implants 101

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Missing teeth? Want a beautiful smile? Consider restoring your smile with dental implants! This amazing restorative option allows for comfort, stability, and can have life-changing results. Premier Dentistry is your local dental implant provider and would love to discuss options with you.

What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a metal post that is surgically inserted below the gum. Once implanted, the post becomes fused into the jaw bone allowing a crown, bridge, or denture to be placed. The result is a permanent tooth that allows you to eat, drink, and smile with ease. Best of all, dental implants never get cavities! Of course, regular dental appointments and care are needed to maintain the health of the implant.

Why should I choose a dental implant?
Often considered more reliable than other dental treatment options, dental implants have an extraordinarily high success rate. Due to the permanence of the post, the implant can securely hold a denture in place and even hold a bridge or crown for many, many years. Additionally, if you are only missing on tooth, dental implants offer the flexibility of replacing a single tooth rather than constructing a bridge for one tooth.

Interested in restoring your smile or replacing missing teeth? Consider a dental implant procedure. Call today and schedule a consult with Dr. Kevin Jalali of Premier Dentistry. Dr. Jalali is happy to assess your dental health to see if you are a candidate for this amazing dental treatment option.

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Root Canal, What You Need To Know

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Years ago root canals for feared by patients. As technology has evolved and the need for improved patient education we are happy to inform our patients that root canal treatments are part of the daily services offered at Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC.

What is a root canal treatment?

The roots of your teeth are the place where the nerve is which serves as the blood supply to the tooth. The root can become damaged and/or infected needing treatment. What can cause the need for a root canal

• A deep cavity
• A cracked or fractured tooth
• Trauma to the tooth

When an infection occurs you will feel pain. This pain is typically what makes people seek dental treatment. You can take over the counter medication to try and subside the pain, but for the pain to go away the source of the problem must be treated.

A root canal treatment involves cleaning out the infection at the root of the tooth. Your dentist will make sure you are numb and comfortable. The nerve is gently removed from the tooth, the root cleaned thoroughly and a temporary filling placed in the tooth. The temporary filling has a calming agent and will be removed and replaced with a permanent filling in 10 -14 days. During that time it is suggested that the tooth receive a crown. Since the blood supply has been removed from the tooth, the tooth is fragile and could easily break. A dental crown placed on the tooth will be help to provide stability and help ensure the longevity of the tooth.

If you think you may need a root canal, don’t wait call your dental provider today. A dental infection is serious and should be treated promptly. If you do not have a dental provider and are looking for one in the Charlotte area call Premier Dentistry today and schedule your visit.


Dental Crowns

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As a dental patient, at some point in your lifetime, you may be recommended a dental crown. When your dentist gives you the news that you need a crown, a couple questions might arise, what does this mean and why was this treatment recommended to me?

A dental crown, also known as a ‘cap’, helps restore a tooth to a functioning shape and size for a more natural looking appearance. You may have been recommended this treatment if you have a broken tooth, a cavity, a crack in the tooth, or a tooth that has previously had a rout canal treatment. This restorative treatment not only strengthens and provides the function to the tooth but it also makes your smile and tooth more appealing to the eye.

The dental crown procedure is typically a two-step process. Patients will usually have the first appointment where the tooth is prepped, an impression is created and then the patient will leave with a temporary crown. After waiting around 10-14 days you would then return to the office to have the permanent crown placed. Premier Dentistry offers dental crowns and to make things better, our Cerec Dentistry services allow for same day dentistry to you get back to the things that are most important!

If your dentist recommends getting a crown don’t be afraid to ask questions, your dental provider can usually provide you with reasonings along with photos and your dental xray. While you have your temporary crown make sure you understand to do’s and don’ts. Most importantly don’t forget to schedule your appointment to have your permanent crown cemented.

Dental crown treatments are very effective. If you think that you may need a crown or are looking for a dental provider, call our office today 704-419-8168.

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How Laughing Gas Is Great For Those With Dental Anxiety

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If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone. There are thousands of people who have some form of dental anxiety. At Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC we offer many of our patients patients what is commonly referred to as laughing gas, or nitrous oxide.

What is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide is a chemical compound that is a safe sedative agent in the dental setting. It is delivered through a mask placed over your nose. Qualified dental professionals regulate the combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide. It works quickly and is easily reversible.

What are the advantages to using nitrous oxide?
• No after effects
• The ease of controlling the depth of the sedation
• Calming effects can be felt in as little as 2-3 minutes

While nitrous oxide is not for everyone many people use nitrous oxide for long dental procedures and even routine dental appointments. Don’t let dental anxiety keep you from seeing your dentist regularly. If you suffer from dental anxiety nitrous oxide may be a great sedation procedure your dentist may offer. If you are looking for a dental provider in the Charlotte area feel free to give our office a call at 704.419.8168. Dr. Kevin Jalali and his team look forward to providing excellent dental care to you, your family and friends.

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Dental Emergency

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If you’re in pain, don’t wait, give Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC a call today.

When you have dental pain, minutes seem like hours. You can’t wait a day or more to schedule a regular appointment. You need relief now. Our emergency dentistry team is committed to doing everything we can to get you out of pain fast. We’re ready to quickly identify the source and help you receive the right treatment option for you.
Call today and our experienced dental team will make every effort to make an appointment for you during our normal business hours.

Do I Need Emergency Dentistry?

We treat sudden symptoms and conditions like:
• Extreme dental pain or throbbing
• Severe infection (Abscess) 
• Chipped or cracked tooth
• Slight trauma
• Damaged crown
• Toothache

What Can I Expect During an Emergency Dentistry Appointment?

When you arrive, you’ll be treated with compassion at Premier Dentistry. We realize it’s difficult to talk and interact when you’re in pain.

We’ll get you back to see Dr. Kevin Jalali quickly.

The dentist will diagnose your condition. They’ll then recommend a treatment plan and explain your options. You make the decision that’s right for you. The dentist will provide the agreed upon emergency treatment. In most cases, we can work you in for treatment same day.

You’ll then receive information regarding any needed followup, prescriptions or ongoing treatment needs.

What If I’m A New Patient?

We treat every patient with the care they need. If you’re a new patient, be prepared to be amazed by the speed and care you’ll receive from our dedicated team. We hope you’ll choose to make Premier Dentistry your new dental home.
Schedule an Appointment Now by calling 704.774.4551.

Don’t wait any longer. You can find relief and long-term solutions to help prevent further dental emergencies. Schedule an appointment now with Premier Dentistry, we accept most major dental insurances.

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What Is Periodontal Maintenance?

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It’s important if you have been diagnosed to have a periodontal maintenance cleaning done to understand what that means. At Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC we believe strongly in educating our patients.

Patients who have great home care, no bone loss, do not have bleeding during the evaluation and healthy gums are seen in the dental setting every 6 months. Patients who do not display this standard of health have gone through a deep cleaning at some point. After the deep cleaning these patients are placed on a more frequent cleaning schedule either every 3 or 4 months.

During your perio maintenance visit here is what the hygienist will be doing:

• removal of tartar both below and above the gum line
• evaluating the health of your gums
• removal of plaque and disruption of the bacteria that causes gum disease

To help prevent the progression of periodontal disease it is vital that you keep all of your routine dental visits. While periodontal disease can not be reversed it can be maintained. If you have questions about the difference between a periodontal maintenance cleaning and regular prophy, please ask your hygienist at your next visit. At Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC we want all of our patients to be educated on their recommended treatment. Call 704.419.8168 today to schedule your visit.

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Dental Insurance & The End Of The Year

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The busy holiday season is sneaking up on us and with all of the activities many patients wait to schedule their dental appointments. While the end of the year is a few months away it’s important to remember to use your dental benefits.

Did you know that many dental benefits start over at the beginning of the year? While this does sound like great news, don’t forget that you may lose what benefits you have not used for this year when the new year rolls around. Here’s an example: Let’s say you have $1500 in dental benefits for each calendar year. You have used $400 in those dental benefits so far. Your remaining benefits are $1100. At the end of the year the $1100 worth of dental coverage in 99% of cases will not roll over.

What does this mean for you?

If your dental provider has planned treatment needs for you, why not use those benefits? Many patients remember to use their benefits in December when most dental practices are at their busiest times. We suggest to take care of all dental needs as fast as you can. Addressing dental issues when they are small helps to prevent those issues or treatment into growing into bigger needs. It also helps to ensure that you can be seen in a timely manner.

As the busy months approach don’t forget to schedule your dental appointments. If you are looking for a great dentist in the South Charlotte area Premier Dentistry is now accepting new patients. Have a question about your dental benefits, our skilled dental team members are happy to help. Learn more about our practice here

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Why Do We Choose Veneers

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Veneers are one of the leading cosmetic dental procedures available. They bring both amazing cosmetic results but also serve as dental treatment for many.

Combining the beauty of porcelain along with the capability to bond. Many men and women are immediately attracted to these porcelain coverings because veneers are not only very beautiful, thin, strong, and durable, they can be bonded to teeth. 

More reasons to fall in love with veneers include the fact that these customized porcelain veneers can simulate a patient’s natural enamel. While many patients are born with diastema’s (natural spacing between teeth) — it’s simply something that just happens. With veneers, those gaps can be easily covered giving patients much more confidence in their smiles. Veneers are also beneficial in enhancing a fuller smile for patients who are born with small teeth vs. the other option of trying to achieve this with braces.

Because of a desire for whiter teeth and a celebrity smile, many people have tried to whiten their teeth without much success. There are times when whitening may not bring the desired results such as, if a tooth has a filling or specific stain types that whitening will not alter.

The shades of veneers are customized to match your adjacent teeth. This customization process also allows to allow the patient to whiten their teeth prior to the shade selection of the veneers. The veneers are then matched to the bleached teeth for a continuous white smile.

Are you considering veneers? Schedule your consult with Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC and discuss your options of porcelain veneers.
 
Source
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/veneers

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