Smiles by Payet Dentistry – Beautiful Smiles. Lifetime Care

Family, Laser, and Cosmetic Dentistry by Charlotte dentist Dr. Payet.

Single-visit, all-ceramic crowns with CEREC CAD/CAM

Another exciting technology that we offer is the CEREC CAD/CAM system.  Very simply put, with CEREC we are able to design, mill, glaze, custom-stain, and bond an all-ceramic crown or onlay IN JUST ONE VISIT.  That’s right – no temporary crown or onlay, no second appointment to get numb, no worries about the temporary falling out.  When you come in, you need the crown done, and when you leave — it’s DONE.  Finito.  Finished.  Complete……….you get the idea.  😉

Sylvia’s case this morning, an old silver filling that had cracks in the tooth around it, new decay forming at the edges, and discomfort when biting, meaning the tooth was truly starting to crack and might have broken apart.



December 17, 2008 Posted by | Cavities, CEREC CAD/CAM, General dentistry, Porcelain Crowns | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deep Bleaching – simply amazing

One of the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures in dentistry is Whitening, or Bleaching, of the teeth.  There are a lot of Over-the-Counter solutions available, and a few people actually have success with them, although most don’t.  Many are familiar with the Custom Whitening Trays that are fabricated by your dentist after molds of your teeth are taken, and this is generally a more successful remedy for stained teeth.

However, some patients are simply resistant to these common solutions and don’t bleach well.  Others simply want to achieve a DAZZLING white result, and they haven’t been able to do so with the conventional methods.  The most well-known in-office dental whitening lights, such as ZOOM!, BriteSmile, Rembrandt……they often give a nice result very quickly, but those results usually don’t last that long.  And there’s one other important fact to consider: ALL INDEPENDENT RESEARCH HAS DEFINITIVELY PROVEN THAT THE LASERS OR OTHER LIGHTS DO NOT WORK.  Sad to say, but it’s true.  All the lights do is heat up the gel, which dehydrates the teeth and makes them look brighter, but it doesn’t last.

But there IS a system that has been tested for many years, developed by a dentist in California, Dr. Rod Kurthy, called Deep Bleaching™.  It’s not just a product – it’s a PROCESS.  Yes, it’s more involved and there are more steps, but after having personally tried both the ZOOM! and BriteSmile systems in my office, I can absolutely say that I have NEVER seen teeth get as white as with Deep Bleaching™. No matter how dark, no matter how resistant……..within 2-4 weeks, virtually ANY teeth can be whitened to absolutely dazzling white.

Meet Steven.  He’s tried several different methods of bleaching before, but for whatever reason, his teeth never really whitened, or if they did, they didn’t stay white for long at all.  Because of that history, we knew it would take a bit longer.  It ultimately took 3 in-office appointments and about 4 weeks at home, but when we finished yesterday, his teeth were in the absolute brightest, whitest category of shades that we have!


December 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment