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

Lead in Crowns from China? Not in our office!

It’s been reported by the media recently that some dental crowns, made in China, have been found to have excessively high lead content.  Generally, these crowns come from very low-priced laboratories, but the full extent of the problem is not yet known.

However, I want ALL of my patients (and potential patients) to know that we do not use any labs in China, and in fact, we rarely use crowns that have metal in them.  That’s not to say that we are a “metal-free” dental office; by no means!  There are a number of very good reasons to use gold, silver, and mixed metals for different situations, but none of those require that we use cheap crowns from cheap labs that might put you at risk.

In fact, my patients can be reassured that they aren’t getting any metal the huge majority of the time because of our CEREC 3D CAD/CAM system that allows us to make incredibly strong, very natural-looking, beautiful crowns in just 1 appointment.  You can literally watch your crown being made!

In those instances that we do have to use a dental laboratory, we can still avoid metal most of the time, but even then……all the labs that we use are proud to say, “Our dental lab work is made in the USA!”

Just so you know it’s perfectly safe to make an appointment for a crown with us, knowing there’s no chance of lead in your crowns or bridges.

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April 29, 2009 Posted by | CEREC CAD/CAM, General, News You Can Use, Porcelain Crowns | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some exciting new offers for new dental patients in Charlotte, NC

We’ve recently begun offering some new New Patient promotions, so I realized I should post them here, too, and not just on our website.  Duh, right?  LOL  Anyway, just click on the Coupon to go to our website, where you can actually download the coupon, print it, and bring it in with you.  Be sure to tell us you found it here on the Smiles by Payet Dentistry blog!

3 Offers for New Dental Patients in Charlotte, NC

3 Offers for New Dental Patients in Charlotte, NC

April 28, 2009 Posted by | ANNOUNCEMENTS, In-House Dental Discount Plan, News You Can Use, Six-Month Braces, Teeth Whitening | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment