In recent years, dental engineers have improved and perfected surgical and imaging technologies that have made dentist visits faster, easier, and less intrusive. At SouthEnd Dentistry, our Charlotte dentist offers many of these advanced technologies to give you the latest in dental excellence. Call us today to learn more!
Our digital x-ray technology allows us to take snapshots of your teeth and jaw to create a full set of highly accurate images. This process minimizes your exposure to x-ray radiation while providing clear images that are immediately available for viewing on our monitors. With these precise images, Dr. Picot can quickly identify cavities, cracks and other issues. He can even show you where the problems are, which allow you to make more informed decisions about your oral health.
We are proud to offer CEREC technology to create same day crowns, giving patients their smiles back sooner. Before CEREC, patients would need to take impressions, which would be sent out to an offsite laboratory. These labs would take weeks to create a single crown. Patients would have to wear ill-fitting, temporary crowns and come back for a second appointment to have their permanent crowns placed.
Now, we can scan your mouth, upload the images to a 3D CAD program, and have the crown milled right in our office. There’s no need for impressions, temporaries, or waiting. Getting a crown has never been easier.
Early Detection Scans
When it comes to your oral health, early detection is everything. That’s why we only trust the best imaging and sensing technology to help us find and diagnose potential issues. To detect early signs of oral cancer, we use VELscope technology. It uses a special spectrum of LED, illuminating even the smallest abnormalities. Similar to the VELscope, we use DIAGNOdent equipment to reveal minor imperfections, such as cracks and pits in teeth. Let us stop oral and dental issues in their tracks, and keep your mouth healthy.
Did you know, that high-powered lasers are a fantastic option for dental surgery? It’s actually a less-invasive form of dental surgery. And depending on the case, we use special pulsing lasers to remove dead and dying tissues, and even prep teeth for extraction.
Smile Design Software
Are you feeling self-conscious about your smile? If you’ve been thinking about cosmetic dentistry, exploring your potential treatment options is simple with our Smile Design Software. From veneers and dental bonding to teeth whitening and laser treatments, you’ll be able to try out a new smile virtually.
Why Smile Design Software? A picture is worth a thousand words! We understand that it can be intimidating to make the decision to get cosmetic treatment (especially one that will make a big change!). That is why we offer our patients the option to use our simulation before committing to a cosmetic treatment.
Smile Design Software is a type of cosmetic simulation software that allows you to get an accurate representation of what your smile will look like after undergoing cosmetic treatments. We’ll simply take a photo of you using a camera, upload it to our software, and create a virtual mockup of your beautiful new smile. Once you see what your results will look like, we know you’ll feel confident and excited to begin.
If you’re interested in straightening your smile with clear aligner therapy and have minor to moderate orthodontic issues, treatment with Invisalign may be a great option for you! And if you’re curious about what your straightened teeth may look like, you have the option of seeing your new smile with our Invisalign SmileView. Simply take a smiling selfie and we’ll simulate your new smile. It can be hard to imagine what you might look like after your bite and tooth alignment has been corrected. We are working to eliminate the guesswork and hope that by providing this smile mockup option, you’ll feel excited to begin your orthodontic treatment.
Your Virtual Consult
With Your Virtual Consult, you can bring South End Dentistry into your living room! You’ll be able to get a personal consultation from the comfort of your own home when it is convenient for you. Whether you have a chipped tooth, a toothache, stains, gaps, or crooked teeth, our doctors will be able to take a look at your smile and give you advice and custom treatment recommendations.
All you have to do is snap a selfie (make sure we can see your smile!) and write a brief explanation of what is bothering you. Our team will review this information and send you a video in response. We know you are probably busy with the hustle and bustle of daily life and fitting in a visit to the dentist can be difficult. Luckily, getting a virtual consultation from one of our doctors on-demand also means less time in the dental chair. Your Virtual Consult makes it easy for you to get a jumpstart on your journey to a more perfect, healthy smile. Get started today!
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