A Facial Or Filling?

A Facial Or Filling In South Park?At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman, we know that we can’t completely fool you. When you receive treatment at our comfortable cosmetic dental practice, you won’t actually believe you are at a plush spa relaxing with cucumbers over your eyes.

Just because we can’t recreate an identical spa experience, that doesn’t stop us from trying.

We have a wonderful dental comfort menu for our cosmetic dentistry patients.

  • Oral Conscious Sedation: Choose your level of sedation for confident relaxation
  • Topical analgesic
  • A variety of media choices
  • Soft bite blocks to rest your jaw during treatment
  • Personalized attention from our friendly team
  • Ergonomic reclining chairs for maximum back and neck comfort
  • Rigorous, vital infection control protocols for peace of mind

Are you in need of tooth restorations, teeth whitening, orthodontic solutions, or just a thorough dental cleaning? Enjoy a luxurious dental spa experience at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman without paying extra. We are committed to gentle dentistry. Call 704-307-2821 to schedule a consultation.

“Comfort, convenience and a stunning smile”.

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman: 704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

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Dental Problem? There Is Always A Solution!

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There is no doubt that a healthy, pleasing smile positively influences one’s life. It lets us convey confidence and friendliness in business and social settings. A beautiful healthy smile also affects our personal relationships. When we smile, we appear (and feel!) younger and more attractive.

Research has shown that smiling also helps reduce stress, increase productivity, and express empathy.

But if you are troubled by dental problems, then you may feel insecure about your smile. A smile makeover is the solution to your troubles.

When you visit Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman, you will find Dr. Bowman to be very empathetic about how you feel about your teeth. Together the two of you make a plan to help you gain the remarkable smile that you have been missing in your life.

One question to examine before going in is: What changes do you want to see in your smile?

There is no need to feel helpless. There is always a solution. Straightening teeth, fixing chips, replacing missing teeth, re-shaping teeth, and brightening teeth are only some of the changes that Dr. Bowman can perform. If you have a problem, your dentist will help you find the solution.

If you are worrying about the cost of a smile makeover, remember there is a way to make it happen. When you and your dentist decide on your smile makeover plan, budgeting becomes part of it. Together, you will figure out how to perform your smile makeover in a timely, competitively priced manner.

If you feel that a smile makeover can improve your life, book an appointment with Dr. Bowman by calling 704-307-2821 . We will give you the stunning smile that you can be proud of.

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman: 704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

When Style And Oral Health Collide

When Style And Oral Health Collide in Charlotte

Oral piercing is a popular form of body-art in Charlotte, but just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s safe. I’m Dr. Christopher Bowman, a dentist serving the Myers Park, Cotswold, and South Park areas. When my patients ask me about the safety of oral piercings, I make sure they look at the possible detrimental consequences.

First,  patients should know that infection is always a major concern with any piercing, but because the mouth is the perfect environment for breeding bacteria, oral piercings are especially problematic. Your capacity to chew, swallow, and speak can also be impaired by an oral piercing.

Oral piercings can lead to an increase in saliva flow and, possibly, excessive drooling, something my dental patients generally want to avoid. It’s also important to know that chipped or cracked teeth, damage to dental fillings, and metal sensitivity are other possible problems.

Another serious risk associated with piercings that should concern you is nerve damage. Many people experience temporary numbness after a piercing, but for some, the damage is extreme and sensations never return. An injured nerve can also influence facial movements as well as your sense of taste.

If you’ve read through this and still want to choose a tongue bar or lip piercing, please meet with us to consider the safest decision possible for your dental health.

If you are looking for an experienced dentist to trust in for accurate information and the highest quality care, we welocme you to Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman. Call 704-307-2821 today to schedule an appointment. We offer restorative dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, and more! 

 

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman: 704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

Posted in Dental Health

Are You Getting Your Dose Of Vitamin D?

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Most people know that vitamin D is important for healthy teeth and bones, but many of us fail to get adequate amounts. Today’s article is a friendly reminder to our patients – especially expectant mothers – about the importance of vitamin D.

Here is a sampling of vitamin D findings from around the web:

“Several recent reports demonstrate a significant association between periodontal health and the intake of vitamin D.” 1

“Researchers who took a second look at a series of clinical trials conducted on 2,000 children in several countries between the 1920s and 1980s determined vitamin D — which we often garner from sunlight — was associated with around a 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.”2

“Inadequate vitamin D levels in pregnant women may be associated with dental caries in their children during the first year of life.”3

“The sun is an excellent source of vitamin D, but it is hard to quantify how much vitamin D you get from time in the sun and the risk of skin cancer may outweigh the benefits. Food first, says Baylor College of Medicine dietitian Keli Hawthorne. “Supplements can fill in the gaps but it is always better to try to meet your nutritional needs with foods that contain fiber, phytonutrients, and so much more,” Unless you enjoy a diet that includes fatty fish or fish liver oils, it may be hard to get enough vitamin D naturally without eating fortified foods or taking a supplement. “The major dietary source of vitamin D comes from fortified diary, along with some yogurts and cereals,” Hawthorne says. Mushrooms, eggs, cheese, and beef liver contain small amounts.” 4

I’m Christopher Bowman of Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman in Charlotte. I encourage all of my patients to practice preventative medicine by eating a healthy diet complete with all vital nutrients.  We offer the full complement of dental services in our well-appointed office. Ask us about dental implants, sedation dentistry, or restorative dentistry.

We are currently accepting new patients and look forward to meeting you. My friendly team of dental professionals would love to serve your family with all of their dental needs. You can schedule an appointment by calling 704-307-2821 .

1 SH Stein, DA Tipton, “Vitamin D and its impact on oral health–an update., Spring 2011, PubMed.gov NIH,” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21748977, accessed on June 23, 2014
2 1University of Washington, “Vitamin D linked to lower rates of tooth decay,” ScienceDaily, November 27, 2012, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121127130321.htm, accessed on June 23, 2014
3 “Maternal Vitamin D Levels and Early Childhood Caries May be Linked, Researchers Find,”Journal of the American Dental Association, June 1, 2014, http://jada.info/content/145/6/526.3.full, accessed on June 23, 2014
4 “Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?,” WebMD, 2011, http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/guide/are-you-getting-enough-vitamin-d?page=2, accessed on June 23, 2014

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman: 704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

Posted in Dental Health

Can You Name 9 Dental Specialties?

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Most people probably know how a pediatric dentist differs from an orthodontist. Some dental patients may even know the unique focus of endodontists. But few probably know that the American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties. Today’s post looks at the specific disciplines within the fascinating world of dentistry. (If you want a challenge, see if you can name all nine before you continue reading this post.)

Endodontics (1983): This area focuses on “the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues.”1 If you need a root canal, you may require the services of an endodontist.

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (2003): Want to straighten your teeth? You need an orthodontist. Dentofacial orthopedic specialists correct facial deformities using many of the same types of appliances used in teeth straightening therapy.

Pediatric Dentistry (1995): South Park pediatric dentists provide dental care for infants, children and teenagers.

Periodontics (1992): “Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes.”1 Periodontal specialists perform crown lengthening, pocket reduction, and soft tissue (gum) grafts.

Prosthodontics (2003): Prosthodontists provide restorative dental procedures including dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. They also perform cosmetic dental treatments including porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, invisible fillings, and teeth bleaching.

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologyy (1991): This scientific specialty concerns “the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions.Oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.”1

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
(2001): Oral and maxillofacial radiologists analyze radiographic images (x-rays) for issues of the maxillofacial area.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1990): Oral surgeons perform surgery on the teeth, jaw, face, and gums. These include facial reconstruction, cleft lip and palate correction, bone grafting, dental implants, and impacted teeth.

Dental Public Health (1976): This discipline focuses on “preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.”1

General dentists and cosmetic dentists in the Charlotte area are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. However, sometimes your Dilworth general dentist will refer you to a local Dilworth specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.

1Specialty Definitions, The American Dental Association, http://www.ada.org/495.aspx, accessed May 22, 2013

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman:

704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

Posted in Dental Health

What Does Your Charlotte Dentist Need To Know?

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For optimal dental health, all Charlotte, residents should be visiting their dentist twice a year for regular cleanings and exams. This is a good time to make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly. It is also critical that you discuss issues related to dental health.

Make sure to tell your dentist about any medications that you are taking. If you are using any tobacco products, you should also talk to your dentist about the practice. We might be able to offer you a program that can help you stop.

In addition, let your dentist know if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. If you have any type of eating disorder, you should also discuss this with your dentist. Ditto if you have a special health issue such as a heart condition. Oral health is an integral part of your overall physical health and cannot be isolated.

Your regular check-up is also the perfect opportunity to inquire about cosmetic dentistry procedures. Many dentists combine multiple procedures to give you a total smile makeover. If you have ever wondered what a new smile could do for you, now is the time to find out!

Hello. I’m Dr. Christopher Bowman of Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman. We offer comprehensive general and cosmetic dental care including; smile makeovers, restorative dentistry, and dental implants

Thank you for visiting our dental blog. Please contact us today for all your dental needs!

“Comfort, convenience and a stunning smile”

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman:

704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

How Bright Can You Shine?

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Hello, Charlotte! Do you want brighter, whiter teeth? Most people notice their teeth dulling as the years go by, but some foods, drinks, and even mouthwashes can stain teeth at any age.

OTC tooth whitening products like kits, strips, or toothpastes may slightly lighten stains, but for a truly remarkable smile, see Christopher Bowman!

If you have dental veneers, bonding, or bridges, teeth whitening bleach will not influence the stains and your whitened natural teeth may make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman, we can advise you about new dental work, including veneers or bondings, if these have discolored with age.

Remember, anything that can stain a white t-shirt can stain teeth.

Fortunately, brushing after meals can keep stains at bay, however after consuming acidic foods or drinks, just rinse your mouth with water. Brushing right away can erode enamel.

Charlotte in-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman and can produce outstanding results over time.

For more specifics about a younger and brighter smile, contact our friendly dental team for a smile brightening consultation today!

We provide the highest quality general and cosmetic dentistry including veneers, crowns, bonding, orthodontia, and teeth whitening. Ask us about financing options.

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman: 704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

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What You See And What You Don’t

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If you have had restorations, orthodontia, or a complete cosmetic dental smile makeover, you want people to notice the final outcome–your unforgettable smile. A lot, however, goes on behind the scenes. Today’s post talks about three vital smile makeover components that are not readily apparent when you smile, but are often necessary for the successful result.

Invisible Braces
Not everyone wants to flash a metal smile during the teeth-straightening procedure. Invisible braces are nearly impossible to see while they are being worn and keep your secret safe.

White Fillings

If you have metal fillings, you might be interested in replacing them with composite fillings that match your surrounding teeth. You can’t undo the decay, but you can make the metal disappear.

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root after a tooth extraction. We then permanently attach the crown and supporting structure to the post. Titanium is super strong and well tolerated by the jaw bone. After the final crown placement your new tooth is indistinguishable from the others. Dental implants have many important advantages over dental crowns. If you are missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Bowman to discuss your options.

Located at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman at 1618 E Morehead St Ste 100 in Charlotte. We have been providing quality dental care since 1996. In addition to the services previously mentioned, ask us about veneers, tooth whitening and sedation dentistry. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 704-307-2821 .

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman: 704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Versatile Veneers For A Vivid Smile

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in Dilworth Have you ever wished you could quickly attach perfectly shaped, dazzling white front surfaces to your teeth? Guess what? You can! With porcelain veneers, you can eliminate smile imperfections in just one visit.

The state-of-the art porcelain veneer is one of the most versatile items in a cosmetic dentist’s toolbox. Veneers turn unattractive smiles into sensational smiles without harming the existing tooth structure. They are made with the same durable, translucent porcelain, but the procedure takes less time and is usually less costly than complete crowns

A very large percentage of people in the public eye have porcelain veneers, especially celebrities An actor can receive a perfect smile in the morning and appear on a talk show that evening. A supermodel can permanently remedy a discolored tooth quick and pose for photos right after leaving her dental office.

I am Christopher Bowman of Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman in Charlotte, North Carolina . I have carried out hundreds of veneer placements – alone and in combination with crowns, inlays, onlays, and tooth implants for dramatic smile makeovers. Perhaps you should consider veneers as the best way to achieve your sensational smile.

Let’s talk. My office can be reached at 704-307-2821

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman: 704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Perfect Teeth With Veneers

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Today’s blog post focuses on an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure – porcelain veneers.

Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are an outstanding way to fix a myriad of tooth imperfections such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape or minimal misalignment.

Have you ever wanted a minimally-invasive facelift for a tooth without getting an entire crown? Veneers are your answer! Super-strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.

How many veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to upgrade and the overall condition of your teeth. Dr. Bowman will counsel you on the best strategy.

The thickness, color, alignment, and shape of your teeth influence the outcome as well as whether you have any gum recession. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them created in the same “batch” at the lab.

The first step in the veneer process is to make a model of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician will use the model to create the veneers to the exact size, shape, color, and level of translucency. Experienced cosmetic dentists and dental technicians elevate the level of artistry in this painstaking process.

Many patients wonder if veneers are as heavy-duty as their natural teeth. Though the veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth slightly, with proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years. Porcelain veneers are more durable than dental bonding, which is sometimes used to repair the same types of imperfections. Dental bonding generally has a shorter life span than veneers, so keep this in mind when comparing the costs of the two procedures.

If you are looking for a dentist with an artistic eye for stunning porcelain veneers, give Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman a call. My name is Dr. Christopher Bowman and I have been serving Charlotte, North Carolina since 1996.

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on March 5, 2014

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman: 704-307-2821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

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1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, NC 28207

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