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Once our team of dental experts has determined that you are a good candidate for a dental crown, we will need to schedule an appointment to prepare your tooth for your new crown, as well as an appointment for the crown to actually be placed. At Belvedere Family Dentistry, we understand that dental services like this can feel intimidating, especially when you don’t know what to expect. We are here to help explain all that goes on during your dental crown procedure so you feel more at ease in our care!

In order to place a dental crown, the tooth first must be thoroughly examined and x-rayed to ensure that there is no need for a root canal. If tooth decay, any injury to the tooth’s pulp or a risk of infection seems to be present, these issues will need to be cleared through root canal therapy prior to crown placement.

After the tooth has been cleared of potential damage or health concerns, it will be filed across the top and sides to make room for the crown itself. In instances where a crown is needed due to damage or decay, we are also able to fill in that missing structure for the crown to cover the area properly. When the tooth has been correctly shaped through filing or adding a filling, we take an impression of that shape and use it to create your permanent crown. This ensures that your bite is not negatively impacted and that the shape of your smile is natural and congruent. While you are waiting for the permanent dental crown, we place a temporary crown to cover and protect the freshly prepared tooth.

About two weeks later, you will come in for your second appointment when the permanent crown is ready. First, our team will remove the temporary materials. Next, we triple check that the shape and color match with your natural teeth. When everything looks good to go, the area will be numbed to provide you with the most comfortable experience possible, and the dental crown is permanently cemented in place.

If you have any further questions about your dental crown procedure, feel free to call us at 704-927-5499. Ready to move forward with crown placement? Schedule an appointment today with our easy online scheduler. We look forward to helping improve for your oral health!


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At Belvedere Family Dentistry, it is our goal to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible. If you are suffering from a damaged or decaying tooth, we typically look to tooth extraction as a last result. We offer a variety of alternative dental services to get your oral health back on track and have you feeling your best without removing your tooth, one of those services being the placement of a dental crown.

Dental crowns are a great alternative to pulling teeth because they allow us to keep your roots and your natural tooth, providing better functionality and longevity for your original smile. The crown itself is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is securely placed on top of your damaged tooth to provide complete coverage and protection. Not only will a crown help you regain your natural, beautiful smile, but it will also ensure that your tooth is strong enough to protect against any future injury or infection.

So, how do you know if you are a good dental crown candidate? After a thorough examination, our dental experts will determine whether a crown is a good fit with your individual oral health history and your smile aesthetic goals.

Typically, we will move forward with dental crown placement in the following situations:

  • If you have a tooth that is cracked, decayed or is suffering from any other wear and tear that has made it weak.
  • If you have a discolored or misshaped tooth, we can use dental crowns for cosmetic purposes to improve your overall smile.
  • If you have a cavity that is too large for a filling to fix.
  • If you have had a root canal treatment, we can use a dental crown to cover and protect that restoration.
  • If you are missing a tooth and need to replace it with a dental bridge.
  • If you need to cover a dental implant.

Are you in need of repair or enhancements for your smile? Wondering if you are a good dental crown candidate? Request your dental crown appointment today by calling our front desk at 704-927-5499 or by submitting a request for your desired appointment time and date through our easy online scheduler!

 


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Looking for a new dentist can be overwhelming and can leave you feeling unsure of how to even begin your search. Deciding what makes a dentist a good fit for you can be challenging. However, there are a few things you could take into consideration in order to find the best dentist for you before scheduling your new patient exam.

First, choosing a dentist convenient to home or work with hours that are suitable for your schedule is very important. This way scheduling appointments is less of a hassle for you. Learning how emergencies are handled at different practices you are researching is also beneficial when choosing the right dentist for you. The next step would be to search for highly recommended dentists with many years of experience. Ask around to learn if your friends or family have had great experiences with their dentist. After 8 years in Charlotte, Belvedere Family Dentistry has cared for thousands of satisfied customers that can share their testimonials about our services. Check out some of these awesome 5-Star reviews on Google!

Another important thing to consider is the cost that could be associated with the dental services you need to maintain good oral health, like dental X-Rays or deep cleaning procedures. If you have dental insurance our front office can let you know if we are in-network with your plan. At Belvedere Family Dentistry we want to make receiving dental care as easy as possible. We accept most major insurance plans including Humana PPO, UnitedHealth Care PPO, MetLife PPO, Delta Dental PPO/Premier, Connection Dental, Assurant, Cigna PPO, BCBS of NC, and Guardian. We will also help you file your claim and help you understand what coverage is available to you and your family.

Lastly, feeling comfortable at the dentist is very important. It is essential that you are able to comfortably explain symptoms or concerns you may be having with your oral health. After 12 years of experience, Dr. Bansch has made it a priority to have his patients feeling comfortable and at ease while visiting us on Rozzelles Ferry Road. 

We’d love for the opportunity to show you how Belvedere Family Dentistry can help you with all of your dental needs and end your search for a new dentist. If you have any questions or are interested in joining our dental family give us a call at 704-927-5499.


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At Belvedere Family Dentistry we are committed to making your new patient exam and cleaning as easy and as convenient for you as possible. Below you will find additional information on what to expect at your first appointment so you can be as comfortable as possible!

All new patients will need to fill out new patient forms to help us meet your entire healthcare needs. These forms can be found on our website by clicking this link or by going to our “Patients” page and downloading them there. We recommend, and encourage, all new patients to fill out all of their paperwork ahead of time to save time the day of your appointment. We ask that all new patients try to arrive 15 minutes before their appointment to get checked in and ensure we have all of your paperwork filled out properly. If you are running behind for your appointment, please call us, and if you are more than 15 minutes late, you may have to reschedule your appointment.

Once you are fully checked in by our front office team, your dental hygienist will take you back to begin your appointment. At this time your hygienist will begin your comprehensive exam and cleaning. They will thoroughly check your gums and your entire mouth, and perform x-rays. X-rays are a great way to find further problems that may not be detectable during your regular visual or tactile exam. 

After this is complete, you will then be seen by your dentist. Did you know that your dentist completes an oral cancer screening every time you come in for a dental exam? This is done by checking your gums carefully, the inside of your cheeks, and your tongue, as well as looking at the roof and floor of your mouth. In addition to screening for oral cancer, your dentist will look for any cavities, gum disease, excessive wear, and many other issues!

If there are any concerns after your examination, your dentist will provide you with the proper treatment plan. Our front office will guide you through payment options to get the work completed, help you schedule your next appointment, and answer any further questions you may have. 

It is our goal to make your first appointment with us a great one. If you have any questions regarding your new patient exam, give us a call at (704) 927- 5499. We are happy to help!


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We all know drinking enough water is good for our health. And when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself constantly needing to wet your whistle?

There are numerous reasons you could be suffering from dry mouth. Below are the top five.

  1. Physiologic: Sometimes having a dry mouth is just a normal part of life. Temporary anxiety, open-mouthed breathing, mild dehydration, menopause, pregnancy, and decreased saliva due to sleep are all normal causes of dry mouth.
  2. Prescription medication: Sixty-three percent of the top 200 most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S. are known to cause dry mouth. And the higher the number of medications a person takes, the higher the chance of dry mouth. That’s why as we age, we tend to experience more instances of dry mouth. It’s not necessarily age-related, but our consumption of medication may cause this side effect.
  3. Habitual use of alcohol and tobacco: Use of any of these products will dry out the oral cavity. Please drink in moderation, and make sure to up your water intake when you imbibe. As for tobacco, we always recommend quitting as soon as possible.
  4. Chronic Disease: Diabetes, Sjogren’s disease, Sarcoidosis, Hepatitic C can all cause dry mouth. Psychogenic or Idiopathic When symptoms are present without an identifiable cause (idiopathic), or because of psychological causes (psychogenic), they can be difficult to diagnose.

If you find yourself with a persistent, unidentifiable case of dry mouth, you should make an appointment with our dental professionals at Belvedere Family Dentistry. Figuring out which one is causing your dry mouth is so important because a dry mouth has a big effect on your dental health. Saliva is so important for swishing away bacteria. The dryer the mouth, the more prone you are to cavities, bad breath, and gingivitis. We recommend visiting us in uptown Charlotte or your primary care doctor for a consultation on why you may be experiencing a dry mouth. Call us at 704-927-5499 or use our easy online scheduler HERE.


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Some of the most common questions our patients ask at Belvedere Family Dentistry have to do with dental x-rays: Are they safe? Why do I or my kids need them? How often should I get them? These are great questions (and we love how much you prioritize your oral health). The answers can get complex quickly, so we’ll do our best to cover the basics for you in this post.

Let’s start with the most important question—safety. Both the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) test dental x-rays to make sure they’re safe for patients of all ages. These governing bodies revise their guidelines when any advances in science and technology provide new methods to reduce exposure. Thanks to faster film speeds, digital X-rays, and protective aprons and thyroid collars, the dental X-rays we provide today are far superior to those taken even just a few years ago.

This applies to children, too. Today’s X-rays are so safe, in fact, that the amount of radiation a child is exposed to through dental X-rays of their back molars is roughly equivalent to the amount of radiation they are exposed to in the environment on a daily basis.

Why Do You Need X-Rays?

Dental X-rays, also called radiographs, help your dentist spot conditions, like cavities, tooth misalignment, and abscesses, that they can’t see through a visual examination. X-rays are especially important for children because they are generally more susceptible to tooth decay than adults. The benefits of dental X-rays, which include diagnosing decay, pathology, or any abnormalities, far outweigh the risks of exposure to this minimal dose of radiation.

How Often Should I Get Them?

Your dental X-ray schedule depends on a number of factors, including your medical and dental history. Generally, patients without a history of cavities or dental disease are recommended to undergo one set of X-rays every two to three years. The best way to reduce the number of X-rays you need in your visits with us is to continue following a good oral hygiene regimen at home in between your regular, bi-annual appointments.

Wondering When You’re Due for X-Rays?

Call our front office at Belvedere Family Dentistry & Orthodontics today at 704-927-5499 to ask a member of our team about your dental history! We will be happy to help you schedule your next appointment if you are overdue, or if you know you have not had dental x-rays taken in a while you can quickly schedule online with us HERE.


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Are There Really Benefits of MouthWash?

Lots of our patients have questions surrounding mouthwash and the real benefits or disadvantages of using it regularly. Here’s our truth: mouthwash makes your breath smell good, but it could never take the place of regular brushing and flossing. We’ve put together all the facts for you to decide whether you want to continue rinsing with your mouthwash.

A lot of brands will claim that their mouthwash cures all kinds of dental issues, and many may actually aid some of your oral hygiene problems, but by themselves they cannot keep your oral health on its A game.

The Benefits of Using Mouthwash

The benefit you receive from using mouthwash depends on the mouthwash’s active ingredient. Some brands include low concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, which can help whiten your teeth with minimal bleaching so your gums will not be harmed. A mouthwash based with alcohol is helpful and very effective in killing germs, helping to fight against plaque build up. One downside to an alcohol base can be abnormal dry mouth. Lastly, fluoride based mouthwash brands can prevent cavities during a full minute rinse (as the label instructs for best effects.)

What Will Happen If You Quit Using Mouthwash?

The most beneficial and important steps you can take to maintain good oral health are thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth daily as well as attending your regular professional cleanings with us at Belvedere Family Dentistry. Outside of those methods, mouthwash is really important on a case by case basis. If you are prone to cavities or periodontal disease, mouthwash could be a good option for you. Call us today at 704-927-5499 to talk to one of our dental professionals about the best cleaning regimen for your individual oral health! If you would prefer an in person evaluation, please take just one minute to use our easy online appointment scheduler to book your next visit HERE!



Diabetes is a serious disease with a wide variety of negative implications on the human body. The negative effects of diabetes include effects on the teeth and gums. We take a look at oral problems to be aware of when living with diabetes.

Gum Disease

There are two major types of gum diseases which are common in diabetic patients – gingivitis and periodontitis. The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, but if left untreated, can lead to periodontitis. While gingivitis can be prevented or controlled by proper gum care, periodontitis cannot be treated using the process as the body’s fighting ability to infections becomes inhibited due to diabetes. Thus, immediate dental supervision by a dentist is needed as having gum disease can lead to the body unable to regulate its glucose levels, which in turn, would worsen the diabetic condition.

Cavities and Dry Mouth

Cavities are caused when pathogens attack and invade the tooth. They start by eroding the enamel and progressing forward even attack the inner tooth layers and the blood vessels and nerves. Diabetics are more susceptible to having cavities due to the fact that they produce less saliva, which protects the teeth and inhibits the attacking power of the pathogens. Another reason for diabetics being more susceptible is the presence of excess glucose in their body, which cannot be regulated properly due to the lack of insulin.

Dry mouth is also a major reason for cavity formation, and diabetics have to ensure that their mouth is not dry all the time. In addition, dry mouth can lead to bad breath. Hence diabetics are advised to use mouth fresheners and mints to ensure freshness.

Oral Care for Diabetic Patients

The increased risk of oral problems due to diabetes makes it extremely important to practise ways and measures for proper oral and dental hygiene. Some tips for maintaining oral hygiene for diabetics include-

  1.    Brushing and flossing your teeth – One should brush their teeth at least twice per day, preferably after waking up in the morning and before heading to sleep for the night. One should also floss their teeth at least once a day. These measures will prevent plaque build-up and help to avoid tooth and gum issues.
  2.    Managing diet – Patients with diabetes already have a plethora of restrictions on their food, with a lot of food items barred for consumption as it could lead to complications. On top of these restrictions, making sure to avoid foods rich in sugar would also help to maintain oral health and prevent tooth decay.
  3.    Making your dentist aware – An extremely important step is to let your dentist know about your diabetes as it would help him or her to schedule your dental appointments better as diabetics are more susceptible to oral and dental diseases and better scheduling would help them detects problems early on.

Belvedere Family Dentistry specializes in oral and dental treatments for diabetic patients as well as non-diabetic patients of all age groups. Their team involves professional and caring staff that is quick yet efficient in providing the best care for your tooth and gums.



After a visit to your dentist’s office, you leave with a radiant, confident smile. So, how do you  keep that smile working for you all year round? The trick is to keep up with your dental hygiene routine but to also avoid foods that can stain your teeth. That’s right- there are foods out there that can do damage to your teeth, giving them the appearance of being dull and yellow.

A person’s self-esteem and confidence is so tightly tied to the color of their teeth and oral health that it’s worth it to avoid foods that will make your teeth stained. Here are a few foods that you should avoid:

Acidic foods with citric acid

One of the biggest culprits of yellowing teeth is from nutritious citric fruits. Sure, these fruits are packed with vitamin c and are great for your health, but go easy on them. The wonderful fruits can erode away your enamel, making your teeth sensitive to cold and heat. When your enamel is eroded away, you also reveal dentin, which is a yellowish tissue underneath your enamel.

Sugary foods and drinks

Both sugary foods and drinks will stain your teeth because the sugars create a playground for bacteria to feed off of. The more sugary foods and drinks you take in, the more bacteria will wear away at your teeth, causing holes. These bacterias release acids that cause things like tooth decay, which will definitely put you on the fast track to stain your teeth a much darker color. Reduce the amount of sugary foods and drinks you put into your mouth to avoid stained teeth.

Coffee

Coffee is another culprit when it comes to acidic foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. Experts advise drinking coffee with a top lid instead of a straw or an open cup, in order to reduce the amount of coffee that makes contact with your teeth. Like the other acidic foods and drinks mentioned about, coffee also erodes away at the teeth’s enamel and allows other foods to continue to do damage, staining your teeth.

Wine

Yet another delicious treat that we need to talk about, wine can actually create holes in your teeth that help other foods stain your teeth, just like coffee. On top of that, wine is known to give your teeth a dull, gray colored stain, which is more difficult to remove than yellow stains. The plus side is that red wine is thought to help prevent cavities, so keep your wine drinking in moderation.

Keep these foods in mind while protecting your teeth

Foods that stain your teeth can do incredible damage to both your smile and your self-esteem. Avoiding the foods and drinks talked about above is the best way for you to maintain a wonderful smile year round. Also, remember to come to Belvedere Dentistry for your yearly cleaning and for a dental check up. We will help you keep your smile radiantly confident, stain-free, and welcoming throughout the year.


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What the Belvedere Family Dentistry values the most is to facilitate our patients in a compassionate way. The Charlotte North Carolina Dentists deeply care about a patient’s dental health and aspire to provide the best dental health care services in the whole of NC. It is not about competition; rather it is about building strong and compassionate relationships with our patients and bringing superior value to the dentistry at Charlotte, North Carolina.

Almost every one of us faces one issue or another with our dental health at one point in time. We believe that dental health is something that should never be neglected. Weak dental health can cost quite a lot in the long run and there is no denying that. If you are suffering from any kind of dental illness or unease then the Belvedere Family Dentistry are always available at your service. They love to help patients achieve beautiful smile and we believe in doing it in the most compassionate and creative way.

Services and Values Offered By Belvedere Dentist Family:

A mesmerizing smile can be quite influential in everyday dealings whether it is a routine chat with a peer or some important discussion with a business partner and even with a potential date. It can bring a person closer and make him feel at home with you or push them away. So, there is no doubt about how important dental health really is.

The Charlotte Dentists team dedicated to put their whole heart and soul in their work and try to reflect our core values in the things that they do. They understand the importance of having an appealing smile and we consider it our duty to bring that inner and hidden dental beauty out. With our latest and reliable equipment, experienced staff and versatile services, Belvedere Dentist family aim to expand all across NC, helping people with their dental health issues.

We treat each patient individually and tailor the treatment exactly suited for that particular patient. Belvedere Dentist Family offers services like Dental Implants, Dental Bridges, teeth whitening, veneers, Invisalign and crowning.

Your smile is your one of the most valuable assets and maintaining its health is our job. Our experienced Dentist staff can guide you through the steps that you need to take in order to maximize your oral health. Keeping your teeth and mouth clean is very important. You may be suggested certain diets or oral treatments that can improve your dental health.

If you feel any kind of unease regarding your dental health then we urge you not to take it lightly and contact us so that your problem can be addressed in a proper way. Our Dentists our well known for their compassionate behavior towards the patient and our primary focus has always been on restoring the beauty of your smile using latest as well as conventional ways as per the requirement. Our patient’s point of view is considered to be of extreme importance and we believe in treating our patients in a comfortable environment. Our values are what drives the quality of our services and we aspire to keep following them in the coming future.






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We do our best to make it easy for you to get the beautiful smile you deserve! Our office accepts nearly all major insurance plans. Even though dental insurance is a private arrangement between you and your company, we will file your claim, handle all the paperwork, and help you get maximum insurance benefits.


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