Rex has been a patient of ours for many years. At a cleaning appointment, he asked if there was any new technology available to make his front teeth look better and feel stronger. He was starting to break his old crowns due to his strenuous bite. He really didn’t like the spotted appearance and the shape of his front teeth.
Rex’s Story:We used an amazing new system called LAVA, which has incredible strength to make six new crowns and veneers for Rex. The base for the crowns is created in a computerized CAD/CAM milling machine from a small block of the tooth-colored Lava material. Traditional porcelain is then used to finish the crowns and give them a life-like appearance.
When you go through life not confident in your smile I mean that’s just, that’s just one place that it starts just in general conversations with people, and you’re worried about how you look. From youth I had a gap between my teeth that had been filled in with some bonding and later on I had a couple of crowns in place to kind of feel that gap in, but the way they did it, they made those two front teeth really big to fill in the gap between, so I wasn’t really happy with the way they looked, so he told me about veneers and replacing the crowns, and they did it proportionally across all six of the upper teeth, and made each one a little bit bigger, so it didn’t make the two main front teeth look really large like they did before.
The end result I mean I just can’t say how much I’m satisfied. Dr. Harrell was very thorough with what would be done. The process didn’t take too long. From the moment you walk in the door the receptionist she is just so nice, greets you by name, like you are her best friend, and Dr. Harrell, he always asks me about my kids and everything. He knows I have plenty. Actually my oldest, she’s 14 now, she’ll tell her friends, “Hey, look at my dad’s teeth. Look at his smile,” and I have to, I do confess I say, “Yeah, they’re a little fake. You know, I had some work done,” but she actually brags to her friends about it, and how many teenage daughters brag to their friends about their dad in any way.
It’s worth the money. Now, not having to worry about the way my teeth look. I speak with more confidence. I feel more comfortable with myself and you know, that makes all of my relationships a little better. My school pictures all through my youth, all, that’s my smile, but now I can smile and I don’t mind showing my teeth. Ever since I’ve had the procedure done I’m just proud of smile enough. I’ll smile big, and the cashier at the grocery store the other day he said, “Your teeth are so nice,” and you know, I confess and I say, “Dr. Harrell, Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, you know, he did it.”
Molly came to see us with serious concerns about the severe wear on her front teeth. She said that it had been years since she had smiled, and that she would actually cover her mouth when she would speak.
Molly’s Smile Makeover Story!We took a few digital photos and showed Molly with a digital smile preview what she would look like if she had a smile makeover. She knew it was what she wanted, so we started right away. We placed 10 all-ceramic crowns one her front teeth in just 2 appointments. Her photos tell the whole story. The old Molly is back and she looks better than ever!
I always smiled big, and then just starting this year I would start putting my hand to my mouth and really kind of not smiling. I’d keep my lip down on my front. Through lots of medical problems and things like that, and stress, I had ground my front teeth down considerably, so my smile was not what it used to be, so I wanted to get that back. There is definitely a difference between dentists.
I’m just now starting really to get used to being able to smile again. So, it’s really been probably a good month that I’ve really just noticed myself really just smiling. I feel better about myself again. I feel like I did before, yeah.I’ve always hated the dentist, and I feel very comfortable there. I feel at home there. So, yeah, from the get-go, meeting him, I knew that he was going to be the one to give me my smile back, yeah. It’s very emotional because you know, when you live with them for so long looking like that, and then you know, you get them back and It’s like, “Wow!” Like, I feel like they’re mine now, yeah. He was real good about looking at my before pictures and trying to keep it natural and keep it looking like me.
Brian had emergency repair for a cracked tooth and got a new crown. “It was probably one of the best dentist experiences I have ever had,” he says. Since his procedure Brian has told several friends that Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne is the dental practice “you want to be at.”
My name is Brian Sentivany. I have been a patient of Dr. Harrell’s for two weeks now. Dr. Harrell was kind enough to take me in on very short notice to repair a cracked tooth, so he’s repaired that tooth, and begun the process of replacing a crown on there for me.
It was probably one of the best dentist experiences I have ever had. They brought me in immediately. They were very kind, listened to what I had to say, listened to my concerns, addressed them without any issue, had me in and out in a couple of hours and cleared their calendar the following week to make sure I could get back in there and finish up the procedure.
With Dr. Harrell’s office and his staff, from the minute Janice called me to schedule the appointment to within five minutes of sitting in the chair and talking to Dr. Harrell himself, there was a feeling of, you know, more understanding and concern at the personal level rather than, you know, how much can we get out of this guy, and how much money will he spend on his mouth.
Dr. Harrell and his staff made me feel very at home, very comfortable, and I have, in fact, let several people know that this is definitely the dentist in the area that you want to be at.
Natasha saw Dr. Harrell after a recommendation from another dentist. She had sedation dentistry with 21 newcrowns and veneers. She drives more than 3 hours to see Dr. Harrell. Her only regret is that she didn’t have it done years earlier. She now recommends Dr. Harrell to all her friends and family.
My name is Natasha, and I am a general contractor, and I came to see Dr. Harrell from some recommendations from another dentist because they said that he could correct my teeth and that he was very gentle in his procedures and that he would make sure there was no pain whatsoever involved.
I had 21 crowns and veneers placed, and I did that with sedation dentistry, and it was absolutely perfect. I took a few pills before I came. I took a few more when I got here, didn’t remember anything until later on in the day when I woke up at home with no pain whatsoever, no memory of what had transpired, and no fear of coming back to have anything done.
I drive from Hickory, North Carolina. It’s about an hour, hour and 15 minutes away, and so that’s a travel, about three hours just to come down here and I come any and every time. There’s nothing I would change.
I now have the most perfect smile that you could not put a price tag on. I wish I would have done it years and years sooner. This was a wonderful experience. I would recommend it to any and everyone. In fact, I have recommend it to quite a few of my friends to come, and I wish I would never have waited as long as I did.