This is a new year and an ideal time to make sure your mouth is healthy and your smile improves your face value.  Thanks to technology and science, modern dentistry gives people so many more options than the painful, noisy dental office of your father’s era.

Improved dental implants, thinner veneers, teeth whitening and crowns are just a few of the areas offering enhanced looks and function for patients of Dr. Cherry, a longtime South Charlotte dentist skilled at both general and cosmetic dentistry.

Dental implants in Charlotte, NC

Implants, for instance, once had a bad reputation for failure, but now the success rate is an astounding 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. And today’s implants last about 15 years, reports. Better materials and techniques are credited with the remarkable improvement in replacing lost teeth.

Teeth whitening in South Charlotte in Charlotte, NC

Whiter teeth help you feel more confident and make a better impression. With Dr. Cherry you can be assured of a 100 percent satisfactory experience in whitening your teeth, removing stains from coffee, medicine and other items that cause blemishes.  Dr. Cherry uses the highly rated Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Process, which has been fine-tuned to provide just the right touch of whitening for each individual.

Thinner veneers are available with Dr. Cherry in Charlotte, NC

Technology now produces remarkably thin yet strong veneers to cover the front of crooked or unsightly teeth. Thin veneers mean more of the natural tooth remains intact and doesn’t need as much treatment. Veneers have replaced bonding; they last longer and look better when treating teeth that are badly shaped, chipped or have gaps.

Lumineers in Charlotte, NC

In addition, Dr. Cherry offers Lumineers®, an ultra-thin porcelain, custom-made device that fastens to the surface of your teeth yet gives no clue to anyone of their existence. People won’t even know you had any work done! Lumineers®, like veneers, correct stained and crooked teeth –- and they last 20 years or more!

CEREC crowns in Charlotte, NC

In many cases, crowns no longer require two or more visits to the dentist’s office and temporary crowns. Dr. Cherry gives patients the option of CEREC crowns, which are less expensive and less time-consuming than traditional crowns and restore function and appearance in a single day.

These are just some of the services available with Dr. Cherry, who graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1995. His office, at 5 Torrey St., across from the South Charlotte Fairgrounds, draws patients from South Charlotte, Abington, Avon, Whitman and other communities.