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General Dentistry in Charlotte, NC

What is a General Dentist?

As a general dentist, Dr. Charles Añonuevo of Inspire Dentistry of the Carolinas is a trusted primary care provider for your smile.

Over the course of months or years, general dentists acquire a thorough knowledge of your teeth and gums, and offer sound medical advice on ways to maintain or restore optimal oral health. Like a physician in general practice, general dentists have a breadth of knowledge in every field of their discipline. They have mastered oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, and much more. They can fill a cavity, treat an abscess and polish teeth to a dazzling brilliance.

They also have the time to get to know you and your family, and are equally adept at educating a patient about implants, crowns or bridges and calming a squirming toddler during that very first dental visit.

As a close healthcare partner to you and your family, Dr. Añonuevo is also able to track your overall wellness, and identify issues such as periodontal disease that can increase your risk for heart disease and other serious conditions.

Types of General Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry

General dentists are intently focused on prevention. In fact, the vast majority of a dentist’s time is devoted to preventive/diagnostic procedures. The best general dentists are proactive in treating developing conditions and conservative in their application of surgical solutions.

Prevention starts with regular office visits — at least two each year for cleaning, polishing and evaluation. These appointments allow Dr. Añonuevo to spot minor issues that can become major complications if left untreated. Conditions such as gum disease and tooth decay can begin quietly, without obvious symptoms. With most dental issues, the later you discover them, and the longer you take to address them, the more the risks and financial costs rise.

In addition to these routine tasks, general dentists also provide a range of restorative and cosmetic services:

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic procedures go beyond issues of dental decay, gum health, bone loss and other fundamental dental concerns to focus on restoring beauty and balance to your smile. Cosmetic techniques are comprehensive and highly customized. Examples include tooth whitening procedures and products that transform yellow or stained teeth; cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers that cover flaws and flash the perfect smile to the world; smile makeover to comprehensively treat myriad dental issues; and Invisalign orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth.

Periodontal Health

Restorative procedures focus on oral health and functionality. Dr. Añonuevo uses advanced restorative techniques to keep teeth and gums healthy, roots firmly anchored in the bone and bites in perfect alignment. The range of restorative procedures includes fillings and root canals for decaying teeth; implants, dentures and bridges for missing teeth; crowns to fortify cracked or chipped teeth; and deep scaling and root planing to shrink gum pockets and reverse periodontal disease.

How to Schedule a General Dentistry Appointment

If you would like to discuss your specific dental needs with a respected, trustworthy dentist in Charlotte, we invite you to book a consultation with Dr. Añonuevo. Please call or email Inspire Dentistry of the Carolinas today to make your appointment.