South Charlotte Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provides an array of preventable measures to help ensure long-lasting, healthy teeth.

Tooth Replacement

An estimated 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. These numbers are shocking and tragic. However, if a tooth replacement procedure is necessary, Dr. Wells and his expert team of dental professionals have plenty of options to consider.

Dental Implants

This dental restoration procedure is common for people who need a single tooth or multiple teeth replaced. A dental implant is when a titanium post is surgically inserted into the patient’s jaw and a replacement tooth is securely attached.

Advantages of Dental Implants

  • Dental implants are secure and stable, as they are integrated with the patient’s jawbone.
  • Dental implants hold firmly for years, sometimes decades.
  • Dental implants are the most similar to natural teeth than any other option.
  • Dental implants do not disturb or affect neighboring teeth.


Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are cemented to surrounding teeth to shore up and “bridge” the gaps and spaces left behind from missing teeth. A dental bridge is composed of two (or more) crowns for the surrounding teeth and a false tooth for the space in-between.

Advantages of Dental Bridges

  • Dental bridges prevent the remaining teeth from shifting due to the gaps left behind from missing teeth.
  • Dental bridges restore the patient’s chewing ability.
  • Dental bridges restore the patient’s smile.
  • Unlike dentures, fixed bridges are permanent fixtures.


Dental Crowns

This popular dental restoration process is common for patients who have partially damaged and decaying teeth. These tooth-shaped caps are cemented over the damaged tooth.

Advantages of Dental Crowns

  • Dental crowns help restore the tooth’s shape and strength.
  • Dental crowns relieve toothache and soreness.
  • Dental crowns are custom-made for your mouth.
  • Dental crowns can last for decades.


Dentures are not just for your 85-year old grandparent. Dentures are removable replacement teeth for people of all ages who are missing multiple teeth.

Advantages of Dentures

  • Dentures provide help for those sagging facial muscles due to missing teeth.
  • Dentures allow those with multiple missing teeth to feel confident about their smile.
  • Dentures allow patients to speak and eat normally.


South Charlotte Family & Cosmetic Dentistry wants you to be a knowledgeable tooth-owner when it comes to the multiple options available for tooth replacement procedures. Please call us at 704-759-0908 for all of your dental needs.