Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and stay safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.

- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.

- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children's toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you're offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 704-364-9000. 

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

Dr. Porter and Team

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Dentures

Living with multiple missing teeth can cause discomfort, interfere with chewing and speaking, and make you feel self-conscious.

Dr. Charles A. Porter provides traditional and implant-supported dentures at his Charlotte, NC, practice to fully rebuild your smile.

So why should you invest in this trusted dentistry treatment?

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Eat, Speak, and Smile with Confidence Again

Turn back the Clock

Our dentist, Dr. Porter, uses only the highest-quality dental materials to craft custom appliances for our patients. He can carefully design your restoration to complement your facial features, improving the appearance of puckered lips and sunken cheeks for a more youthful look.

Restore Your Quality of Life

Losing natural teeth can cause daily annoyances. Our dentist can restore your oral function, allowing you to speak clearly and eat comfortably. With a newly rebuilt smile, many of our patients find new enjoyment in life.

Benefit from Implants

Dr. Porter also offers dentures supported by dental implants at our Charlotte dental practice. Implants are titanium posts which, once placed, can keep your dental appliance securely in place and prevent jawbone recession.

Rebuild Your Smile Today

Missing teeth can interfere with every aspect of your daily life.

If you are ready to restore your smile and your quality of life, contact our practice online or call us at: 

(704) 364-9000

Dr. Charles Porter has been providing comfortable, affordable dental care to patients in Charlotte, NC, for over 25 years. He has undergone extensive training to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology available in dentistry. In addition, he studied with Dr. Michael E. Pruett for additional training in dental implant placement

CareCredit® financing and in-house plans are available to help cover out-of-pocket costs.

Dr. Charles Porter

Dentures can address more than missing natural teeth...

The Additional Benefits  of Opting for Implants

While conventional partial dentures, or partials, and complete dentures are an affordable option for widespread tooth loss, these restorations cannot address the jawbone atrophy associated with tooth loss. Once teeth are lost, the tissue in your jaw begins to deteriorate. Over time, this issue can affect the stability of any remaining teeth and change the shape of your face

Fortunately, Dr. Porter has trained extensively in restorative dentistry and the placement of dental implants. An implant-supported denture from a well-trained dentist can replace missing teeth and prevent further tooth loss, allowing you to enjoy improved oral health for years to come.

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Jim W.

December 2, 2014

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Dr. Porter is a wonderful dentist. I have been going to him for the last 8 years. Dr. Porter and his staff have always explained all procedures or courses of treatment, so I know what needs to be done... I also like that they start at 7:00 am and I have come many times before work. The staff is always very friendly.

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Kristi Ritch

September 13, 2017

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I'm so glad I found Dr. Porter and his whole staff. My son and I have been patients for 20 years or more. They have done so much to improve my dental health and they are like family to me. They stay up to date with the latest technologies and techniques, and I've had nothing but great trips to their office.

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We use advanced technology to enhance your results...

Digital X-Rays and  3-D Imaging to Plan Your Treatment

Dr. Porter works to keep our Charlotte practice up-to-date with the latest dental technologies so you can benefit from optimal results. For example, digital x-rays produce more accurate images with a much lower level of radiation.

In addition, Dr. Porter is trained in 3-D imaging which can create a panoramic visualization of your gum tissue, jaws, remaining teeth, and all the supporting structures. This dentistry system allows us to pinpoint the ideal location for dental implants if you opt for an implant-supported restoration.

What steps are involved in receiving dentures?

Your Treatment Timeline Will  Depend on Whether Implants Are Involved

Traditional partial dentures and removable dentures typically require only two visits to our office. However, patients who desire the enhanced stability of implants will require additional appointments and procedures. Dr. Porter can give you a personalized treatment timeline during a consultation at our practice.

Planning

The first step for receiving any denture is planning. Dr. Porter will assess the health of your teeth and gums and design a plan based on your current oral health and goals.

Preparation

Some patients will need to undergo preparatory procedures, such as tooth extraction or treatment for gum disease, before they can receive dentures.

Implant Placement

If you qualify for dental implants, you will need to undergo a surgical procedure to place them. It takes about three to six months for implants to stabilize before Dr. Porter can attach a restoration.

Impressions

Once the gum and bone tissue have fully healed, we will take impressions as a guide to design your custom dentures.

Fabrication

Our dentures are created in a dental lab using the highest-quality materials. You may need to wait a few weeks your new denture to be custom-fabricated.

Final Results

When we receive your denture from the lab, Dr. Porter can make any final adjustments at our Charlotte practice so you can enjoy a fully restored smile.

It can take a few weeks to get used to new dentures...

Adapting to Your Denture

Your dentures may feel odd for the first few weeks and you may notice extra saliva in your mouth. As you adjust, this issue should go away. Patients with traditional complete dentures may also notice some irritation or soreness. Your cheeks and tongue will learn to keep your restoration in place within a few weeks.

While you adapt, you should:

  • Eat soft foods
  • Cut your food into small pieces
  • Be cautious with hot or hard foods

You may need to practice speaking or other common functions until you become more comfortable with the device.

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Kerri Good

January 2, 2015

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Dr. Porter and his staff are top-notch! He has been my dentist for over 10 years and I am always satisfied with his work. He and his staff are unmatched in their skills, professionalism and care for their patients.

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Dean Padgett

April 21, 2017

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Most wonderful people in the world. Dr Porter and his staff are amazing. Nicest group you'll ever meet. Highest recommendation!

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Taking good care of your denture can increase its longevity...

We Can Help You  Learn to Care for Dentures

Proper care and hygiene are important for the health of both your dentures and your smile.

To keep your denture clean and safe, you should:

  • Never place it in hot water
  • Brush and rinse the appliance daily 
  • Refrain from using toothpaste on dentures
  • Use a soft-bristled brush for cleaning
  • Keep the device moist 
  • Use a specially designed cleaner

Our team can provide recommendations on the best products and techniques for at-home care.

Dr. Porter

Charles A. Porter III, DDS

Dr. Porter implements the latest developments and highest standards in dentistry. He is a member of several prestigious organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society 

To schedule your consultation, contact our Charlotte office online or call us at (704) 364-9000.

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