Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentist

Do you wish your smile was a little different? If so, you aren’t alone. Many people are dissatisfied with certain aspects of their teeth. This can include their color, their positioning, the way that they come together when you close your mouth or just their general appearance. Fortunately, no matter what elements of your smile you dislike there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. Better still, many if not all of these procedures can also have benefits for the health and condition of your teeth too!

Cosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe dentistry procedures which are carried out with the main aim of improving the cosmetic appearance of the teeth. However, as stated above, they often help to support your dental health too. They can all be performed as standalone treatments, while some patients choose to combine several into one appointment to enable them to achieve a bigger smile transformation in just one day.

Our experienced, friendly and professional team are able to provide a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to our patients in and around Covington, LA. These include the following, highly popular cosmetic treatments.

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is the most commonly requested elective dental procedure in the world thanks to the huge popularity of teeth that are as white and bright as possible. This is because lighter and whiter teeth are considered significantly more attractive, as well as being hallmarks of health, wealth and success. Since our teeth aren’t naturally very white and can easily become discolored during our lifetime, we are reliant on tooth whitening to help us achieve that Hollywood smile.

Tooth whitening involves placing bleaching agent over the teeth which works in much the same way as conventional bleach, lightening and whitening our smile. Several sessions are usually required, but exactly how many will vary based on the initial color of your teeth and the shade you want your smile to be. Although there are plenty of products claiming to do the same thing, their lower grade of bleaching agent and the difficulty in applying the product yourself can lead to patchy, poor results. Professional in-office whitening by an experienced cosmetic dentist delivers superior and longer-lasting results every time.

The process to apply porcelain veneers is minimally invasive, with just a little of the enamel of your teeth needing to be filed down to enable a flush and natural finish. Once in place, veneers can add strength and durability to your natural teeth, as well as supporting your oral health by reducing the likelihood of dental decay and periodontal disease that may have been caused by gaps in your teeth.
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Dental Implants

By now, virtually everyone has heard of dental implants – one of the latest and arguably most effective solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants have two key elements – a porcelain crown which makes up the visible portion of the tooth and a titanium post. This titanium post is placed into the jaw bone via the gums and works as an anchor for the visible part of the tooth so that none of the prosthetic is reliant on neighboring teeth. Dental implants are custom designed and placed very carefully, and the solution is considered most comfortable, more reliable and more discreet than a bridge. Implant technology can also be used to place full and partial dentures.


Orthodontics

Orthodontics refers to the movement of teeth or the jaw so that they are in better alignment with one another. Most patients find that their teeth don’t come together perfectly when they bite, or that their teeth are crooked, twisted or gapped. These orthodontic problems can put undue strain on your teeth and jaw and put you at greater risk of developing dental problems. A bite that doesn’t come together can lead to issues with the temporomandibular joint, while misaligned teeth are more likely to become decayed and develop periodontal disease.

There are several orthodontic treatments which can address issues such as these. Traditional orthodontic braces are metal or acrylic frameworks that are attached to the teeth and regularly adjusted in order to pull and push the teeth in to their new location. Alternatively, Invisalign works in the same way but uses a series of plastic aligners to coax the teeth and jaws into their new position. Our cosmetic dentistry team would be happy to help you determine which will be most effective in your case.

If you are interested in discovering more about cosmetic dentistry procedures and the benefits that they can bring to your smile, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and experienced team of dentists at our offices here in Covington, LA.