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Keeping our patients informed about the benefits of excellent oral health is the cornerstone of our Metairie practice. We think you’re more likely to take steps to protect your oral health when you know the impact that healthy teeth can have on your life.
We don’t expect you to be an expert about dentistry, and we’re here to answer any and all of your questions. The more information you have, the better prepared you are to make important decisions when the time comes.
If you don’t see your question listed here, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out our convenient online contact form.
Yes! We currently offer custom take-home bleaching trays. Take-home teeth whitening allows you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home and whenever you want. We have found this type of bleaching works the best, and patients do not experience post-bleaching sensitivity.
Teeth Whitening Process
First, we will take custom impressions of your top and bottom teeth, next trays specifically for your teeth will be made. We will give you the bleaching gel that is will lighten your teeth. This gel is then dispensed into the trays evenly, making sure that you don't use too much. We recommend patients wear the trays 1 hour per day. It typically takes about two weeks for optimal results, and touch-ups can be done as frequently as you wish.
A modern dental implant is the best option for replacing a missing tooth. They secure a dental crown to your jaw, making them more secure and realistic than ever before. An implant is essentially an artificial tooth root. Implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth.
The technology and quality of implants have drastically improved, making them more accessible and more affordable. It is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Our bodies then integrate into the implant by cells growing around and attaching to the biocompatible metal. Once this process is complete, an abutment is placed into the implant, and a crown then goes on top of the abutment. Dentures and partials can also attach to implants to give more retention to the prosthesis in the mouth.
Scheduling Your Dental Implant Consultation
Dental bonding is the use of tooth-colored filling material for minor repairs or minor flaws in your teeth. Dental bonding can be used to close minor spaces between teeth, fix chips, small cracks, gaps, or discoloration. A benefit of bonding is the tooth (or teeth) being bonded do not have to be cut down, as they do with crowns and veneers. Bonding and crowns are not interchangeable treatment options. If a tooth is severely broken down or is a tooth that absorbs a lot of force, a crown is typically indicated.
Scheduling Your Appointment
If you're interested in dental bonding or have more questions about dental bonding, please don't hesitate to pick up the phone and call our Metairie, LA dental office today at (504) 834-6410.
Tooth wear starts when the outer layer of teeth, enamel, starts to wear down prematurely. Many factors including the way we chew, our diet and medical problems, such as acid reflux can cause teeth to wear. Clenching and grinding during sleep even cause tooth wear.
To prevent wear, we recommend regular removal of bacterial and acids from the mouth through brushing and mouth rinses. It is also a good idea to reduce the amount of acid in our diet, such as sodas. If you are clenching and grinding at night, a nightguard may be recommended. The treatment of tooth wear depends on the underlying cause of the wear so the first step is to diagnose the cause of the tooth wear. This may require visiting a physician for a physical.
Fixing Tooth Wear
There are many ways to build teeth back up to prevent wear or to at least slow the damage. We can build your teeth back up through the use of tooth-colored dental bonding. Bonding acts as part of your natural tooth and is completely unnoticeable.