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    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Park

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Doctors

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Office

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Large Family

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

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How A CEREC Crown Is Made

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Have you been told that you need a crown but don’t have time to make multiple trips to the dentist?

This is a common complaint because we all have commitments and obligations that make it hard to chisel several hours out of our schedule for a dental appointment. But with CEREC crowns, the two to three-week process has been shrunk down to a single appointment at your dentist's office.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It’s a complicated way of saying that your restoration is fabricated right there in the dentist’s office while you wait.

How is this possible? Thank technology! In recent years, dental medicine ...

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3 Common Signs of TMJ You Shouldn't Ignore

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You may have heard friends or family talk about TMJ, and you know it has to do with your jaw joint but aren't sure exactly why it can become a problem for so many.

First, it helps to understand how this joint works. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) gets its name because it connects the temporal bone at the side of the head to your lower jaw, or mandible. This joint is one of the most complicated in the body because it not only moves up and down, it also allows you to shift your mouth from side to side.

When something goes wrong with your TMJ, we refer to it as a ...

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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

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Any tooth that sustains damage due to decay or trauma does not have the same strength as a natural tooth that still has all of its enamel intact. In the case of a small cavity or chip, sometimes sealing your tooth with a dental filling is enough to protect it from decay and damage. Fillings, however, do not have the same strength as natural enamel, so if you sustain a crack, broken cusp, or deep decay that interferes with the structure of your tooth, it can break from the force of chewing or teeth grinding.

At our Metairie, LA dental office, we will always recommend the treatment that we would want ...

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What Is the Function of a Dental Crown?

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Were you told that you need a crown? You might be wondering why a crown was recommended and how exactly a crown will help.

Our team provides restorative dental care, including dental crowns, in our Metairie, LA dental office. We have the experience and skill you need so you can get the dentistry you trust.

 

1. Protection

The most common reason we place a dental crown is to protect the tooth underneath. In most cases, it is preferable to preserve your natural tooth rather than extract it, and crowns make this a possibility.

A fractured or cracked tooth will benefit from a crown, as will a tooth that has been treated with ...

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Restorative Dentistry

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Normally, when you see someone with an old filling, they were given an unsightly metallic material that contrasts with their teeth. With current technology we have been able to perfect the art of restorative dentistry so you don’t have to compromise on protecting your tooth and appearance. With CEREC crowns, dental bridges, and composite filling and bonding we can repair your tooth while also enhancing the beauty of your smile.

Restorative Dentistry

When a tooth is damaged due to poor dental hygiene or trauma, it needs to be repaired in order to get your oral health back on track; this is where restorative dentistry comes in. Whether you need a filling for ...

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Technology in Dentistry

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Technology makes almost every aspect of our lives easier and this is especially true in the dental field. With newer and more advanced dental technology, it is easier to give patients more efficient and less invasive care. Dr. Tory L. Patterson, Dr. Jason Alvarez, and Dr. Margaret Patterson at Oak Family Dental strive to keep the most current and up-to-date technology in their office in order to provide their patients the best care in the Metairie, LA area.

Dental Technology

Cosmetic Dentistry – One of the dental services that benefits from newer technology the most is cosmetic dentistry. While most people want a healthy smile, everyone wants a more beautiful smile. With ...

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