Restorative Dentistry in Metairie LA
Is your smile as healthy and beautiful as it should be? It’s easy to forget that dental care is a priority until a problem occurs. If you’ve been putting off dental visits and find that your teeth are in need of some tender loving care, restorative dentistry offers the solutions you need.
Our Oak Family Dental team has decades of experience in restoring healthy smiles. No matter what extent of damage you have, we’ll customize a treatment plan that is designed to suit your unique needs and desires. Working with our in-house dental lab and technician, we can create beautiful, durable restorations that fix existing damage and protect your oral health now and far into the future.
CEREC One-Day Dental Crowns
One of the really amazing developments in dental technology is CEREC one-day crowns. Gone is the inconvenience of taking time for multiple appointments and dealing with the nuisance of a temporary crown. Today, using CEREC technology, we can create a fully customized crown in just one visit to our Metairie office!
Our CEREC dental crowns are made of beautiful, natural-looking porcelain to create a durable dental restoration. Since we can completely customize your new crown, CEREC can be used in a number of ways:
- Restore and repair a tooth damaged by decay or infection
- Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
- Create a natural-looking artificial tooth to complete a dental implant
- Create custom inlays and onlays to repair damaged teeth
Since a crown fully encases the natural tooth, CEREC crowns can also be used for certain cosmetic applications like changing the shape of a tooth or concealing a tooth that is severely discolored.
Replacing a missing tooth is important for esthetic reasons, but can also create other problems that impact your oral health. A missing tooth allows neighboring teeth to move out of alignment as they drift into the empty space.
A dental bridge is designed to fill the empty space left by a missing tooth. It's usually made as a single unit, including an artificial tooth (pontic) and crowns that attach to adjacent teeth. Our skilled lab technician will consult with you directly to customize a bridge that is made to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Tooth-Colored Fillings & Bonding
At Oak Family Dental, we use tooth-colored composite fillings to create a natural-looking restoration. Our doctors are skilled in shaping composites so that they blend perfectly with your natural tooth.
The result is a restoration that’s so discreet that no one will notice you’ve had any work done. In fact, tooth-colored fillings look so real that even you may not be able to tell the difference!
Since the filling material looks so natural, it can also be used for dental bonding, where we build up the surface of your tooth to address other cosmetic problems:
- Fill gaps and spaces between teeth
- Improve the shape of uneven teeth
- Repair chips and cracks
- Build up a broken tooth
Please Call to Arrange a Consultation
In recent years, we’ve seen so many great advances in dental technology and materials that there’s virtually no problem we can’t fix. Please call our Metairie dental office to learn more about restorative dentistry and to arrange a consultation with one of our doctors.