Technology in Dentistry
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.
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 the use of CEREC one-day crowns, we can fix extensive structural damage in one day so you can have a more attractive and functional smile by tomorrow. We also offer the best in in-office whitening treatments to get rid of stubborn and unsightly stains.
Implants – Losing a permanent tooth can be devastating to your oral health, oral function, and aesthetics. With dental implants we can replace the root of your tooth to stop bone degeneration and provide a more stable base for the crown. Implants will also allow us to replace teeth without needing to file down and damage the healthy teeth surrounding the missing one.
Orthodontics – With newer technology, those that want a straighter smile no longer need to go through years of uncomfortable and unattractive metal braces. We offer our patients Invisalign which uses clear, smooth, plastic trays to guide your teeth into a more desirable location. It can help fix gaps, crowding, and crookedness in less time than braces, and are nearly invisible when you wear them.
Fillings – Most people who have gotten fillings over a decade ago will have silver, metallic looking fillings. While they are strong, they can be noticeable when you laugh or smile. Porcelain composites can fill in decayed teeth with a tooth-colored resin so you can have healthy teeth and an attractive smile.
The Best in Dental Technology
New dental procedures and technology are constantly being developed. It is important to us to have the best in dental technology so our patients can get the greatest dental care available. If you would like to know more about the technology and services we offer at Oak Family Dentistry, please contact our office for more information.