New Orleans Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions
Many people turn to New Orleans cosmetic dentistry when they desire a permanent and aesthetically pleasing solution to a number of dental issues, including broken, missing, or stained teeth. Similar to how dentures and partials work, dental alterations such as bridges, crowns, and veneers can restore attractiveness and improve function of the teeth, thus resulting in increased self-confidence and improved overall oral health. At Southern Dental Care, we help our patients identify which cosmetic dental procedure best fits their needs and wants and illustrate how easy the procedure will be.
A traditional dental bridge is a structure of custom-made false teeth (known as pontics) that is used to bridge the space, or gaps, created by one or multiple missing teeth. They can be supported by both natural teeth and implants. These false teeth can be formed by using several materials, including porcelain, gold, alloys, silver, or a combination of many materials.
This type of cosmetic dental procedure may be ideal for patients who have sustained severe facial or dental injuries following an accident or those with significant dental decay or serious periodontal disease that has resulted in tooth loss. Bridges help protect the existing teeth and support a bright, healthy smile.
A crown refers to a cap that is placed on top of the entire natural tooth as a means of restoring its size, shape, and function, as well as enhancing general appearance. Once placed, it rests just above the gum line. This permanent solution may be ideal for patients who have teeth that are damaged, cracked, or impaired due to decay. At Southern Dental Care, we make our crowns from materials such as porcelain, some metals, ceramic, or a combination of all these materials.
Dental veneers are thin, customized shells that fit over and attach to the front of your teeth to improve upon shape, size, color, or length. They are bonded permanently to the teeth and are made to match the shade of your existing teeth. Veneers are an excellent alternative to more painful or costly dental procedures for improving the performance and appearance of your smile.
Dental veneers can be made from a compound of either porcelain or resin. Porcelain veneers are typically more stain resistant and appear more natural, but resin veneers are thinner and require minimal tooth removal.
Dental veneers are most commonly used to cover the gaps between teeth and to improve the appearance of teeth that are broken, chipped, stained, discolored, crooked or misshapen.
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If you’re considering New Orleans cosmetic dentistry to correct or improve your smile or some other aspect of your overall oral health, please contact Southern Dental Care today by calling 504-347-1014 or you can fill out our appointment forms to the right of this page! Regardless of your situation, we can help you find the cosmetic dentistry procedure that is right for you! Get back to smiling with Southern Dental Care.