Our local dentist in Delcambre is pleased to offer you cosmetic procedures that are simple, effective, and safe. These include dental implants, teeth whitening, and veneers. The keys to a great-looking set of teeth are ensuring that your smile is complete, with no missing teeth, and that they're all bright, properly sized, and shaped.
For many years, bridges and dentures were the only options for filling the empty space where one or more teeth used to be. And while there is nothing wrong with those options, dental implants offer benefits that can simply not be had with the other, more traditional methods. You see, implants replace not only the surface tooth, but also the root beneath. This means that the final result is a tooth replacement that not only looks like a real tooth, but also feels and functions like one. It is a two-step process. First, a titanium cylinder, the replacement root, is placed in your jaw. Over several months, your jaw bone grows around it, fusing with it. At that point, a tooth-colored crown is put on top by our local dentist in Delcambre, and cemented for a secure fit.
Teeth can become discolored or stained for a variety of reasons. The foods you eat, and the beverages you drink can certainly play a role. These include berries, coffee, tea, and red wine. Tobacco is a culprit. And even some drugs, like tetracycline, are known to change your tooth color. Thanks to the Ultradent system, our local dentist in Delcambre can give you back teeth that are as white as you would like them to be. Best of all, the entire thing can be done conveniently, by you, in your own home. And unlike many over-the-counter products that you can get in drug stores or supermarkets, Ultradent has no abrasive ingredients that will damage your tooth enamel.
For all sorts of cosmetic issues, veneers by our local dentist in Delcambre are an outstanding solution. They are thin shells, made of porcelain, that are placed over the fronts of your teeth. So no matter if you have crooked teeth; chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth; or even gaps between them that are too wide, veneers will give you a smile that completely covers all of that, and lets you enjoy the cosmetic advantages of a more perfect set of teeth.
By Adrian M. Simm, D.D.S.
December 4, 2015