Our motto at Bayou Dental Group is “A lifetime of smiles begins here.”

One of the best examples of that is our dental restoration services, which includes dental crowns.

In a perfect world, all of our patients would go their whole lives without any dental issues. Their teeth would stay healthy and white. None of them would need to be replaced, and no one would experience tooth decay.

Our dentist office is in Monroe, LA. While we love living and working in this area, we also know it’s not the perfect world we described in the previous paragraph.

That’s why we do everything we can to help our patients restore their smiles when things do go wrong.

What Is Causing Your Problem

Some tooth problems take months or years to develop. Years of poor oral hygiene can allow bacteria to build plaque.

That plaque can harden and turn into tartar, and that can allow the bacteria to hide so it can eat into your teeth.

You may not notice anything at first. You don’t have nerve endings in the crowns of your teeth. This means you won’t feel any pain when your tooth decay starts.

As it gets worse, it will damage more of your tooth. With time, it can reach the pulp inside your tooth. This is when you may notice increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks and when you may start to have toothaches.

Too often people wait for the pain before they address their problem.

Even without the potential damage of tooth decay, your teeth can become yellow and discolored for other reasons. Stains from coffee and tobacco can leave parts of your mouth looking less than appealing.

Other tooth problems can occur instantaneously. An accident could know your tooth loose or chip away part of your crown.

This could be painful. This can also be embarrassing because of the way it changes your smile.

That’s Just The Start Of Your Problem

If you are experiencing tooth decay or you have lost all or part of a crown, then it affects your ability to eat as well.

If you have a tooth that is too weak or too sensitive to bite into your food, then, you may not be able to enjoy your meals. You may find that you have to stop eating some foods completely.

Nuts and other hard foods may seem too difficult to bite. Even foods like steak can become much more difficult to chew if it causes you pain to eat them.

One option would be to just chew all your food on the other side of your mouth, but this is a short-term solution at best. If you start relying too heavily on one side of your mouth for all your chewing, then that side may start to develop problems with time.

At Bayou Dental Care, we can help, and we can do it in one day.

CEREC Crowns To The Rescue

The crown of your tooth is the part that is visible to the world when you smile or open your mouth. If one of these teeth is damaged, discolored, or missing, people will notice that, too.

A dental crown is a way to restore your damaged or missing tooth.

Our dental crowns are made of porcelain, which offers multiple benefits as a replacement material. First, dental crowns look like your real teeth. This means people who are meeting you for the first time may never know that your crown isn’t real.

Second, dental crowns are sturdy. This means they aren’t just decorations to make your smile look pretty. They also function like real teeth, which means you can go back to eating the foods that you enjoy.

To prepare your tooth for a crown, we remove the damaged or discolored parts of your tooth. By doing this, we also reshape your tooth into an abutment.

Your crown is made to fit over the abutment.

If your tooth is missing, we can place a dental implant into the space in your jaw. Then, we can attach your dental crown to the implant instead.

Many dentists’ offices have to place an order for your dental crown at an outside laboratory, which it can can weeks to get your crown back.

At Bayou Dental Care, we have CEREC crowns. This means we can make your crown in our office while you wait and bond it to your tooth before you leave. This saves you time and an extra visit to our office.

We Want To See Your Smile

If you have a tooth that has been bothering you, now is the time to fix it. There’s no reason to go through another year, another week — or with CEREC, another day — with a tooth that causes you pain and embarrassment.

If you live in or near Monroe, LA, you owe it to yourself to call our dentist office to learn about our dental crowns.

You can make an appointment at Bayou Dental Care by calling (318) 302-4236 or by filling out our online form.