7 Ways To Improve Your Smile

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If you could change anything about your smile, what would you change?

No matter what your answer is, we can fix it at our dentist office, right here in Monroe, LA.

You’ve seen the “Hollywood smiles” that actors and actresses flash for celebrity magazines and while posing for pictures at red carpet events.

Those smiles can be yours, too, with help from cosmetic dentistry at Bayou Dental Group.

Keep reading to learn about seven ways you can improve your smile. You might just find something to fix the thing that you want to change.

  1. Teeth whitening

At our office, we offer Zoom! Whitening for our patients. You can come in for one of our in-office treatments, or you use our take-home whitening trays if you prefer the do-it-yourself approach.

You can even use a combination of in-office and take-home treatments. Zoom! can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter, which is a difference you’ll really see.

  1. Dental crowns

If you have a discolored or damaged tooth, then dental crowns can change the appearance of your smile. A single tooth that has been damaged by decay can stand out for all the wrong reasons.

We can remove the damaged and discolored parts of your tooth and replace it with a natural-looking dental crown. And since we offer CEREC crowns, it’s possible to get your crowns in a single visit to our office.

  1. Porcelain on-lays

This is another option if you have a problem with a tooth. If the damage or discoloration is fairly limited, we may be able to fix it with an on-lay instead of a full dental crown.

Whenever possible, we like to keep as much of the healthy tooth as we can.

  1. Dental bridges

On the other hand, you may have multiple teeth that could use improvement. You may even have one or two that need to be replaced. In those situations, a dental bridge is your best bet.

Unlike a crown, a dental bridge takes a little more time to create. This means you will need more than one visit to complete the process. In the end, you’ll see a major improvement to your smile, however.

  1. Dental implants

You may not think of dental implants as a part of cosmetic dentistry, but this is one of their benefits. If you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, we can use a dental implant as a foundation for a dental crown or dental bridge.

A dental implant may not provide a cosmetic benefit on its own, but it can make other options more secure.

If you need to replace a full arch of teeth, dental implants can help with that, too. Our All-On-4 and All-On-6 implant-supported dentures restore the appearance of a healthy set of teeth.

  1. Tooth-colored fillings

If you are of a certain age, you may have fillings that were made of silver. While these served a purpose, they can also draw attention away from you and onto your mouth instead.

White fillings match the color of your teeth. This helps them blend in more naturally with your smile.

  1. Veneers

Veneers are one of the most versatile services available in cosmetic dentistry. They are a kind of shell that you place over your teeth. This allows them to fix a wide range of problems.

If your teeth are crooked, we can create veneers that will give you the appearance straight teeth.

If your teeth are crowded together or you have a gap in your smile, veneers can give your teeth the appearance of being evenly spaced.

If you have chipped teeth, veneers can be used to make your teeth look whole once again.

If you have yellow or discolored teeth, veneers can be used to fix that as well.

And if you have a combination of the problems mentioned above, veneers are a simple solution that can fix all of them at the same time.

Plus, our veneers are made of porcelain and zirconia, so they will like your real teeth, only better.

Feel Better About Your Smile And Yourself

We have seen how much cosmetic dentistry can make a difference in the lives of our patients. When people see their new smiles, it makes them happier and more confident in many cases.

Many of our cosmetic procedures have restorative benefits as well. By improving the appearance of your smile, you might improve the function of your teeth at the same time.

To learn more, call Bayou Dental Group in Monroe, LA, at 318-302-4236 or use our online form to make an appointment with us.

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