When you sit in the dental chair, do you feel like you’re not involved in your dental journey? When was the last time your dentist really took your needs into consideration while they were working in your mouth?
At Bayou Dental Group, we work to create the smile that will make you happy for the rest of your life. We like to call this our Smile Creation process, and it’s unique because we work with the patient to achieve their goals through both aesthetics and function. Basically, you’ll look good and feel great by the time you’re finished with your final appointment.
A Smile Creation can be as simple as fixing discolored teeth or as complex as replacing teeth and placing multiple veneers and crowns. Whatever the case, my office uses the most advance technology – and most importantly, your input – to develop a beautiful, natural-looking smile. The best part about our Smile Creation is that we let you see how the treatment will look before making any permanent changes to your teeth or smile.
How We Can Rebuild Your Smile
I’ve met with countless patients who are afraid to smile because they are embarrassed by the state of their teeth. This can be caused by misaligned teeth, chipped teeth or even missing teeth. With the advancements in dentistry today, you no longer have to life in a constant state of embarrassment about your smile.
With more than three decades of dentistry experience, I have learned to treat a wide variety of dental issues. I love working with my hands and helping people overcome their problems. Since dental school, I’ve taken hundreds of hours in all aspects of dentistry. Specifically, I love learning about the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. Having been accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, patients understand that I take pride in crafting the best possible smile. We commonly use dental implants, teeth-whitening treatments, veneers and crowns to erase years of neglect or fix complex dental issues.
View Your Smile Before Your Treatment
Our Smile Creation process allows the patient to have a great amount of control over their dentistry. This should not be a new theme in dentistry, but you’d be surprised about how many dentistry do not communicate with their patients.
After discussing the most appropriate solution or treatment based on your dental condition, I will develop a wax-up in our laboratory that gives the patient an idea of what the treatment will look like. If the smile meets the patient’s expectations, I move forward with the treatment and then develop what I call a Trial Smile. The Trial Smile is not permanent and gives me an opportunity to make adjustments with the patient’s suggestions in mind. After the wax-up and Trial Smile are approved by the patient, we move forward with permanent restoration.
I’ve found that the Smile Creation helps ease patients into treatment and makes them more confident about the procedure. That’s a huge benefit for me because I know they are getting exactly what they want.
I’ve seen the good, bad, and ugly side of cosmetic dentistry. Some of the most traumatic dental work occurs when the dentist does not communicate with the patient. The Smile Creation process eliminates the guess work for me, and the best part is that the patient does not have to worry about what the treatment will look like. This is especially great for patients who are having me work on their front teeth.
I use intraoral cameras, digital X-rays and cone beam technology to give you precise results. A special technology called CEREC even allows us to prepare teeth and place permanent, durable crowns in one visit. Most dental offices complete crown placement over two to three visits. CEREC cuts down on your treatment time.
If you have chipped teeth, unattractive teeth or severely discolored teeth, I can help you achieve a new smile – one that will last you a lifetime. I love meeting new patients and walking them through the ways cosmetic dentistry can transform their life. If you’re ready to join forces to work on your smile, give us a call today. Or use our online form to schedule your first appointment with us.