Do you have damaged teeth? Are you embarrassed by the flaws in your smile? Are your missing teeth making it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you know all too well how devastating these kinds of problems can be. Maybe you’ve convinced yourself that these issues are cosmetic, and so fixing them seems like a luxury. A ‘want to’ instead of a ‘need to.’

The truth is that these issues can affect your confidence, your relationships, your professional life, and even your health. Putting off correcting issues like damaged or missing teeth only puts you at greater risk of gum disease and other health problems down the road.

And you deserve better than that. Bayou Dental Group in Monroe, LA can help. We offer a variety of options in restorative dentistry that can help repair the damage and imperfections holding you back from your best life and your best health.

Call us at 318-302-4236 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Finley. He’s just the highly skilled professional you can trust in Monroe, LA to bring your back to its normal function and beauty.

What Are Dental Crowns And What Can They Do?

Dental crowns are the trusty sidekick of restorations. You can count on them for a variety of dental problems. They offer strength and protection your teeth need to look, function, and feel their best.

A crown, usually made of porcelain, is like a cap that covers your tooth. It seals the area and protects it from further damage. Dental crowns look and feel just like your natural teeth. Our advanced CEREC technology allows us to place your permanent dental crown quickly and conveniently right here in our office!

Dental crowns are often used to repair damage like:
-decayed teeth or larger cavities
-worn or weakened enamel
-chipped, broken, cracked teeth

They are also used to cover a tooth after a root canal, and combined with a dental implant, can support bridges and dentures. Whatever your dental needs, Dr. Finley can help determine if dental crowns are a viable option for bringing your smile back. Call our Monroe, LA office today.

What Makes Dental Crowns A Better Choice In Some Cases?

Larger Cavities – Under normal circumstances, a simple filling is all you need to treat a cavity. Other times require a dental crown to better restore the function of your tooth. A filling may not be enough to fix a large cavity. Dental crowns are a better option because they cover the whole tooth, allowing you to smile and eat with confidence.

Missing Or Damaged Teeth – A great, natural-looking option for a tooth replacement is the tried and true dental crown. Dr. Finley can use a crown over your dental implant, or bond crowns to support your bridge to help restore the beauty and function of your smile.

Weakened Or Worn Enamel – Fun fact: tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. You would think it’d be indestructible, but sadly, that’s not the case. Poor oral hygiene, acidic foods and drinks, illness, and genetics can all compromise the strength of your enamel. And once it’s gone, it can’t grow back.

Whatever the cause, dental crowns help us give your tooth’s enamel the added strength and protection it needs to function properly.

Broken, Chipped, Cracked Teeth – Dental crowns are more than just a restoration. They can improve your smile’s appearance when used to repair your broken, cracked, and chipped teeth. They correct the damage, and the color and shape at the same time. Talk about multi-tasking!

The foods you eat, tooth decay, infections … all can lead to stained teeth. Sometimes, these stains can be beyond the help of professional whitening treatments. Dental crowns can make your smile whiter and more symmetrical.

If you’ve accepted your smile’s imperfections for all this time, consider dental crowns at Bayou Dental Group. Call us at 318-302-4236 or fill out our online form. Let us help determine if dental crowns are the restorative solution you can count on!