Monroe, LA dentist Dr. David Finley at Bayou Dental Group is an artist when it comes to dental restorations.Fillings
Dental fillings are primarily used to restore a tooth cavity after the decayed portion of the tooth is removed. They are also used to repair broken or chipped teeth. Dr. Finley uses Esthet-X HD, a composite material known for strength and precise color-matching. No more unsightly metal fillings. Your filling will match the rest of your teeth so only you and Dr. Finley will know you have had dental work!
To cover a damaged tooth, restore a tooth after a root canal, restore an implant, or to support a bridge, crowns are used. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that replaces the visible outer shell of a tooth at or above the gum line. It restores the appearance and strength of a tooth that has been compromised or missing. They are usually made of porcelain.
Our office now employs CEREC same-day crown technology. This eliminates the need for uncomfortable, unreliable temporary crowns and allows our patients to receive their permanent crowns right away. CEREC crowns are produced from 3D images of your tooth right next to your dental chair. The whole process takes only about an hour to 90 minutes to complete. Our same-day crowns are durable, long-lasting, and natural-looking.Repairing Teeth
Dental bridges fill the gap left behind by missing teeth. A bridge is a false tooth anchored permanently to abutment teeth (on either side of the gap) which are covered by crowns.
The dental implant restoration is the best and most permanent tooth replacement option. An implant is a tooth root replacement, a small post made of titanium. The post is placed into the bone of the jaw where a tooth is missing. It is then topped with a crown, replacing the missing tooth. When the process is complete, it looks and works like a natural tooth. Implants are also used to secure permanent dentures and bridges.
Used for many years as a tooth replacement option, dentures are removable false teeth placed on a gum-colored base. Full dentures replace all the teeth in the upper or lower mouth. Partial dentures replace a few teeth and fit with clasps around existing teeth for support.