Restoring things can be a lot of fun. Maybe you found an old antique cabinet at a flea market that needs some work. So you gently apply varnish and sand away the rough edges. Before you know it, you can have a beautiful piece of furniture that nicely accents your living rooms.

For others, cars are a great thing to restore. You search far and wide to find just the right parts. You carefully repaint the car to meet the original factory specifications, and then you show it off at car shows around the area. A lot of fun, no?

For us at the Bayou Dental Group in Monroe, LA, restoring our patients teeth is an area which brings us great pride. We often encounter patients with serious dental troubles. Decay and/or gum disease has turned their once beautiful smile into something of an embarrassing mess.

But with all the wonderful tools of restorative dentistry at our fingertips, we can make a difference. We can help save damaged teeth, we can rescue teeth from the furthest deeps of tooth decay, and we can even replaced missing teeth. In the end, we can repair a patient’s smile to one that they are proud to show off at their child’s wedding or other important event.

In today’s blog, we want to tell you a little bit more about the dental restorations we perform at our comfortable and modern office in Monroe, LA. We offer all the latest and greatest in dental procedures. We can fill cavities, repair damaged teeth with crowns, or install dental dental implants to replace missing teeth.

You may need a filling if you are suffering from a cavity. We begin by carefully and painless removing the damaged portion of the tooth. We then use a composite resin material to fill in the decay. Composite resin is extremely durable and carefully matched to the color of the natural teeth in your mouth. That means a filling that no one notices!

We also offer dental crowns to restore teeth. Dental crowns are vital when it comes to covering a damaged tooth, restoring the health of a tooth after a root canal, or supporting a bridge. A crown is almost like a cap for your tooth; it is used to restore the appearance and durability of your natural tooth.

Dental crowns used to take a couple of appointments to install, but now we can complete the process in just a single appointment. We use CEREC technology at our office which allows to create a strong and incredibly natural looking crown right there in our office; this makes the entire process take only about an hour and a half.

We also use dental crowns to support a dental bridge. A dental bridge is used to restore a missing tooth in your smile. We install dental crowns on either side of the missing tooth, and use them to support a false tooth in the gap. These restorations look great!

But the best option for replacing a missing tooth is a dental implant. We embed a tiny titanium post into your jaw. This post will actually fuse with your bone, creating an artificial tooth root. On-top of the root, we can place a dental crown to complete your smile!

Are you ready to have your smile restored? Then make an appointment at the Bayou Dental Group in Monroe, LA today. Call 318-302-4236 to make an appointment.