You should be the final decision maker about your teeth.

That’s what we believe at Bayou Dental Group. It’s why our cosmetic dentistry involves a process that we call smile creation.

Before we do anything, it’s important that we listen to what you have to say. You may have ideas about how you would like your teeth to be different.

By listening, we can gain a better understanding of what you want. We can use our experience and our expertise to explain your options and advise you on the most effective ways of making those changes a reality.

For your sake, if you live in or near Monroe, LA, make plans to visit our dentist to discuss the cosmetic improvements you want to make to improve your smile.

Know What You Are Getting

We want you to understand what you can expect at the end of your cosmetic treatment.

As part of the planning process, we will take several pictures to assess the current condition of your teeth. We use models of your teeth as they are. We also can get wax models of what your teeth could look like.

Seeing those models can give you a much better understand of what your smile could look like with the right cosmetic service or services.

To take things a step further, we can give you want we call a “trial smile.” This can help you see how your smile could change with the right services and procedures.

It’s extremely important to Dr. Finley that you, our patient, understand what is possible and how we can turn that possible smile into a real one.

Expert Advice

We also know that most of our patients do not have backgrounds in dentistry.

Fortunately, you can receive advice from a dentist who is respected by his peers nationally for his cosmetic dental skills.

Dr. Finley has been practicing for more than 30 years, and in that time he has helped thousands of patients who wanted to improve their smiles through cosmetic dentistry.  During his decades of service, he also has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay up to date on the latest techniques. These have been incorporated into our practice to benefit all our patients.

Dr. Finley is one of fewer than 30 dentists who is both an Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry.

His peers have recognized his skill as well. He won AACD’s annual smile gallery competition five years in a row.

He will be happy to offer his expert guidance as you plan your new smile, and when the time comes, to use his skill and training to make it happen.

We have also added state-of-the-art technology to improve the service that you will receive.

This includes Cone Beam radiography, which we can use to create three-dimensional models of your teeth. Intraoral cameras allow us to take a closer look at your teeth to see if there are any issues that need to be addressed before your cosmetic treatment begins.

Finding What Will Work For You

In many cases, there is more than one way to create the smile that you want to see when you look in the mirror.

We can explain the different ways that you can make the changes that you want. Again, it is important to us that you are an active participant in the process.

As an example, let’s say that you have a gap in your teeth and that your teeth have taken on a yellow appearance that you find unattractive.

One way to approach this is by treating the problems one step at a time. We offer professional teeth whitening for our patients.

The fastest results come through our in-office whitening treatments, which take about an hour to complete. Comparable results can be achieved in a few weeks with our take-home whitening treatments.

After your teeth have been whitened to your likely, we can use a composite resin to fill in the space between your teeth.

Another approach would be to address both of those issues at the same time with dental veneers. These are like a shell that can be bonded to the front of your teeth. By doing this, you can have the appearance of teeth that are as white as you would like them to be with no extra space between any of them.

Make Your Own Smile

Talk to a dentist right here in Monroe, LA, who can help you understand your cosmetic dental options. It starts when you schedule a consultation at Bayou Dental Group. All you have to do is call (318) 302-4236 or fill out our online form.