The Latest in State-of-the-Art Dentistry for Covington, LA Families
At MoreSMILES, we always strive to stay familiar with newest innovations and advancements in the world of dentistry for the sake of our patients. Our practice includes several state-of-the-art tools and techniques that promise convenience, quality, and accuracy at exceptional levels, and Dr. James Moreau and Dr. Shannon Doyle look forward to introducing them to you. Please contact us today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have any questions or concerns our team can help you with. We welcome patients from Covington and all around the Louisiana.
X-rays are a vital part of diagnosing dental problems that aren’t immediately visible on the surface of your teeth and gums, and digital technology makes the process of collecting them easier and safer for patients. Instead of relying on a darkroom to develop traditional film, your high-resolution images will be captured and instantly transferred to a convenient chairside monitor for viewing – our doctors and team members can even magnify them, rotate them, and color-code them for further educational benefits. The amount of radiation exposure is significantly reduced as well!
WaterLase MD Soft Tissue Laser
Our advanced WaterLase soft tissue laser eliminates the primary causes of pain dental patients experience with traditional tools (heat, pressure, vibrations, etc) and replaces them with a safe and successful procedure that’s much more comfortable. Our doctors can perform periodontal disease treatment, cosmetic gum recontouring, and much more, treating soft tissue precisely while leaving healthy areas intact. The minimally invasive nature of the laser also reduces bleeding and swelling, significantly speeding up the patient’s recovery.
Intraoral cameras allow our team members (and the patient in turn) to have an up close and personal view each unique smile we treat. After inserting the camera-tipped pen into the mouth, Dr. Moreau and Dr. Doyle will be able to clearly point out problematic areas on a nearby monitor, explain the effects of certain treatment recommendations in clear detail, and help you become a willing partner in your oral healthcare journey instead of leaving you feeling like you’re left in the dark.
Sirona Galileos 3D Cone Beam Imaging
While digital X-rays are extremely helpful in diagnosing dental concerns, they can be limited in their scope. With the Galileos 3D cone beam scanner from Sirona, Dr. Moreau, Dr. Doyle, and the rest of our team are able to generate comprehensive, superior 3D images of your smile and related facial structures in just seconds. This information is especially crucial when planning services like dental implant placement; being able to view bone, facial nerves, and other possible obstacles improves accuracy and results in a safer, more successful procedure overall.
CEREC® Custom Crowns & Digital Impressions
Life is too short to spend any more time in a dental office than is absolutely necessary. With the use of CEREC CAD/CAM we have reduced the amount of time it takes to do many porcelain restorations. With CEREC, we design beautiful porcelain restorations at chairside and deliver them in one single visit.
The benefits to you as the patient are:
- NO messy, putty impression materials in your mouth since all impressions are taken with a digital “wand”
- NO need to wear a “temporary” for 3 weeks while an off-site lab manufactures your crown or bridge.
- NO extra time in the dental office since it’s all done in one appointment.
Plus, your doctor is custom designing your restoration with computer assisted technology rather than an out-of-area lab tech.