Restorative Dentistry – Covington, LA
Preserving the Health & Function
of Your Smile
Even despite your best efforts, it’s still possible for you to get cavities or accidentally damage a tooth. Fortunately, we offer natural-looking, high-quality dental restorations that can preserve your smile as well as prevent future oral health problems from occurring, such as tooth infections. We use quality dental materials that are custom-designed and color-matched to your natural enamel to flawlessly blend in with your other teeth and not stand out when you smile or laugh. To learn more about options for restorative dentistry in Covington, LA, give our dental team a call.
Why Choose MoreSMILES Dental for
- Biocompatible Cavity Fillings
- CEREC One-Visit Dental Crowns
- Accurate Digital Impression System
When the health of a tooth has been compromised by decay, wear, an improper bite, or trauma, it’s only a matter of time before pain relief becomes your top priority. The goal of our comprehensive approach to your dental health is to detect little issues before they become big problems so you can avoid the discomfort of dental pain. In the case of unforeseen dental emergencies, we are concerned for your comfort and will make every effort to see you as soon as possible.
When the restoration of teeth becomes necessary, we provide the very latest in filling materials, technique, treatment, and equipment to ensure your comfort and long-lasting health. Through laser detection of cavities, and our use of modern filling materials, we can preserve more enamel than ever before and avoid the use of ugly, potentially damaging metal fillings. Tooth-colored filling materials and computer-generated porcelain restorations are convenient, natural-looking, and durable. If you get anxious at the thought of having dental treatment, ask us how sedation can help you relax and get the dentistry you need.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges are a great way to fix decaying teeth, replace missing teeth, and correct various bite problems. Expert crown and bridgework take a delicate hand with precision, skill, and experience, and at MoreSMILES Dental, our dentists have prepared countless crowns and bridges for patients along the Gulf Coast.
A crown is used for a single tooth where the existing tooth structure allows us to “cap” it to restore health and function. It’s often the best solution to restore decayed or fractured teeth and strengthen the enamel long-term.
A bridge is a prosthetic used to replace a missing tooth when there are two healthy teeth neighboring on either side for support.
Same-Day Dental Restorations
Digital dentistry with CEREC technology makes getting a crown easier than ever. In one visit, our dentists can take digital impressions, design the crown on a monitor right in the treatment room, mill the crown from a solid block of porcelain, and permanently cement the crown where it belongs.
This means no temporary crown, no waiting several weeks for a lab to create and mail it back, no second appointment, and there is no additional cost!
CEREC uses a small wand to make digital impressions of the area and the surrounding teeth. CEREC and your dentist use these impressions to make the crown not only look great, but fit well in its spot and function like a natural tooth.
To replace a missing tooth, CEREC can be combined with an implant placed by Dr. Moreau, meaning everything can be done right in our dental office. No need to travel back and forth between multiple dental offices!
For many of us, full or partial dentures will become a necessity at some point in our lives to replace missing teeth. This may be due to periodontal disease, injury, or tooth decay. Unlike our grandparents' dentures, however, our dentures are not uncomfortable and ill-fitting.
With the help of our denture expert, Dr. Israel Finger, a prosthodontic specialist, many happy patients have been able to smile confidently again and go back to eating all the foods they enjoy. Now, they have more self-confidence and live a healthier life. Dr. Finger provides custom dentures, partials, and implant restorations designed for each patient's treatment needs.
MoreSMILES Dental is also now introducing Digital Dentures to the Northshore and Metro New Orleans area. If you or someone you know requires new dentures, call now to see if you are a candidate for this new technology.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction is an amazing option that can transform a neglected, diseased, or broken-down mouth into a beautiful, healthy, functional, and long-lasting smile. This is a comprehensive approach that’s prioritized and tailored to your specific needs. Treatment and restoration can be achieved relatively quickly or can be phased according to your time considerations and family budget. Full mouth rehabilitation can also correct major mouth problems, including appearance, function, and jaw/bite issues.
A full mouth reconstruction ensures a patient's gums, teeth, and jaw muscles function well and are in balance with each other. It brings together several elements in dentistry and orthodontics to correct a variety of tooth and gum problems, including broken or chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, missing teeth, misaligned teeth, and cracked teeth.
First, Dr. Moreau or Dr. Doyle will interview you to listen to your concerns and desires. Only after a thorough exam, which may include photographs, impressions, and X-rays, will the dentist determine a treatment plan that will best suit your unique needs. Your treatment plan may include porcelain veneers, whitening, implants, crowns and bridges, and dental bonding. If you suffer from TMJ or neuromuscular problems, a goal of full mouth reconstruction will be to restore a harmonious bite to relieve head or neck tension, pain, or soreness.
Once the foundation of your oral health is restored, your teeth will look and feel beautiful and you'll want to smile more! When you want to improve your total oral health, Dr. Moreau, Dr. Doyle, and Dr. Finger, our prosthodontic specialist, have the cosmetic dentistry experience and credentials you can trust.