Cosmetic Dentists in Marrero, LA - Signature Smiles Dental Specializing in Cosmetic Dentistry

A healthy smile isn't just one that's free of tooth decay and periodontal disease. If you shy away from smiling and laughing openly because of the appearance of your smile, your emotional health is already suffering. At Signature Smiles Dental in Marrero, LA, we enjoy helping our patients attain optimal oral health and good self-esteem with cosmetic dentistry services that offer you a smile you can be proud to share with the world.

Improving Oral Functioning and Confidence

While our main concern with restorative dentistry is helping you achieve a functional bite with strong, durable materials, our experienced dentists always take aesthetics into consideration when correcting oral health issues like decayed, worn or cracked teeth. We take great care to ensure that our restorative materials perfectly match the coloration of neighboring teeth, so instead of noticing your dental work, people notice your beautiful smile and the confidence you project.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

 Signature Smiles Dental performs the following cosmetic dentistry procedures in Marrero, LA: 

Porcelain crowns: These restorations cover an entire tooth and are made of luminous, translucent porcelain that mimics the light-reflecting qualities of your own teeth. Porcelain crowns are most often used to repair extensive cavities that cannot be covered by a filling or to build up a broken or worn tooth to restore a healthy bite, but they can also be used purely for cosmetic reasons.

Tooth-colored fillings: Made of composite resin, these fillings are placed to repair small areas of decay or damage. After tinting the soft, putty-like material to match your surrounding teeth, we place it in the prepared space on the tooth. We then harden the material, shape and buff it with a special tool so that it blends seamlessly with your natural tooth structure and meets well with the opposing tooth when you bite.

Teeth whitening: Using a professional-grade hydrogen peroxide solution, we can help remove stains from the enamel and dentin layers of your teeth. Our in-office whitening procedure treats all of the teeth simultaneously with the help of a special light that accelerates the effects of the bleaching formula. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to lighten your teeth at home, we can create custom mouth trays for you to use twice a day, resulting in whiter teeth in two weeks or sooner.

Cosmetic bonding: Employing the same tooth-colored material we use for fillings, our skilled dentists can alter the shape and size of chipped, misshapen teeth or those that are too small. Additionally, we can use cosmetic bonding to cover deep discolorations that have not responded to teeth whitening treatments and make slightly crooked or overlapping teeth appear straight.

Porcelain veneers: These thin shells of porcelain cover the front surfaces of teeth and can perform all of the same functions as cosmetic bonding. The big difference with this treatment is that the restorations are made of porcelain, which is stronger and more durable than composite resin.

Your downtime after a cosmetic dental procedure will vary depending on the treatment, but some procedures, such as teeth whitening, allow you to resume normal activities immediately.

Artful Cosmetic Dentistry in Marrero, LA

 At Signature Smiles Dental, we take the whole person into consideration when crafting healthy and attractive smiles. We are happy when our patients walk out of our office looking and feeling great, so contact us today to request an appointment or learn about our affordable payment options for perfecting your smile.