Get Your Grin Back with Restorative Dentistry
Life can be hard on your teeth. Whether you’ve suffered from tooth decay, trauma, or everyday wear and tear, dental damage happens. No matter how your smile has suffered, our New Orleans, LA dentist here at 7 O’Clock Dental, LLC can help with restorative dentistry.
Restorative dentistry services from 7 O’Clock Dental, LLC in New Orleans, LA can repair, replace, or supplement your smile. Whether you just need a simple tooth filling or a full set of new teeth, we’ve got the perfect dental restoration to suit you!
Call us at (504) 266-0664 to schedule a restorative dentistry consultation.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Stop Dental Decay
Cavities are a part of life; chances are you or someone you know has had one! Dental fillings are sometimes made of metal amalgam and are a dull grey. These fillings are great at restoring your oral health, but not so great at restoring the look of your smile. Today’s fillings are made of dental composite that we match to your natural tooth color. These natural-looking composite fillings discreetly repair your dental damage. We can still provide an amalgam filling if necessary, but where appearance counts, composite is the preferred choice.
Veneers or Crowns Fix Dental Damage
Both dental crowns and dental veneers are restorative dentistry procedures that can be used to repair some of the same flaws, including chips, breaks, and stains. We’ll help you decide which is right for you, considering factors such as:
- The extent of your dental damage
- Your overall oral health
- Your budget
A dental crown completely covers a tooth that is too damaged to be fixed with a tooth filling. We’ll reshape your tooth so that it fits perfectly under your restoration. We match the color of your dental crown to blend in with the rest of your smile. We use porcelain, ceramic, or zirconia, all of which resemble natural tooth enamel and are highly durable.
You might think dental veneers are just for cosmetic dentistry, but that isn’t the case! They not only improve your teeth’s appearance but protect them from further damage. We’ll take impressions of your teeth that our dental lab uses to craft porcelain veneers, and then bond the veneers to the front surfaces of your teeth.
Tooth Replacement Options Include Bridges, Dental Implants, Dentures
If you’ve lost a tooth, your options for replacing it include:
- A dental bridge. This consists of a natural-looking replacement tooth or teeth supported by two crowns. A bridge can replace a single missing tooth or several adjacent missing teeth. You’ll be able to chew and speak with ease. A bridge is fixed in place so you won’t have to worry about removing it for cleaning.
- A dental implant. A lost tooth can mean eventual bone loss that can start a domino effect of lost teeth. A dental implant is made of titanium and placed directly into your jaw, mimicking the function of a natural tooth root and preserving your bone structure. Dr. Tripp both places and restores implants with dental crowns and bridges. He is trained in the latest techniques through his Nobel Biocare certification, International Dental Implant Association certification, and other implant training, including a live implant course in the Dominican Republic. You can expect a smooth, accurate procedure with our state-of-the-art technology like digitally guided surgery and 3-D cone beam imaging. Thanks to Dr. Tripp’s advanced training, he will soon be offering All-on-4® implants.
- Dentures. If you’ve lost some or all of your teeth, we can provide you with either partial or full dentures that will fit you like a glove.
Restorative dentistry can not only get your healthy-looking smile back but can also relieve discomfort that you may have been feeling for years! Don’t go another day without a dental restoration; call our New Orleans, LA dentist office at (504) 266-0664 or make a restorative dentistry appointment using our online form.
Top-notch New Orleans, LA dentist Dr. John C. Tripp earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, TN and completed a general practice residency program in Brooklyn, NY.