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, Dr. Tripp can help with restorative dentistry in New Orleans.
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Restorative dentistry, that the idea behind it is there's nothing that I can place in your mouth, or any dentist can place in your mouth, that's better than your natural teeth. So first and foremost, you want to try to keep your natural dentition, whether that's being saving that tooth with putting a crown on it, the tooth may just need a feeling put on it, you may just need some type of flap surgery to cover the root. So the initial ideal is to save as many of your natural teeth as you possibly can. They were developed and they grew in your mouth for a reason, and that reason was for you to be able to function. And with them, you're able to do whatever it is you need to do on a daily basis.
- Repair damaged teeth, including cavities and broken teeth
- Replace missing teeth
- Enable you to eat all kinds of food again
- Restore the attractive appearance of your smile
Whether you just need a simple tooth filling or a full set of new teeth, we have the perfect dental restoration to suit you! Call us at 504-266-0664 to schedule a restorative dentistry consultation.
Stop Dental Decay With Tooth-Colored Fillings
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 gray. Amalgam 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.
Fix Dental Damage With Veneers or Crowns
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, and 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 digital 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.
Replace Teeth With Dental Implants, Bridges, or Dentures
For lost teeth, we often recommend dental implants. A lost tooth can mean eventual bone loss that can start a domino effect of missing teeth. An 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, full arch restorations, and All-on-4®. 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, precise procedure with our state-of-the-art technology like digitally guided surgery and 3-D cone beam imaging.
If implants aren’t for you, you have other options for replacing teeth:
- Dental Bridges – A conventional bridge 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.
- 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 in New Orleans 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 us at 504-266-0664.