If you live in Metairie, LA and you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, consider contacting Dr. Lawrence Frost III at Frost Family Dental. Dr. Frost can help you decide the best way to achieve an improved smile.
Cosmetic dentistry refers to procedures meant to improve the appearance of teeth rather than restoration, repair, or treatment of tooth decay. People who have chipped, broken, misshapen, or stained teeth can consider any of a number of options ranging from simple whitening procedures to veneers and even dental implants.
Some procedures Dr. Frost performs include, but are not limited to:
Whitening – This is a non-invasive procedure that can be done in-office or at home. Prescription whiteners are more effective than over-the-counter whiteners. In rare cases, some people have reported some temporary tooth sensitivity after treatments. Whiteners are not effective on crowns, fillings, or other dental work and may show minimal results on deeply stained teeth or teeth that are discolored due to certain medications.
Bonding – in a bonding procedure, Dr. Lawrence applies a tooth-colored filling material to fill minor gaps and repair minor flaws such as chips. This is done in-office and is not invasive. Bonding is most effective for repairing minor flaws or filling in smaller gaps.
Veneers – Veneers are ultra-thin tooth colored coverings designed to improve the appearance of your teeth. A very thin layer of enamel is removed then each veneer is permanently attached to the front of each tooth. Veneers can last for many years before they need to be replaced.
These are but a few of the options you can discuss with Dr. Frost. The important thing is to have the professional expertise and caring approach Dr. Frost will bring to the process.
If you are seeking a qualified, caring dentist in Metairie, LA, consider contacting Dr. Frost with Frost Family Dental. For more information call 504-833-2500.