Palm Family Dentistry
Daniel J. Palm, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

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At Palm Family Dentistry, we are your partners in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health. We know sometimes you will have questions about certain procedures or your oral health, and we welcome those questions.

We've compiled a list here of the questions we hear the most, but if yours is not answered here, you can always call our office and talk to our helpful and friendly staff.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have a flawed, chipped, discolored, or misshapen tooth, and you want a noninvasive and inexpensive cosmetic dental treatment, tooth bonding in Prairieville may be the best option for you.

Tooth bonding relies on tooth-colored resin and a skilled dentist. Composite resin is also used to treat dental cavities aesthetically.

Your dentist spreads the resin across the problematic tooth to correct the flaw. Then we use a special light to set the resin and finish up with a polish.

How long tooth bonding lasts depends on the bite force and habits of the patient. A misaligned bite can put undue wear on the composite filling. Additionally, proper brushing and flossing habits, coupled with regular dental visits, are crucial to the longevity of all dental treatments.

Typically, bonding lasts between four and ten years. After that it may be time to consider a redo. The good news is that bonding is typically not expensive. It is never invasive, and there is never a recovery time causing you to miss work or important events.

If you’re considering tooth bonding or other cosmetic dentistry options in Prairieville or Baton Rouge, schedule a chat and consultation with our skilled dentist today. Also, get in touch if you have any questions.

Teeth discolor for a variety of reasons, including age, smoking, dietary choices, and even certain medications. Fortunately, your cosmetic dentist in Prairieville offers professional teeth whitening to restore the youthful hue of your teeth!

Before you undergo professional teeth whitening, however, your dentist examines your teeth and gums to make sure there are no issues that may prevent the treatment. Considerations may include restorations or underlying dental conditions. However these issues do not always preclude you from whitening.

Because your dentist gives the green light for our professional teeth whitening services, it is generally considered to be a safe treatment for you.

However, we cannot vouch for store-bought gels and kits. Some of the ingredients in these treatments may be harsh or abrasive. Your results may be uneven or not as dramatic as you had hoped for. Additionally, you may be left with ongoing tooth sensitivity.

Professional teeth whitening in Prairieville or Baton Rouge can be a stand-alone treatment or be part of a smile makeover that includes additional cosmetic dentistry options. Ask your dentist for more information.

If you're considering cosmetic dentistry, or if you have any questions or concerns about teeth whitening, contact our dental office today. We look forward to helping you achieve your best smile.

Woman holding coffee smiling | Dentist Baton RougeAt Palm Family Dentistry, our patients sometimes ask us why they should consider cosmetic dental treatments. After all, these patients say, cosmetic dental procedures are an extra, unnecessary expense.

It’s true that cosmetic dental treatments are completely optional, and not everyone will want them. For many people, however, cosmetic dentistry is a simple and often inexpensive way to instantly improve their looks.

Improve Your Smile

We typically tell our patients that they should consider cosmetic dental treatments if they are unhappy with or insecure about an aspect of their smiles. A smile can be improved almost instantly through a cosmetic treatment like teeth whitening — and teeth whitening is fast, painless, and very affordable!

Your smile is often one of the very first things a new person will notice about you. A great smile gives you added confidence in your everyday life. Do you hide your smile during business presentations, interviews, social events, or photo shoots? There is probably a cosmetic dental treatment at our Prairieville, LA dental office that will help! 

Contact Our Dental Office

Not everyone needs cosmetic dentistry, but there is no reason to go through life with a smile you are unhappy with when modern dentistry makes it so easy to change! If you want to spruce up your smile and discover a look you can feel great about, we would love to talk with you! Give our team at Palm Family Dentistry a call today to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Prairieville, LA. 

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