Restorative Dentistry by Experienced Dentists

Restorative Dentistry in New Orleans Area

Are you missing teeth? Are chipped, cracked, worn or ground down teeth affecting your smile? Oak Family Dental offers dental patients advanced restorative dentistry with two offices in the New Orleans area. Whether you are in need for a long-lasting tooth colored filling, dental bonding, dental implants, or a same-day crown, Oak Family Dental has the experience and technology to help restore your beautiful smile and improve your function.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and restoring the function, structure, and aesthetics of damaged or missing teeth. The primary goal of restorative dentistry is to repair and rehabilitate the teeth and supporting structures to bring back their normal functionality and appearance.

Restorative dentistry plays a crucial role in improving oral health, function, and aesthetics. It helps patients regain their ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently while preventing further deterioration of dental issues. Dentists use a combination of skill, artistry, and advanced materials to create natural-looking and long-lasting restorations for their patients.

Why Choose Oak Family Dental for Restorative Dentistry?

It’s easy to forget that dental care is a priority until a problem occurs. If you’ve been putting off dental visits and find that your teeth require some tender loving care, restorative dentistry offers the solutions you need.

Our Oak Family Dental team has decades of experience in restoring healthy smiles. No matter what extent of damage you have, we’ll customize a treatment plan that is designed to suit your unique needs and desires.
Working with laboratories and technicians, we can create beautiful, durable restorations that fix existing damage and protect your oral health.

If your smile is impacting your health and general well-being, our dental team can help you. We work hard to make our restorations look and feel natural. Read more about restorative dentistry, or give us a call to schedule your preliminary dental examination where we can discuss your smile goals.

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Why Dental Restorations are Necessary?

Like all our patients, every smile is unique and different. There are multiple reasons for considering a dental restoration, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Cavities
  • Injury to tooth
  • Root canal treatment
  • Missing teeth

Prior to any dental restoration, we schedule a dental exam with our patients. Your restorative dentist will be able to examine your teeth and gums and determine if there are any oral health abnormalities like infection, decay, or disease.

The dentists at Oak Family Dental will always examine the state of your dental health prior to any procedure, from professional teeth cleaning to restoring missing teeth. We must determine that your oral health is as tip-top as it can be to ensure a solid foundation.

How Does a Restorative Dentist Replace a Tooth?

At Oak Family Dental, we employ a variety of dental procedures to enhance our patient’s smiles, including:

Dental Crowns

Teeth that are noticeably chipped, fractured, weakened, or cracked due to anything from an infected root to sports injury might benefit from a dental crown. Dental crowns are “caps” that cover the entirety of your tooth, supporting it and protecting it.

Dental crowns serve multiple purposes, including serving as an anchor for dental bridges, being the visible portion of a dental implant, and restrengthening an ailing tooth. At Oak Family Dental, we offer same-day CEREC dental crowns to benefit our patients.

CEREC One-Day Tooth Crowns

One of the amazing developments in dental technology is CEREC one-day tooth crowns. Gone is the inconvenience of taking time for multiple appointments and dealing with the nuisance of a temporary crown. Today, using CEREC technology, we can create a fully customized tooth crown in just one visit to our New Orleans and Mandeville (or Northshore) dental offices!

Our CEREC dental crowns are made of beautiful, natural-looking porcelain to create a durable dental restoration. Since we can completely customize your new tooth crown, CEREC has a number of uses, including:

  • Restore and repair a tooth damaged by decay or infection
  • Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Create a natural-looking artificial tooth to complete a dental implant
  • Create custom inlays and onlays to repair damaged teeth

Since tooth crowns surround and conceal your natural teeth, we can also use them to correct certain aesthetic smile flaws like poorly shaped teeth or teeth with old, unattractive silver fillings.

Dental Implants

Are you missing one or multiple teeth? Dental implants are the perfect solution for permanently replacing your teeth with a beautiful and natural restoration. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that replaces the missing tooth root and anchors to the jawbone.

Because Dr. Patterson and our dental team anchor the dental implant to the jaw, we can prevent teeth from shifting and the bone from receding. Dental implants restore the look, feel, and function of your teeth and blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Dental Bridges

Replacing a missing tooth is vital for esthetic reasons, but a missing tooth can also create other problems that impact your oral health. A missing tooth allows neighboring teeth to move out of alignment as they drift into the space left behind. A dental bridge is designed to fill the space left after tooth loss. It’s usually made as a single unit, including an artificial tooth (pontic) and dental crowns that attach to adjacent teeth.

Our skilled doctors will consult with you directly to customize a bridge that blends seamlessly with your smile. Dental bridges allow patients to fall in love with their smiles. If you are missing one or multiple teeth, dental bridges are an excellent alternative to dental implants or dentures.

Tooth Fillings & Bonding

At Oak Family Dental, we use tooth-colored composite fillings to create a natural-looking restoration. Our doctors are skilled in shaping composites so that they blend perfectly with your natural tooth. The result is a restoration that’s so discreet that no one will notice you’ve had any work done. The same resin is actually used to fill in cavities and prevent further tooth decay.

Tooth-colored fillings look so real that even you may not be able to tell the difference! The composite resin can even be used to cover up stubborn yellowing and staining. Since the filling material looks so natural, we also use it for dental bonding, where we build up the surface of your tooth to address other cosmetic problems:

  • Restore and repair a tooth damaged by decay or infection
  • Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Create a natural-looking artificial tooth to complete a dental implant
  • Create custom inlays and onlays to repair damaged teeth

Why is restoring my smile important to oral health?

Broken or weakened teeth can create cracks that allow harmful bacteria to enter the inner part of your tooth. When this is left untreated, the festering bacteria can quickly develop into tooth decay, infection, or gum disease. Once the pulp is inflamed and infected, there is little recourse for your restorative dentist, aside from root canal treatment to save your tooth.

When patients are undergoing gum disease treatment, our dentists may recommend frequent dental check-ups and exams to keep the disease manageable. If you have chipped or cracked your tooth, don’t wait for a dental emergency to seek treatment.

Call us right away so we can keep your teeth and gums healthy, and we can save a compromised tooth.

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Are you missing one or more teeth? Are you self-conscious about a chipped or cracked tooth?

At Oak Family Dental, we provide dental services that can address these and many concerns.

In recent years, we’ve seen so many significant advances in dental technology and materials that there’s virtually no problem we can’t fix. Please call our dental office to learn more about restorative dentistry, including same-day tooth crowns in Metairie and Mandeville, and to arrange a consultation with one of our dentists.