The New Orleans Dentist That Keeps You Smiling
We here at Smile-Care Dental have helped hundreds of patients achieve the smile of their dreams. We aim to give you the gentle dental care experience that you need, with the quality that you deserve.
Most Insurances Accepted
We accept most dental insurances along with adult & children medicaid and medicare.
Premier Dental Services
Complete Preventative Care
When it comes to the health of your teeth and gums, preventive dental care is important. Brushing and flossing help to remove plaque from the surfaces and in between teeth, keeping your teeth looking and feeling clean. Routine dental exams and regular cleanings may help prevent the incidence of higher-cost treatments such as periodontal surgery, root canals, extractions and fillings. Early detection and prevention are key to minimizing your need for more serious dental treatment.
General dental cleaning should be performed by a dentist once every six months to allow them to spot issues in your mouth that may require special attention. During a general cleaning, the dentist may also perform diagnostic services to get to the bottom of any issues or discomfort. It is also important to note that good oral hygiene starts at home and is vital in preventing both gum-disease and tarter buildup.
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Complete or Partial denture procedures takes approximately 4/5 visits to complete.
Root Canal Therapy
During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
Tooth Colored Fillings
White fillings, also called composite fillings, are made from tooth-colored materials that restore the natural appearance of a decayed or previously filled tooth. It can be used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. They can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the mouth. Composite fillings are extremely durable and will last many years giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Periodontal disease involves a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and the bones supporting the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to serious dental health problems. It is the most common cause of tooth loss among American adults. Treatment for periodontal disease ranges from professional deep cleaning and medications to oral surgery, depending on the severity.
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth that is decayed, diseased, impacted or otherwise damaged and cannot be saved. In this case, it is necessary to remove the tooth to eliminate pain and/or to prevent damage to the existing teeth and gums. Tooth extractions may also be necessary for some patients to allow enough room for other teeth to erupt into the mouth.
Tooth Restorations (Crowns & Bridges)
A dental crown, sometimes called a cap, completely covers your damaged tooth. It is cemented into place and offers a strong, solid, good-looking replacement for a natural tooth.
One way to take care of a gap caused by a missing tooth is with a dental bridge. A dental bridge bridges the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges are cemented to the teeth adjacent to the empty space.