Dr. King Scott's Blog
October 26, 2017
If you’ve found a dental team you can trust, you know how important that partnership is to make you feel relaxed during your appointment and confident in treatment recommendations. Your dentist likely feels the same about their relationship with the dental lab. When a dentist finds the right lab, that relationship can improve the entire treatment process for patients, but you may never know it. Keep reading to learn more about how the relationship your dentist has with the dental lab will make all the difference in keeping you smiling.
September 24, 2017
Dental implants in West Monroe have quickly become one of the most preferred and effective solutions to replace missing teeth. As a predictable and reliable option, more than 500,000 are placed each year due to their high level of success. On average, they are 95% effective for providing a long-term option to treat tooth loss. While it is rare, implant failure can occur. When dental implants fail, it is commonly due to infection or poor osseointegration.
August 29, 2017
You wake up regularly with headaches. You find that your jaw aches throughout the day. You are starting to notice wear on your teeth. All of these symptoms are classic signs of bruxism, or clenching and grinding your teeth. These are only a few of the issues bruxism contributes to, and it’s a good idea to discuss some solutions with your dentist in Monroe. Here are the facts about bruxism.
July 18, 2017
Say the word “smile” and most people think of teeth. The truth is, however, your smile consists of teeth and gums. With too much gum tissue showing, you may not be happy with your smile. Actually, the problem isn’t that you have small teeth, but that there is excessive gum tissue covering your natural tooth structure. Remove some of that tissue and you’ll have a well-balanced smile. The procedure for this is called a gum lift. Dr. Scott is the dentist in West Monroe who performs this with care and precision. Read on to learn more about a gum lift for both cosmetic and restorative purposes.
June 15, 2017
You’ve been curious about dental implants in West Monroe for a while now – although you have a partial denture that works just fine, you’d love to avoid embarrassing wiggling when you speak and chew and you’d love to not have to take your smile out at night. To start the process, a consultation is an important to give you the best results possible. Find out why you should schedule an appointment to begin your restorative treatment with Dr. L. King Scott, your superior implant dentist in West Monroe.
May 16, 2017
Models are very helpful to a variety of professionals. Auto manufacturers use models to designs cars that are more aerodynamic. Architects build models before they construct high-rise buildings so they can better imagine the finished structure. And dentists use models in order to visualize possible changes to the shape and alignment of your teeth or the smile that will result once a crown and bridge of denture is in place. Dr. Scott, your dentist in West Monroe, frequently uses wax-up models in order to designs better-looking smiles for his patients.
April 26, 2017
You take great pride in caring for the health and appearance of your teeth, but what about your gums? Your gums are invaluable to your dental health. The biggest threat to your gum health involves periodontal disease, better known as gum disease. It is estimated that half of adults in the United States have a form of the condition. Unfortunately, most are not aware that their bleeding or swollen gums are a sign of the condition. Without prompt treatment and proper management of the disease, it can lead to serious dental and overall health complications. As your dentist in West Monroe, Dr. L. King Scott offers periodontal therapy with laser treatments.
March 20, 2017
Tooth loss is no joke. Losing even one tooth changes how you look, eat and speak, and your self-confidence definitely takes a blow. Dr. L King Scott, dentist in West Monroe, understands these detrimental effects on oral function and appearance and offers leading edge dental implants to counter them. His implant patients literally get their smiles, and their normal lives back, when he places one, two or multiple implants to correct smile gaps or even to replace a full arch of teeth. Learn the details about this amazing restorative procedure.
February 13, 2017
Do you snore? Your family would know if you do. Unfortunately, snoring can be more than just an bothersome noise. It adversely affects your systemic health if it is a symptom of sleep apnea. Dr. L. King Scott helps individuals with this sleep disorder with sleep apnea therapy in Monroe so they can rest well and enjoy better health.
November 11, 2016
What would it feel like to go to your favorite restaurant and order anything you like again? Wouldn’t it be great to smile freely in the family holiday photos this year? When you’re living with a missing tooth, it’s always on your mind and it takes a toll on your confidence and self esteem. Dr. King Scott offers the best tooth replacement solution and that is dental implants. Here’s more information about the versatility of dental implants in West Monroe.