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Introducing Conservative Inlays & Onlays

November 13, 2017

Woman in dental chair receiving inlayYou’ve likely heard of most dental restoration options. Dental crowns, bridges, dentures, and even dental implants are fairly well known. However, two conservative solutions that many patients have never heard of are inlays and onlays. These restorative dentistry solutions allow us to maximize existing dental structures and keep smiles whole and healthy. Inlays and onlays offer patients a middle ground between fillings to repair very small areas and dental crowns to repair the whole tooth.
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Your Dentist in West Monroe Uses Wax-Up Models to Deliver a More Beautiful Smile

May 16, 2017

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry,Uncategorized — Tags: — kingscott @ 8:03 pm

Learn about wax-up models from your dentist in West Monroe. 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.

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Dental Implants Can Give Your Smile the Beauty It Needs

June 15, 2015

Dental implants can change your life.So, you have a missing tooth problem. It’s okay, there are a lot of patients that are in your shoes. Missing teeth can be brought about by many factors, but it’s important to do something about it. Missing teeth can be downright terrible for your oral health. There are plenty of reasons why, and we’ll get into those a little later. Missing teeth can be the difference between a healthy and unhealthy mouth. Those spaces that are left by missing teeth are like parties for bacteria to attend. Any type of bacteria that sits and gets comfortable in your mouth can lead to infections and other dental problems that can become quite costly and detrimental to your overall health. At our office in Monroe, LA, we specialize in offering dental implants for our patients that are struggling with missing teeth. They can give you the smile you’ve always wanted without the horror that missing teeth can present appearance-wise. Plus, a beautiful smile can give you the confidence you need to go out in the world and get things done. Dental implants can give your mouth the health and stability it needs so you can smile beautifully and comfortably for years to come. 
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Unparalleled Restorative Dentistry in Monroe, LA

May 5, 2015

Think about the amount of work your teeth do throughout the day. Your teeth are constantly pressing against each other, mashing food, chewing gum, going through extreme temperature changes, etc. Because of the amount of work your teeth do over the years, you will most likely need restorative dentistry at some point in your life. Whether it’s a filling or a crown, your teeth will need to be restored to their original, strong state. The office of L. King Scott, D.D.S. offers comprehensive, unparalleled restorative dentistry for those who live in the Monroe, LA area.

Achieve Your Dream Smile with Wonderful Care

166637352Restorative dentistry is essential for keeping your oral health in pristine condition. Even with regular brushing and flossing habits, your teeth will experience tremendous pressure from eating, face bacterial buildups, and a host of other factors that can cause wear and tear. Dr. King, a phenomenal professional with extensive training, and his team of seasoned experts offer a list of treatments to combat issues that can potentially occur throughout the years, including:

  • TMJ/TMD Therapy: Clenching and grinding teeth can lead to severe jaw problems. We can alleviate the pain with a custom, personalized dental appliance.
  • Inlays and Onlays: Much like fillings, inlays and onlays fill a crack or fracture in a tooth. They fit on top or in between teeth to provide strength and fix your damaged tooth.
  • Extractions: If a tooth is beyond repair (excessively decayed teeth, infected or broken teeth, etc.), we can extract the tooth. We will make the removal painless and straightforward, never drawing out the procedure or causing anguish.
  •  Crowns: These durable caps can restore structure, strength, and function to cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth.
  • Root Canal Therapy: Don’t be afraid! We know this procedure is infamous for being painful, but with modern advancements and our dental prowess, we can remove the infection for a tooth in a painless treatment.
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction: If your mouth has experienced extensive decay or other problems, we can restore your smile to a beautiful, natural-looking state with our reconstructive procedure.
  • And much more

Let Us Restore Your Smile

If you are experiencing problems with decay, broken teeth, etc., contact us today and schedule an appointment with our terrific staff. We love helping patients achieve the smile they desire, and our restorative dentistry practice is available to everyone hoping to fix their oral issues. We happily provide our services to those who live in Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmerville, Columbia, South Arkansas, and the greater North Louisiana area.

Extractions for a Healthy Smile

July 18, 2013

At Dr. King Scott’s office, we do all that we can to make sure each of your teeth are healthy and stay that way. Sometimes, teeth can become broken, cracked, or decayed beyond the point of repair. In these cases, extractions are needed to maintain the health of your smile.

If we think that your tooth requires extraction, we will take X-rays and thoroughly examine your smile before committing to this procedure. We want to help reduce your anxiety, while restoring the health of your smile. Depending on the situation, we may need to refer you to an oral surgeon to perform the extraction.

When it comes time for your tooth to be removed, we will anesthetize the affected area to minimize your discomfort. Once your tooth is gone, you’ll need to take care of the area to avoid infection. The first 24 hours following the procedure are where you should be the most careful. You’ll avoid things such as rinsing, spitting, hot foods, smoking, and alcohol for the first day and will be on a soft diet or liquid diet.  After several days to a week or so, you’ll feel much better.

We also offer dental implants and other solutions to help replace your missing tooth, so there’s no need to worry that an extraction will permanently change the appearance of your smile. Whether it’s needed because of damage, decay, crowding, or because it’s your wisdom teeth, we can help remove your teeth and ensure the health of your smile.

Dr. King Scott’s West Monroe, LA dental office wants all our patients to have beautiful, healthy smiles. We serve patients from Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmersville, Columbia, Winnsboro, Delhi, South Arkansas, and all of greater North Louisiana. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Restoring Function With Dental Implants

June 27, 2013

Dental implants are the most stable and sturdy way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. If you have missing teeth, implant dentistry is a great way to repair and restore your smile. It is important for your overall dental health that you have a full set of teeth. Dr. King Scott’s dental office is here to help by restoring and repairing your smile.

It is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible, because missing a tooth puts you at risk for losing more teeth or even bones.  If you have a missing tooth or teeth, you’ll start by coming in for a consultation. Dr. Scott will assess the state of your smile and ensure that you have adequate bone density to support dental implants.

Titanium posts will be inserted into your jawbone where the replacement teeth will go. They will be allowed to heal as they bond with your jaw over time, creating a strong base for your dental implant that mimics the root of a natural tooth. Once healed, your dental implant will be attached to the post, giving you a complete smile once again. Your replacement tooth will be carefully designed to match your natural teeth, giving you confidence in your smile once again.

Dental implants are a great way to improve the function and appearance of your smile. If you think this could be the right solution or want to know more, give us a call. We’d love to schedule a consultation to see if dental implants can help restore your smile.

Dr. King Scott has provided quality, full-service dentistry to patients for over three decades. His West Monroe, LA dental office serves patients from Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmerville, Columbia, South Arkansas and greater North Louisiana. Call our office today to schedule your appointment!

Bruxism and Nightguards for Your Smile

April 25, 2013

Do you find yourself grinding your teeth, especially at night or if you’re stressed? Teeth grinding is also referred to as bruxism, and can be a threat to the health of your teeth. At Dr. King Scott’s dental office, we can help you treat your bruxism before it threatens your teeth, gums and jaw.

Frequently, bruxism is triggered by stress, and many people may not even realize that they’re doing it. We are here to help by suggesting stress and anxiety management tips and use of an appliance such as a bruxism appliance or nightguard. Your bruxism appliance or nightguard will be custom made to fit your teeth, and will help keep you from grinding your teeth while you’re sleeping.

Symptoms of bruxism include headaches, earaches, and sore jaws. If you’re experiencing any of these, give us a call. It’s important to identify and treat your bruxism as soon as possible because your teeth will become worn down with time, causing increased discomfort. Also, the intense clenching and grinding could also contribute to TMJ dysfunction and cause further jaw discomfort.

If you’re grinding your teeth and can’t seem to stop, give us a call. We’re here to help with bruxism appliances or nightguards and other bruxism treatments. Also, we can repair any damage to your smile that may have occurred.

Dr. King Scott’s West Monroe, LA dental office wants all our patients to have beautiful, healthy smiles. We serve patients from Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmersville, Columbia, Winnsboro, Delhi, South Arkansas, and all of greater North Louisiana. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

AvaDent: A Better Denture Solution

April 9, 2013

Are you missing teeth and need to replace your full upper or lower teeth? Are you nervous about having dentures? AvaDent from Dr. King Scott’s dental office could be a great solution for your smile.

AvaDent are custom made, digital dentures that allow us to restore your smile after only two appointments. Dr. Scott will take an impression of your mouth and use AvaDent’s Anatomical Measurement Device to collect all the information needed to create your dentures. This information will be sent to AvaDent who will enter it into a computer and create a digital record of your smile.

This digital information will be used to design dentures that are perfectly suited to your smile and your needs. Once designed, your dentures will be milled and when you come back for your second appointment they will be ready for you to wear. Since the information is all digital, it will remain on file so if you need dentures made again in the future, the information will be there, ready to go.

Thanks to advances in dental technology, we can now provide you with better fitting dentures than ever before. AvaDent is a great way to restore your smile and feel comfortable at the same time.  We want our patients who wear dentures to feel confident and smile proudly. Call us or visit AvaDent to learn more.

Dr. King Scott’s West Monroe, LA dental office wants all our patients beautiful, healthy smiles. We serve patients from Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmersville, Columbia, Winnsboro, Delhi, South Arkansas, and all of greater North Louisiana. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

 

Smile Makeovers from Dr. King Scott

March 12, 2013

Are you disappointed with your smile? Do you avoid photographs and smiling in public? Are you missing a tooth or are your teeth damaged, decayed or crooked? If any of these questions apply to you, a smile makeover from Dr. King Scott may be just the solution for your smile.

A smile makeover uses a combination of cosmetic, restorative, and prosthetic dentistry treatments to give you a healthy, beautiful smile. All your dental concerns, needs and wishes will be addressed.

You’ll come in for an initial consultation, where Dr. King Scott will analyze your teeth and come up with a personalized treatment plan. He will carefully consider your thoughts and wishes for your teeth, so it’s helpful to bring in pictures of teeth and smiles that you think are attractive and beautiful.

If you have misaligned, cracked, yellowed, or stained teeth, those concerns can be addressed by cosmetic dentistry treatments such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and cosmetic bonding. If you have decay or damage to your teeth, that will be repaired with restorative dentistry treatments such as crowns, fillings and bridges. If you’re missing a tooth or teeth, that will be addressed with prosthetic dentistry treatments such as dental implants.

No matter what your smile needs, we can create a custom smile makeover to give you the beautiful smile you deserve. We’ll help you schedule convenient appointments to accomplish your treatment plan, and can even help you with financing. There is no reason why you can’t have a beautiful smile that you’ll want to show off. Investing in your smile is one of the smartest investments you can make, as it’s one of the first things people notice when they meet you. Call us today to learn more and schedule your consultation.

Dr. King Scott has provided quality, full-service dentistry for over three decades. His West Monroe, LA dental office serves patients from Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmerville, Winnsboro, Columbia, South Arkansas and greater North Louisiana. Call our office today to schedule your appointment!

All About Inlays and Onlays

February 19, 2013

Last time, we discussed restorative dentistry and the wide variety of services we provide to help our patients smile proudly. One of those numerous services was inlays and onlays.

If you need a filling replaced, or have a large area of your tooth that is decayed or damaged, inlays and onlays from Dr. King Scott’s office could be a good solution. The best way to describe it is as a mix of a filling and a crown. It just replaced the part of your toot h that is decayed or damaged, like a filling, but is made out of milled porcelain, like a crown.

Inlays and onlays are essentially the same, they’re just located different places on your teeth and in relation to your cusps. Cusps are the bumps you’ll find on the top of a tooth. Inlays go in between cusps, and onlays fit over your cusps.

This procedure is a great alternative to replacing a tooth, as it allows you to keep more of your natural tooth structure, which is important. At your initial consultation, Dr. Scott will see if this procedure is right for you, and take an impression of your tooth. This will be sent to the lab, and used to mill your inlay or onlay. You’ll have a temporary put in and at your second appointment, the permanent inlay or onlay will be placed, and your tooth will be restored.

Inlays and onlays are great options to help repair and restore your teeth. If you’re interested, call us today to see if this could be right for you.

Dr. King Scott has provided quality, full-service dentistry to patients for over three decades. His West Monroe, LA dental office serves patients from Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmerville, Columbia, South Arkansas and greater North Louisiana. Call our office today to schedule your appointment!

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