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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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The Importance of a Good Dentist & Dental Lab Relationship

October 26, 2017

tech working in dental labIf 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.
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A smile makeover from your West Monroe cosmetic dentist

May 6, 2016

West Monroe cosmetic dentist, Dr. L. King Scott, makes over worn teeth. Using whitening, gum lifts and more, a new smile will boost your self-image.Research shows people notice a beautiful smile above all other physical features. Warm, approachable and bright–that’s how people describe an individual with dazzling teeth and gums.

West Monroe cosmetic dentist, Dr. L. King Scott, loves creating lasting, healthy smiles that improve appearance and help self-confidence. (more…)

L. King Scott DDS is your family-friendly Monroe, LA dentist

July 28, 2015

Exams and cleanings maintain good oral healthMonroe, LA dentist L. King Scott DDS tends to the dental health of people across the age spectrum with state of the art preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental services. Handling everything from hygienic cleanings, exams and x-rays to dental implants to teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, this trusted dentist makes your healthy smile his top priority.

What does a healthy smile mean to you? To L. King Scott DDS, family dentist in Monroe, LA,  it means patients who smile with confidence and a sense of well-being. As one of “America’s Top Dentists” as voted by Consumers’ Research Council of America, Dr. Scott strives for best practices and credentialing in the areas of preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

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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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Oral Surgery from Dr. King Scott

November 7, 2013

While we hope that your smile will always remain healthy, there are times when oral surgery will be necessary to restore health to your teeth and gums. You may not realize it, but Dr. King Scott can perform a number of oral surgeries right there in his office.

As part of their dental training, your general dentist is actually trained to perform a number of oral surgeries. This can be an advantage because you won’t need to find a specialist and won’t have to go to another office. However, there are times when an oral surgeon will be the right choice to perform complicated procedures. Depending on the procedure, Dr. Scott will decide on the right choice for your smile.

Dr. Scott has also had significant amounts of postgraduate training in several different procedures, so you can feel confident when he’s performing oral surgery. Some of the procedures that he can perform include the following:

  • Wisdom teeth extraction
  • Tooth extraction
  • Root canal therapy
  • Soft tissue grafts
  • Crown lengthening
  • Gum lifts
  • Bone grafts
  • Dental implant placement

We want to help our patients receive the dental care they need in a convenient manner. Dr. Scott can perform a variety of oral surgery procedures, allowing you to receive the care you need without needing to go to a specialist. Call us to learn more or if you have any questions about oral surgery.

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!

Using Dental Insurance Benefits Before the End of the Year in Monroe

October 31, 2013

It may seem hard to believe, but 2013 is rapidly coming to a close. Before the year is over, the staff at Dr. King Scott’s office recommends that our patients take the time to review their insurance plans to make sure they took full advantage of their dental insurance benefits this year.

If you’ve been delaying a dental checkup appointment, now is a good time to come in because this is one of the services covered by most dental insurance plans. This is a fundamental component of good oral health. Also, if you’ve been putting off any dental work and it’s either covered by your plan or you’ve met your deductible, now is the time to schedule those appointments. Your plan’s coverage will not roll over at the end of the year, so any benefits that you do not use will be lost.

Every dental insurance plan is different, so it’s important to check with your insurance company to make sure you fully understand everything that’s available to you. You can also call our office for additional clarifications. We want to make sure that our patients are keeping their smiles shining bright by taking full advantage of their dental benefits. The end of the year is often a busy time filled with holidays and other events, so make sure you schedule your appointment today.

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!

Dr. King Scott Restores Smiles with Dental Implant Solutions

October 21, 2013

If you’re missing many or all of your teeth from damage or decay, you know how important it is to have them replaced. A full, healthy set of teeth is essential. Maybe you have dentures and aren’t satisfied with the fit, or know you need dentures and aren’t excited about the prospect. At Dr. King Scott’s dental office we offer implant-secured dentures for a better smile restoration experience.

Dental implants are a secure tooth replacement method because it’s anchored to your jawbone by titanium posts. These posts bond with your jawbone, mimicking the root of a natural tooth. This is important because not only does it create a firm base for your restoration, but it also helps to retain more of your jawbone.

Maybe you’re missing more than a few teeth and are wondering what kinds of options are available for you. Implant- secured dentures are another great way we can use dental implants to help restore even more smiles. Since your dentures will be anchored to your smile, they’ll fit securely, leaving you free from the risk of slippage or embarrassing incidents.

If your smile is impacted by a lack of teeth, it’s important to replace them as soon as possible. We can help with dental implants and implant-secured dentures for a secure smile replacement solution. Give us a call to learn more and see if this is the right choice for 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!

Porcelain Crowns from Dr. Scott Can Complete Your Smile

October 7, 2013

Here at Dr. King Scott’s dental office, we offer a variety of choices when it comes to restorative dental work. One of our most popular choices is porcelain crowns. This restoration allows us to restore health to a damaged or decayed tooth while still allowing it to blend seamlessly with your smile.

If you have a tooth that is cracked, broken, decayed or worn, it’s important to restore it with a porcelain crown. A crown fits snugly over your tooth like a cap to help restore strength and protect your tooth against further damage. It will also help to keep your bite in proper alignment.

Porcelain is a great choice of material for your crown restoration because they’re carefully color matched to resemble the rest of your smile. No one will be able to tell that you’ve had any dental work performed. Also, this material is durable and long-lasting, so with proper care and maintenance it will last you a long time.

If you have a tooth that’s suffering from damage and decay, don’t put it off any longer. Give us a call today so we can get started on your porcelain crown. This is an important restorative dental procedure that helps keep your smile healthy.

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!

Dental Technology: Panorex

September 13, 2013

At Dr. King Scott’s dental office we are committed to using dental technology to help improve the quality of care we provide to our patients. Panorex is a great tool that also helps to demonstrate how technology can help to provide a better dental experience.

Panorex is a special type of X-ray that creates a panoramic view of your mouth from side to side. This is a helpful tool to Dr. Scott when he’s trying to thoroughly analyze your bite for a better smile treatment. This is also useful when planning restorative or cosmetic dental treatments because it shows clearly how your upper and lower teeth fit together to form your bite.

These Panorex images can also be a helpful tool to help patients understand exactly what is going on with their smiles, and better understand why certain treatments are being recommended. This helps patients to have a clearer idea of what’s going on with their smiles.

We use dental technology to help offer the most advanced and high quality dental care possible to our patients. To learn more about our dental technology such as Panorex, give us a call or schedule an appointment to see for yourself.

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!

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