Because of the rigorous workouts and extreme conditions our mouths must endure every day, most people need restorative or reconstructive dentistry at some point in life. A thorough exam every six months will help us keep your mouth healthy throughout your lifetime. Dr. Scott may recommend cavity repair with white fillings, structural restoration with white crowns, inlays, or onlays, replacing missing teeth with crown and bridgework or dentures, or a customized full-mouth reconstruction plan that will return total oral health, function, and beauty to your mouth. Please contact our dental office today if you have any questions about our options for restorative dentistry in West Monroe, LA, or if you’d like to schedule a visit.
Dr. Scott provides custom-made crowns and bridges as effective methods for repairing teeth at various stages of distress, whether they’re decayed, weakened, incomplete, or missing altogether. Our restorative work is designed with the highest quality in mind and from excellent, long-lasting materials so that patients can rely on their renewed smiles for many years at a time.
Traditionally, fillings were made of dark-colored amalgam that stood out in a natural smile. Here in West Monroe, Dr. Scott is proud to now offer an alternative to cavity treatment that is both effectively restorative and pleasingly cosmetic – tooth-colored fillings. This composite resin material can be precisely matched to the shade of natural enamel for a final result that blends in seamlessly. Better yet, because it bonds directly to the tooth, the filling can be smaller and more conservative, preserving more healthy dental structure.
When an extensive amount of natural teeth have been lost, a custom-made full or partial denture can replenish teeth in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Dr. Scott will always take the time to ensure that your prosthetic is highly customized, comfortable, and functional. Our AvaDent dentures are also crafted through computerized milling for an exceptionally precise result. This restorative solution comes in a traditional (removable) form or an implant-retained form, depending on your personal needs and preferences.
If you are experiencing a severe amount of oral pain and sensitivity that seems located around a single tooth, it’s very possible that a serious infection is present. Thankfully, extraction doesn’t have to be the foregone conclusion in dire situations like this. Dr. Scott can perform a root canal by accessing the inner chamber of the tooth and eliminating diseased pulp and bacteria from within. Despite its “scary” reputation, this procedure’s modern form is very successful and comfortable.
Dr. Scott will always strive to help patients maintain healthy teeth throughout their lives with any method necessary. However, circumstances can arise where extraction is the best option for preserving your continuing safety, health, and wellbeing. For instance, one or more third molars (wisdom teeth) could become impacted in a harmful manner, or a traumatic facial injury could render certain teeth unsalvageable. Rest assured that our team will address your condition with a primary focus on compassion and comfort.
Far too often, patients avoid important dental care because they feel overwhelmed by all the problems that need addressing. Here in West Monroe, Dr. Scott has a true talent for complex cases, and there’s nothing he enjoys more than helping a patient recover a strong and confident smile after years of struggle. He will work together with you to develop a personalized full mouth reconstruction plan that addresses all of your current needs in a streamlined and successful fashion.
While our dental office does refer to oral surgeons at times to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible, we are also proud to offer several of these specialty services right here in-office thanks to Dr. Scott’s postgraduate training. This approach allows you to receive more of the care you need here in one convenient location that you’re already familiar with. Options like extractions, biopsies, gingivectomies (gum lifts), soft tissue grafts, crown lengthening, and more are available.
When dental damage is too significant for a filling but not quite extensive enough to require a dental crown, a custom-made inlay or onlay could be the ideal “go-between.” These restorations are designed to fit within or around the cusps (raised “bumps” of your natural teeth), repairing structure in a lifelike, conservative, and lasting manner.