Cosmetic Dentistry in Westchester, LA Tailored to You
A confident smile can dramatically impact your self-esteem and social interactions. If there’s something about your smile you’d like to change, you don’t have to wait! Dove Dental Spa offers first-rate cosmetic dentistry to help you transform your teeth through customized, quality treatment.
Dr. Gerosa and the team love getting to know you and helping you reach your dental goals. We use innovative technology and treatments to help you get winning results that promote a healthy, aesthetically appealing smile. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about what we can offer your smile!
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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry comprises of treatments that improve a smile’s appearance. The ultimate goal of most cosmetic treatments is a natural, revitalized, and appealing smile.
However, that does not mean cosmetic dentistry only affects appearance. A skilled dentist can perform treatments that protect teeth and restore damaged teeth to full function.
An experienced dentist is essential when you want cosmetic services that work quickly, offer lasting results, and minimize discomfort.
How Does Oral Health Affect the Appeal of My Smile?
Overall oral health has a profound effect on a person’s smile. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for the beautiful smile most people desire.
Sound oral health is the foundation that cosmetic dentistry builds on. Without establishing dental health first, it can be challenging to maintain a bright smile long-term. Untreated dental health issues can cause deep-seated tooth discoloration. Likewise, the gums can be discolored, weakened, or infected, which endangers teeth.
Dr. Gerosa will recommend preventive or restorative treatments that ensure you receive lasting and satisfying results from your cosmetic dental experience. By caring for oral health first, you can look forward to a great smile for a long time to come.
How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help My Smile?
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving smile aesthetics, but that’s not all it does. Beyond enhancing your smile’s appeal, it can improve the form and function of teeth.
Cosmetic services enhance the aesthetics and health of teeth by helping to:
- Whiten discolored teeth, including teeth with deep, long-lasting discoloration
- Restore or improve the shape, size, and strength of damaged or misshapen teeth
- Reduce unwanted gaps between teeth, which can reduce wear on teeth and gums
- Help correct bite misalignment and other issues, which protects the jawbone
- Repair chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth to their original shape and look
- Replace one or more missing teeth anywhere in your smile
Is Cosmetic Dentistry for Everyone?
Modern cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for rock stars. You can look and feel like one yourself when you take advantage of our services. Cosmetic procedures are more inclusive and comprehensive now than ever before. A big part of this is personalized treatment.
A personal treatment plan can include one or several procedures to help you get the smile you want. We will work with you to explore and explain your options so you can make informed choices about how to improve your smile’s beauty and health.
Any otherwise healthy adult can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Although dental health is a must, any outstanding issues can be addressed with treatment early on. Excellent dental health paves the way for cosmetic procedures later.
Responsible teens may also benefit from certain cosmetic treatments. Invisalign® clear braces are popular with image-conscious teens for their comfort and discreetness. Teeth whitening can also be appropriate and give them a boost of confidence before an important event like graduation or the prom.
Available Services for Cosmetic Dentistry
With years of experience and a focus on excellent patient care, our team offers a broad range of cosmetic dental procedures. We are always updating our technology and techniques to deliver world-class service to all of our patients.
Our cosmetic dentistry treatments include:
Smile Makeovers for a Brand-New Smile
A smile makeover is a personalized treatment plan designed to renew and revamp your smile.
It starts with an in-depth personal consultation between you and our dentist. We perform a complete analysis of your smile aesthetics, including everything from skin tone, eye color, facial features, and movement of the mouth and lips while speaking.
Ours is a concierge service that seamlessly blends dental science with the highest aesthetic considerations. Our comprehensive, individualized treatment results in a step-by-step plan to create the healthiest and best-looking smile for each patient.
Following a smile makeover, you will know which of our treatments are ideal for your needs. Using an approach focused on individual care helps to ensure that your smile matches your goals and lifestyle, giving you greater satisfaction and long-lasting results.
Professional Teeth Whitening with Philips Zoom®
Only an experienced dentist who reaches the highest standards of training can offer patented Phillips Zoom. This powerful in-office whitening system is available only from a dentist.
There are good reasons Philips Zoom is such a popular teeth whitening treatment:
- Proven results – whitening teeth up to eight shades in a single short office visit
- Discomfort-free, light-accelerated treatments without at-home whitening risks
- With few or no follow-up visits, it’s a great complement to your total oral care plan
Results are visible in the mirror right after treatment. You can schedule additional treatments or continue with Philips at-home trays.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Medical lasers are among the most important scientific breakthroughs in recent history. A laser is capable of performing a variety of tasks once done only with hand tools. It makes dentistry quicker, easier, and more comfortable – and teeth whitening is no exception!
Laser whitening uses the properties of tooth enamel to whiten your teeth fast.
Although enamel is tough and appears very solid, it is porous. One way teeth become discolored is when dark liquids and materials (like coffee and wine) slip past the surface of each tooth and leave a subtle stain that worsens over time.
During laser teeth whitening, a specialized whitening formula is spread on the teeth and then activated using the laser. Stains dissolve away on a molecular level, including those deep within the pores.
Laser whitening has some outstanding benefits:
- It is safe and gentle – it cannot damage tooth enamel like some consumer products
- It penetrates far into the tooth to disrupt deeper stains resistant to brushing alone
- It only takes a few minutes for each treatment session, and results are visible fast
For patients who have been struggling with harsh at-home whitening treatments, laser teeth whitening is a relief. Even patients with heavy discoloration from smoking or other sources can see results!
Damaged or missing teeth? We can replace and restore them with dental implants!
A dental implant is a specialized post designed as a supportive base for a restoration (a bridge, crown, or denture.) Once Dr. Gerosa has confirmed you are eligible, the implant(s) will be carefully placed into the jawbone at strategic angles to support a replacement tooth or teeth.
During healing, the implant fuses with the jawbone tissue. Follow-up appointments focus on monitoring the healing process. Most implant posts are made of titanium because it is one of the few materials that can meld harmoniously with bone.
Once healing is complete, the implant is exceptionally resilient, giving a secure hold to bridges, crowns, or dentures. Implant-supported dentures are popular since they do not require denture adhesive and can bite down with full force.
Whether you choose an implant or non-implant restoration, you can rest assured all of our treatments are optimized to improve and restore tooth aesthetics, contributing to a smile’s appeal.
Fillings, Inlays, and Onlays
Fillings have come a long way since old-fashioned silver amalgam. These restorations allow Dr. Gerosa to repair a damaged tooth without sacrificing your smile’s aesthetic in the process. Composite fillings use a special tooth-colored resin, while inlays and onlays are crafted from porcelain in a dental lab, similar to crowns. These restorations are designed to match the shade of your natural enamel and are indistinguishable from other teeth.
Veneers for Almost Effortless Smile Transformations
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that go over the visible surface of teeth. They can be used to treat discolored or misshapen teeth, giving them a pristine, natural look. Veneers adhere directly to tooth enamel after a preparatory treatment, making your smile look uniform and appealing. Each veneer is customized to fit your unique smile, and with proper care, can last for a decade or more!
Straightening Teeth with Invisalign® Braces
Many people find conventional braces with metal wires inconvenient or uncomfortable. In addition to appearance issues, they can be time-consuming to clean. Wires may get stuck on things or become bent.
Invisalign aligners address these issues. They can correct tooth gaps, misalignments, and bite problems for responsible teens and adults. Instead of metal wires, Invisalign uses sets of clear plastic aligner trays customized to fit your mouth. You can remove them at any time to eat, drink, or brush your teeth.
For most patients, Invisalign produces results at the same rate or a little faster than conventional braces. Invisalign is useful for most mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Teenagers and adults love the aligners because most people cannot spot the trays even on close inspection.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is a serious risk factor for tooth loss and discoloration. It is also one of the most crucial things to treat before cosmetic dental procedures.
Gum disease describes a long-running process of inflammation and infection affecting the gums. When in its early stages, it’s called gingivitis.
People can have gingivitis for a long time without realizing it, even though inflammation and bleeding of gums can occur. If gingivitis progresses, deep infection of gum tissue can follow.
At this stage, damage to the gums can threaten teeth. Luckily, even an advanced case often responds to scaling and root planing. Here, dental lasers are used to disrupt pockets of bacteria deep beneath the gum line and eliminate any infection.
Oral and Nitrous Sedation
If you’re nervous about going to the dentist, you’re not alone! Millions of Americans have some degree of dental anxiety. However, you don’t have to let nervousness keep your smile from getting the care you need and deserve. Sedation dentistry can make the process easier and more comfortable.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is a traditional method to improve comfort. The gas is administered using a mask that goes over the nose and mouth. Within seconds, you enter a deep, relaxed state that eases tension while still leaving you conscious and able to respond.
When it is time to go home, the effects of nitrous oxide wear off within seconds of the mask’s removal. This means you’re able to get back to your day, and can even drive yourself home without worry.
Oral sedation consists of one or two doses of prescription medication that reduces anxiety for several hours. Most often, you will receive one pill to take the night before a procedure and one to take shortly before their dental visit begins.
During your procedure, you will remain aware enough to move or respond to questions while feeling relaxed throughout. You may have no memory of your time in the chair, so you don’t need to worry about lingering anxiety after receiving your beneficial dental treatment.
Enjoy Your Best Smile in Westchester, LA
At Dove Dental Spa, we’re committed to making your treatment a positive experience from start to finish. Through innovative services tailored to you, you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, and we’ll work with you to help make it last. Schedule your consultation today to discover what we can do for your smile!
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