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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry – Smile Gallery Addition

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth. It primarily focuses on improving dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment, and overall smile appearance. Cosmetic dentistry includes the following services:

Dental Administrative Leader and Care Coordinator

Administrative Leader and Care Coordinator

Administrative Leader and Care Coordinator

Jennifer has been a member of our team since 1998 and has worn many hats over the years. Today, she is our experienced administrative leader and patient care coordinator. She and her husband, Andre, have 4 children and are devoted baseball fans, spending countless hours supporting their kids at the ballpark. When Jennifer has free time, she spends it by reading or going to the movies.

When asked recently, “What would be your most important tip for patients in regards to their scheduling and billing?’, Jen shared the following:

“We offer block scheduling for our families with multiple children coming in the same day for visits. We try to make the entire experience great not only for the child but for the parents as well.” ~ Jen

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Preventive Dental Care

Dental Hygienist, Pam

Pam has extensive experience as a dental hygienist. After graduating from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, Pam began working for Camellia City Family Dentistry at our Slidell office. She has 24 years of dental hygiene experience and has great advise to share for current and potential patients!

When asked recently, “What would be your most important tip for your patients?,” Pam shared the following:

“Don’t forget to floss! I know that it is a chore and a lot of times my patients may forget to floss after brushing. Especially if you are rushing out of the door or heading to bed. However, flossing can help you remove food particles and other detrimental substances that brushing regularly cannot. Flossing allows you to reach deep between your teeth where the toothbrush bristles cannot reach or even mouthwash cannot wash away. We recommend flossing at least once a day.” ~ Pam

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What are Dental Crowns and How Do They Work?

What are Dental Crowns and How Do They Work?

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Dental Crown

A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used by a general dentist to improve the strength or appearance of teeth or dental implants. While inarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive.

As is the case with many different dental services, the most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth by a dentist to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment. Using this indirect method of tooth restoration allows use of strong restorative materials requiring time-consuming fabrication methods requiring intense heat, such as casting metal or firing porcelain which would not be possible to complete inside the mouth. Because of the expansion properties, the relatively similar material costs, and the cosmetic benefit, many patients choose to have their crown fabricated with gold.

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