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Best Dental Care in Baton Rouge - Tiger Smile Family Dentistry

The Different Types of Dental Care

Your smile is often the first thing individuals notice when they meet you. A bright and healthy smile isn’t only aesthetically pleasing and confidence boosting, good dental health and oral hygiene are also important for your overall health and well-being, affecting everything from your confidence to cardiovascular health.

If you’ve been a bit ashamed of the state your pearly whites (or not so white teeth), the friendly and experienced Tiger Smile Family Dentistry dentists in Baton Rouge can help.

Below are quick overviews of the dental care services offered by local dentists.

Preventative Dental Care

Just like the old saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Proper dental care and regular checkups can prevent small oral issues from becoming larger (and more expensive) problems later on.

Cleanings

Professional dental cleanings are imperative to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, removing inflammation and disease-causing bacteria and plaque that just can’t be removed through regular brushing and flossing.

Cleanings can:

  • Prevent gum disease
  • Remove stubborn stains
  • Remove plaque build up
  • Remove bacteria
  • Deep clean teeth and gums
  • Improve bad breath

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are a quick, simple and highly effective treatment to stop cavities in their tracks, removing decaying tooth matter and replacing it with a white composite similar in color to your natural tooth’s tone.

Children’s Dentistry

Seeing a dentist is likely the least favorite thing on your child’s to-do list. That’s why dental centers have staff and dentists who work hard to create a calming and fun atmosphere to put younger patients at ease.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the branch of dental care that deals with improving the positioning of teeth and jaws. Benefits include more attractive appearance, easier to care for and clean teeth and overall improved oral health.

Common reasons why orthodontics may need to be employed include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Misplaced or misaligned teeth
  • Improper spacing
  • Crowding of teeth

Common orthodontic treatments include:

  • Braces
  • TMJ appliances and treatments

Endodontics

Endodontics is the branch of dentistry specializing in saving teeth and helping you maintain your natural smile. Endodontic services are often the best option when a tooth has issues but still has a good chance of being saved.

Root Canal Procedure

One of the most common endodontic services is the root canal procedure. A root canal is a largely painless procedure in which inflamed and/or infected pulp tissue or other decaying tooth matter is removed and replaced, relieving pain and effectively saving the tooth from eventually needing to be pulled.

Saving your natural tooth with a root canal has many advantages including:

  • Improving the ability to chew
  • Retaining your normal biting sensation and force
  • Maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth
  • Protecting other teeth from excessive strain or wear

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry deals largely with the aesthetics of your teeth, while often also improving the form and function of your pearly whites.

At Tiger Smile Dentistry we offer a range of helpful cosmetic dental procedures to improve your look, feel and self-confidence as well as emergency dental care service.

Teeth Whitening

This treatment brings back whiter teeth. Different types of teeth whitening include, teeth whitening toothpaste, laser, gels, and strips.

Our dental team can turn those coffee, smoking or aged teeth into pearly whites you won’t want to wait to show off. Our quick, effective and safe professional teeth whitening services will have you admiring your new smile in no time.

Veneers

Veneers are this composite resin or porcelain shells custom molded to fit over your existing teeth, providing a natural and pleasing look without the need for tooth extractions or implants.

Veneers are often used to cover up misaligned, worn down, chipped, broken, abnormally spaced or broken teeth, offering a cost-effective and simple solution that many patients find to be an attractive option.

Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a permanent solution when a tooth is beyond saving. Implants are the closest you can get to a natural healthy tooth, allowing you to live, eat, laugh and smile just as you did when your original tooth was perfectly healthy.

Dental implant procedures have come a long way and can often be completed much quicker than in the past. Once removal of your tooth has been handled, your dentist will implant a post in your jawbone. You may be fitted with a “temporary” cap to place over the post until it is fully healed. Once fully healed, your dentist will fit on a custom-made composite tooth over the post.

Crowns

Dental crowns are “caps” shaped like your natural teeth. They are placed over your existing tooth to cover up and restore the strength, shape, size and function of your tooth while also improving its overall appearance.

Complete and Partial Dentures

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. They come in partial or complete options. A complete denture is meant to replace ALL teeth in your mouth, and generally require the removal of any existing teeth in order to be properly formed and fitted. On the other hand, partial dentures are custom made to replace some missing teeth while accommodating the remaining natural pearly whites in your mouth.

Periodontics and Periodontal Treatment

Periodontics is the field of dentistry dealing with Periodontitis, a serious infection of the gums that can damage soft tissue and destroy the bone that supports your teeth.

Luckily, this ailment is largely preventable with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits and cleanings.

Gum Recession Treatment

Aggressive brushing and gum disease can cause your gum lines to recede, leaving your teeth exposed and causing them to become loose. Other issues such as increased risk of infection and inflammation may also be present.

Our gum recession treatment services can help restore the health of your gums safely.

Oral Surgery

Our skilled, experienced and caring team of dental professionals have helped countless local patients with various oral surgery procedures, with the most common being:

  • Wisdom Teeth Extraction
  • Conscious sedation treatments

Tiger Smile Family Dentistry

When in search of Baton Rouge dentists, come to Tiger Smile Family Dentistry! Our family-friendly dental office offers high-quality dental care treatments and staffed with friendly dental care professionals that can’t wait to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

From preventative care and maintenance to complicated oral surgery, our team is here to help. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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