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Posts for: December, 2020

By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
December 30, 2020
Category: Dental Cosmetics
Tags: dental crowns  

Cracks, damage, and decay can cause tooth pain, impair function, and make you want to hide your smile. But no matter the cause of your dental damage, your dentist at Silvestri and Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, LA can restore your smile with dental crowns.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is essentially a cap for your tooth which conceals the damage permanently and effectively while looking natural. Crowns from our Slidell, LA office are crafted from durable ceramic, resin, or metal and are customized to fit your tooth snugly and comfortably, so you can bite, chew, and brush like normal. With a dental crown, your tooth will look attractive and healthy.

What can a dental crown repair?

Dental crowns from our Slidell, LA office are a great choice for repairing several dental issues, including:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Worn down, eroded teeth
  • Severely discolored teeth
  • Teeth with protruding fillings, or cavities that cannot be filled properly
  • Damage from a root canal
  • Decayed teeth


What are the advantages of a dental crown?

A dental crown improves the appearance of your tooth while restoring its function. A crown also helps maintain your oral structure and gives you the ability to eat and brush more easily and effectively.


How will my dentist apply my crown?

Your dentist at our Slidell, LA office will numb your tooth and gum area before using a dental drill to scuff the surface area of the tooth to accommodate the crown. Your dentist will make an impression of your tooth and use the mold to create a custom crown fitted perfectly to your tooth. Once complete, your crown will be affixed to your tooth with a strong adhesive so it is permanently in place.


How do I take care of my crown?

You can brush and floss as usual with your crown and should make regular appointments for professional cleanings and exams with your dentist.


Call our Slidell, LA office today at 985-214-3005 to learn more about dental crowns.

By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
December 14, 2020
Category: Oral Health

How regular visits to your dentists in Slidell, Louisiana can save your smile

Regular dental maintenance is important, especially as you get older. That’s only one of the reasons why you should visit your dentist twice every year. There is no substitute for a full dental examination, including x-rays. Even if you brush after meals and before bed, and floss every day, you still need to visit your dentist.

Dr. Susan M. Silvestri and Dr. Ronnie Deniger at Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, Louisiana offer comprehensive dental care, including examinations, x-rays, and other preventive treatments like professional cleanings and periodontal therapy services.

When you schedule your next dental appointment in the office, as you leave the clinic, it puts your dental visits on autopilot, so you remember to make your smile a healthcare priority.

Did you know that a healthy mouth keeps your body healthy? It’s true. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, a healthy mouth lowers your risk of having a stroke, acquiring heart disease, diabetes, and other serious diseases. Visiting your dentist twice each year is an excellent way to keep your smile and your body healthy.

When you visit your dentists, they will do a complete dental examination and look for:

  • Any abnormalities in your soft tissue that could indicate oral cancer
  • Check your gums and supporting tissue for any evidence of gum or periodontal disease
  • Visually examine your teeth for any evidence of tooth decay

Then, with the help of x-rays, your dentist will look for:

  • Any evidence of tooth decay, which could indicate you need a filling
  • Any evidence of dental abscesses, which could indicate you need a root canal
  • Any evidence of bone loss around your teeth, which could indicate you need periodontal therapy

This is also a great opportunity for you to ask your dentist about cosmetic dentistry services. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are designed to enhance your smile and make it more beautiful. Some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures you can consider include:

  • Professional teeth whitening, to whiten your teeth up to 8 shades
  • Cosmetic dental bonding, to cover up small chips, cracks, and other damage
  • Porcelain veneers, to give you a celebrity-perfect smile by hiding damage, or changing the size, shape, and color of your teeth to make your smile more aesthetically attractive

When you visit your dentist twice each year, you will also receive a professional dental cleaning to remove plaque, hard deposits called calculus, and stains, giving your smile a new, healthy shine.

To keep your smile healthy, visiting your dentist twice each year is a must. Your smile is your most important asset and your dentist can help you keep a great-looking, healthy smile for a lifetime. To find out more about the importance of regular dental visits and other dental services, call Dr. Susan M. Silvestri and Dr. Ronnie Deniger at Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, Louisiana at (985) 641-7200. Call today!

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