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By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
August 23, 2017
Category: Oral Health

If you are like most busy adults, getting to the dentist every year for a check up and professional dental cleaning is probably somewhere on dental servicesyour to-do list, but may get pushed to the back burner or put off completely as life's many commitments and distractions get in the way. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA), regular dental care is a critical part of a comprehensive oral care and hygiene routine, even if you brush and floss every day (hint: you should be doing that too). Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, LA, offers preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental treatments designed to give you strong, healthy teeth well into old age.

General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Slidell, LA

From staining and discoloration to cavities and receding gums, there are more affordable and effective dental treatment options available than ever before to restore and improve a damaged smile. Some of the most common dental services include:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Crowns and bridgework
  • Dental fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Removable dentures
  • Braces and Invisalign clear aligners
  • Professional dental cleanings
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental sealants (for children)
  • TMJ treatment
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Periodontal laser surgery
  • Gum grafting
  • Extractions

The best way to avoid the most common oral health issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, is to practice good oral hygiene and to see your dentist every six months to a year for routine check ups and cleanings. But even if you have neglected your oral health in the past, it is never too late to schedule an appointment and get your periodontal health back on track.

Find a Dentist in Slidell, LA

Whether you're due for a professional check up and cleaning, need a few simple cosmetic improvements or have been living with tooth loss, it is never too late to invest in your oral health. For more information, contact Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry by calling (985) 641-7200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Susan Silvestri or Dr. Ronnie Deniger today.

By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
May 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out why our dentist may recommend that you get a dental crown.dental crowns

A dental crown can be used in many different ways. Perhaps you know someone who has a dental crown, or maybe our Slidell, LA, dentists, Dr. Susan Silverstri and Dr. Ronnie Deniger, has recently told you that a crown could benefit your smile. Knowing everything you can about a dental treatment before you get it is fantastic and can help make the visit so much easier. Here’s all you need to know about getting a dental crown.

Why is a crown used?

There are many reasons a crown can be a great restoration for your smile. Perhaps you have a tooth that has been damaged or weakened, either by a fracture, decay or infection. If our Slidell general dentist has told you that you need root canal therapy, a dental crown will most likely be placed over the tooth to preserve what’s left of the tooth.

Of course, crowns aren’t always designed to restore function and strength back into a tooth. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons. Maybe you hate that you have an oddly shaped or discolored tooth. It might be the only thing keeping you from having a beautiful smile. In this case, a dental crown may just be the best way to bolster the tooth’s appearance.

Crowns can also be placed over healthy teeth to support a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a great way to replace one or more missing teeth in a row with a fixed restoration. If you choose to get a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, a crown will also have to be attached or cemented over the implant to complete the restoration.

Without a crown what would happen?

If you have a damaged tooth there is a pretty good possibility that over time the tooth will weaken and get worse. This could lead to a crack that is so severe that the tooth is beyond repair and will need to be removed. A crown is one of the most commonly used restorations for protecting a tooth and providing a strong outer layer so that you can continue to use your teeth with confidence.

Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, LA, prides itself on providing a full range of cosmetic, preventive and restorative dental services at your disposal. Whether you have questions about getting a dental crown or you want to talk to us about other restorative options, we are here for you.

By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
November 30, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn more about this revolutionary and long-term solution to replacing missing teeth.

You are dealing with tooth loss and you are simply fed up with it. You hate stressing out over what you can and can’t eat and you feel dental implantsawkward talking in front of people because your tooth loss affects your speech. Our Slidell, LA dentists, Dr. Susan Silvestri and Dr. Ronnie Deniger, understand what you are going through but are here to offer a solution that could make all these issues history.

A   dental implant’s sole purpose is to take the place of your tooth roots. They are designed to function just like natural tooth roots and they provide a fixed, permanent foundation from which to hold a dental crown or other restoration. Dental implants have become a popular restorative dental option for so many patients dealing with tooth loss because it is the only option that is designed to function just like real teeth so that you have a new tooth that could last the rest of your life.

How are implants so comfortable and stable? First of all, the implant is made from a biocompatible material like titanium, which means the body will not reject it as a foreign object (this is key!). Our Slidell general dentists place the implant into the jawbone, and over the course of a couple months, the nearby bone and tissue begin to heal around the implant and fuse together to become one. This process is known as osseointegration and dental implants are the only tooth replacement that is able to offer this unique ability.

Since the implant and jawbone are now fused together, you can imagine that there is no better foundation from which to support an artificial tooth. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or all of your teeth, implants are versatile restorations that can support a single dental crown or even a full set of dentures.

If you want to find out more about dental implants and whether you are an ideal candidate for treatment, then it’s time you turned to Silvestri & Deniger in Slidell, LA for the restorative dentistry you deserve.

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