Cosmetic care can make a dramatic change in the look of your smile. We provide both small, quick procedures and larger more dramatic procedures, all of which can enhance and improve your aesthetic and give you a professional look. At Lincoln Dental Arts, our team is happy to evaluate and discuss a treatment plan that will fit your needs, you may be able to even walk out that day with an improved smile. You can trust LDA for cosmetic dentistry in Hattiesburg.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Hattiesburg, MS
Our teeth can look dingy from normal use. Having your teeth whitened removes the years of coffee stains, sauce stains, and more. Teeth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic procedures we offer, this is because it’s one of the easiest ways to make a huge impact on your look.
Having your teeth whitened in our office provides you instant, controlled results. Store bought products do offer whitening, but they can’t match the prescription strength that we can offer. Store bought products take considerably longer, and they’re not applied with our experience and know-how. Choose to have your teeth whitened in one hour, or using one of our prescribed take-home kits.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
We can improve the shape, and provide added strength, to a tooth with a dental crown. Crowns, sometimes called caps, are a tooth-shaped cap that goes over and completely covers the visible portion of a tooth. It can be used to cover damage such as chips, to provide protection to a tooth that has been cracked or decayed, or used to enhance the look of a tooth, allowing us to correct its shape, length and coloring. Today, most teeth are crowned with porcelain because it mimics the coloring and translucency of enamel. Porcelain used today is a blend of ceramics helping it be strong and durable.
Inlays & Onlays
Dental Inlays and onlays can be confusing to patients. They are often referred to as a partial crown or ¾ crown, which helps identify their function. A dental inlay is a portion of a crown, it is customized to fit inside a tooth that has been damaged with decay. A dental onlay is also a portion of a crown, it is designed to cover an area of a tooth that has been fractured or broken. Patients may prefer the more conservative repair of the tooth by leaving much of the natural tooth uncovered.
A dental veneer is a razor-thin porcelain shell that we can bond to the front surface of a tooth. Veneers can be used to cover problems in teeth or enhance the look of teeth. With them we can hide imperfections including stains, chips, gaps and more. We can also help your most visible teeth look more even, brighter, cleaner and professional. Veneers are a great choice for those seeking cosmetic dentistry in Hattiesburg.
Dental bonding can provide a quick and easy way to fix imperfections in your teeth. Using composite filler, we can repair chips, cover gaps, hide stains and overall erase problem areas. Dental bonding involves the application of composite resin, the same putty like material used to fill in cavities, to the surface of a tooth.
There are two types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical. We perform a simple extraction on a tooth that has already erupted above the gumline. We perform a surgical extraction on a tooth that has become impacted, or has yet to erupt, such as wisdom teeth. Extraction may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection and other complications.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a last-ditch effort to save a tooth from extraction. We may recommend a root canal if an infection has spread to the “pulpy” center of the tooth that contains nerve endings and other connective tissues. Once the infection has been removed, we fill the canals with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. A tooth that has received root canal treatment typically needs to be capped with a crown.