Crescent Dental offers the highest level of dental care in Lockport, LA. As a family and general dentist, we are proud to serve patients of all ages. Our goal is to help every member of your family achieve and maintain great oral health. We are proud to provide our patients with the information they need to understand and take charge of their dental health.

Maintaining good oral health is vital to good overall health. Together with you, our dentists— Dr. Bobbie Morris, Dr. Renee Biondo and Dr. Zachary Karam—will help you develop a comprehensive dental treatment plan that helps you improve your immediate and long-term oral health.


General & Restorative Dentistry

General and restorative dentistry play an important role in both preventing and correcting problems related to tooth decay, gum disease and more. We work with every patient to develop an at-home dental routine that complements our in-office dental care. Our regular check-ups include: periodontal (gum disease) screenings, hygiene appointments, annual x-rays, oral cancer screenings, and more. Our preventive services help you develop healthy oral health habits. It can also help you recognize the warning signs if something serious develops.

Fillings / Restorations

If you have silver/mercury fillings and are looking to achieve a more natural looking smile, composite fillings may be a great option. In addition to strengthening your teeth, composite fillings also aid in preventing broken teeth in the future. The composite material we use has many advantages over silver fillings including: being carefully matched to your existing tooth structure and added stability.

Amalgams Fillings

Dental amalgam fillings have been used for over 150 years. Like composite fillings, amalgam fillings are used to restore a tooth after decay. Amalgam restorations last almost double the time of composite fillings--between 10 and 12 years. In addition, they provide you with a low cost, strong and durable filling option.

Both Amalgam and Composite Fillings are considered safe and effective for tooth restorations.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are an effective, preventive treatment to prevent tooth decay. Your dentist applies a plastic film to the chewing surface of teeth. This creates a protective barrier on your tooth enamel and prevents food particles, plaque, acids, and bacteria from penetrating the tooth’s surface. Sealants can last several years before it needs to be reapplied.

Bridges

If you have lost teeth due to decay, injury or gum disease, a dental bridge can be utilized. Bridges are devices used to replace missing teeth and are attached to adjacent natural teeth. Bridges can be permanently attached or removable. They prevent your remaining teeth from shifting, which can result in pain and discomfort.

Dentures

For patients who want to restore a natural looking, healthy smile after losing teeth, dentures may be a good option. Complete dentures are used for patients missing all of their teeth. Partials are available to those who retain some of their natural teeth. Dentures restore beauty, function and health to a patient’s smile. They are custom made to fit comfortably and snugly within your mouth, and can help restore the ability to speak and eat. In addition, properly placed dentures help prevent facial sagging.

Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a great restoration option for patients who are missing teeth due to decay or extractions. The implants consist of metal frames or posts which are surgically inserted into the bone beneath the gums. To be a viable candidate for dental implants, you must have sufficient bone structure to support the posts.

Once the posts have been placed, they fuse to the jawbone. When the posts can effectively support replacement teeth, custom crown or prosthetics will be mounted, which improves the function and aesthetics of your teeth and mouth.

Crowns

If you have a tooth or teeth in an advanced stage of tooth decay or severe damage, a dental crown may be your best option. Like fillings, implants or bridges, dental crowns restore aesthetics, strength and function to your teeth. A dental crown can be made from several materials and covers the remaining tooth structure. The material used depends on the area of your mouth being restored.

Tooth Extractions

Extracting permanent teeth that are significantly damaged can, in some cases, help return you to optimal health. After discussing your various treatment options with your dentist and deciding on an extraction, you and your doctor will determine the best way to replace the tooth. This prevents problems with the surrounding teeth

Gum Disease Laser Therapy

Many risk factors can contribute to a patient developing gum disease. This includes: genetics, smoking, pregnancy, stress, poor nutrition, puberty, diabetes, and poor oral hygiene. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults and can result in jaw bone deterioration. If your gums appear red, swollen or are tender to the touch, you may have gum disease.

We use gentle, soft-tissue laser treatments to treat infected pockets in your mouth. This can help restore healthy gums and remove the disease. There are many advantages to this treatments including minimal bleeding, and reduced trauma to patients.

Non-Surgical Root Canal

If an infection has reached the pulp of a tooth or if it is affected by severe trauma, a root canal may be needed. The pulp is the living tissue inside of a tooth. In order to save the tooth and restore dental health, the pulp, bacteria, nerves and any decay must be removed. The result space is then filled with medicated material. This restores the tooth to its full function, and saved the tooth from dying. It can also prevent more costly problems down the line.


Cosmetic Dentistry

Improving your smile cannot only improve your dental health, but increase your confidence. Your smile helps you make a positive and lasting first impression on others. Aside from regular dental visits and good at-home oral health habits, we provide a number of ways to take your smile to the next level of radiance. Cosmetic dentistry procedures help restore the aesthetics of your smile and can improve your oral health.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are custom-made porcelain laminates that are applied directly to patient’s teeth. Because veneers look and feel like normal teeth, they are an ideal choice for improving your smile and correcting misaligned or crooked teeth. In addition, porcelain veneers are also an excellent option for patients looking to close gaps between teeth, while having an option that is resistant to discoloration from dental bleaching.

Bonding

Cosmetic bonding provides a way to correct chipped or misaligned teeth, Using a liquid resin, the surface of your tooth is rebuilt and reshaped. This procedure can be completed within one office visit. It is an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. With proper dental care, cosmetic bonding can last 3 to 5 years.

Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are used on teeth too damaged to be repaired with fillings, but are intact enough where it does not need a full dental crown or cap. An inlay fills space at the center of a tooth’s surface or in between cusps or rounded edges. This helps repair the chewing surface of a tooth. An onlay is often referred to as a “partial crown” because it covers the entire biting surface of a tooth.

Teeth Whitening

Over time, coffee, tea, smoking, medications and other factors can lead to tooth discoloration. Teeth whitening helps to effectively remove stains and restore brightness to your smile. Our teeth whitening services are safe, efficient and inexpensive. Contact our dental office to schedule a consultation and see if you are a candidate for teeth whitening procedures. Together with you, we will determine which method best fits your goals and needs.

CEREC

The CEREC System allows our dentists to provide you with inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers in only one appointment. Using a CAD computer system and camera, the CEREC system helps to replace metal fillings and restore teeth that are decayed, broken or weakened. This system allows us to create ceramic crowns and restorations that match your tooth’s shade and structure, right here in our office. This reduces the time you spent in the dental chair, so you can get back to your life.

Clear Braces

Looking for a way to straighten your teeth without traditional metal braces? Crescent Dental is proud to offer patients clear brace solutions to help them achieve the straight smile they have always dreamed of. Clear Braces like Invisalign use a series of clear, removable appliances to straighten teeth and improve your smile. Contact our office for more details.


Advanced Technology

Precision & Microscopic Dentistry

There are many benefits to digital imaging. Digital radiographs allow us to see beyond what is visible to the naked eye. It enables our doctors to determine bone levels, examine the roots and nerves of your teeth, and diagnose lesions such a tumors or cysts. With digital radiography, patients are exposed 50 percent less to radiation. In addition, digital radiographs allow our doctors to easily store, transfer and send images to outside specialists and your insurance company.

Digital Imaging

There are many benefits to digital imaging. Digital radiographs allow us to see beyond what is visible to the naked eye. It enables our doctors to determine bone levels, examine the roots and nerves of your teeth, and diagnose lesions such a tumors or cysts. With digital radiography, patients are exposed 50 percent less to radiation. In addition, digital radiographs allow our doctors to easily store, transfer and send images to outside specialists and your insurance company.

Intraoral Cameras

An intraoral camera is a pen-sized, camera tipped wand that is used to examine the mouth and take digital images. After the pictures are taken, they are sent to a computer unit where they can be further examined by our dental healthcare team. These images can easily be printed for you, sent to your insurance company and saved in our records. This tool also provides you with an honest survey of your mouth, and can help your dentist determine if your at-home dental routine is paying off.

Digital X-Rays

Like digital radiographs, digital x-rays result in lower radiation exposure for the patient, and also offer your dentist a more precise view of your mouth. Because the image is digitized, your dentist can zoom in on areas and provides more accurate diagnoses and treatment.


Dental Care in Lockport, LA You Can Count On

Crescent Dental in Lockport, LA provides quality general and cosmetic dentistry for patients of all ages. Our dentists are proud to help patients achieve, bright healthy smiles. We have a dedicated dental health care team and are committed to helping you achieve and maintain your best oral health.

For more information about our dental care, our practice, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 985-532-3480 today.

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