As a cosmetic dentist in Lafayette, the work done by us is more significant than just whitening your teeth or improving your smile. In fact, as science is advancing, more people are becoming aware that there is a fine line between what is considered cosmetic dentistry and what is functional dentistry today. When you consider that your cosmetic dentist can perform complex procedures like gingivectomies and dental implants, you can start to see that there is more to cosmetic dentistry than just the purely esthetic. While the traditional view of cosmetic dentistry is that it is the dental art of improving the appearance of the mouth, teeth, bite, and smile, … Continued


If one of your teeth becomes infected, a root canal therapy can save it and prevent the need to pull it.  We understand that root canals have a bad reputation, but the reality is far different than the myth.  Root canals are an incredibly useful and important procedure because they make it possible to save an infected or damaged tooth.  Without this procedure, many people would unnecessarily lose their teeth, creating issues with their jaw and appearance, as a result.  After all, teeth are essential for speaking clearly, eating your favorite foods and even maintaining your appearance.  For example, if you lose a tooth, the jawbone in that area will … Continued


Dental extractions, the removal of one or more teeth from the alveolar bone, are far more feared than most other dental treatments like fillings or veneers. Most people simply dread the prospect of having a tooth pulled. However, knowing exactly what to expect during the process may help to relieve anxiety, while knowing what to do afterward will help speed up your recovery. But first, why does a tooth have to be removed? Why Dental Extractions Become Necessary Although permanent teeth are designed to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted. For example:     Severe Damage: If one or more … Continued


As a cosmetic dentist in Lafayette, we can provide you with dental implants as a permanent replacement for tooth loss.  This is a modern alternative to dentures or dental bridges and while both of these options are still effective, they are not as durable as an implant or as natural looking.  An implant is the only solution that replaces both your tooth and root. The procedure itself requires oral surgery since it is implanted under your gums and secured to your jawbone. We use sedation to ensure that you are comfortable the entire time.  Additionally, it does take several months to complete the process.  However, there is no solution that … Continued


As a periodontics office, Price & Associates Family Dentistry receives questions every day regarding how gum disease develops, the symptoms, and how smiles can be improved after they have been damaged by gum disease. We care about our patients and their questions, and we gladly provide answers to help educate patients on periodontal disease. Listed below are just a selected number of questions we receive and our answers to them. How do I know if I have Periodontal Disease? When your gum disease is first developing it may be hard to tell. This is one reason why it is so important to keep up with regular dentist visits. Price & … Continued


When you are planning for healthcare, be sure to add an emergency dentist for kids in LaFayette to your list. Having children brings about many changes. The need to find a pediatrician, daycare providers, and a children’s dentist. As a dentist, we know many parents are confused about when and if they actually need to take their kids to the dentist. If you are a first-time parent, the confusion is completely understandable – there is a great deal to learn! Just know that you definitely do need a dentist for your child, you should bring them in around one year of age, and you need a dentist you can call … Continued


You, or your child, may need dental fillings in order to protect your tooth and to keep it safe after damage or an infection. Fortunately, there are several options available for people needing a filling and they now come in tooth-colored materials that make it difficult to tell that dental work had ever been completed. At Cute Smiles 4 Kids of San Antonio, we are experts at providing the care your family needs while keeping smiles beautiful. Most often, a filling is used when treating a cavity. If you, or your child, has a cavity the infected or decayed area will need to be removed. This will leave a small … Continued


As crown dentists, we are experts at dental restorations. Patients that have infected teeth or teeth damaged in an accident turn to us for a restoration that looks and feels completely natural. By creating dental crowns in an all-ceramic or ceramic-on-metal material, we can customize the shade to be a perfect match for surrounding teeth. Crowns are used for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is to restore a tooth that has been damaged. When a person gets into a car wreck, has a sports injury, workplace accident, or falls, it can be incredibly easy to damage a tooth. While teeth are made of strong enamel, they … Continued


If you have difficulty breathing at night, visiting a sleep apnea dentist can be incredibly important. We understand how critical getting rest can be to your overall health and quality of life.  Those that struggle to get enough air at night may find that they live in a constant state of exhaustion that makes it difficult to engage in normal daily activities. Some people find that they cannot stay awake even in the afternoon or evening but are constantly dozing off or fully falling asleep. If this sounds familiar, you may have obstructive sleep apnea. This condition, unlike many health issues, has a fairly straightforward cause and solution. Many patients … Continued


In our dental office, we complete a tooth bonding procedure on a regular basis. This is a fairly common dental treatment, and we can use it on both children and adults.  In fact, this is a solution that is often preferred by children that are in need of a dental restoration after cracking or chipping their teeth because it is less invasive than other restorative methods. In fact, it is not invasive at all.  Here is how it works – When you have a tooth bonding procedure, we will need to prepare your teeth slightly by using an abrasive solution to roughen up your tooth. We will not need to … Continued

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