Take the Right Steps to Improve Your Smile

Take the Right Steps to Improve Your Smile

Cosmetic dentistry in Shreveport, Louisiana

There are many routes a dentist can take to help you improve your smile. But who can you trust to take the right route for your improved smile? Scruggs Family Dentistry is a reliable choice for cosmetic dentistry in Shreveport, Louisiana. We provide cosmetic dental services for individuals of all ages. Trust that we’ll make sure you or your loved one has a straight and healthy smile.

Your teeth can be reshaped and reformed

Scruggs Family Dentistry performs a variety of procedures (both small and major) to improve our clients’ smiles. This includes:

  • Tooth reshaping and contouring
  • Whitening and cleaning
  • Tooth extractions

Tooth Reshaping and Contouring

Do you have a minor defect in your pearly whites that you’d like to erase? Seeing your dentist about tooth reshaping, also called dental contouring, could be the answer.

"Tooth reshaping and dental contouring are cosmetic dentistry procedures that deal with subtle changes to the teeth,” says Kimberly Harms, DDS, consumer adviser and spokesperson for the American Dental Association. "But sometimes little changes can make a big difference.

Imperfections or problems like slightly overlapping or irregularly shaped teeth, tiny chips in the teeth, or excessively pointy cuspids, can often be fixed with a little tooth reshaping and dental contouring.

Whitening and cleaning

Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter. At Scruggs Family Dentistry, we take pride in making sure our patients obtain a smile that will brighten up their day. Make sure to ask about our teeth whitening service when you come in for a cleaning. Give us a call today for the best Dentist facility in Shreveport, LA!

If you would like to know more about this process click this link: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening

Tooth Extractions

Do you have tooth damage or excessive decay? What about an infected nerve or abscess at the base of your teeth affecting normal tooth growth? Do you have loose teeth from advanced gum disease or a loss of supporting bone, gums, or tissue? If so, you may need a tooth Extraction. Our Shreveport, LA office uses proven methods and the latest technology to ensure a safe and comfortable removal of your damaged tooth. Using a probe, the periodontal ligament will be pushed to loosen grip on the tooth. Then forceps will be used to gently rock the tooth back and forth to loosen further until the tooth is pulled. Bone graph or gel foam will be packed into the socket and, if needed, stitches will be placed over the opening to ensure closure. Gel foam is a material that prevents dry socket.

So whether gum disease or loss of supporting bone, gums, or tissue: give us a call today to schedule a tooth extraction appointment.

You don’t have to spend the rest of your life with a smile you’re not proud of. Let’s work together to give you a beautiful, healthy smile. You’ll also soon enjoy the benefits of a better bite. Find out what you’re missing. Reach out to Scruggs Family Dentistry to learn about our cosmetic dentistry services.