Enhance the appearance of your smile with your local cosmetic dentist Dr. Lance Savoie in Abbeville, LA. Dr. Lance Savoie Family Dental offers various cosmetic dental services such as teeth whitening, dental implants, and porcelain veneers.
Why Choose a Local Cosmetic Dentist?
When you want to enhance your smile, you should look for an experienced local cosmetic dentist like Dr. Savoie. After attending dental school at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, Dr. Savoie began Dr. Lance Savoie Family Dental in Abbeville, LA. Dr. Savoie has extensive training in cosmetic dentistry and is experienced in providing cosmetic services.
Teeth Whitening in Local Cosmetic Dentist Abbeville, LA
At Dr. Lance Savoie Family Dental, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening. Dr. Savoie does not recommend that patients use over-the-counter teeth whitening because it is not as accurate. With professional teeth whitening in Abbeville, LA, Dr. Savoie will place the whitening solution over your teeth to ensure he reaches every crevice.
Dr. Savoie will make a custom whitening tray for you for at-home whitening. During your initial consultation, he will discuss your dental goals with you. Then, he will take an impression of your teeth. Your dentist will send the image to a lab, where the custom whitening tray will be made. Although a custom whitening tray looks similar to a retainer, it is different. A custom whitening tray has pockets in front of every tooth for the whitening solution to sit. To use your whitening tray, Dr. Savoie will recommend a time frame for the whitening solution each day. The time frame is set based on the strength of the whitening solution. Dr. Savoie may only recommend wearing the tray for a solid whitening solution for 30 minutes a day. With weaker whitening solutions, Dr. Savoie may recommend wearing them overnight. At-home whitening can whiten your teeth multiple shades in weeks.
Patients who want to whiten their teeth dramatically may opt for in-office teeth whitening. In this procedure, Dr. Savoie places a whitening solution on your teeth and lets them sit for 15-30 minutes. Then, he removes it. Your dentist may repeat this process a few times. Dr. Savoie may use a UV light on your teeth to speed up the process. In-office whitening can remove years of stains in only one office visit.
If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants can help you regain a complete and functional smile. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that replaces the entire tooth from the root to the crown. A dental implant has three main parts: the titanium post, the abutment, and the attachment. Patients can replace multiple teeth with larger attachments, such as dental bridges and dentures.
We can place a traditional dental implant within a few months. The initial surgery entails placing the post and the abutment. Once the center adheres to the surrounding bone, we can place the attachment. Many patients love dental implants because they can transform the appearance and function of their smile.
The last cosmetic procedure Dr. Savoie offers is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are a quick way to transform your smile’s appearance. Most patients receive 4 to 6 veneers for each set of teeth. Porcelain veneers are often called shells because they fit over the outside of the tooth. To place a porcelain veneer, Dr. Savoie will first take an impression of your teeth. We will send the impression to a lab where the lab will create the veneer. Then, Dr. Savoie will adhere the veneer to your tooth via bonding gel. Porcelain veneers can last for years and transform your smile’s shape, size, and shade with the proper care.
Your local cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lance Savoie, is dedicated to helping you achieve your dream smile. For more information about cosmetic dentistry in Abbeville, LA, or to schedule an appointment, call our office.