Barataria Dental, a New Orleans family and cosmetic dentist, offers a variety of cosmetic procedures to their patients who are either in need of restorative dental work or want to enhance their natural smile!

For patients who want a smile makeover to correct chipped, damaged or slightly crooked teeth, Dr. Maria Burmaster and Dr. Valerie Hemphill of Barataria offer porcelain veneers for high quality, long lasting results. Porcelain veneers reflect light much like a natural tooth and are also highly stain resistant, offering patients years of bright, natural looking and comfortable smiles. Many patients will choose porcelain veneers when looking to improve the appearance of the front teeth, or those that are seen most prominently when smiling.

The dentists of Barataria Dental in Marrero will prepare the tooth surface for veneers in a conservative fashion, removing only as much of the surface as necessary for a lasting and comfortable fit. The process will take place over several appointments and the veneers will be custom made for each patient from impressions taken during the initial visit. While waiting for the permanent veneers to be created by a dental lab, patients will be fitted with temporaries after the tooth surface is prepared. The veneers will be permanently adhered to the tooth/teeth with a dental bonding material at the final visit.

As an alternative to porcelain veneers, Barataria Dental also offers tooth bonding for patients who want to cover a chip or crack in a tooth that is noticeable when smiling. Tooth bonding is called a “direct restoration” and is a process where a cosmetic resin material is attached directly to the affected area of the tooth. The material is matched to a patient’s natural tooth color, providing aesthetically appealing results for correction of minor cosmetic issues.

Porcelain veneers can be the solution to a variety of dental problems as well as providing the smile you have always wanted- schedule a consultation at Barataria Dental to discuss your options.

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