Excellence in Dental Care
Restorative & Cosmetic Services
Even with exquisite oral care, you may find yourself in need of restorative dental services. David N. Austin, DDS, will provide you with the restoration you need for your oral health and aesthetics. We also offer cosmetic dental procedures in our Shreveport, LA, office to help you achieve your dream smile!
Services We Offer Include but Are Not Limited To:
We recommend dental fillings for teeth that have experienced decay, chipping, or small fractures. We will discuss the options available to you so that you can make an educated decision about the filling materials.
Endodontic (Root Canal) Therapy
If a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth and caused an infection, root canal therapy is necessary. Dr. Austin will remove the infected pulp and nerves from the tooth, clean the root canals, and fill the tooth with antibacterial material. A crown may be necessary to provide structure to the remaining tooth.
Crowns, or caps, are used to strengthen compromised tooth structure, replace missing teeth when paired with an implant or bridge, or to improve the aesthetics of a smile. A crown either covers the existing tooth structure or acts as an artificial tooth in a bridge or with an implant.
A dental bridge may be used when you’ve experienced the loss of a tooth or teeth. The bridge is attached to the teeth adjacent to the gap left by the missing teeth and looks and functions like natural teeth.
Dental implants are the best option to replace one or more missing teeth. Without replacement, teeth may shift to fill the gap, causing irregularities in bite, speech, and comfort. An implant is a small titanium rod that is inserted in the jaw and topped with a crown. It appears and acts like a natural tooth! Implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement.
Have you noticed that your teeth are stained by smoking, drinking wine or tea, or medications? Our in-office teeth whitening system can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter in about an hour. Take-home kits provide similar results over a longer period of time. Ask us which process is right for you.
In case of dental emergency, call 318-861-4549 for instructions and to be put into our schedule.