Porcelain Veneers - Baton Rouge, LA

Cracks or Gaps? Watch Them Vanish!

Smile Confidently Again

Are you embarrassed by stains, cracks, chips or gaps in your smile? Locally renowned for his expertise as a cosmetic dentist, Dr. John Barksdale can make your smile look flawless—even if it isn’t. With porcelain veneers and Lumineers® he can conceal imperfections that are compromising your ability to speak, laugh, and smile with complete confidence. Dr. Barksdale is among only 350 dentists in the world accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is one of ten in the state of Louisiana. He’s also a clinical instructor for the Cosmetic Continuum at LSU School of Dentistry and lectures nationally on cosmetic dentistry. Who better to refresh your smile with veneers in Baton Rouge, LA?

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Two Paths to a Perfect Smile

Veneers and Lumineers are thin, strong pieces of porcelain Dr. Barksdale applies to teeth in your “smile zone” teeth—the teeth most visible when you smile—to make flaws disappear. Both are made from porcelain, which has the durability and shine of real tooth enamel. Veneers or Lumineers are standalone treatments or can be part of a full smile makeover. Dr. Barksdale ensures they will complement the shade and shape of your other teeth. The goal is not only to hide defects, but to create a seamless, natural appearance.

Though both options provide stunning results, there are some differences between them. Veneers are the thicker of the two options and require Dr. Barksdale to trim a slight amount of enamel from your teeth. Many patients consider them to be the more economical choice. Lumineers are made from a slenderer, but tougher material allowing tooth enamel to remain intact. Lumineers may be necessary if you have naturally thin teeth. Dr. Barksdale can explain your options in more detail during a consultation. He may even be able to start your treatment during the same appointment—a painless process that can be completed in just two visits.

Two Appointments to a Gorgeous Smile

Appointment #1: Your Consultation and Tooth Preparation
During your initial visit, Dr. Barksdale will perform a comprehensive dental exam and learn what you want to change about your smile. Based on all the information he gathers he can begin to prepare your treatment outline. Veneers include removing a thin layer of enamel. With either option, a putty-free digital impression of your teeth is taken and sent to a trusted lab for custom-fabrication. Dr. Barksdale will provide temporary veneers to strengthen any trimmed teeth while you wait for your final porcelain restorations.
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Appointment #2: Your Confidence Restored
You’ll return to the office a few weeks later to receive your final porcelain, customized veneers or Lumineers. During that visit, Dr. Barksdale will confirm that they match the rest of your smile and fit you comfortably. Once you’re both satisfied, the veneers or Lumineers are firmly bonded to your teeth. Once in place, you can enjoy a renewed level of confidence from knowing that your smile looks spectacular!
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