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Patient Instructions Regarding
Delivered Porcelain or Gold Restorations

Congratulations on the delivery of your restoration! We certainly want to help you avoid any additional cost, so please be aware of the following:

It is possible for decay to occur at any surface where the tooth or root contacts the restoration (the “margin”). It is very important to floss and brush daily to prevent decay at the margins. In addition, sugar habits and/or a decrease one’s level of saliva (due to health issues or medicines) will promote new decay—watch out especially for acid/sugar combinations like soft drinks, fruit juices, sports drinks and sour candies. There will be additional fees to you if a new restoration is needed due to new decay. The use of prescription-strength fluoride rinses/gels and 100% xylitol products also help to prevent decay—ask us about these if you are interested.

If, on the slight chance that a restoration comes out or becomes loose during the day, call the office right away for an appointment at (504) 347-6000. If a restoration comes out or loose at night, call the following morning for an appointment. If you can’t remove the restoration with finger pressure, you should be safe overnight. It’s OK for a restoration to remain off the tooth for several hours, but not days!! Without the restoration on the tooth, the prepared tooth and its opposing tooth will erupt toward each other, decreasing the amount of space at the chewing surface of the restoration. This could even cause the need for re-preparing the tooth, a new impression, a new temporary restoration, and a new restoration. In addition, the gums can “grow” over the margins of a prepared tooth within about a day. Either of these problems could cause additional work and fee to you.

If we have recommended that you wear a nightguard, you must wear it whenever sleeping (including naps) to prevent fracture of porcelain. Again, additional fees would apply if the porcelain fractures and you haven’t worn your nightguard.

We strive for your pleasure with our services. Please tell us immediately if you have any problems with your restoration(s). We will assume that you are happy with your restoration(s), unless we hear from you to the contrary.
 

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Below are some of the communities in the New Orleans area proudly served by the dentists and staff at New Orleans Dental Center :

Eastbank:
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Harahan, River Ridge, Chalmette, Arabi, Meraux and all the communities of Orleans, Jefferson and Saint Bernard Parishes.
Westbank:
Algiers, Avondale, Barataria, Belle Chasse, Boothville, Braithwaite, Bridge City, Buras, Crown Point, Devant, Empire, Gretna, Harvey, Jean Lafitte, Jesuit Bend, Lafitte, Marrero, Nairn, Pilottown, Point A La Hache, Port Sulphur, Terrytown, Waggaman, West Pointe A La Hache, Westwego and all the communities of Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.
River Parishes: Boutte, Des Allemands, Destrahan, Good Hope, Hahnvlle, Luling, New Sarpy, Paradis, St. Rose and all the communities of St. Charles, St. John and Ascension Parishes.

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New Orleans Dental Center
1901 Manhattan Blvd., Suite F-201
Harvey, LA 70058
Phone: (504) 347-6000 ~ Fax: (504) 367-6232


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