The Lifespan of Dental Crowns: Maintenance and Care Tips

Hello to all readers on behalf of Erin Fontenot, DDS, your local expert for trusted dental services in Lafayette, LA. Restorative dentistry, specifically the use of dental crowns, is a large part of our practice. We see a variety of patients who either have dental crowns or are considering dental crowns as part of their treatment plan. We hope to provide useful information and guidance regarding the care and maintenance of dental crowns. What are Dental Crowns? For the uninitiated, [...]

Sport Mouth Guards: Safeguarding Your Smile During Athletic Activities

As an athlete or sports enthusiast, protecting your body from injuries is an undeniable aspect of your sporting activities. One area that often gets overlooked, however, is your smile. Sport mouth guards are an essential piece of protective equipment intended to safeguard your teeth and gums during intense physical activities. Dr. Erin Fontenot, DDS, with her years of expertise in offering high-quality dental services in Lafayette, LA, is a renowned professional who highly advocates for their use. Understanding Sport Mouth [...]

Sensitive Teeth Treatment: What Are My Options?

Welcome to a discussion on a common dental woe that affects many: sensitive teeth. If you've ever winced in pain while sipping your favorite hot beverage or cringed at the thought of indulging in an icy treat, you're not alone. Tooth sensitivity is a widespread concern among people of all ages, causing discomfort and sometimes even limiting one's food and drink choices. Fear not, for today, we shall delve into the root causes of this issue and enlighten you with [...]

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers have proved to be a perfect solution to a wide range of dental problems such as crooked, discolored, and chipped teeth. They are also suitable for fixing visible gaps between the teeth. An improved dental structure and appearance can instantly improve your self-esteem and make you feel better about your overall beauty. Sadly, most people delay rectifying their oral deformities because they fear the cost and the supposed pain caused by the restoration procedures. Luckily, the dental veneers [...]

Erin Fontenot, DDS Business Update

Updated March 18th, 2020 Dear Patients, Visitors, Family & Friends Though we are taking extreme precautions to mitigate any risks of the pandemic caused by COVID-19 for our patients and staff, we have still received many questions and wished to proactively address how we are responding.  As of this writing: Per the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry's request, we are suspending all elective dental procedures for 30 days, effective today, March 18th. All calls are being forwarded to Elaina.  Any [...]