Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

Using our advanced training and expertise to enhance your smile.

Upgrade Your Smile

Our Baton Rouge cosmetic dentists not only boost your smile but your confidence too.

Woman smiling after receiving restorative dentistry and a take-home teeth whitening
Teeth Whitening

Brightening your smile does more than just make you look great; it boosts your confidence too. At Kidder Dental, you can benefit from our Opalescence Boost whitening systems.

In-office Whitening: In less than an hour, you can achieve amazing results with Opalescence whitening. This special whitening gel is carefully administered on to your teeth while well-placed guards protect your gums. The gel gets to work by brightening your smile.

Take-home Whitening: Our whitening kits consist of custom-fitted trays and professional grade Opalescence gel. The gel is poured into the trays before they are placed over your teeth. Our cosmetic dentist in Baton Rouge will provide guidance on how to use your kit.

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Composite Bonding

When your teeth are stained, crooked, chipped, or have minor gaps, dental bonding can be a comfortable and efficient solution. This cosmetic procedure typically only take 1-2 hours and requires no anesthesia.

The process is simple. To begin, your dentist removes any plaque from your teeth and helps choose the right shade for the bonding material. A mild etching is done and the bonding material applied. This is hardened with the curing light and then several layers of tooth-colored resin are added. Once, the correct color and thickness have been reached Dr. Kidder sculpts the tooth to fit your bite. Finally, we polish your tooth so you can enjoy a new beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Middle-aged lady smiling outside because she had her gums contoured as part of restorative dentistry in Baton Rouge
Gum Contouring

Occasionally, periodontal disease or genetics can leave you with gums that are uneven or unsatisfactory. It may be that you suffer from gum recession or perhaps a “gummy smile.” Drs. Dustin and Elizabeth Kidder are experienced in using gum contouring to give you a beautiful smile. Using laser technology, our team can remove excess or infected gum tissue without an invasive surgery. With the laser, we gently remove or reshape the gum line to give a more even and aesthetically pleasing look. This modern procedure allows for accurate results, fast healing time, and a natural-looking smile.

Man smiling due to Invisalign and some other restorative dentistry procedures
Invisalign®

Many people have to endure a misaligned smile or crooked teeth because they don’t want embarrassing metal and wires in their mouths for years. Well, thanks to Invisalign® clear aligners, that no longer needs to be the case. This modern system consists of a series of transparent trays that gradually move your teeth into the ideal position. Our team of dentists is able to show you your new smile using digital impressions and 3-D software. The aligners are designed using this software and can be comfortably worn throughout the day. What’s more is you can remove Invisalign® to brush, floss, and eat, meaning less disruption to your day-to-day life! Boost your smile and your confidence with Invisalign®.

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Clear Correct

ClearCorrect uses invisible alignment trays designed to reposition your crooked teeth. The trays guide your teeth into an improved position with Dr. Kidder monitoring your progress. You receive a new tray every 3-4 weeks with the total treatment time being about 12-18 months. These discreet tray braces are customized to your smile and are metal-free. Plus, by straightening your teeth, they protect you from increased risk of decay and gum disease. All you need to get started is a consultation with Dr. Kidder, which involves taking digital x-rays, impressions, and photographs.

Beautiful Veneers

Ready for your smile makeover?
Porcelain Veneers

Get your smile makeover today! Porcelain veneers use a strong, durable, tooth-colored material to cover over common teeth defects. These thin shells are custom-made to fit your goals and are placed over stained, chipped, or crooked teeth, leaving you with a breathtaking smile.

Minimal Prep

While porcelain veneers require a considerable amount of preparation, this alternative treatment maintains more of your natural tooth structure. However, minimal-prep veneers still provide a personalized and natural-looking finish. You can benefit from a beautifully straight and white smile today!

No-Prep

These cosmetic veneers are bonded directly to your non-prepped tooth surface, making them the most conservative type of veneer. They preserve your natural tooth structure while giving your smile an enhanced look. These veneers can be shaped and sized to fit your natural smile.

I have been with this group for years. The entire staff is courteous and professional. They respond to e-mails, calls and even check on their patients' post procedures.

Barry M. (Kidder Dental Patient)

Restoring Your Smile to Its Best

Achieving function and beauty with reliable services.
Older man smiling thanks to dental implants and Baton Rouge restorative dentistry
Dental Implants

Discover the number one tooth replacement option at Kidder Dental. Our skilled dentists partner with local oral surgeons to provide top-class implant services. An implant is composed of a titanium post placed into your jawbone to mimic your natural tooth root. This post can then be topped with various restorations such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. Drs. Dustin and Elizabeth Kidder design and create these restorations once your surgeon has placed the implant. Implants provide a long-lasting and reliable solution for those with one or multiple missing teeth.

Woman showing her new teeth thanks to tooth-colored fillings and restorative dentistry
Fillings

Our modern approach to restorative dentistry can be seen when we use composite fillings to restore your smile. This material reflects the shade of your natural teeth and offers a long-lasting solution for a damaged tooth. Dr. Kidder begins this procedure by numbing the area and carefully removing any decay. Bonding solution is added to the tooth and then the composite resin is placed. Using a special light, your restorative dentist in Baton Rouge, WI hardens the composite. It is then shaped and polished for a pleasing finish. We can also replace your silver fillings with our modern composite alternative.

Old couple laughing and having fun after their restorative dentistry visit, which included getting new dentures
Dentures

Dentures are an ideal option when you have multiple missing teeth or all your teeth are missing. At Kidder Dental, we offer partial, full, and fixed implant-supported dentures. Each of these options is fitted using the latest technology and with a focus on function and beauty. Partial: Partial dentures can replace a few missing teeth on either the upper or lower arch. Although these are held in place with a clasp, they can be removed for cleaning. Full: Losing all your teeth can be traumatic but our full dentures can bring back your smile. These dentures are designed to replace all your teeth, support your facial structure, and look natural. Implant-supported: Your denture is placed on top of 4-6 dental implants for a more permanent restoration. Each of our dentures is created using an impression of your smile and fabricated to your specifications.

Business woman smiling after her restorative dentistry visit where she got dental crowns
Crowns & Bridges

If your teeth are damaged or broken, we may recommend a crown. Dental crowns are natural-looking caps placed over the top of your tooth to provide protection and restore function. At Kidder Dental, we use core build-up to support and stabilize your crown. We place the crown by first removing any decay and then installing the core build-up. After this, the crown is positioned over the remaining tooth and bonded in place.

Dental bridges are an ideal solution when you are missing a tooth. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth attached to a crown either side. The bridge is then positioned where the missing tooth used to be while the crowns anchor it into place. This restoration resembles your natural teeth and can be completed in just two visits.

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Inlays & Onlays

Severely damaged teeth can be past the point of filling repair. When this occurs, Dr. Kidder may recommend an inlay or onlay to preserve your remaining tooth structure and restore what is missing. Inlays: Normally made of porcelain, inlays are created using an impression of the affected tooth, which is sent to a lab to be handcrafted. When ready, the inlay is placed to restore your tooth’s structure and functionality. Onlays: Onlays are similar to inlays but cover a larger area. They can be constructed to mimic your natural tooth color and shape. Inlays and onlays are durable and recapture the strength and look of your tooth.

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Root Canals

The inside of your tooth can become infected due to injury or the buildup of decay. If the infection reaches the pulp (the area where your nerve is) it can cause pain and sensitivity. With root canal therapy, our Baton Rouge dentists can remove the infected tissue and save your tooth. This procedure utilizes modern technology and can be performed without discomfort. To begin, Dr. Dustin or Dr. Elizabeth Kidder numbs the area and cleans out the infection. Next, we use a filling material to preserve your tooth structure and protect it with a crown. Root canals can be completed in one visit and are the ideal solution for saving your smile.

Man holding his head because he has a TMJ disorder and needs restorative dentistry in Baton Rouge
TMJ

Your tempromandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to your skull. Many people suffer from jaw pain, headaches, and jaw clicking due to TMJ disorders. These can be caused by:

  • Teeth grinding/clenching
  • Misaligned teeth or bite
  • Stress
  • Head or neck trauma
  • Aging

If left untreated, TMJ disorders can have a detrimental affect on your life. At Kidder Dental, we use modern technology to help diagnose TMJ disorders and provide some non-surgical treatment options. These include splint therapy and behavioral guidance. Dr. Dustin Kidder has advanced training in caring for those suffering from TMJ. He can help analyze your bite and give you advice on the best course of treatment.

Man sleeping next to his wife thanks to a successful restorative dentistry visit for sleep apnea
Sleep Apnea

This serious sleep disorder affects millions of Americans every year. It is defined when a person’s breathing is interrupted while sleeping. This is caused by their airway become blocked and can occur hundreds of time during the night. The effect is restlessness, fatigue, and more complex whole body health issues such as high blood pressure, heart issues, and diabetes. Our caring team can provide you with advice on how to beat sleep apnea and can also explain some treatment options. For example, you may wish to use a CPAP or an oral appliance to help keep your airway open or perhaps consider surgical options. Whatever you need to overcome this condition, rest assured our dentists are here for you!

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Drs. Dustin and Elizabeth Kidder work with you to achieve a healthy smile that you'll want to show off at every opportunity.
Rebuild Your Smile

Some of our patients require a number of dental procedures to repair or make over their smile. At our office, we are experienced in providing custom-made, detailed treatment plans designed to achieve your end goal. Plus, we have partnered with a number of local specialists so you can access the specialty care for more complex cases.

Phases of Treatment

When rehabilitating a smile, we use phased treatment to make care more discreet, comfortable, and manageable. Your dentist likely begins by addressing your immediate concerns and then moves on to cosmetic treatments. Each phase will be clearly outlined in your custom-made treatment roadmap.

Our Services

There are several cosmetic and restorative treatments offered during a full mouth rehabilitation, including:

  • Porcelain crowns
  • Composite fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth whitening
  • Gum contouring

Baton Rouge Dentistry Designed Around You

Experience the dental care that has all our patients smiling!