Confident, Healthy Smiles in Metairie
If you've been feeling self-conscious about your smile, Charvet Dental Center is here for you as your Metairie Cosmetic Dentist. Chipped, cracked, and discolored teeth affect many people's lives, but thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry in Metairie, you can get a healthy, confident smile you're proud of!
Your Metairie Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Hunter L. Charvet received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans. He then went on to graduate with his DDS degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1980. After graduating, he joined his father, Dr. Emile J. Charvet in private practice.
Each year, Dr. Hunter completes well over one hundred hours of advanced dental continuing education. He has completed extensive advanced training in the areas of Implant Dentistry and Endodontics. Dentistry is constantly advancing and continuing dental education allows him to stay on top of the latest dental techniques and technology, and provide our patients with the advanced care they deserve.
Dr. Hunter L. Charvet Jr., DDS, following in his father's footsteps, received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University. He then attended Louisiana State University School of Dentistry where he graduated with his DDS degree. During his freshman year at LSU School of Dentistry he served as class vice president. After graduating in May of 2009, he joined his father in private practice.
Dr. Hunter Jr. is a member in good standing in the New Orleans Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association and American Dental Association. He is also a voting member of The New Orleans Dental Association House of Delegates
Trusted Metairie Cosmetic Dentistry
Our smile is one of the first things noticed by people that we meet - 75% of people report noticing teeth and eyes when meeting someone new for the first time. A great-looking smile can change your life in a way nothing else can. Metairie Cosmetic Dentistry can help you.
If you wish you loved your smile more, we can use Metairie cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you the smile of your dreams. We'll listen first to understand your needs, then create a plan to address those needs and give you the smile you've always wanted.
The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks, and should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. Over time your teeth will move into their ideal position as you replace the aligners with the next in the series.
We will check to make sure treatment is progressing as planned during your visits to Charvet Dental Center. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that's been made. The most important element to success with your Metairie Invisalign is changing your aligners on time and wearing them as directed. Your trays will be custom designed to fit your unique dental needs. They will need to be changed frequently to keep up with the shifting of your teeth as they begin to straighten.
The average treatment time is generally between 8 and 18 months. This can vary widely from case to case. Treatment time depends significantly on patient compliance. It's important to remember that every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment differently. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. This means it can be hard to say with certainty how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results.
We estimate treatment time based on how well you follow the recommended guidelines. Any small deviation from this can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program. This means wearing aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout the course of treatment.
Metairie Teeth Whitening
A smile is usually the first thing that you notice when you meet someone. What does your smile say about you? We love to whiten our patients' teeth because it is often the most conservative way to change tooth color.
We notice that patients who complete Metairie teeth whitening treatment tend to take a greater role in their own oral health. Above all else, we want our patients to have the best oral health possible.
We also want you to confidently smile a smile you're proud to share! To help you get the whitest smiles possible, we offer several whitening options and will work with you to select the best teeth whitening method for your needs.
At-home whitening is perfect if you would like to whiten their teeth on your own schedule. With this system, you'll receive prescription gel and whitening trays, which are customized for your teeth for optimal results. Each day, you will load this gel into the trays and wear them for the recommended amount of time. The treatment time is usually about an hour, but each smile is unique, so follow the instructions provided by our doctors, or a member of our team. You'll be able to reach your whitest smile within two weeks of using this method.
A Metairie porcelain veneer is a thin shell of ceramic that looks like natural enamel and is made to hide a chipped or otherwise damaged tooth. The materials used to create veneers are durable and stronger than real teeth. They can even reflect light in the same manner as unaltered teeth do so that a cosmetically enhanced tooth is indistinguishable from the rest. We can permanently place veneers to revitalize your smile.