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Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is one of your most noticeable features, but if your smile is not as attractive as you would like it to be then it is time to consider some cosmetic dentistry options. For many years, people who wanted to achieve an attractive smile had to find a separate dentist for cosmetic procedures. Lafayette dentist office, Toups Family Dentistry is proud to have a dentist and dental staff that are knowledgeable and experienced in cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry includes several dental treatments depending on what you choose to have done. The aim of each of these treatments is to enhance the beauty of your smile. Through cosmetic dentistry, we can help you achieve a more beautiful, inviting smile that boosts your self-esteem and allows you to smile with confidence.

We know your smile is important to you, why not make it a priority? Contact our office to schedule your consultation today. 

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. Although it can, it does not necessarily help the functionality of your teeth, gums or bite. Its primary focus is on improving your dental aesthetics such as color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile. 

Treatment Can Repair:

Cosmetic Procedures


Teeth whitening is the process of brightening or enhancing the color of the teeth. The goal is for the teeth to have a more bright and even color.


Bonding restores the appearance and functionality of a damaged tooth in a less invasive procedure than dental implants or crowns.


Veneers are a solution to help you achieve the look you desire. A popular choice for those with chipped teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshaped teeth.


A dental bridge is a false tooth which is attached to the teeth on either side to create a “bridge”. Making sure you stay proud to show off that smile.


A crown is an artificial tooth or “cap” which replaces a missing tooth. It fills the gap where the missing tooth was so that your smile looks natural.


A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available, complete and partial.

Are You A Candidate For Cosmetic Dentistry?

Go ahead and ask yourself these five questions below. If you answer “yes” to any of them, then you are the perfect candidate to have cosmetic dental work done. If you have any additional questions, give our office a call. We will be happy to answer any concerns you may have. 

  1. Do you hesitate to show your teeth when you smile?
  2. Do you fear that people don’t know the real you because you shy away from laughing or speaking?
  3. Would you like to increase your self-confidence?
  4. Do you want to look your best in social or professional settings?
  5. Are you ready to reverse your dental imperfections and achieve a beautiful smile?

Dr. Toups and his staff will help you choose which cosmetic dental treatment is perfect for you based on your personal needs and desires. The individualized treatment plan will help you accomplish all of your goals for the smile of your dreams. At the end of your plan, you will wonder why you didn’t do this sooner. 


Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we have about cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic procedures are virtually painless as we will apply a local anesthetic before beginning your treatment. This will ensure that you feel no discomfort while Dr. Toups works on your smile. While you may feel some sensitivity during your recovery period, this usually subsides on its own and can be managed with over-the-counter medication.

The exact cost of cosmetic dentistry depends on several factors. This includes what procedure you’ll be undergoing, what dental issues are being corrected, and the current state of your oral health. Our staff will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to help achieve the smile of your dreams and give you all your options for cost.

While most insurance companies likely won’t cover your cosmetic procedure, we recommend contacting your insurance company to get an accurate understanding of your coverage as everyone has different plans.

During your appointment, we will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate of the cost of your treatment. 

We do offer in house dental plans that may help you get  the procedure done and we also take care credit, if you would like to apply click here

A patient may be sore for two to three days from fixed bridges, dental bonding, or dental crown placement. There will be some tenderness in the gum tissue. Being gentle with the treated teeth is important to keep the restorations in place. Over the counter medicines will help with the recovery.

There is no perfect answer for this. Just as every smile we treat is unique, so are the treatments we provide. While cosmetic treatment times may vary, some treatments are completed within one office visit.

Get Started Today

Ready to get that smile you’ve always wanted? We invite you to call our Lafayette, La dental office and schedule that consultation right away. There really is no time like the present. We look forward to being a part of helping you achieve your confidence again. 

Simply fill out the form below or give us a call at 337-237-7005 to begin. 

Schedule An Appointment

To schedule an appointment or consultation please fill the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you are welcome to give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions