People don’t realize how impactful a beautiful smile can be until the confidence to smile has been lost. A lack of confidence causes a domino effect of painful experiences for even the most upbeat individual. Dr. Luis M. Alvarado of LA Prosthetic Dentistry has given confidence back to people for years. He has practiced as a prosthodontist in New Orleans and Seattle and recently settled in SBC with his wife and family. Since February 2023, LA Prosthetic Dentistry has been located on Kayla Street in Shreveport. They offer state-of-the-art full-mouth rehabilitation services where all treatment plans are tailored to each patient. 

When it comes to prosthodontics, LA Prosthetic Dentistry is in a class of its own in Northwest Louisiana. Dr. Alvarado completed a 3-year residency training in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Connecticut and then obtained another 2-year residency training program in Prosthodontics at LSU. This degree in prosthodontics gives Dr. Alvarado the advantage of being an expert in both highly complex and highly esthetic cases. Dr. Alvarado explains, “We are the only full-time prosthodontics practice in a three-hour radius from Shreveport. We design all of our cases digitally in-house, and we have milling and 3-D printing capabilities to assure quality control.”  Dr. Alvarado and the LA Prosthetic Dentistry staff believe that the sky is the limit for their practice. The practice employs five people, including one dental hygienist and four amazing assistants who perform various tasks from chairside assisting to administrative duties and digital dentistry.  “Our goal is to work alongside the referring dentists to become an extension to them for the more complex cases,” says Dr. Alvarado. “We have  expanded our services to implant placement and restoration to allow for more accessible  treatment.”

Through LA Prosthetic Dentistry, the citizens of Shreveport/Bossier City, and the surrounding areas have access to Full Mouth and Tooth Rehabilitation, Highly Esthetic Veneers and Crowns, Full Mouth Complex Implant Rehabilitation, Prosthetic Oral Hygiene Care, Dentures, and Implant Over Dentures. They also offer specialized treatment for accident and cancer patients.  

“The best part of my job is when I see a patient that is in despair, when they have lost hope because they have been told ‘there is nothing that can be done to help you,’ and then I can provide them with treatment that, for the first time in a long time, gives them happiness. It is always gratifying to see them smile for the first time,” says Dr. Alvarado. “Giving someone their smile back and seeing patients hold their heads high is why I do this.”

Anyone interested in LA Prosthetic Dentistry is welcome to visit their website,, or call 318-996-3949. Your new smile is waiting at LA Prosthetic Dentistry.


  • Veneers
  • Single Implants
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Complex Implant Rehabilitations
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitations
  • Prosthetic Oral Hygiene Care
  • Dentures and Implant Overdentures