Keep your smile and have braces – Invisalign Invisible Braces | Northridge, CA

If you are an adult who needs braces, you may be apprehensive about getting big metal braces that are not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. You want to feel confident about your smile not only after your braces come off, but during. Invisalign invisible braces provide straightening treatment while looking your best!

Invisalign works by using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. Whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted, Invisalign may be right for you. Upon an initial examination, Dr. David Lunt DDS of Northridge, CA will decide if Invisalign is right for you. He will then write a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth. Thanks to the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign carefully translates Dr. Lunt’s instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners. The aligners will move your teeth gradually week by week until you achieve the smile you have always desired.

Also, it’s important to remember that even though you may want to straighten your teeth for cosmetic dentistry reasons, straighter teeth and a proper bite are beneficial to periodontal health.

Don’t wait another day! Get those braces you’ve always needed without compromising your confidence. Make an appointment with Dr. Lunt at 818-885-7230 or www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt also proudly serves Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, and surrounding areas.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & New Year

Dr David Lunt and his staff, Luisa, Suzanne, Christine and Ramona, wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year from the San Fernando Valley, (Northridge, Chatsworth, Granada Hills, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Van Nuys, Mission Hills) California.

The office will be closed between Christmas and New Years except for Dec 27th. See you all after January 1st.

 

 

“Wow, Look what I got for Christmas!”

 

Is It Time For Dentures? | Northridge, CA

The only one who can really tell if it’s time for you to get dentures is your dentist. Dr. David Lunt DDS of Northridge, Ca has the expert knowledge and expertise to suggest dentures after a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth. If dentures are suggested by Dr. Lunt, there are several denture options available and he will help you decide which is best for you.

The following are some signs that you are a good candidate for dentures:

Severe tooth decay: if the teeth are so decayed they are beyond repair, then they will need to be pulled. If it’s only a few teeth, a bridge can be used. If a majority of the teeth are decayed or missing, a full denture would be needed.

Physical Injury: People with sports injuries or accidents which lead to tooth loss.

Periodontal disease: If teeth and gums are left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss.

Thanks to the modern advancements in technology, dentures are not what they used to be. There are several options available from different shapes, sizes, colors and the new implant supported dentures. They are custom fitted to give you the smile you have always wanted and no one will have to know you are wearing dentures.

Don’t be afraid to get dentures! Make an appointment today 818-885-7230 or www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt also proudly serves Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, and surrounding areas.

Taking care of your Porcelain Veneers | Northridge, CA

 

The longevity of your porcelain veneers greatly depends on how well you take care of them. Porcelain veneers are one of the top cosmetic dentistry procedures and you want them looking their best for as long as they can.  Dr. David Lunt DDS of Northridge, CA offers some suggestions for properly taking care of your porcelain veneers.

Good Oral Care at Home: Brush and floss daily with a nonabrasive toothpaste containing fluoride. Good oral care at home helps prevent periodontitis which can cause your gums to recede. Veneers are placed right at the gum line. If your gums do start to recede the appearance of your veneers could be compromised.

Avoid excessive force: No biting your fingernails, hairpins, ice or hard candy. These types of things can break or dislodge a veneer.

No clenching and grinding your teeth: By grinding your teeth your veneers can be chipped or broken due to the force generated by these actions. If you suffer from bruxism at night, talk to Dr. Lunt about a night guard to protect your teeth and veneers.

Steer Clear of Staining Foods and Drink: Although porcelain veneers are very resistant to staining the cement used to hold them in place can stain over time. Try to avoid coffee, tea, soda, wine and tobacco.

Contact Dr. Lunt at 818-885-7230 for more information on porcelain veneers or to make an appointment. Visit his website www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt also proudly serves Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, and surrounding areas.

Prophylaxis vs. Periodontal Maintenance, Northridge Ca

Many patients of mine have asked the question, “what is the difference between a dental cleaning (prophylaxis) and a periodontal maintanence visit?”  This is a great question and it is important to understand the difference.

The medical term for a professional dental cleaning, prophylaxis is purely a preventive measure and not a treatment for disease. Part of your dental checkup, prophylaxis is used to remove dental plaque and other irritants from the oral cavity.  As these deposits build on your teeth, they form dental tartar, which contributes to most dental problems. Unfortunately, some of these deposits can’t be removed with regular brushing and flossing and it is important to have them removed by a dental professional.

The term periodontal maintenance refers to a dental cleaning performed by a dental professional that is for the treatment and maintenance of periodontal (gum) disease.  Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost. Periodontal disease is a condition that cannot be cured unfortunately, but with regular visits for these more detailed dental cleanings it is a condition that is very treatable and patients with periodontal disease can keep their teeth for a lifetime.

If you are behind on your routine prophylaxis or periodontal maintenance appointments, give our office a call and schedule an appointment to keep your smile a healthy one! (818) 885-7230

Dr. Lunt also proudly serves Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, and surrounding areas.