Bonding is a great way for you to regain confidence in your smile if you have chipped or broken one (or more) of your teeth. Bonding is a process of directly applying a tooth-colored composite to your tooth. Once the composite is applied, our dentist will sculpt and shape it to make a perfect looking tooth. A high-intensity ultraviolet light is then used to harden the composite and is finished off by a fine polishing.
Not only is bonding useful for chipped and broken teeth, but it is great for stained teeth that are resistant to professional whitening treatment.
Although bonding does not last as long as veneers or crowns; with proper care, bonding composites can last for years.
For more information on bonding or to make an appointment, please contact Dr. David Lunt DDS of Northridge, CA at 818-885-7230 or www.davidluntdds.com.
Dr. Lunt also proudly serves Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, and surrounding areas.
Does the thought of having your teeth worked on make you anxious or uncomfortable? Do the sight of needles and the sound of dental drills make you cringe? Now imagine going into a dental office and feeling relaxed and comfortable. We can do this for you. Dr. Lunt of Northridge, CA has been helping people overcome these fears for many years.
Dr. Lunt can prescribe the appropriate medication in a pill form that you will take in his office before your treatment. Most of Dr. Lunt’s patients leave feeling relaxed, healthy, and well cared for. This can benefit a wide range of patients, including people with:
High dental anxiety and fear.
A severe gag reflex.
Difficulty getting numb.
Extensive treatment needs.
A desire to have dentistry done comfortably while.they are fully relaxed.
Dr. Lunt also offers Nitrous Oxide treatment. Nitrous Oxide is commonly referred to as “Laughing Gas.” This mild sedative inhalant will put you in a euphoric state of relaxation and will help make the dental procedures much easier for you to handle.
We understand that going to the dentist can be very difficult for some people. Dental phobia is actually a lot more common than you may think. It is estimated that about 15% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of this reason.
Parents usually provide oral hygiene care until their child is old enough to take responsibility for their daily dental health routine of brushing and flossing. According to Dr. Lunt DDS of Northridge, CA a proper routine of preventive home care is important from the day your child is born.
Clean your infant’s gums with a clean, damp cloth after each feeding.
As soon as the first teeth come in, begin brushing them with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and water. If you are considering using toothpaste before your child’s second birthday, ask your dentist first.
To avoid baby bottle tooth decay and teeth misalignment due to sucking, try to wean your child off of the breast and bottle by one year of age, and monitor excessive sucking of pacifiers, fingers and thumbs. Never give your child a bottle of milk, juice or sweetened liquid as a pacifier at naptime or bedtime.
Help a young child brush at night, the most important time to brush, due to lower salivary flow and higher susceptibility to cavities. Perhaps let the child brush their teeth first to build self-confidence, then the parent can follow up to ensure that all plaque is removed. Usually by age 5 or so, the child can learn to brush his or her own teeth with proper parental instruction.
The best way to teach a child how to brush is to lead by good example. Allowing your child to watch you brush your teeth teaches the importance of good oral hygiene.
In addition, preventative routine dental check ups ensure your child has healthy teeth and gums. Don’t wait. Schedule your child’s next pediatric dental visit with Dr. Lunt at 818-885-7230 or www.davidluntddds.com.
We’ve built our practice upon service to our patients, and our ongoing success is dependent on continually exceeding our patients’ expectations. Based on this philosophy, we strive to keep our patients happy and healthy. Referrals from existing patients represent a good portion of our office’s new patients. Entrusting the care of a friend or loved one to our office is the greatest compliment we receive as health care professionals. Our Patient Referral Program is out of our desire to say thank you to our existing patients who help to ensure our future success
The program is simple and works like this:
A new patient mentions your name when they schedule their first appointment.
Our office tracks referrals from every patient in our practice.
Every referral earns you 2 free movie tickets.
Upon referring three (3) new patients, you receive your choice of one of the following:
Complimentary Teeth Whitening
Complimentary FlexCare Sonicare Electric Toothbrush
Please call and ask for Luisa if you have any questions. Thank you again for allowing us to care for your friends and family!