Porcelain Venners vs Bonding | Northridge, CA

Is your smile not what you want it to be? If you would like to change your smile cosmetic dentist Dr. David Lunt DDS can help. Dr. Lunt offers many cosmetic dentistry procedures including the most popular, bonding and porcelain veneers. But what is the difference between the two?

Both bonding and porcelain veneers have similarities. They both are used to cover dental imperfections. However, the procedures are quite different.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding uses a smooth tooth colored solution which is applied to teeth. It covers stains, and fills in small chips and gaps. After the dental bonding solution has been applied and shaped a specialized dental light is used to harden the bonding material. Once the bonding solution is dried and cured additional layers may be applied depending on your situation. When the process is complete the tooth is then polished. Bonding is used on patients who need one or two teeth corrected.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are fabricated from a solid piece of porcelain. They fit over the front and underside of your tooth covering the entire surface of visible tooth. Veneers can be fitted to lengthen or widen teeth to close gaps or fill in chips. Porcelain veneers are generally used for patients who have several cosmetic problems or want their entire set of front facing teeth made over.

If you are unhappy with your smile and would like more information on bonding or porcelain veneers call Dr. David Lunt DDS at 818-885-7230. Learn more about Dr. Lunt and his practice by visiting his website at www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt encourages student health and is proud to accept patients from Cal State Northridge, Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, and all surrounding ares.

Making Family Dental Care A Priority | Family Dentistry | Northridge, CA

family-dentistry

Children learn dental hygiene from their parents and family members. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is something everyone in your family should be involved in. Taking proper care of your teeth and gums now prevents problems when you get older, for children and parents. Dr. David Lunt DDS is proud to offer family dentistry and offers a general routine that each member of the family should follow:

Babies and Children

  1. Clean each new tooth gently with a clean wet washcloth. As your baby grows you can switch to a child’s toothbrush.
  2. Do not use toothpaste on a child younger than 2 years old.
  3. Do not let your baby fall asleep with a bottle. This leads to what is called “baby bottle tooth decay.”
  4. Take your child to the dentist regularly starting at 1 year of age.

Teenagers

  1. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Floss at least once a day.
  3. Don’t smoke or chew tobacco.
  4. If your teenager plays sports be sure they wear a protective mouth guard.
  5. Make sure they see the dentist for all regular checkups.

Adults

  1. Brush teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Floss at least once a day.
  3. Don’t smoke or chew tobacco.
  4. Check with your doctor to make sure any medications you are taking might damage your teeth.
  5. Check your mouth regularly for sores, red swollen gums or anything out of the ordinary.
  6. See your dentist every six months for regular checkups and cleanings.

Family dental care is a priority. Make dental appointments for your family with Dr. David Lunt DDS in Northridge, CA. Dr. Lunt offers the best in family dentistry and will help keep your family’s teeth and gums healthy. Call today at 818-885-7230. Visit his website at www.davidluntdds.com.

Also accepting patients from Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura and all surrounding areas.

Implant Dentistry and Caring for Your Implants | Northridge, CA

implant dentistryOnce you have your new dental implants in place, you want to make sure they are taken care of properly. Dr. David Lunt DDS, an expert in the field of implant dentistry wants to ensure the care of your dental implants by offering a few simple suggestions maintaining your implants.

Brush and Floss twice a day – just like your regular teeth, implants need to be cleaned and flossed to prevent food particles from invading your gums and implant structure.

Dental visits twice a year – regular dental visits are a part of normal dental hygiene; however this is especially true for people with dental implants. Your implants will need a thorough cleaning and plaque removal. Along with the cleaning, the condition of your gums, jaw and anchors will be checked.

Mouthwash – special germicidal mouthwash is often prescribed by dentists for patients with dental implants. It helps reduce the risk of infection.

Say no to Staining – dental implants can stain the same as normal teeth. So, steer clear of smoking, coffee, tea, sodas and wine.

For more information on taking care of your dental implants or to inquire about getting dental implants, call Dr. David Lunt DDS in Northridge, CA at 818-885-7230. Dr. Lunt can take care of all your implant dentistry needs. Also, visit his website at www.davidluntdds.com.

Accepting patients from Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura and all surrounding areas.