Dental Implants | Northridge, Ca Dentist

dental-implantDo you have missing and broken teeth that need to be replaced? If you have been thinking about how to best address your tooth loss for long-term satisfaction and a strong, healthy smile, we encourage you to consider some very compelling reasons to choose implants.

Jawbone Health:

A lost tooth should be considered a top priority. The longer the gap remains, the more damage it can wreak on your jawbone and your remaining teeth. Even if you replace your lost teeth with a dental bridge or dentures, the sockets in your jawbone that held your teeth’s roots will remain empty. However, implants are inserted into your jawbone, and will restore the support that conventional replacement teeth lack.

Implant Posts can Last for Life:

The post of an implant, which rests inside of your jawbone, can last for life with proper care and maintenance. While your dental crown or denture may need replacement after several years of use, the replacement process is significantly simpler. Your jawbone will not have changed shape as dramatically as it does without implants, so measuring for the new appliance will not be as challenging. Since the posts remain, we can simply attach the new prosthesis to your implants once it is crafted.

No More Cavities!

Yes! The days of cavities are long gone with dental implants! While you still need to take care of your dental implants, gums and mouth – you will be physically unable to get a cavity.

Dental Implants are Safe:

Dental implants are a very safe procedure that has been being practiced for more than 30 years. Dental implants are made of titanium and biocompatible material that is accepted by the body.

Money Saver:

Since dental implants are designed to be a longterm solution, you won’t have to worry about constantly replacing crowns, bridges and dentures. These temporary options add up in price over the years in numerous visits to the dentist and so on, and not to mention, lots of frustration(Source: WebMD).

Bringing your mouth back to life is a major confidence boost! Dental implants look and feel like real teeth, you no longer have anything to be ashamed of. You can laugh and smile and feel good about how you look!

If you are unhappy with your smile and would like more information 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.

Let us be your Family Dentist | Northridge, Ca Dentist

iStock_000007889488XSmallFinding the right family dentist can be tasking but is important for ensuring great oral care for everyone. You want a dentist that can meet your specific needs and offers excellent pediatric dental care. A great dentist can make every trip to the office a positive experience.  But what are the most important things you should look for in a good dentist for the entire family?

Parents Needs:

When looking for a dentist to care for your family’s teeth, you want a skilled dentist that you have great rapport with. There is no substitute for an experienced family dentist! This is someone that can recognize possible problems and educate you on the best treatment options. The best dentist to find is one that has worked with adults and kids.  This is especially true if you have very young children.  A family dentist can understand and take action on the diverse needs of you and your children may face.  These can include: losing those first teeth, fluoride needs for the entire family and even tooth whitening options.

Having a family dentist that you feel comfortable talking to is also important. You may have questions and concerns about everything from healthy snacks to flossing skills. Every trip to the dentist is an opportunity to have a professional evaluate and care for your family’s teeth, but it also is an opportunity to gain valuable information about oral health and preventative care.

Also look for a family dental office that is practical. Is the office close to where you live? What about the availability of making a next-day appointment for your unforeseen accidents?

What Kids Want:

What children need in a dentist and dental hygienist is very important.  They need someone that is gentle, patient and work with kids on a daily basis. A child friendly waiting room is great, but kindness of the dentist and staff is what will help your child feel comfortable and encouraged. Help your kids gain a positive attitude toward dental visits by finding a professional office that makes them feel good about taking care of their teeth.

Dr. Lunt is experienced with patients of all ages and encourages you to to let him fulfill your families dental needs with him.

For more information on family dentistry or to make an appointment, please contact Dr. David Lunt DDS of Northridge, CA at 818-885-7230 or www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt  is proud to accept patients from Cal State Northridge, Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, and surrounding areas.

The Benefits of Dental Bonding | Northridge, Ca Dentist

 

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Did you know dental 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, Dr. Lunt 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.

Dental bonding is an option that can be considered to:

  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Make teeth look longer
  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Use as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • Protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

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