The Smile of Your Dreams in Lancaster
Veneers are thin shields made out of porcelain or plastic, which are used to cover chipped/broken teeth, caps in teeth and stained/discolored teeth. They are designed to act and look like regular teeth and are held in place with a strong bond. This procedure usually requires two visits.
When teeth are stained, dark, chipped or misaligned, laminate veneers may be a good choice to brighten your smile. A veneer is an ultra-thin sheet of porcelain that covers the front of a tooth. Veneers can also be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen small teeth or to cover misshapen teeth. When teeth are chipped or beginning to wear, veneers can protect them from damage and restore their original appearance. The lighter and brighter color of the veneers is permanent, and you can go home with the smile of your dreams.
Zoom! Bleaching/Power Whitening
Zoom!® bleaching is a special process by which we whiten your teeth during four 15-minute sessions. The process requires covering the gums to protect them and adding a liquid gel to the teeth to help the rays whiten them. We then shine a special light onto the teeth after we have coated them with the whitening gel. The light activates the gel to release oxygen. The oxygen penetrates the outer enamel layer and the dentin layer of the teeth, bleaching away stains and discolorations.
Since every patient is different, we carefully evaluate your individual results. You new smile will lighten about six to ten shades, on average. We may sometimes recommend a fluoride treatment, additional bleaching at home or another session here in our office. We’ll also give you instructions for taking care of your new smile and for handling any post-whitening sensitivity. Power whitening is a safe and effective way to give you a beautiful new smile in one appointment.
While many people are still wearing dentures or partials to replace missing teeth, dental implants have become the preferred alternative. Dental implants are typically comprised of three parts. The titanium “root” structure is placed securely into the jawbone to anchor the new “tooth.” A metal abutment is attached to the implant and then a crown restoration is added to create a complete artificial tooth.
Dental implants are permanent replacements for one or more missing teeth. Once they are placed and your jawbone tissue grows around them in a process called osseointegration, they never have to be removed, unlike dentures, which have to be taken out when you sleep. Dental implants look, feel and function just like your natural teeth, but with two important advantages. Your implants will never get cavities and never need root canals.
The dental implant process can take up to six months to allow complete healing. Implants can replace a single missing tooth or an entire upper or lower arch, meaning all of your top or bottom teeth. Patients who have experienced both dentures and implants all agree that implants are far superior. To find out if dental implants are right for you, ask Dr. Kurian about an evaluation.
Discover the smile of your dreams at Les Kurian Family Dentistry. Call 661-948-2828 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.