Lantern Dental in Desoto and Dallas, TX, offers today's best preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. One of them is the dental implant procedure. Made from biocompatible titanium, a single-tooth dental implant actually bonds with your jaw bone, optimizing jaw bone strength, oral functionality, and personal appearance. Interested? Read on to learn more!
The importance of tooth replacements
Gaps not only change how your smile looks, but they also degrade your ability to speak clearly and eat efficiently. Additionally, tooth extraction begins a steady deterioration of the underlying bone in the jaw and of nourishing gum tissue. Neighboring teeth lack proper support and become mobile, drifting toward the empty socket.
If you're familiar with fixed bridges or partial dentures, you know they help oral functionality by holding teeth in position and improving smile aesthetics. Although they are reliable, they cannot improve jaw bone structure.
The best tooth replacement option
It's definitely the dental implant. The titanium implant bonds to the jaw bone via a natural process known to dentists as osseointegration. The bond between the surgically-inserted screw and the bone literally becomes inseparable over the course of many weeks to months, leading to a dramatic improvement in jaw bone height, width, and strength.
At our Desoto and Dallas locations, Dr. Solarin recommends dental implants to patients with good systemic health and enough bone in their jaws to accept the implant devices. After a simple oral surgery to insert the implant, the patient heals and can then undergo a subsequent procedure to bond on an extension post and porcelain crown. The result is a beautiful-looking tooth that acts just like the real thing.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants from Lantern Dental create the best possible smiles for partially or fully edentulous patients. They can support bridges or dentures, and when properly cared for at home and at the dentist's office, they last for years.
Dental Economics reports a success and retention rate of well over 90 percent. The reported research, however, does caution that proper pre-procedure evaluation and staging (i.e. taking sufficient time at each step of the implant treatment) does boost an individual's chances for a healthy result.
Interested? Give us a call!
Would you like a stable, easily maintained smile that looks and feels great? If so, call Lantern Dental to learn more from Dr. Solarin and his outstanding team. We have two convenient locations and would love to see you come in for a friendly discussion about implants. For the Desoto office, phone (972) 274-9300; for Dallas, call (214) 374-7100.
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth? A cosmetic dentistry procedure can turn your smile into your best feature. Whether you want to whiten your teeth, change their shape or even replace a missing tooth, Desoto and Dallas, TX, cosmetic dentist Dr. Saheed Solarin can help you transform your smile.
Teeth whitening offers quick results
Whitening your teeth just may make you want to smile more often. Professional teeth whitening in your Desoto or Dallas cosmetic dentist's office only takes about an hour. Your dentist applies a hydrogen peroxide gel that breaks apart stain-causing pigments in tooth enamel, eliminating stains. At the conclusion of your whitening session, your teeth will be three to eight shades whiter.
Small changes can make a big difference in your smile
Cosmetic contouring and bonding correct small imperfections in your smile. During a contouring treatment, your dentist removes tiny amounts of tooth enamel to eliminate overlapping edges, remove points, decrease length or make your teeth appear straighter. Cosmetic contouring is often combined with bonding, a process dentists use to cover flaws, fill in chips or change the shape or length of teeth. After the flexible bonding material is added to your tooth, it's hardened with curing light and polished.
Veneers offer a simple way to make over your smile
Veneers transform your smile without extensive dental work. The thin porcelain shells are cemented to the front surfaces of your teeth, covering flaws in the enamel. They're often used to conceal discolorations, provide all-over whitening, shorten teeth, cover gaps, change the shape of teeth or hide chips, cracks and other flaws.
Dentures improve your appearance and your life
Tooth loss doesn't just affect the way you look but may also make eating or speaking more difficult. Full, immediate or partial dentures improve your smile, boost your confidence and restore your ability to eat a varied diet.
Dental implants offer a new approach to tooth loss
Titanium dental implants are placed in openings made in your jawbone. They're topped with dental crowns to create a complete replacement tooth. Implants bond to your jawbone, helping you avoid a decrease in biting power that can occur with other restorations. Single implants are particularly popular, but the restorations can also replace multiple missing teeth. Your dentist can even modify your existing dentures to work with dental implants.
Upgrade your smile with cosmetic dentistry procedures. Schedule an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Saheed Solarin by calling (972) 274-9300 for the Desoto, TX, office or (214) 374-7100 for the Dallas, TX, office.
It’s hard to ignore dental stains and discoloration, particularly when they are showing at the front of your mouth. It’s usually the first thing people notice when you smile and say your first words to them. The teeth should ideally be the color of a white eggshell or napkin. Do you want to finally say goodbye to the unattractive dental stains that have been ruining your beautiful smile? If so, schedule a teeth whitening appointment with a dentist at Lantern Dental in Dallas and DeSoto, TX.
Where Do Dental Stains Come From?
Your teeth go through a lot in the course of the average day. They bite into hot foods and get coated with dark or dyed beverages every time you take a drink. The enamel erodes and softens if your teeth don’t get the care needed to keep them resilient. Tiny porous holes in the teeth allow stains to settle in. Most dental stains are caused by a combination of weakened enamel and eating or drinking stain-causing foods like blueberries, strawberries, wine, sodas, and coffee.
Stains, Stains Go Away
If you've used store-bought whitening products in the past, you know that the results don’t always match what was advertised. Your best bet when it comes to dental stain removal is to have a professional handle the task. Teeth whitening is the top cosmetic treatment requested by patients according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, mainly because of its effectiveness. Using a powerful hydrogen peroxide gel that is only available to dental professionals, your Dallas and DeSoto dentist can remove years of staining in just 60 minutes.
The Effects of Teeth Whitening
When you go home, back to work, or back to school after a whitening treatment, your peers and loved ones will definitely notice the change. Professional whitening brightens the smile up to eight shades. You'll also notice how having a more beautiful smile gives you more self-confidence. You can face the world knowing that your teeth look clean, healthy, young, and well-maintained.
Your Smile is Worth It
You don’t have to sit back as dental stains consume your whole smile. Schedule a teeth whitening visit with Dr. Solarin at Lantern Dental in Dallas or DeSoto, TX by calling 214-374-7100 or 972-274-9300.
Your dentist in DeSoto and Dallas, TX, knows patients want to have better-looking smiles. For that reason, Dr. Saheed Lawal-Solarin may suggest dental veneers.
What are veneers?
Veneers are used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged.
What can veneers fix?
Here are some things veneers can help with:
- Stained teeth or discolored, due to poor hygiene, drinking coffee and tea, smoking, chewing tobacco or medications.
- Mishappened teeth: crooked, worn or chipped teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, uneven surfaces and uneven spacing.
When you come into either the DeSoto or Dallas office your doctor will examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they are a good option, then any underlying issues, like cavities, will need to be resolved first.
What involves a dental veneer procedure?
Your dentist will take a model of your teeth that will be sent to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.
When your veneers finally arrive, your dentist will remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth then cement the veneers. Because your dentist removes some enamel, which is an irreversible process, and because veneers are made out of thin porcelain or plastic, you won't feel like your teeth are protruding. On the contrary, they will feel smooth, even and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth.
What are the advantages of veneers?
Aside from concealing the faults mentioned above, veneers have an impressive color stability which makes them highly resistant to staining.
How do you take care of your veneers?
Brush twice a day and floss at least once before bed to prevent plaque buildup of plaque.
Need a consultation?
For more information on veneers, contact your dentists in DeSoto and Dallas, TX, by calling today! Dr. Saheed Lawal-Solarin will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!
If you are unhappy with your smile due to minor imperfections, cosmetic bonding and contouring can help. Bonding and contouring can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, chipped, discolored, or oddly shaped. Bonding and contouring can also be used to close small gaps between teeth. At Lantern Dental, Dr. Saheed Lawal-Solarin is your Dallas and DeSoto, TX, cosmetic dentist for bonding and contouring.
Cosmetic bonding is a procedure for fixing imperfections in teeth. It can be used to close small gaps, conceal chips or cracks, and cover stains. In some cases, cosmetic bonding can also be used to cover old amalgam fillings so the silver color does not show. Bonding works by applying a tooth-colored resin material over problem areas. As the resin dries, it bonds with the tooth. Once dry, the bonded material completely blends in as if it were always part of the natural tooth. Imperfections will be hidden and imperfections will no longer be visible on the problem tooth.
Cosmetic contouring is another procedure for correcting imperfections in teeth. It is ideal for reshaping teeth that are crooked, oddly-shaped or overlapping one another. For the contouring procedure, your Dallas and DeSoto cosmetic dentist strategically shaves away small portions of enamel until the problem tooth is reshaped. Once the procedure is complete, depending on the original problem, contoured teeth will appear straighter, less crowded, properly shaped, and generally more aesthetically pleasing.
Cosmetic bonding and contouring are two relatively simple methods for fixing minor imperfections and reshaping teeth. Whether your teeth can benefit from one or both procedures, you can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile with either of these cosmetic dental procedures. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Solarin, call Lantern Dental at (972) 274-9300 for the DeSoto office or (214) 374-7100 for the Dallas office.
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