DeSoto, TX Dentist, Lantern Dental, 412 E. Pleasant Run Rd DeSoto, TX 75115
Monday: 9AM-5PM | Tuesday: 9AM-5PM | Wednesday: 9AM-5PM | Thursday: 10AM-5PM | Friday: 9AM-1PM | Saturday: Closed | Sunday: Closed


Dallas, TX Dentist Lantern Dental, 3616 S. Lancaster Rd, Dallas, TX 75216
Monday: 9AM-5PM | Tuesday: 11AM-6PM | Wednesday: 9AM-5PM | Thursday: 9AM-5PM | Friday: Closed | Saturday: 9AM-4PM | Sunday: Closed

People undergo cosmetic dentistry procedures for a number of reasons. For instance, you might be perfectly happy with your smile, only to have an accident or sports injury that damages or completely knocks out a tooth. In another scenario, maybe that daily cup of coffee has started to add up to a dull smile with stained and discolored teeth. Whatever the reason, there are a number of options available from your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Saheed Lawal-Solarin. With offices in DeSoto and Dallas, TX, Dr. Lawal-Solarinto can help you get the smile you want—read on to learn more!

Cosmetic Dentistry from our DeSoto and Dallas, TX, offices

Cosmetic dentistry procedures are available to change the size, shape, and color of damaged teeth, close gaps/spaces, and to replace missing teeth. Available cosmetic dental services include:

  • Teeth whitening treatments
  • Bonding
  • Dental veneers
  • Cosmetic contouring
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Tooth colored fillings

In many cases, a cosmetic dental procedure will overlap with a general dentistry treatment and improve your smile as well as your oral and even your general health, such as with tooth decay and gum disease treatments.

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Most people will need some type of cosmetic dental improvements over time. After all, the aging process alone increases the risk of common problems like stains and discolorations due to the thinning of the enamel layer. Additionally, abrasive products like over-the-counter whitening treatments as well as certain dental conditions can both increase discolorations.

Fortunately, repairing or replacing damaged or missing teeth can improve your oral health and nutrition, while simultaneously raising your self-esteem, confidence, and, ultimately, your quality of life.

Find a Cosmetic Dentist in DeSoto and Dallas, TX

For more information about the smile repair and cosmetic dentistry treatment options that are available to you, contact Lantern Dental today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lawal-Solarin by calling (972) 274-9300 for DeSoto or (214) 374-7100 for Dallas.

By Lantern Dental
April 10, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Find out how implants in DeSoto, TX, can replace your missing teeth for life.

If you are an adult who is missing at least one tooth and you are concerned that dentures or other tooth replacement options won’t provide Dental Implantyou with the strong, reliable bite that you need to feel confident speaking to colleagues or enjoying your favorite foods then you may want to consider getting dental implants from our DeSoto, TX, restorative dentist Dr. Solarin. Many adults are turning to dental implants to replace one or more teeth because they are the closest you can get to a real tooth.

Prevent Bone Loss

A complication of tooth loss is bone loss, which occurs over time and affects not just the health of your jawbone but also alters your facial structure. While other tooth replacements may fill gaps and give you a full smile again they won’t be able to prevent bone loss. The only tooth replacement that can actually stimulate the jawbone like real tooth roots and prevent bone deterioration are dental implants.

Enjoy a Lifelong Solution

While it can be much quicker and easier to get dentures or a dental bridge to replace several or even an entire arch of missing teeth these aren’t permanent solutions. Alternatively, once an implant is placed and it fuses together with the jawbone then the implant is meant to last several decades. They also aren’t prone to decay like natural teeth are.

Fully Restored Bite

One reason patients aren’t completely satisfied with dentures is that they can sometimes shift or move around when chewing or speaking, which can be embarrassing. Fortunately, since dental implants are an extension of the jawbone it means that they won’t move around. They will function and feel just like a real tooth so you can feel fully confident eating any foods you want or giving that important speech in front your boss.

A High Success Rate

Another reason so many adults are turning to dental implants to treat their tooth loss is because they have an extremely high success rate. As long as you are healthy and the implant successfully fuses together with the jawbone the success rate of an implant is up to 98 percent. Plus, the long-term success rate of a dental implant is approximately 90-95 percent.

If you are living with tooth loss in DeSoto or Dallas, TX, then it’s time to call Lantern Dental today to schedule a consultation. Find out if you are the ideal candidate for dental implants.

By Lantern Dental
January 29, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

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.

By Lantern Dental
October 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

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 Cosmetic Dentistry OptionsSolarin 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.

By Lantern Dental
July 12, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Teeth WhiteningIt’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.

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DeSoto, TX 75115
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