MOST INNOVATIVE DENTISTRY

Technology has revolutionized the dental profession from clinical and laboratory perspectives. Dr. Lal has embraced proven new technology by incorporating the most sophisticated equipment in his office for the benefit of the patient.  Some of the benefits include fewer appointments, pain free procedures, and significantly improved experience. 

Our newest addition, the Solea Laser, allows us to complete most fillings without using novocaine or a drill !

DENTAL IMPLANT
Single Tooth Replacement

Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant: 
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

 

In this case, a so-called one-piece implant is used. This means that all components are installed as a single unit, resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time and minimized pain.

 

  • Immediately functioning teeth

 

  • Excellent esthetic result

 

  • Life long, stable solution

Treatment: 
This procedure normally includes four visits to the dentist. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant installed.

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Multiple Teeth Replacement

Benefits with fixed bridge on implants:
In this case, when replacing three teeth in the far back of the mouth, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the only fixed alternative. Traditional dentures can't offer the same stability or function.

 

Having dental implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you  new, unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want. It will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.

 

  • The only fixed alternative in this situation.

 

  • A stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want

 

  • Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss

Treatment: 
After the initial examination, you can expect 4-5 additional visits until the final fixed bridge is permanently attached. It is normal to experience some minor bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissue afterwards. Any discomfort is usually treated with an ordinary painkiller. You should expect to be able to work the next day.

Full Arch Replacement

Benefits of a fixed bridge on implants
When all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the best permanent solution

Before dental implants, there were no fixed solution available for people who lost all their teeth. Today, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable and high esthetic solution.

  • Lets you eat and function like having natural teeth

  • A solid, stable solution that will serve you for life

  • Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss 

Treatment:
The treatment procedure and number of visits is largely dependent on the specific conditions. But all in all, 8-10 visits should be enough to have a fixed bridge installed. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.

 
DENTAL IMPLANT
PROSTHODONTICS
What is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is the specialized field of dentistry concerned with diagnosing, planning and executing restorative and cosmetic treatments.  Dentists who choose to specialize in prosthodontics must complete three or four more years of dedicated training following dental school.

A prosthodontist is in essence an architect, who formulates a comprehensive treatment plan and informs the patient as to what is possible.  Missing or defective teeth can be extremely detrimental to self-esteem and self-confidence.  Using the latest technology, a prosthodontist is able to fill these gaps with functional, natural-looking teeth that boost confidence and enhance the smile.

There are many reasons why a prosthodontist may be consulted, including (but not limited to):

  • Creation of partial or full sets of dentures.

  • Desire to whiten the teeth or improve the aesthetics of the smile.Filling gaps created by one or more missing teeth.

 

  • Interest in dental implants.

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

What treatments can the prosthodontist perform?

Prosthodontic treatments are designed to be functional, long lasting and pleasing to the eye.  These procedures can only be completed on generally healthy teeth.  Issues like gum disease need to be controlled before prosthodontic treatments can begin.

There are an ever-increasing number of hi-tech prosthodontic treatments available including the following:

  • Dental Implants – Implants are designed to replace the natural teeth in the best possible way.  Titanium roots are implanted in the jawbone in the same way as natural tooth roots.  Implants look and feel the same as natural teeth.

 

  • Dental Veneers – Veneers are porcelain/ceramic covers that are bonded to the natural teeth.  Veneers can instantly solve problems like uneven teeth, stained teeth, and chips and damage caused by general wear and tear.

 

  • Dental Crowns – Prosthetic crowns are generally made from porcelain, metal or a combination of the two.  They have been designed to mimic the natural crown (surface of the tooth) and can last for up to a decade, and possibly longer.

 

  • Dental Bridges – Conventional and cantilever bridges are used to support a prosthetic tooth.  The natural teeth can support the bridge if they are in good condition, or dental implants may be used as anchors.

 

  • Complete Dentures – A complete set of dentures can be created for people who have no teeth due to gum disease or trauma.  Complete dentures restore functionality to the mouth and make chewing and speaking easier.

 

  • Partial Dentures – Where many teeth have been lost, removable or fixed partial dentures can prove to be an excellent option.  They enhance the aesthetics of the smile in addition to improving chewing abilities.

 

What other problems can a prosthodontist treat?

In addition to performing the treatments described above, the prosthodontist is also adept at treating problems with the jaw (TMJ), alleviating severe snoring, managing sleep apnea, and reconstructing the teeth following oral cancer treatments.  Generally, the prosthodontist works in combination with other dental health professionals to ensure the best possible restorative results are achieved.

 
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COSMETIc & WHITENING
What does cometic dentistry mean for you?

In the past decade there has been a dramatic interest in cosmetic dentistry.  We all realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence.  Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve our teeth and smiles with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments.

 

Cosmetic dental treatments can:

  • Change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth.

  • Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.

  • Improve or correct bites.

  • Lighten or brighten the color of teeth.

  • Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth.

  • Replace missing teeth.

  • Replace old, unattractive dental treatments.

Whitening Treatment

Is a simple, non-invasive procedure that usually takes between 45 minutes to an hour in the office. Remove built up stains and leave with a brighter smile!

Remember, your smile speaks before you even say a word!

 
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HyGIENE& XRAYS

Routine Hygiene visits & xrays help maintain your smile.

  • Preventative care including hygiene visits and oral exams are just as important as a yearly physical with your primary care doctor. 

  • It is recommended patients schedule routine hygiene visits every 4 - 6 months.

  • Check-ups include cleaning teeth of any plaque build-up, polishing teeth, and exam of teeth and gums.  Exams look for any cavities, damage to previous dental work, and screen for oral diseases.

  • X-rays are recommended every few years.  X-rays are essential to check tooth and bone health and are an essential tool in preventative care.

 

Keep your mouth healthy all year long!

 

HyGIENE & XRAYS

At the Dentist
2 - Intraoral Scanning
Tooth Exam
1 - CBCT 2

SLEEP APNEA APPLIANCE

How can a sleep apnea appliance help you?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and liver problems.

 

Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a sleep physician.  LAL Dental can work with your physician to diagnose, and if eligible, treat sleep apnea with a custom appliance that will allow you to breathe freely.

 

Common signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Extreme drowsiness during the day

  • Difficulty staying asleep

  • Snoring

  • Waking up with a very dry or sore throat

  • Frequent morning headaches

Get a good night sleep again!

 

SLEEP APNEA

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Appliance Design
Sleep Apnea Appliance

Invisalign

Invisalign® is a state-of-the-art alternative to braces that is virtually undetectable to other people. Invisalign straightens your teeth, not with brackets or wires, but with a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. Invisalign treatment is the ideal orthodontic solution for patients who want to correct their smile, but don’t want to deal with the unsightly appearance of metal braces or the constant discomfort.  LAL Dental can help you gain confidence in our smile from minor adjustments to a smile make-over.

Feel good about your smile!

 

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