Lozano Dental Care offers a range of advanced treatments and services for patients who need high quality tooth restorations all the way through preventive care. We specialize in the replacement and restoration of natural teeth, can treat cosmetic concerns, TMJ disorder, and sleep apnea.
We believe that our patients should look forward to going to the dentist! We do this by bringing a positive attitude to the office and creating a warm atmosphere. We value patient relationships based on mutual trust and excellent customer service. We are committed to improving life through exemplary dental care.
Listed below are some of the services we provide.
Please give us a call if you have specific treatment questions.
A dental prophylaxis is a hygiene procedure performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and evaluate oral health. During this appointment we remove stain, soft plaque deposits and hard tarter mainly above the gum tissue on the crown of the tooth. Pocket depth measurements are generally recorded once per year.
In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take X-rays using 50-70% less radiation versus conventional X-rays. Coupled with computer monitorying, digital x-ray technology allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis of any dental concerns.
Fillings are done to remove decay, and replace the affected tooth structure. It is called a filling because new material fills the hole that decay left. Usually most teeth are treated with bonded tooth colored composite resin fillings. Caught early enough, cavities can be treated easily and painlessly. If not treated decay can lead to tooth pain and/or infection, and the tooth would need root canal treatment or extraction
Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break, or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. They are most commonly done after root canal treatment, or when a large filling wears out. The larger the hole made by a cavity that has to be treated, the more likely a crown will be needed. Even after a filling is put in a large cavity, a tooth is more likely to break. Keep in mind that the jaw muscles are the strongest in the human body. Teeth are subjected to tremendous pressures. Crowns ride over the weakened tooth, providing strength and protecting the tooth against breakage. A broken or cracked tooth is a far more serious matter and much more difficult to treat. Crowns prevent this, as well as making for a nice smile.
There are different types of dentures, but they share their common function. They replace teeth that have become loose or been lost due to bone loss. When bone loss around the roots of teeth is great enough to loosen them or let them fall out, it's time for dentures. Relax. No one enjoys losing their natural teeth, but you can still eat and talk regularly.
The entire mouth is examined and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed, and which will remain. The loose teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth, depending on the type. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and it can take some getting used to. But once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance return and one just carries on as usual. Often implants can used to further stabilize the dentures.
A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth. In this procedure, a small titanium shaft is surgically implanted into the bone and allowed to set. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which additionally slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, the dentist then works to attach the replacement tooth onto the top of the shaft. This permanent solution has the advantages over bridge work that it does not stress the surrounding teeth for support, and, should the tooth wear out, another can simply be replaced on the shaft.
Implants can also be used as support as part of an implant bridge. This is an alternative to partial dentures, and has several advantages. Call to set up an appointment and our Doctors can give you options for best treatments.
Our office uses different methods: passive tray whitening and professional strength white strips.
The tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 3 hours, or overnight. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth. For maintenance of whitened teeth the trays should be used every several months.
The professional strength whitening strips are also an at home process with 15% hydrogen peroxide. This is a higher grade than most over the counter whitening strips.
Snoring is a common breathing disorder that occurs during sleep and is generally considered to be simply a nuisance. Snoring, however, can be associated with a more serious condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). In recent years, dental appliances have been used to treat snoring or mild to moderate sleep apnea. Our Doctors can discuss if a snore guard would be a right fit for you and create one to help with a more restful sleep.