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How cosmetic dentistry from your dentists in Sugar Land, Texas can enhance your smile

When you think of visiting your dentist, do you think of clunky metal fillings? If so, it’s time to discover cosmetic dentistry services. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are designed to enhance your smile and make it more beautiful. Cosmetic dentistry is really a combination of both art and science, to give you the best possible smile. Your dentists at Lukin Family Dentistry in Sugar Land, Texas can help rejuvenate your smile with these exciting procedures:

Professional teeth whitening, to take your smile from dull to dazzling! Professional teeth whitening is quick and effective, allowing you to whiten your smile up to 8 shades whiter. The results can last up to 5 years too! That’s far more effective and long-lasting than results you get with over-the-counter whitening treatments. Professional teeth whitening products have been rigorously tested for safety so you can count on gentle, beautiful results.

Cosmetic bonding and recontouring, to change the color, shape, and contours of your teeth, giving you a more harmonious smile. Bonding uses composite, a liquid resin that can be artfully shaped and matched to the color of your teeth, and then hardened with a dental blue light. The result is a restorative treatment that blends perfectly into your smile.

Porcelain veneers, to dramatically change the shape, color, and other aesthetic issues you may have with your smile. Veneers are thin laminates of translucent porcelain, which are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers can hide chips, cracks, discolorations, enamel defects and other problems. In some cases, they can even help close up small gaps between teeth and hide the look of tooth overlap, helping teeth look straighter.

If you want to rejuvenate your smile and make a great impression, consider cosmetic dentistry procedures! If nature didn’t provide you with a great-looking smile, you can change it! Start by calling the dentists at Lukin Family Dentistry in Sugar Land, Texas. You deserve your best smile, so call today!

By MARK LUKIN
October 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Multiple Dental ImplantsThe Advantages of Dental Implants

If you are thinking about dental bridges or dentures to replace missing teeth, it’s time to think differently about tooth replacement! As opposed to dentures and bridges, implants provide a more natural looking solution for missing teeth. The truth is dental implants look and function just like your natural teeth and can either replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. The dentists at Lukin Family Dentistry in Sugar Land, Texas want to share the advantages of dental implants and you’ve been waiting for because they offer advantages like these:

Get Back Your Whole Smile

Dental implants are a fantastic option for modern tooth replacement for they preserve a look of natural beauty. This is due to how dental implants are made of lifelike materials that mimic the look of tooth enamel. In addition to this benefit, implants also provide:

  • Worry-Free Results: Dental implants resist staining so you never have to worry about tooth decay
  • Complete Stability: Dental implants are firmly embedded in bone, so they won’t move around
  • Good Health: You can brush and floss your implants just like your natural teeth. There is no need to disrupt your current oral hygiene routine, to keep your smile healthy and beautiful
  • Convenience: Dental implants are a permanent part of your smile which you never remove, unlike partials and dentures
  • Rejuvenation: Dental implants help restore the youthful contours of your face and recreate your firm jawline, helping you look younger

Call Today!

You deserve a whole, complete smile that you can be proud of, and dental implants can help. To find out more about the process and to schedule a consultation, call the dentists at Lukin Family Dentistry office in Sugar Land, Texas at (281) 265-9000. Dental implants will bring back your smile and change your life, so call today!

KeeponCourseduringthe3PhasesofaSmileMakeover

Are you ready for a new smile? You’ve endured the embarrassment and drain on your of self-confidence long enough. The good news is that modern cosmetic dentistry has an awesome array of materials and methods ready and able to help you make that transformation.

But before you proceed with your “smile makeover” it’s good to remember one thing: it’s a process. And depending on how in-depth your makeover might be, it could be a long one.

To help you navigate, here’s an overview of the three main phases of your smile makeover journey. Each one will be crucial to a successful outcome.

The “Dream” Phase. The path to your new smile actually begins with you and a couple questions: what don’t you like now about your smile? And if you could change anything, what would it be? Right from the start you’ll need to get in touch with your individual hopes and expectations for a better look. With your dentist’s help, take the time during this first phase to “dream” about what’s possible—it’s the first step toward achieving it.

The Planning Phase. With that said, though, your dreams must eventually meet the “facts on the ground” to become a reality. In this phase your dentist works with you to develop a focused, reasonable and doable plan. To do this, they’ll need to be frankly honest with you about your mouth’s health state, which might dictate what procedures are actually practical or possible. You’ll also have to weigh potential treatment costs against your financial ability. These and other factors may require you to modify your expectations to finalize your treatment plan.

The Procedure Phase. Once you’ve “planned the work,” it’s time to “work the plan.” It could be a single procedure like whitening, bonding or obtaining a veneer. But it might also involve multiple procedures and other specialties like orthodontics. Whatever your plan calls for, you’ll need to be prepared for possibly many months or even years of treatment.

Undergoing a smile makeover can take time and money, and often requires a lot of determination and patience. But if you’ve dreamed big and planned well, the outcome can be well worth it.

If you would like more information on ways to transform your smile, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Beautiful Smiles by Design.”

By MARK LUKIN
June 08, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic DentistryThanks to cosmetic dentistry services and treatments, improving your smile is easier than ever. Sugar Land, TX, dentists Drs. Stephen, Dr. Mark Lukin and Dr. Leila Asnaashari provide a variety of treatments designed to enhance your smile, including veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants and crowns.

Crowns and veneers conceal damage and imperfections

Before you choose a treatment, you'll need to consider costs, treatment details and how long the effects of treatment will last. In some cases, more than one treatment may help you achieve your desired results. For example, oddly shaped teeth can be concealed with both crowns or veneers.

Crowns are hollow restorations that fit over teeth, while veneers are thin porcelain shells that only cover the fronts of teeth. Both restorations can change the shape or length of teeth and conceal cracks and discolorations. Before you receive a crown, your tooth must be prepared to ensure a proper fit for your restoration. In contrast, veneers don't require any change to the size of a tooth. Your tooth is prepared for a veneer by removing a small amount of tooth enamel.

Crowns are also used to strengthen and protect weak and damaged teeth, while veneers offer a long-term whitening option and cover chips, cracks and other surface imperfections. The average lifespan for both crowns and veneers is about 10 to 15 years. The length of time your restoration lasts will depend on the extent of wear and tear.

Teeth whitening brightens your smile in an hour

There's no need to spend weeks applying gels or other whitening products to your teeth when professional whitening offers impressive results in about 60 minutes. Professional whitening agents offered by Sugar Land dentists are stronger than the ones you'll find in drugstore products, enabling them to produce results quickly. After whitening, your teeth may stay whiter for as long as five years.

Dental implants fill gaps in your smile

Rebuilding a lost tooth starts with adding titanium dental implants to your jawbone during minor oral surgery. After a few months, the implant bonds to your jawbone and is ready to serve as a synthetic root for a dental crown. Dental crowns are attached to the top of implants with small screw-like attachments. They not only close the gaps in your smile, but also allow you to eat your favorite foods without worries about slipping or irritation. Dental implants are a long-term restoration option and never need to be replaced in many cases.

Give your smile a boost with cosmetic surgery treatments and services. Call Lukin Family Dentistry in Sugar Land, TX at (281) 265-9000 to schedule an appointment.

ASmileMakeoverDependsonBalancingTechniquewithBeauty

“Redesigning” a smile is a lot like remodeling a house: the technicalities of construction must blend seamlessly with what is perceived as elegant and beautiful. The first aspect — the proper materials and techniques to achieve a sound restoration — is absolutely crucial. But the aesthetic is just as important for assuring the final restoration evokes beauty and style.

Balancing these two aspects of a smile makeover requires thoughtful intent and planning. What may be pleasing aesthetically may not be technically feasible; but what may be technically sound may not have that sought-after “curb appeal.”

You and your dentist must work together to achieve the successful blending of these two aspects. That’s why it’s important for you to have full confidence in your dentist: that he or she is both technically skilled and experienced in cosmetic procedures and artistically aware of what will look best aesthetically.

The first step in your makeover is a thorough dental examination to determine the overall state of your oral health. With this “bigger picture,” your dentist will have a better understanding of what’s possible and practical for you and your situation. The exam may also reveal problems that should be treated first before any cosmetic work.

From there, you must communicate clearly to your dentist what you perceive as wrong with your smile and what you would like to have changed. While there are general principles of beauty best followed, your dental work could hypothetically take different paths depending on your desires and expectations. You might prefer a more “sexy” look or one that’s “sophisticated.” Or perhaps you only want subtle changes that still retain features expressing your individuality.

Ultimately, though, your expectations must line up with reality. Much like your house contractor, your dentist will advise you on what’s both practical and possible. And with their experience in smile enhancement, they can also help you determine what will look most attractive given your facial structure and features.

With this preliminary planning, you can be confident as the work proceeds that the end of the project will be both exciting and satisfying. And just as with your newly renovated home, you’ll be more than happy to share your smile with others.

If you would like more information on enhancing your smile through cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Beautiful Smiles by Design.”