Dental Implants & Cosmetic Dentistry
At Laconi Dental, we offer general dentistry, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, botox, Juvederm, and much more.
Dr. Laconi and the staff are committed to helping you reach your optimum smile and dental health. We offer many services with the latest training and technology.
Dental Implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow Doctor Laconi to mount replacement teeth onto them.
How do Dental Implants Work?
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Denture and bridges mounted to implants won't slip in your mouth, as well as individual crowns placed over implants.
What to Expect During Procedure?
The procedure for the implant may take 1-2 hours, depending on the number of implants. When you are comfortable, Doctor Laconi will make a small incision in the gum tissue to reveal the bone, creates space using special instruments, and gently inserts the post-implant. The top of the implant is often visible through the gum.
The number of returning appointments and the time required vary from patient to patient. Typically, the healing time is six months from placement of the implant post. Once healed, the permanent crown, bridge, or denture is placed over the post.
What Are The Potential Problems?
Although it is natural to be concerned about the pain caused by these procedures, most patients do not experience severe or significant post-operative pain. Occasionally, some people develop post-operative infections that require antibiotic treatment.
How Long Will The Implants Last?
Implants usually last a long time. For patients missing one or several teeth, recent studies show a success rate of a dental implant greater than 95%.
Change your smile, change your life!
An attractive smile can be the most eye-catching feature of your face. It is a symbol of vitality, health, success, and youth. A beautiful, confident smile plays a significant role in your self-image.
With dentistry's many advances, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, misshaped, or spaced teeth. You now have choices that can help you smile with confidence.
Dr. Laconi and staff have been trained at LVI, Las Vegas Institute. It is state-of-the-art training not only for neuromuscular dentistry but also for cosmetic dentistry. With porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers, you can now have a more youthful and vibrant smile!
Porcelain crowns are basically "caps" for your teeth. These crowns are crafted out of tooth-colored porcelain, which best match the shine and color of natural teeth. The crown is placed over the original tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, or appearance. Porcelain crowns are used for the following.
- Cover dental implant
- Hide unshapely teeth
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Restore already broken tooth
- Change the color, shape, size of a tooth
- Prevent a weak or chipped tooth from breaking
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells made of porcelain material designed to fit over the tooth's surface. These shells are bonded to the teeth' front to change their color, shape, size, or length.
Although veneers are sometimes a solution for these dental flaws, porcelain crowns are thicker and provide more support for the entire tooth than veneers.
Considering Braces? 7 Benefits of Getting Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult
The first thing people notice about you is your smile. Knowing that, you probably recognize that it’s important that you love what you see in the mirror. Although orthodontic treatment is often associated with older kids and teens, it is never too late for you to get braces.
New technology has made getting straighter teeth easier. Achieving the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of is possible, and now you don't even have to sacrifice your time. As you talk to your dentist about your options for treatment, consider the benefits of getting braces as an adult.
Choose From Virtually Invisible Options
You might remember childhood taunts like "metal mouth" that used to ring out on the schoolyard. Whether you thought braces were cool back then or dreaded having to get them, teasing is no longer a worry today. Nowadays, clear braces are available. These clear dental appliances are undetectable unless someone gets really close.
Embrace the Special Care Involved
As an adult, you are more likely to take care of your teeth while you have braces. Unlike teenagers who might be tempted to eat a piece of caramel, you may prefer to eat a healthy diet anyway. You also may have already established a regular oral hygiene routine, so a little extra flossing may not seem like as big of a deal.
Get Straight Teeth Faster
A person may have to wear traditional braces for several years before they finally see results. However, adults with mild orthodontic problems can have a straighter smile in as little as six months. While you may have had to wait until adulthood to get braces, you won't be waiting long once you begin your treatment.
Improve Your Self-Confidence
Dating, meeting new people, and giving a presentation at work can all be awkward when you do not love your smile. Whether you have a wedding coming up next year or want to get a new job, straight teeth can give you the confidence you need during the important moments of your life.
Prevent Oral Health Problems
People sometimes view braces as an aesthetic treatment. However, teeth that are too close together or have large gaps can actually pose health issues. For instance, you cannot floss properly between teeth that sit too close together, so crooked teeth increase your risk for cavities.
Your dentist offers services like cleaning your teeth and preventing gum disease. There are times when a dentist may recommend a person get braces to avoid future oral health problems. After your braces come off, you will be amazed at how much easier it is to brush and floss your teeth.
Enjoy Convenient Appointments
Adults tend to be busy, and you may dread the thought of having to take time off work or find a sitter so that you can attend your orthodontic appointments. But, you don't necessarily have to go to an orthodontist; some regular dentists offer braces as well. This makes getting braces more convenient, as you won’t have to find a new professional to work with.
Correct Changes in Your Teeth
You might have had braces as a kid, but now you might notice that your teeth have begun to shift back out of alignment. Since such issues tend to get worse with time, you should address the shifts now. Braces can work fast to get your smile back to the way it was when you got your first set of braces off.
Today, braces are very different than they were when you were a kid. At Laconi Dental, our team is dedicated to making sure that you love every aspect of your smile. Contact us today to find out whether you are a good candidate for clear braces that put you on the fast track to a more beautiful smile.
Brighten your smile with an at-home whitening kit. We use the KoR Whitening System. KoR whitening is a deep bleaching system developed by an internationally renowned cosmetic dentist and bleaching expert, Dr. Rod Kurthy.
It's considered to be the most reliable and effective bleaching system. A custom-made tray is made to fit your teeth and to be used with the KoR Whitening System. Within a few days of use, you too can have a beautiful, bright smile.
Whitening results in a beautiful, healthy, and natural-looking white smile, effective even on tetracycline-stained (dark) teeth, low to no sensitivity, comfortable, easy process.
Snoring is the sound of partially obstructed breathing during sleep. Snoring also is the primary indication of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a potentially life-threatening disease that causes you to stop breathing many times during sleep. The lack of oxygen results in repeatedly waking yourself up during the night. OSA leads to excessive daytime sleepiness and may put you at risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, or stroke.
When Should You Feel Concerned About Snoring?
Snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness are serious problems. Maybe your spouse cannot sleep in the same room due to your loud and frequent snoring, or you are getting sleepy behind the wheel due to lack of sleep. Your child may be snoring at night and is sleepy at school, which can affect his performance in the classroom.
Your Dentist Can Help
Laconi Dental offers a one night home sleep test study that is sent home with the patient to conduct in the comfort of their own home.
An oral appliance may help. Dr. Laconi will fit you with a mouthguard-type plastic device that is comfortable, improves your breathing, and reduces snoring during sleep. It is known to save marriages.
There currently is no cure for snoring or OSA that is very effective. Oral appliance therapy, CPAP, or surgery will only alleviate your symptoms and help you sleep and feel better. Oral appliances therapy can be effective for benign snoring, mild OSA, and moderate to severe OSA when CPAP fails. The appliances are convenient, comfortable, and significantly less expensive than more involved therapies.
What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?
The occlusion (bite) is the foundation for dentistry. New technology now allows Dr. Laconi to objectively evaluate the complex relationship between teeth, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and the masticatory muscles to achieve an occlusion (bite) that is based on the correct relationship between the mandible (lower jaw) and the skull.
Who Is Ideal For This Treatment?
A person who suffers from headaches, jaw pain - Temporomandibular joints (TMJ), clicking of the jaw
If your bite is a significant factor, Dr. Laconi may recommend a custom made orthotic. With new technology and Myotronics instrumentation, the goal is to relax the muscles controlling the jaw position to establish a proper bite.
A study of muscle activity using electrodes is measured and recorded; an orthotic is a plastic appliance that is worn over the teeth to adjust your bite and to get you in a true relationship with the mandible and the skull.
A person who suffers from headaches, jaw pain - Temporomandibular joints (TMJ), clicking of the jaw
Botox for years has been only used as a wrinkle reducer, which is something we treat in our office but also is now used to treat chronic headaches and TMJ (temporomandibular) pain. It is a prescription medicine that is injected.
How Does Botox Treat TMJ or Jaw Tension?
Botox is a prescription medicine injected into the facial muscles to treat TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders associated with jaw tension and pain. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding and even lockjaw.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located on both sides of your head, where the jawbone meets the skull by the ear. If this joint is overworked through excessive grinding, this may cause one to have severe tension headaches, as well as a sharp pain in the jaw.
How does Botox Treat Migraines?
Botox is a prescription medicine injected into specific points to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine who have 15 or more days each month with headache lasting four or more hours each day in people over the age of 18 years or older.
Botox treatments for migraines are typically given every three months with injections and the temple, the forehead, the back of the head, the neck, and the upper back. This helps to relax the muscles associated with migraines.
Juvederm is a safe and natural filler made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural, complex sugar found in all living organisms, including your own. Lines and wrinkles around the lips can be treated with injections, and volume can be restored to lips. It is a filler that can help you achieve your ideal smile.