Lancaster Dental is your expert Orlando dentist, offering a full array of dental services to help you maintain a healthy smile.
Our practice offers comprehensive dentistry, with a focus on orthodontics and laser dentistry.
Dr. Hugo Chavez and our team at Lancaster Dental have a true passion for our patients. We strive to provide care and communication that is tailored to your specific needs, whether that be orthodontic treatment to improve the look and function of your smile, or laser density to improve the health of your gums. Dr. Chavez is capable of anticipating dental conditions long before they take full effect, allowing him to take preventative action early on. With our expertise and passion for our patients, we provide dental care that you can trust
Invisalign®: Invisalign® is a system of clear aligners used to gradually straighten teeth without the look, feel or inconvenience of traditional braces.
Teeth Whitening (bleaching): Before we recommend that you whiten (bleach) your teeth, we will evaluate them and see if you are a good candidate. We will then discuss what kind of technique is the most appropriate for you. There are two basic techniques for teeth whitening: take-home bleaching and in-house bleaching.
Porcelain Veneers: Cosmetic dentistry has benefited significantly with the improvement of porcelain qualities. Porcelain veneers (laminates) have excellent translucent properties. This produces a life-like appearance improving smiles dramatically through the closing of spaces and through the “alignment ” of teeth.
Bonding: Bonding is a process in which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth’s surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile. This procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit.
Cosmetic Contouring: This procedure straightens crooked, chipped, cracked or overlapping teeth.
Fillings: Dental materials have improved significantly during the last years. Amalgams (silver fillings) are placed less often as the demand for bondings (white fillings) rises. We use proven dental materials in the fabrication of these restorations.
Onlays/Inlays: Preservation of tooth structure is a must when considering any kind of dental restoration. When the filling is too big onlays or inlays are recommended. We use different types of materials when we fabricate them, from gold (best metal) to porcelain (highly cosmetic).
Crowns (caps): When the tooth can no longer be fixed with the restorations mentioned above, crowns may be necessary. A crown gives full coverage to the tooth and is usually made of metal or porcelain or the combination of both. Crowns are an excellent way to improve the condition of not only of the tooth but also the entire smile.
Extractions: We perform simple extractions. Complicated extractions usually need minor surgeries and require the skills of an Oral Surgeon. We work with several Oral Surgeons located in different areas around Orlando.
Root Canal Therapy: This treatment is designed to save teeth instead of extracting them. We do perform the majority of root canal therapies. However, if the anatomy of the tooth is complicated a referral to a root canal specialist is mandatory.
Periodontal Treatment (Gum disease): A significant percentage of people older than 30 present some kind of “gum” disease. Initial dental therapy includes prophylaxis and deep scaling root planing “deep cleaning”. Our certified dental hygienists provide these services under the supervision of the dentist. If the patient requires further treatment, a consult with the periodontist (gum specialist) and subsequent treatment will be recommended.
Temporomandibular Disorders (TMJ): TMJ can be caused by multiple factors, including continuous grinding, clenching, arthritis, tumors, etc. Grinding and clenching is mostly responsible for TMJ. Conservative treatment includes exercises, soft diet, analgesics and the fabrication of a hard night-guard. A hard night-guard is an oral appliance that diminishes and/or prevents the unconscious habits of grinding and clenching while you sleep.
Teeth Replacement (dentures, crowns, bridges, implants).
Dentures: A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals.
Crowns: Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.
Bridges: Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.
Implants: Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Sealants: Sealants help to form a barrier around the tooth (usually placed on the chewing area of the tooth) to prevent cavities.