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ARESTIN antibiotic is effective as a gum disease treatment

ARESTIN antibiotic is effective as a gum disease treatment

Time-release system fights bacteria in infected gum pockets  Gum disease treatment is one of the most important, yet least understood aspects of Dr. Dennis Lucas’s dental practice in Naples, Florida. Most of our patients see value in common treatments such as dental cleanings, filling cavities, and restorative dental techniques, but gum disease treatment exists on a little different level because it may not directly involve your teeth.  However, gum disease treatment serves an important role because your gums protect your teeth and the structures that hold them in place. When appropriate, we...

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iTtero Element 2 Imaging System elevates our scanning abilities

iTtero Element 2 Imaging System elevates our scanning abilities

Digital images help us produce more accurate dental restorations We are pleased to announce the addition of the iTero Element 2 Imaging System in our Naples, Florida, office. This advanced intraoral scanner enables us to routinely and quickly use digital scans in performing dental procedures more accurately and efficiently than ever before. Our patients appreciate the impressive 21.5-inch touch widescreen and high-definition color imaging of the iTero Element 2 Imaging System. It makes it easy for us to display images right at your chair so you can better understand what we’re looking to...

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Dr. Dennis Lucas uses advanced techniques to create great smiles

Dr. Dennis Lucas uses advanced techniques to create great smiles

Smile design is the key to successful cosmetic dentistry in Naples, Florida   It’s never too late to improve your smile. Dr. Dennis Lucas delivers on that premise through a combination of advanced technology and the latest in cosmetic dentistry techniques for his patients in Naples, Florida.  The cosmetic dentistry journey is an individualized process that restores dental function while giving you the confidence to flash that bright smile you’ve always wanted. Dr. Lucas works with patients to develop a strategy that leverages available techniques appropriate for your current state of...

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New technology helps Dr. Dennis Lucas with oral cancer screening

New technology helps Dr. Dennis Lucas with oral cancer screening

VELscope Vx provides a painless way for dentists to see oral abnormalities Helping you maintain a healthy, attractive smile is only part of the job for Dr. Dennis Lucas and his team. Making sure the underlying tissues in your mouth are free of abnormalities that may signal more serious issues such as oral cancer is a crucial component of his holistic dentistry practice. This is where the new VELscope® Vx comes into play. Dr. Lucas invested in the VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System because oral cancer screening is so critical for early detection. This tool uses Fluorescence...

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Dr. Dennis Lucas helps patients make the most of their smiles

Dr. Dennis Lucas helps patients make the most of their smiles

Our mouths benefit from nature’s design excellence Beauty and form often follow function in nature. Likewise, strength and structure lend themselves to beauty. This certainly holds true in the dentistry profession, where our patients depend on Dr. Dennis Lucas and his team to maintain and restore strong bites and beautiful smiles. Our task is to leverage the functional and visual brilliance provided by nature for your long-term oral health. Nature is filled with examples of subtle, yet beautiful designs that yield incredible strength and make the best of structural engineers gaze...

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Dental scanner benefits include less discomfort for our patients

Dental scanner benefits include less discomfort for our patients

Dr. Dennis Lucas uses an intraoral scanner (IOS) for highly accurate measurements Advances in technology are generating dental scanner benefits that make producing dental restorations and clear Invisalign braces a cleaner, less intrusive, and most importantly more accurate process than previous methods. Dr. Dennis Lucas uses digital scanning devices to enhance oral health and create more attractive smiles for his patients in the Naples, Florida, area. Chief among dental scanner benefits is eliminating the messy process dentists previously used for making impressions of teeth. Dental scanners...

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Controlling diabetes and good oral health go hand in hand

Controlling diabetes and good oral health go hand in hand

Blood sugar levels have a major impact on your teeth and gumsDiabetes is a chronic disease that affects multiple aspects of our body’s function, with oral health among the most important factors when it comes to diabetic risk factors. The dental professionals at Dr. Dennis Lucas’s office help patients understand how diabetes impacts oral health and steps you can take to minimize the effects.National Diabetes Month in November is good time to enhance your knowledge base when it comes to diabetes and oral health. Almost one in every 10 people has some form of diabetes, meaning this...

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Restorative dental materials continue to look and function better

Restorative dental materials continue to look and function better

Dr. Dennis Lucas uses the latest advancements in his Naples, Florida, dental practiceDental professionals have used a variety of restorative dental materials over the years in an ongoing effort to combine optimal function with esthetics. Dr. Dennis Lucas stays abreast of the latest research developments for his dental patients in Naples, Florida.Gold was the first restorative dental material found to be effective for packing into a tooth, or cast and shaped to fit a prepared tooth. Compared to non-metallic materials such as wood, gold had the advantage of standing up to the...

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Dr. Dennis Lucas introduces SteraMist decontamination system

Dr. Dennis Lucas introduces SteraMist decontamination system

Premier fogging system kills and inactivates bacteria and viruses   Dr. Dennis Lucas has taken the next step in providing a safe environment for his patients and staff by investing in the SteraMist Environment System from TOMI Environmental Solutions for his Naples, Florida, dental office. SteraMist is a highly effective room fogging system that decontaminates our clinic outside of regular business hours. SteraMist uses binary ionized technology to disinfect and kill pathogens of all kinds. It offers exceptional safety protocols, with no mixing, special clean-up, rinsing or...

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