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Dreaming of a Hollywood Smile? Veneers Can Help Jun 6th, 2021

Do you wish there was a quick, affordable, and painless way to repair damaged or irregularly shaped teeth keeping your smile less than perfect? Veneers can do that. Brett P. Lent, DDS, of First Impression Dental in Fresno, California, offers a full suite of cosmetic and general dentistry services that...

5 Reasons to Consider Full-Mouth Rehabilitation May 23rd, 2021

Award-winning dentist Dr. Brett P. Lent of First Impression Dental in Fresno, California, explains full-mouth rehabilitation, five reasons to consider it, and how to get started on your individualized treatment plan. What is full-mouth rehabilitation? The overall goal of full-mouth rehabilitation is to restore normal function and the cosmetic appeal...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Cracked or Missing Crown Apr 13th, 2021

Dental crowns are designed to cover and protect a damaged tooth and keep your smile healthy.  The crowns we provide here at First Impression Dental in Fresno, California, are crafted of the highest quality porcelain and expertly fashioned by Dr. Brett Lent to mimic your natural tooth color, size, shape,...

4 Common Dental Emergencies Mar 15th, 2021

Patients at First Impression Dental appreciate Dr. Brett Lent’s expertise as a dentist and his ongoing commitment to helping people of all ages feel comfortable and welcome at our beautiful office in Fresno, California. Our team is also dedicated to providing top-quality emergency care that relieves your pain and protects...

Dental Implants: Will I Need Bone Grafting? Feb 9th, 2021

If you’ve done your research on dental implants, you know they’ve earned a reputation as the next best thing to natural teeth when it comes to replacing a gap in your smile. Dr. Brett P. Lent, who leads the team at First Impression Dental in Fresno, California, agrees that dental...

Take These Steps Immediately if You Break a Tooth Jan 12th, 2021

You aren’t unique if you focus more on the calories, fat content, and overall nutrition in the foods you eat rather than how your teeth might react to all that lunchtime chewing and between-meal snacking. The bad news? Hard foods can cause even healthy teeth to chip and crack. The...

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry Dec 9th, 2020

Our team here at First Impression Dental, led by award-winning dentist Dr. Brett P. Lent, provides the most effective, state-of-the-art care available in general and cosmetic dentistry. We’re also extremely committed to ensuring your visits to our family-friendly office in Fresno, California, are as convenient, stress-free, and painless as possible....

Who Is a Candidate for Same-Day Crowns? Nov 10th, 2020

We love our patients here at First Impression Dental in Fresno, California, and do everything we can to make your experience a positive one. But, let’s face it, seeing the dentist is not usually at the top of someone’s list. That’s why our team, led by Dr. Brett Lent, is...

Help! My Teeth are Yellow Oct 7th, 2020

Tooth and gum health is the primary focus of dentists everywhere. That’s certainly true here at First Impression Dental in Fresno, California, where we use the latest technology and a meticulous, patient-first approach to preserving your oral health. Dr. Brett Lent and our entire team are also committed to using...

Take Dental Anxiety Out of Your Next Visit With Sedation Dentistry Sep 6th, 2020

Most Americans would probably admit that going to the dentist is a necessity they’d just as soon skip but don’t due to the very real cosmetic and oral health benefits of routine dental care. Many individuals, however, avoid seeing the dentist due to fear. Our team at First Impression Dental...

Steps You Should Take When You Lose a Tooth Aug 12th, 2020

The American Association of Endodontists estimates that adults and children in the United States lose about five million teeth every year to a sports injury, accidental fall, or other trauma. You may be surprised to learn, however, that emergency dental care can restore your smile. Dr. Brett Lent is an...

5 Tips for Adjusting to Life With Dentures Jul 23rd, 2020

While a dentist’s top priority is to protect the health of your teeth and gums, there may come a time when dentures are your most effective treatment option. Today’s dentures are designed to appear more natural than ever, allowing for a comfortable fit that can restore your smile, let you...

The Road to a Brilliant Smile With Full Mouth Rehabilitation Jun 26th, 2020

When you’re struggling with numerous dental issues, it may feel like obtaining a brilliant smile is beyond your reach. But innovative dental technology and advances in technique make it possible to enjoy all the cosmetic and oral health benefits of a beautiful smile regardless of your current issues.  At First...

COVID-19 Response May 21st, 2020

YES, WE ARE OPEN!! COVID-19 Response Keeping Everyone Healthy and Safe is Our Priority   At First Impression Dental, the safety of our patients and our team is our number one priority. We have always shown that commitment by adhering to the most stringent infection control standards possible.  While we...

Veneers Can Correct a Wide Range of Smile Flaws May 15th, 2020

Our team at First Impression Dental, located in Fresno, California, led by Dr. Brett Lent, is dedicated to keeping your mouth healthy and your smile bright. We’re also committed to providing high-quality dental care that is painless and affordable.  Read on to learn why veneers are often an excellent option...

Dental Implants: There's Never Been a Better Option for Replacing Missing Teeth Apr 22nd, 2020

Despite your best efforts, trauma, advanced decay or gum disease sometimes results in tooth loss. This can have devastating effects on your confidence as well as your oral health. Dental implants make it possible to replace one, several, or a mouthful of missing teeth. Dr. Brett P. Lent is a...

COVID-19 Annoucement Mar 25th, 2020

Dear valued patient: In an effort to support national efforts to fight the COVID- 19 pandemic, our practice is taking the following steps to help assure your health and well-being and that of our community: We are following directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a...

Why Wait When We Offer Same Day Crowns Mar 17th, 2020

It’s hard to deny the benefits dental crowns offer in regards to restoring your smile. Dentists use them to cover the imperfections caused by broken, cracked, worn, or severely decayed teeth. When shaded to match your natural tooth color and fashioned by an expert, it’s hard to tell a crown...

7 Tips for Keeping Your Kid’s Teeth and Gums Healthy Feb 10th, 2020

They say good health starts at home, and that’s certainly true when it comes to your child’s smile. At First Impression Dental here in Fresno, California, one of our goals is to partner with parents in their effort to establish healthy oral habits for kids that can help prevent the...

Gain Without the Pain: The Many Benefits of Laser Dentistry Jan 15th, 2020

Dentists have long tried to help you feel comfortable during exams and procedures, even to the point of quieting down that often dreaded but necessary drilling during a cavity repair. In traditional dentistry, pain is typically managed with an injection of an anesthetic such as Novocain®, which can keep your...

Same Day Crowns in Fresno Jan 10th, 2020

CEREC techology allows our team to provide you with a custom-made, high quality dental restoration in a single visit to our Fresno office. The traditional dental crown procedure requires at least two visits to the dentist and usually takes a week to restore a damaged tooth. With CEREC one-visit restorations, you...

Sedation Dentistry Dec 18th, 2019

Are you fearful or afraid of the dentist? We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with Regional Anesthesia Associates to offer Sedation Dentistry with Rejuvenation. IV Sedation will make you become relaxed and carefree during your next dental visit.   Rejuvenation will send you home feeling refreshed and...