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41230 11th St. West, Ste. F
Palmdale, California 93551 US
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    Dental: DDS, Loma Linda University

Treatments offered at James D. Powell, D.D.S., P.C.

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Receding Gums from Gingivitis, Can Anything be Done to Help?

A couple options to fix your gum contours would be either gingival grafting (taking tissues from elsewhere in the mouth and placing/modeling the gums... READ MORE

I Had Zoom Whitening and Touch Up with Trays at Home. Can You Switch to Regular Bleach?

Yes, the bleach provided by your new dentist is ok to use and has the ability to provide the same result as the Zoom Whitening Treatment. Most likely... READ MORE

Do I Need to Have my Teeth Cleaned Prior to the Zoom Whitening?

Having a cleaning with your hygienist before whitening is definitely a good idea. The plaque, tarter, and/or debris will cause a build-up on your... READ MORE

Upper lip frenulum deformed after accident 2 years ago. Will incision by laser prevent the frenulum from growing back? (Photo)

I'd recommend that you visit a Periodontist or a General Dentist who uses laser. The advantage of a laser is that it causes less inflamation, and... READ MORE

Will Zoom Whitening Adversely Affect my Cosmetically Bonded Front Teeth?

Zoom whitening should not affect your front teeth that are bonded, but be aware that the color of your surrounding teeth may become whiter than your... READ MORE

Can I Get an Implant and Wait for the Crown Until I Straighten my Teeth?

In my experience I have seen greater results when braces are done before the implant is actually placed. There is a lot of bone movement when teeth... READ MORE

My Dentist Does Not Recommend Veneers Because I Grind my Teeth? (photo)

Some dentists recommend not to have veneers put on if you're a grinder because if the actual teeth are being worn, then that means that the veneers... READ MORE

Why Does My Dentist Say I Cant Get an Implant for My Extracted Molar?

An implant could be an option for just about anyone. You may not have enough bone in that area due to the infection, but a bone graft could be an... READ MORE

Is There Anything I Can Do for This Chipped Tooth?

The chipped tooth could definitely be fixed, with options such as a composite filling or a porcelain veneer. The only problem is that if it is... READ MORE

Teeth Whitening Before Dental Crowns and Veneers?

What I have found is that teeth will relapse (darken) in their shade over time following whitening. That is why we recommend doing touch-ups... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Powell

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