Why choose us?

Expertise

We have always been committed to improving the smile and oral health of all those who rely on our facilities, services, and specialists for over 25 years.

Location

With your convenience in mind, we offer six locations throughout Miami-Dade county. All of them are fully equipped to provide state-of-the-art solutions and comfort.

Technology

We strive to be the forefront of providin gadvanced quality dentistry to our community, always having cutting edge technology and equipment to provide the best care.

Qualified Personnel

Our good reputations is thank to our human talent. We are always working hard to provide high quality service to all our patients and finding solutions to any situation that may arise to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

Services

Invisalign

Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. Comfortable, clear, and removable - Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life.

you can remove them when you eat, brush, floss or go to social events, but it's important to remember that if you don't wear them the recommended hours per day the results won't the the ones expected. As a result, it will take longer to complete the treatment.

The Advantages over Braces

  • You will be able to keep eating the food you enjoy
  • You can remove them when you want to
  • You will be capable of normally brushing and flossing your teeth
  • You will save time; appointments are only necessary every four to six weeks
  • you will enjoy virtual invisible teeth-straightening

If you have any questions, just contact us. The very first steps will be to take x-rays and impressions to study your bite and crowding issues This way we can determine if invisalign is the right treatment for you.

Implants

Teeth were designed to last a whole life, but reality is that sometimes they don't. A missing tooth is not only a cosmetic problem; you can lose chewing ability, and it can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped, or crowded.

Implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They are usually made of titanium because it's well-suited to pairing with human bone. this procedure has been used for more than 50 years, and it's recognized as an effective treatment choice.

Single or multiple implants

You have a lot of options with implants because they're very versatile. If you have lost one tooth or several teeth, you can discuss teh ebst solution for getting your smile back. It doesn't matter the situation; there is always going to be a solution with an implant.

Advantages over dentures or bridges

Bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, becoming unstable, and they're expected to last seven to ten years while dental implants can last a lifetime and look and act more like normal teeth. besides, they don't compromise the health of your natural teeth.

Post-Treatment Care

Dental implants require the same care of natural teeth. There is no need of any extra care for them. They need the same daily brushing and flossing and the same amount of regular checkups because just like your teeth, the better you take care of them, the more they last.

Implant Services

Sinus Life Augmentation:It's a surgical procedure that restores the sius cavity to its original size and replaces the bone that hsa been lost. The bone graffiti typically takes more than 9 months to heal, and after tha, the dental implant can be placed into the grafted bone.

Autogenous Bone Grafting:It is usually necessary to use bone from another area of your mouth because the ideal areas for dental implants don't have enough quantity to support them.

Implant Site Development:It's common to lose bone around an infected tooth that needs to be removed. That is why there are various types of bone grafting that can be done when the tooth is removed to allow the placement of an implant in the future.

Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning:Finding the best possible placement for your dental implants is our goal. In order to achieve this, we have special software that gives us the chance to evaluate your dental CT scan in 3D, analyzing your bone quality, quantity, and location, maximizing final result.

Implant Maintenance:It doesn't matter if you have one or several implants. They will need the same care as your natural teeth because they can also accumulate plaque and tartar. After investing money an time in this procedure, it is important to make them last as long as possible.

Periodontal Dentistry

Gum disease can be fixed through a variety of treatments which depend on the severity of your problem. Your doctor will always choose the least invasive, yet most effective solution, which are non-surgical or in worst case scenarios, surgery.

Non-surgical Treatment

We want to remind you that a non-surgical periodontal treatment has its limitations. Surgery may be necessary to restore periodontal health if the treatment is not enough.

The first option is always "scaling and root planning". The goal is to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and reach those places where regular cleaning devices can't such as around the root under the gum line. This procedure is done through an ultrasonic cleaning device.

You might not require any further active treatment, but most patients require ongoing maintenance therapy to keep their teeth health. We also suggest a healthy diet, avoid tobacco, brush and floss daily, and have regular dental checkups.

Surigcal Treatment Option

When there's already too much damage, we also provide you with surgical procedures to prevent the situation getting worse and restore your healthy smile. You and your doctor can choose the option that will fix more effectively your current situation. Some of them are:

Pocket Depth Reduction:also known as "flap surgery", the gum tissue is folded back, and the bacterium hiding underneath is removed, as well as the hardened plaque and tartar that have been collected. If it's really necessary, the tissue that is already damaged is also removed, then the one that is healthy is sewed back into place.

After the surgery, the gums will reattach to the teeth because there's no more bacteria, plaque and tartar.

Regeneration:This procedure is done when the bone and tissure supporting the teeth have been lost. It begins by folding back gum tissue and removing the bacteria tartar and plaque, in some cases, it is necessary to craft the bone to simulate growth, or just apply a special kind of protien that will accomplish the same result; it will depend on how deep is the damage.

Soft-Tissue Graft:A gum recession is a frequent symptom of gum disease. Your roots are more revealed, making your teeth look longer and exposing your tooth to increased damage from gum disease. You will experience sensitivity to hot or cold food and liquids. To gove the roots and restore the hum line, the soft- tissue graft procedure sewsthe tissue from the top of your mouth or another source to the gum area. This treatment is also used for cosmetic reasons.

Implants:Your teeth were designed to last your whole life, but reality is that sometimes they don't. A missing tooth is not only a cosmetic problem; you lose chewing ability, and it can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded. Implants are substitutes for the roots of mising teeth that are surgically placed into the jawbone; they're usually made of titatnium because it's well-suited to pairing with human bone. this procedure has been used for more than 50 years, and it is recognized as an effective treatment choice.

Root Canals

A root canal is a procedure used to save and repair a tooth that was damaged because it was corroded or became infected. The name "Root Canal" came from the term used to describe the natural cavirty within the center of the tooth.

The pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the root canal where the tooth's nerve lies. Years ago if you had a tooth with an infected nerve you would have to lose that tooth. Today you just have to call your doctor to solve the problem.

What are the signs that a root canal is needed?

You might not feel pain in the tooth that needs treatment, but you will have pain when chewing or applying pressure. You will have a lot of sensitivity, and if you eat something too cole or too hot, it will be uncomfortable and painful. There will also be a dark discoloration of your tooth and swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums.

Remember that without the proper treatment your tooth may have to be removed because a cracked tooth would let the bacteria enter the pulp tissue causing an infection which might injure your jawbones and compromise your health in general.

What happens during a root canal?

The treatment is done in no more than three appointments. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the rooth is cleaned and sealed. Your endodontist, a dentist who specializes in teeth's nerves problems, will fill your tooth with a dental composite. If you take the necessary care, such as regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, the procedure can last a lifetime.

Oral Surgery

The oral and maxillofacial surgery is the best option to treat defects and wounds in your jaws, neck, head or any zone in your maxillofacial region.

Depending on every particular situation with each patient, the surgery may also need different specialists, and it is also a recognized inter national specialty. Here in the US, it is a recognized specialty of dentistry; that's why in Otero dental, we can provide you with the best maxillofacial surgeons, trained in an American Dental Association. Their focus in exclusively on the hard and soft tissue of your face, mouth and jaws.

Corrective jaw surgery: Corrective jaw surgery or othognathic surgery is the perfect solution for jaws that are incorrectly positioned. IF you have problems with chewing, breathing, a clicking jaw, TMJ pain, and peel uncomfortable with your appearance, you could be a candidate for this surgery.

Wisdom teeth:

Cleft palate:

Facial Trauma:

Cosmetic Dentistry

Our technologically advanced treatments allow us to easily correct missing, chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. We want to get your confidence back with restoring and maintenance treatments for a beautiful and healthy smile.

Getting Ready for Your Smile Makeover

In your appointment, the first thing the doctor will ask you is the changes you want to make to your smile. then, there are some procedures in order to determine if they're viable such as x-rays or photographs. Taking into consideration your budget, you will have the time mto discuss the different options, the advantages and disadvantages.

We take into consideration your facial balance. It's our priority to keep ongoing communication with you, so you can understand how invasive the treatment is, the recovery time, and suggestions. We are available to answer any questions you may have.

Our most common cosmetic dental treatments include:

  • Veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Aesthetic bonding
  • Crowns or implants
  • Traditional orthodontics or Invisalign© clear aligners
  • Gingivectomy and gingival grafts (improving a "gummy smile")

General Dentistry

If you want to maintain your oral health, you can't skip regular exams and cleaning. This doesn't take much time, and the doctor will make sure that you don't have any problems you may not see or feel yet.

How?

  • Inspecting your teeth and gums for gingivitis or signs of periodontal disease
  • Checking for cavities or other signs of tooth decay
  • Cleaning in order to remove the plaque that might have built up on the tooth's surface

Make sure to make your appointment every 6 months.

Bonding

Dental Bonding is the easiest and least expensive cosmetic treatment for your teeth. It's an easy and fast way to repair slightly chipped, crooked or discolored teeth. It can be usually done in one session unless it involves several teeth, or there is a lot of damage. Anesthesia is not usually necessary. During the process, your teeth will be filled with a special resin which has the same color of your teeth, and itwill be hardened using an ultraviolet light. The resin comes in a variety of tooth-colored shade, so it matches the appearance of your natural teeth. It has become a very popular option because the white color is much less noticeable than silver.

Bridges

It's a non-removable dental prosthesis that is used to replace a missing tooth or several teeth by filling the space with an artificial tooth called "Pontics". They can be made from gold, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Also they're supported by natural teeth or implants.

They will help you alleviate your bite stress and prevent more damage.

Crowns

Crowns are used to improve the shape of your tooth or strengthen it. They will cover your tooth, making it look normal in shape and size. Crowns are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength to hold a filling.

A cemented crown will cover your tooth above the gum line, becoming the new outer surface of your tooth. They can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth for breaking or restore one that is already broken.

Dentures

Modern dentures are natural looking and removable replacement for missing teeth. Thanks to the new technology, they fit much better than they used to.

Teeth loss can cause your cheeks have a sunken look appearance, but with the right denture, you can even look younger. Just like natural teeth, they need the proper care by using a gentle cleanser, and when you are not using them, always keep them moist.

Extractions

There are different reasons why a tooth should be removed even if it's supposed to last a lifetime. A crowded mouth, infection or risk of an infection, or any reason beyond repair might force your dentist to decide whether an extraction is necessary.

An extraction can be done in a regular appointment. The whole process it's done under the effect of local anesthesia, so you won't feel anything. IT can be a really easy and quick process depending on the situation. Your doctor will make sure you are as comfortable as possible and make the necessary suggestions for a fast recovery.

Fillings

There are different materials that can be used to fill a tooth. The most common options used to be gold, porcelain, and composite. Nowadays, ceramic and plastic are the most popular options because their appearances are more similar to the teeth, making your teeth look more natural.

We offer two different kinds of fillings. The direct filling is placed into a prepared cavity, and it can be done in a single visit. However, the indirect filling requires more time, and it includes inlays and veneers made of ceramics or composites.

Fluoride

Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in water, soil, air and rocks. It can be well-mixed with the teeth mineral components. As a treatment, it is very effective in fighting tooth decay and pain in troubled areas; it prevents plaque from building up and hardening the tooth's surface.

The treatment takes just a few minutes. After it is done, you will have to wait 30 minutes before eating and drinking to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride.

Implant Restoration

A face without teeth can sag and appear sunken and sad; this treatment allows you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile. A dental implant restores a lost tooth, and it's a great option because, it looks feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. It requires proper care and maintenance, just like regular teeth, and it can last a lifetime if it is properly taken care of.

The implant is composed of two main parts. The titanium part that takes the place of the missing root, and the other one is the crown which has the same color of the tooth and is cemented on top of the implant.

Mouth Guards

If your hobby or work represents a possible threat to your teeth, you should really think about using a mouthgaurd. Prevention is the key element to keep gums and teeth safe from injury. Save your time, worries and money figuring out how to solve a situation that could have been prevented.

Take your time choosing the right mougthgaurd. It has to feel comfortable, allowing you to breathe properly and fit perfectly in your mouth. There are three basic types of mouthgaurds: the pre-made, the boil-and-bite fitted, and the custom made from a dentist.

Nightguards

Nightgaurds are an easy an non-invasive treatment for bruxism. If you wake up with jaw pain, earaches, headaches or you can't stop grinding your teeth, you might suffer this condition.

If you don't correct bruxism, you can end with a broken or cracked tooth ore even lose it. Custom - made nightguards prevent the contact between your teeth, reducing the pressure on them.

Root Canals

A root canal is a procedure used to save and repair a tooth that was damaged because it was corroded or became infected. The name "Root Canal" came from the term used to describe the natural cavity within the center of the tooth.

The pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the root canal where the tooth's nerve lies. Years ago if you had a tooth with an infected nerve you would have to lose that tooth. Today you just have to call your doctor to solve the problem.

Sealants

Sealants are made of plastic materials that are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, acting like a barrier to prevent cavities and "sealing out" plaque and food.

Sealants give extra protection against decay in those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth and prevent cavities because sometimes brushing your teeth every single day isn't enough. They can last from three to give years, and it only provides protection while it is fully intact.

Veneers

Veneers are designed to cover the front side of your teeth. They are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials like porcelain. They are a great solution for gaps, chips, stains or misshapen teeth.

They look natural and are the perfect solution for minor adjustments. During the treatment, your doctor will create a unique model of your teeth; after that, it's sent to a dental technician who designs the veneers. Then, they are cemented over your natural teeth and adjusted to fit, look, and feel like the beautiful smile you've always wanted.

Remember, that even if they're stain-resistant, you should avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to keep the same quality over time.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are no longer needed, but they continue to erupt in many individuals. If your jaw is to small to accommodate them, they may cause pain because they become impacted or crowd other teeth out of their position.

Due to this situation, if they aren't removed, you might suffer from pain and develop gum tenderness or swelling. Sometimes, you can feel the effects of the wisdom teeth before you are able to visualize them in your mouth. A panoramic radio-graph is usually the preferred X-ray to help assess the angle of eruption and state development of the tooth.

The best time to remove them is the late teens or early twenties because it is more probable that the roots aren't fully formed. also, the bone surrounding the bone is less dense. However, every patient has a different situation, so it's always our recommendation to call your doctor.

The whole process is done under the local anesthesia or general sedation, and the difficulty of the surgery will be determined by the state of the wisdom teeth. Generally, it is a simple process, and our doctors are more than qualified to handle every case scenario. Once they are extracted, the healing process begins. It also varies depending on how complicated the surgery was. Despite this, your doctor will explain how to take care of yourself and what to expect.

Advanced Dental Technology

Dental X-Rays

Our priority is to make sure we can offer the safest and best service while you are as comfortable as possible, which is why we use teh latest technology, like the digital x-ray.

This practical tool will save time and effort. That means that when the digital x-ray image is exposed, it can be sent directly to a computer. Therefore, we can display it right away. It can also be enlarged on the computer screen or corrected without having to make another x-ray exposure; it's environmentally friendly, and it requires less radiation.

Intraoral Camera

The intraoral camera make the dentist appointment much easier for both the patient and the doctor, giving you the opportunity to be involved with the decision-making process for your dental treatment and health.

One of the benefits is that the intra-oral camera enlarges the teeth more than 40 times their actual size on a full color screen display. This allows your dentist to see any possible situation or problem that is just starting, such as cracked teeth, excessive wear, plaque deposits, etc. It lets your dentist focus on prevention when it comes to your dental health.

Most people cannot see well their own mouth. The intraoral camera will also hel you visualize and understand the current status of your dental health. The camera is small, and it can reveal images of the teeth from angles you could not have access before; you probably won't notice your doctor using it.

Digital CT Imaging

If you want to get the most precise dental health diagnosis possible, the Digital CT imaging is the perfect tool for it. The process is comfortable, quick, and really effective. Some of the options you can get 3D data are dental implants, impactions, airway assessments, sleep apnea, TMJ treatment, and wisdom teeth extractions.

Some special features are:

  • 20 seconds to provide a complete diagnosis
  • Extremely comfortable, you will be seated in an open location with a lot of space
  • Less radiation is used
  • Data is easy to share, so you will be informed and get the chance to make better choices with your treatment

Digital Impressions

The field of digital impressions is quickly growing because this new technology can take a more accurate impression of your teeth, reducing mistakes and time. The digital impression scanner captures the structure of your teeth and gums, thanks to the latest optical technology, so no more gagging or discomfort.

The process uses a radiation-free laser which can be started or stopped as many times as necessary, and it only takes less than 5 minutes to see your teeth in 3D.

When you take a digital impression, the image cannot be warped, ripped, or unclear. That's why they are the best option.

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