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General Dentistry

Regular Exams And Cleaning

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.