We very thoroughly analyze your teeth, temporo-mandibular joint, soft tissue, gums and bone, as well as the existing restorations, and possible oral pathologies including oral cancer detection in order to establish a correct diagnosis of your oral health. X-rays and casts are used to do this when necessary.
Once all the information has been gathered during diagnosis, different treatment plans arte discussed with the patient in order to decide what treatment suits the patient best, according to their financial possibilities, esthetic requirements and schedules.
This specially includes all treatments that prevent illness in the oral cavity, and it includes oral hygiene instruction, cleanings using ultrasound, microabrasion with aluminum oxide or baking soda, fluoride applications, polishing pastes, root scaling and planning and treating hypersensitive areas, as well as removing or recontouring areas that could cause food retention or bad hygiene.
Treating patiens since their early childhood is very important in order to control development and growth issues. It is necessary that a pedodoncist (pediatric dentist) is the first contact for a child in a dental office. Apart of having the ideal training to attend young patients with equal quality treatments as with adults, the procedures provide the psychological know-how to avoid traumatic experiences at the dental office. Early detection of growth alterations can be resolved with orthopedics, or later on in the child´s development with Orthodontics.
Treatments included in this specialty restore minor dental fractures and carious lesions. The restorations are mostly made from resin composites, fillings, inlays, onlays and porcelain veneers.
It is of upmost importance to have a healthy tooth support system, including gums, the ligament that holds the toot ho the bone and the bone. It also includes dental implants, It is important to eliminate all the tartar that is beneath the gum-line weakening the bones health. When bone loss occurs, teeth become loose and implant placement is more difficult: sometimes it is necessary to have a Periodontist treat your gums for esthetic and restorative reasons too.
This includes the removal of the nerve, and vascular tissue of the teeth due to a degenerative process of the nerve pain or infection. Although these treatments are predictable and highly successful, some end up only postponing the extraction.
These procedures rehabilitate dental structures that have been lost or destroyed such as crowns and partial bridges, as well as implant buildups in order to replace lost teeth.
In case of extensive tooth loss or in areas that wont allow an implant to be placed ore areas where fixed brides can not be attaches, these treatments allow the patient to regain function and esthetics.
This type of restorations are used when patients have lost all their teeth and they can be combined with implants in order to provide more stable, comfortable and esthetic restorations.
Most of the teeth that have been lost can or may be replaced by dental implantes, individually or in a larger number. There are various techniques and systems that are combined for every individual case.
This specialty is in charge of various treatments, from wisdom teeth removal to residuous teeth extractions, as well as biopsies and facial esthetic treatments. Third molars or wisdom teeth that are malpositioned may impair contiguous teeth, and form cysts and infections. Excessive bone growths can be removed, as well as bone grafts placed.
Esthetic facial surgical treatments for example are the bichectomies, that result in more prominent cheekbones. Botox is also applied in our practice for esthetic purposes as well as in cases where patients clench their teeth, or need to lower their lip for esthetic enhancement.
This series of treatments are focused on providing more esthetic smiles, correct tooth malpositions, discolorations and tooth pigmentations, as well as replacing restorations that have had poor esthetic results. It is very important to mention, that the patient has to be oriented correctly about the repercussions of the abuse of replacing dental restorations just for esthetic reasons, and that not all esthetic restorations are recommendable on a long run. Many dentists wont mention these inconveniences in other to satisfy patient’s expectations without taking into account the dental health in the future. Treatments include veneers, tooth bleaching, gap closure, porcelain inlays and onlays, etc.
It is very important that a correct interaction between the masticatory surfaces of the teeth and the joints of the mandible and the maxilla exists. Interferences in the free movement of teeth during chewing may cause pain and wear as a result of unnecessary contact between teeth. Splints or mouth guards are placed that will reduce headaches and pain, when patients grind their teeth involuntarily. In some cases muscular pain in the neck and head area can be treated with these devices.
Night guards and sleep apnea treatment
These devices reduce snoring and allow a better oxygen flow to the brain during sleep, by opening the airways and pushing the tongue forward during sleep, thus preventing patients from diabetes, accidents caused by sleep depravation, and even the risk of stroke.
Some patients simply can´t cope with the stress of a dental procedure. We offer the possibility of arranging the services of a certified anesthesiologist who will administer different medications in order to provide a safe, tension free visit to the dental office.