This procedure is done during a certain period of time. Depending on the severity of each case, how old the patient is or other factors, the treatment can take several months or even years.
There are different type of appliances that the orthodontist might use, some are fixed others are removable. They also come in different shapes and colors, from the conventional metal braces to ceramic white or transparent braces, to removable transparent teeth aligners. *Initial Payment in most cases. $60 dollars monthly payment.
It is a fitted crown attached to a tooth, and replaces a missing tooth, or teeth attaching to another tooth on the other end of this bridge. It can be used either between one's natural teeth or in between dental implants. There are always certain guidelines to take into consideration before deciding to replace a missing tooth with a fixed dental bridge. It can replace one, two or multiple teeth. And once it is placed and cemented, the patient cannot remove it. *Starting price per tooth.
It is important, depending on the case, to have a professional cleaning by a dental hygienist or a dentist. Usually, dental cleaning will take no more than 30 minutes and it will help eliminate plaque and food particles that contribute to the formation of various diseases that can cause gingivitis, cavities and formation of infections.
This procedure is done with local anesthesia and depending on the severity and the complexity of the cavity can be taken care in one appointment and take 20 to 50 minutes per tooth.
Most of the time, a dental dam is placed before the procedure to ensure that no saliva or blood contaminates the teeth being treated.
Composite fillings are available in different shades. The treating dentist will make sure that they are the same shade of the tooth or teeth being treated.
Dentures are a complete set of upper and/or lower teeth. It is a procedure that can be done in as little as two appointments.
This cavities that the patient might have, are usually filled with mercury fillings, which are dark gray, or composite fillings which are tooth colored. Dental filling are done by a dental professional and are done with local anesthesia.
How many visits do I need to get a dental implant?
Dental implants are placed in as little as one hour from start to finish, and one or more can be done in a single visit. However, sometimes, depending on the case, they might require an average of 3 dental visits to complete the procedure; once the implant or implants are placed, bone has to “grow” around the dental implant before the abutment and porcelain crown can be placed, and this can take about 4 months. On the second visit, a post like screw called “abutment” is placed. On the third visit, a few days later, the crown, which holds on to the abutment is cemented.
On the first appointment, when the actual dental implant is placed, the total amount to be paid is usually $850 dollars.
On the second appointment, four months after the implant is placed, $300 dollars are to be paid. And on the final and third visit, when the crown is placed, the final payment of $450 dollars are then paid. *Includes dental implant, abutment and zirconia crown.
Upon an initial consultation, our periodontist Dr. Bernardo Bogarin, will sit down with you and explain the procedure and what results to expect at the end of the treatment.
Bacteria can lodge under the gums and stay there until pain and/or physical changes to the gums and teeth occur. In some cases, root planing may be required, and possibly more than one visit might be needed. And as in all cases, pain does not have to be part of this type of dental treatment.
This procedure usually requires multiple disciplinary specialist intervention. A dental plan is required that can be done in a sequential way with the goal of regaining the patients full mouth functions. When a patient has multiple dental problems, it is important to have a complete mouth diagnostics to make sure that every treatment is properly addressed and taken care of.
Gastrointestinal problems is another factor why dental implants are important when it comes to enjoying food. The way we chew food and the quality of the portions are important to maintain a healthy overall gastrointestinal system; when food is correctly chewed, it provides the initial part of the digestive system. When we chew our food correctly we facilitate the digestive process and our body does not suffer in the long run to compensate for this part. Having fixed teeth, this being porcelain or acrylic (dentures), attached to dental implants makes a world of a difference. Most of the time, this procedure is done using the patient’s own dentures, if not available, or in poor shape, we can have new ones made. It is a procedure that usually requires one appointment. with additional appointments as a routine check up. It is a multiple specialist procedure on hand, and can be done under conscious sedation. Depending on each case, implant supported dentures uses 4 dental implants on top maxilla and 4 on bottom maxilla, but can be done with 4, 5 or 6 dental implants on each maxilla. *For each maxilas. Price may vary.
We are proud to offer, like all of their treatment options, this brand of corrective appliances. Although some patients might not be the perfect candidates for this type of braces, they are available to any of our patients.
The process consists of placing a gel like material directly onto your teeth, usually from the first premolar on one side of the mouth to the first premolar on the other side of the mouth. We start with a dental cleaning, reassuring that there is no presence of plaque or any foreign substance that could hamper a great result. After the dental cleaning, which will also help removing some stains, the patient will be laying down comfortably in the dental chair for about 40 minutes while the whitening material whitens every tooth. After this non-invasive procedure, the patient can go about their day. *Dental cleaning included.
The object of a root canal is to clean and disinfect the nerve canal so it can be sealed off and the tooth saved. Every treatments goes through a complete assessment before a root canal is decided upon. Our endodontist will make the final decision along with the patient as to the reason of why a root canal will be done.
We are fully staffed to carry out conscious sedation under the professional care of our own anesthesiologist: Dr. Vladimir Torres. He will make sure you sleep through your dental procedures and wake up feeling healthy and relaxed, while our professional group of dentists take care of your dental needs. Most treatments can be accomplished in one comfortable appointment.
Smiles makeovers are exactly what the name refers. It is a process in which crowns and porcelain veneers, as are, porcelain bridges, dental implants and if needed, gum contouring come in to one. It can take as little as two or three appointments.