Whatever restorative treatment is chosen, our staff will provide gentle, caring treatment,
while returning your mouth to its optimum health.
Common Dental Procedures
Prices are in US Dollars.
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.
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.
Porcelain crowns have come a long way. The same way as dental fillings have. This type of crowns have been available for decades, and are still the most common type of crowns around the world.
The main reason is that they contain no metal, and they are as strong as a porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns. Their use is aimed at back teeth, but their application is for both back and front teeth. Zirconium oxide has been used for artificial hip or knee joints for many years. In this field it has proven its extreme durability with the highest biological tolerance.
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.
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.
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.