TREATMENTS

Checkups & exams

Digital Radiography (DR)
- Less exposure to radiation
- Real-time imaging
- Environmentally friendly
- Faster diagnostics and with higher reliability
- Less work time
Digital Panoramic X-ray
- Full imaging of all the teeth and the tissue that surrounds them
- Early diagnostics of injuries, wounds or damage (lesions)
- Full imaging for the assessment of wisdom teeth
Computer tomography (CT scan)
- Enables planning for implant or bone graft placement
- Locates root canals for endodontics
- Helps in diagnosing wounds or injuries(lesions)
Clinical evaluation
- A detailed observation of all the teeth sides in search of cavities, fractures, or previous dental work
- Gum check-up
- Soft tissue check-up to rule out injuries or wounds (tongue, hard palate, velum, cheeks, floor of mouth, and throat)
- Filling deterioration check-up (in case of fillings)
- Blood pressure reading
- Physical exploration of head and neck
Treatment plan by appointment
- Diagnostics
- Treatment plan for all teeth
- Quote
- Number of required appointments
- Payment plan


Periodontal assessment (Florida probe)
- Digital Probing and Charting for Periodontal Pocket
- Educational oral exploration
- Follow-up
- Electronic data storing
- Greater measuring accuracy
- short performing time

Intraoral mini-camera
- Improves patient-dentist relation
- Allows the patient to visualize the treatment procedure
- shows in real time the findings while performing the exploration.

Cleaning, checkups & maintenance

Routine cleaning
- Accumulated plaque removal on teeth surface
- Teeth smoothening to prevent plaque buildup
- Usage of dental floss
- Polishing
- Recommended every six months
Six-monthly maintenance on restorations and crowns
- Marginal adaptation checkup
- Polishing and fissure sealing
- Adjustments and restorations (when needed)
Periodontal maintenance
- Maintenance should be performed each three to four months after Deep cleaning
- Checkup and comparison for previous apointment periodontal pockets
- Prevents further damage on adjacent tissue
- Prevents tooth displacement or loss
- Usage of dental floss
- Polishing

Preventive dentistry

Sealants (protective coatings)
- Applied only on cavity free teeth and with no prior fillings
- Applied on dental sulci to prevent the accumulation of plaque and thus preventing cavities
- Fast
- For children and adults
- Does not damage the tooth
- Pain-free and requires no anesthesia
Fluoride application
- For children and adults
- Six-monthly application recommended for children
- Aids with sensitive teeth
Personalized flossing and brushing techniques
- Helpful tips about toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouth wash and techniques
- How to use dental floss
- Bushing techniques for children and patients with gum problems
- Denture hygiene
- Crown and bridge cleaning techniques

Motivational talks
- Dental conditions
- Diagnostics
- Treatment options, materials and techniques
- prevention and control
- Learning material(pictures, videos, book and typodonts)
Dental plaque control
- Plaque disclosing tablets: these tables allow us to visualize where is remaining plaque after brushing
- Helps to evaluate progress on each appointment

Aesthetical treatments (beauty treatments)

Dental veneers
- Thin porcelain pieces that are attached to the front of the teeth to improve its appearance
Tooth whitening
- A one hour, single appointment treatment performed on the dental office, or as a home treatment applied at night for two weeks
- As a general recommendation staining substances such as coffee, tea, tobacco, mustard, ketchup, soft drinks, red wine, soy or red sauce should be avoided
- A treatment to help with sensitive teeth is included
- Reapplication every two years is recommended

Cx gingivales
- Cuando la encía cubre una porción significativa en el contornos de los dientes, se realiza una cirugía en la que se remueven los excesos para crear un contorno estético y proporcionado.

Restorations

Dental composite resins
- Matches natural teeth color
- Applied after removing cavities from the tooth
- Checkups and maintenance is recommended every six months
- up to four can be applied within one single appointment
- Anesthesia is applied, although in some cases it might not be necessary.

Inlays
- Applied on wide cavities when it is not necessary to put a crown
- Lab-made restorations
- Studier more resistant materials
- Two appointments required

Removable and full prosthetics

Removable
- Used to replace lost tooth
- Easy to take off
- Nighttime removal recommended for better hygiene
- Hold in place by other teeth
- Made from different materials (some include metal components)
- Up to four appointments might be required
Full prosthetics
- A denture piece made when there is no tooth remaining on the mouth.
- Nighttime removal recommended for better hygiene
- Up to four appointments might be required

Crowns and bridges

Materials
- Metal and porcelain
- Emax
- Zirconium
Single crown
- Full covering cemented over the tooth when it presents myor weakes or deterioration.
- The crown’s shape matches that of the tooth
- Two appointments required
Bridge
- Used to substitute missing teeth.
- The surrounding teeth are used as supports
- The surrounding teeth are reshaped and adapted to place the bridge
- A permanent option to substitute missing pieces
- Three appointments required

Extractions

Single tooth extraction
Third molars (wisdom teeth)

Periodontics (gums and bone)

Root scaling and planning
- Commonly referred to as deep cleaning
- A prior evaluation of the gum and bone that surround the tooth is made
- Local anesthesia is applied
- The mouth is divided into four regions which can be all treated in one single visit
Crown lengthening surgery
- This treatment is performed when gum tissue cover a cavity. Excess tissue is removed to treat the underlying damage.
Resective surgery
- This procedure is applied when problems with periodontal pockets is not solved with Deep cleaning.
Root coverage
- When tooth roots are exposed as a result of gum recession, then a grafting is implanted to cover it

Endodontics

For the nerve located within the root canal. This procedure required two appointments.
An endodontic procedure is performed when there is pain in a tooth. The nerve is removed and the canal is sealed with special materials that create a hermetic seal that prevents bacteria from accumulating.
Poste/ monoblock
After an endodontic procedure is performed there are two methods to reconstruct the tooth: - Poste: When sever tooth decay is present a metal pin is inserted into the root. This method helps to strengthen the tooth.
This procedure is performed at least a week after the endodontic procedure

- Monoblock: a composite based restoration. Applied when there is minimal damage to the tooth.
Acute pain, abscess and infection
- If acute pain that impairs daily activities, a abscess, infection or drainage is present it is advised to go to the dental office as son as posible.
- Acute pain is usually relieved after an endodontic treatment
- If a severe infection is present then the number of appointments required might rise.
Treatment reapplication
When pain is experienced in a tooth that has undergone an endodontic treatment has been performed then a second treatment is recommended. This should be performed at least three month after the original procedure.

Surgery

Elevaciones de seno
Frenilectomías
Apicectomy
Bone inlays
Biopsy

Implants


- A titanium screw inserted into the bone that works as the base for the new tooth
- A good option to replace missing pieces
- A two stage procedure: In the first stage of the procedure the piece is placed with local anesthetics (a four to six month period is required for the implant to merge with the surrounding bone. In the second stage another piece that will serve as the base for the crown is added. One month later the crown is placed (two appointments are required on this stage).
Overdentures
- Fixed or removable prosthetics that are hold in place by mouth implants
- Available in screw-on or removable
Contraindicaciones
- Prior to considering an overdenture a study must be performed on the patient. The studied required to become a candidate are:
- General health evaluation, bone quality and availability, and general guidelines for the planning and performing of the treatment.

Orthodontics

Invisalign
- A more esthetical alternative for braces
- A comfortable and almost invisible system of braces that can be removed to brush the teeth, eat and use dental floss
Braces
- Teeth that don’t align correctly are more difficult to maintain adequately cleaned and are also more prone to cavities or early lost. Braces are the best option to align and correct tooth position.
Preliminary check-ups
- A series of preliminary studies will be requested on your first appointment, after which a treatment plan will be elaborated adapted to your specific needs.

Pediatrics



- The first appointment for any child is recommended to occur within his/her first year.
- Dental hygiene must be applied before teeth emerge.
- Brushing techniques and motivational talks
- There are multiple methods for preventing cavities. These methods ought to be applied since the emergence of the first tooth all the way to the age of 6 to 7 years.

Sedation

- A drug induced state that helps in reducing anxiety during dental procedures.
- Applied by a certified anesthetist
- An evaluation of the patient’s medical history must be carried out to verify if he/she is a candidate for sedation.
- Recommended on the following population:
- Small children who do not cooperate with treatment
- Patients with high levels of anxiety or stress
- Patients with any disability that interferes with procedures