Education / Participation / Experience
- Comprehensive Oral Examination/ Oral Cancer Screening
- Radiographs (X-ray)
- Fluoride treatment
- Oral Hygiene Maintenance
- Composite filling (tooth colored fillings
- Porcelain Crowns (caps)
- Porcelain Fixed Bridges
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Laminates/Lumineers
- Procera Crown
- Zirconia crown
- Tooth whitening
- Captek crown
- Lava crown
- Tooth Colored Restorations
- Crowns and Bridges
- Partial and Full Dentures
- Restoration Crowns for implant
- Root Canal Treatment
- Treatment to traumatized teeth
- Diagnosis of the disease
- Treatments-Non surgical (Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing)/Surgical
- we're committed in straightening teeth using customized fixed appliance to each patient and treatment. Customization results in faster and more consistent treatments. Results are more stable in their final position.
Comprehensive Oral Examination/Oral Cancer Screening
performed at your first visit to the office. Teeth are check for carious lesions or decay. Old filling is check for recurrent caries. We check your gums, cheeks, lips, tongue, tissues, face, neck, and throat for signs of oral cancer; rechecking every time you have your recall.
very important to detect decay, anomalies from normal structures-tumors, cysts, atypical tooth and root position, and bone loss.
removal of calculus (hardened plaque left out around the tooth and above and below the gum, and can only be removed by specialized instruments. At the end, teeth are polish.
help prevent tooth decay; strengthens the tooth enamel applied every 6 months visit of your regular recall.
it is a thin coating of resin in deep grooves (known as pits and fissures) for newly erupted premolars and molars. Sealants protect teeth from carious lesions or decay.
Oral Hygiene Instructions
brush your teeth every after meal if possible or at least twice a day and clean your tongue as well. Floss regularly by wrapping the floss around the tooth, eat well balanced meal, rinse your mouth after eating sugary snacks, and visit your dentist regularly.
Composite filling / Tooth Colored Filling
The material is directly bonded using special bonding adhesive to strengthen the tooth. This is use for small to medium sized filling in posterior teeth but mostly for front teeth. Composite filling is done for chipped teeth, closing space between two teeth, broken or cracked tooth, decayed tooth, and worn teeth. It is easily apply, shape, and polish giving you a natural shape and function. For bigger cavities, amalgam or silver filling is still the ideal; but there’s more to choose from-inlay, onlay, and crown. This can be discussed with your dentist.
the anterior teeth are usually bonded to close spaces, change the shade lighter, and to repair the chipped or broken teeth. If the size is smaller like peg-shaped lateral, or you want to straighten crooked teeth, then bonding can enhance your smile. Another option could be laminate, veneers, or crowns. Your dentist will show you the benefits of each option.
hard and durable than bonding or tooth colored fillings. It could be made of gold, silver, and porcelain. If is fabricated in the dental laboratory. The procedure is more conservative than making a crown because less structure is removed.
Porcelain crowns (Caps)
This is indicated for poorly maintained, large fillings, or badly damaged teeth. Porcelain crowns can be a single tooth or fixed bridges. Caps enhance teeth color, shape, natural size, close gaps, and straighten teeth.
Porcelain Fixed Bridges
Missing teeth, especially on the front will give us a personal significant negative effect. The gaps if left unrepaired will cave in because of the bone loss. The neighboring teeth in the missing space will tilt also leading to a more serious consequence. Overall, if the gaps are just left alone particularly the front area of the mouth, it could add years to the appearance. Porcelain fixed bridges replace the natural teeth missing, thus helping out maintain the integrity of surrounding tissues.
Porcelain veneers, Porcelain Laminates, and Porcelain Lumineers
One of the popular procedures in Cosmetic Dentistry. Offers permanent whiter, highly resistant to stains, and perfectly aligned smile. It is a thin shell of porcelain (contact lens-thin) that fits over the front of the tooth and is bonded in place. It closes the gaps, masks dark stains, change the color, size, improve a gummy smile by making a short tooth looks longer, and straighten it giving you an instant orthodontics. If there is more structural damage on the teeth, porcelain crown is a very good alternative.
Procera crowns are the latest technology in making non-metal crowns. It is durable and can be a single crown or in bridges. It can also be used for restoring implant crowns whether single or connected.
Dentures-Dentures can be a partial or complete.
If you are missing one or more teeth, and you decided instead of a fixed bridge, you chose partial denture, then the missing tooth or teeth will be replaced by a pontic or artificial teeth set in a custom made acrylic or metal framework fitting your upper or lower jaw. If you lost all your teeth, the full denture will replace all the missing teeth by pontic all set up in acrylic.
Depending on the quality of the person’s upper and lower alveolar ridges, tissues, muscles, and some considerations we will discuss if you could qualify in the conventional prosthetic teeth or dentures. Our objective is to give you back your chewing thus getting proper nutrition, and of course to restore your natural beautiful smile. This involves several visits taking impressions, bite records, mount registration, selecting shape, contour, shade, and set-up for try-in. If everything is in conformity, you’re satisfied with the bite, shade, shape, set-up, contour, and appearance then the denture will be processed in the laboratory. We will adjust your new prosthetic teeth until you get used with it as long as you need.
If for some reasons, you’re upper and lower alveolar ridges are not considered to be ideal for the conventional upper and lower dentures, then we will discuss what other alternative options that is possible for you. You might consider implant as possible solution. Implants-replace a missing teeth. It is an artificial tooth support made of Titanium based cylinder that is placed within the jaw (upper or lower jaw). It would require 4-6 months of osteointegration or healing. Once it’s healed, a crown is made thus restoring the natural function and esthetics. Implants can support partial or full dentures. The dentist will evaluate your case if you are a candidate for implant.
Our teeth discolored as we get older. Discolorations can be due to the food we eat and drink, if you smoke, if your tooth had cracks taking up stains, and still others by certain antibiotic. You can whiten your teeth by using over-the-counter whitening systems, whitening dental toothpastes, and the safest of all-by professional dental professionals. The dentist can safely get your teeth their whitest. We will talk about which one is good for you regarding your teeth whitening. It could be an in-office or at-home but under the dentist instructions and supervision.
Root Canal Treatment
Your dentist will try to do every possible way to save your tooth. If you have a large caries, fractured tooth, and infection then root canal therapy is indicated. The pulp is removed, cleaned of all infection and decay, and filled with special medication restoring it to its function. If you happen to have sensitivity to hot and cold, severe toothache, cannot sleep at night because of pain on gums or tooth, have swelling, tenderness, and abscess go to your dentist for proper treatment.
Periodontal disease is likely to contribute coronary artery disease, considered one of the leading causes of death. Bacteria in the mouth can enter the bloodstream and contribute to heart disease, clot formation, respiratory diseases, and also a serious threat to diabetic people. It also increases the risk during pregnancy giving birth to underweight or pre-term baby.
Periodontal disease attacks the gums, bones and surrounding tissues supporting the teeth. The food that we eat especially the sugary snacks if left unclean would lead to plaque formation. The plaque is the sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. The plaque if not removed will turn to calculus or tartar. The calculus will destroy the gums and bone. The early signs and symptoms include: red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Moderate to severe symptoms include: bleeding gums, loose teeth, spacing, persistent bad breath, pus around the teeth, receding gums, and discomfort. Avoid this by regular brushing, flossing, proper diet, and most important regular visit to your dentist. Your dentist can help you prevent periodontal disease. It is a joint effort.
Extraction of tooth is the last option after all conservative treatments are considered. It is irreversible. But implant can always offer a replacement-quite an investment but proven reliable. Implant supported crowns look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Your dentist can help you decide if implant is good for you.
TMJ (Jaw Joint Treatment)
TMJ or Temporomandibular joint is the hinge joint connecting the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone-one in front of the ear on both side of the head. TMJ is flexible, enable us to move up and down smoothly, forward, side to side, smile, yawn, and chew. Injury, oral habits like grinding the teeth during sleep, clenching, would create a lot of pressure on the TMJ. Dislocation of the soft disc between the socket and ball, presence of arthritis, or even stress can contribute to Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).
If you have symptoms like toothaches, headaches, neck pain, dizziness, earaches, or hearing problems; if you have pain or tenderness in your face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders or clicking around your ear; if you have limited opening of the mouth, tired feeling in the face, difficulty chewing like you teeth are not in the right biting position; or if you have swelling on your side of the face, and your jaws got stuck or lock- consult your dentist. You might have TMD. Possible treatments include heat or cold packs, soft foods, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, arthroscopy, arthrocentesis or open-joint surgery which are done by specialist.
Night guard is a plastic mouthpiece that fit over the upper and lower teeth preventing the teeth from grinding during sleep. It corrects the bite by positioning the teeth in least traumatic position.
protects the teeth while playing sports. This is custom made that provide protection from teeth or facial injuries. The sports guard should be changed as the user’s mouth grows.
the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax during sleep thus making the airway smaller producing vibration when breathing “noisy breathing or snoring.” The snore guards help prevent snoring. Snore guards during sleep reposition the jaw helping prevent snoring.