Dental implants are the permanent way to replace missing teeth, with a look and feel that’s very close to your natural teeth. Implants are metal posts or frames surgically placed into the bone beneath your gums. The implants fuse with the jawbone providing stable support to artificial teeth, preventing individual teeth, bridges or dentures from shifting in your mouth. They are a high-tech way to replace missing teeth, and offer more stability than traditional bridgework since they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Implant Supported Teeth:
Allow you to speak, smile and eat with confidence.
Are comfortable and stay in place.
Function, look and feel like natural teeth.
Do not need adjacent teeth for support.
The term ‘ALL-ON-4’ refers to the replacement of ALL teeth ON FOUR dental implants, which support them. It is a modern technique where the back implants are tilted 45º to provide the required support for total rehabilitation. The tilting the back of implants helps overcome bone deficiencies often found in the back of the jaws and most often avoids the need for bone grafting.
- Oral Exams: Regular checkups ensure that problems can be caught early and treated conservatively, saving you time, money, and pain.
- Dental X-Rays: Your dentist will obtain images of your teeth and jaws at your first appointment. Dental X-rays can help detect cavities, tooth eruption issues or bone loss in the jaws. Algodones Best Dentist only takes the necessary films to diagnose your oral health issues.
- Cleanings: Is essential to have professional cleanings every six months, or more frequently depending on the need. A dentist uses special instruments to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from those hard to reach areas and reinforces proper preventive home care techniques.
- Mouth Guards: Athletic mouth guards that are form fitted to the teeth prevent trauma to the teeth during athletic activity. Custom mouth guards fabricated from a dentist not only provide the most protection to the teeth, but have a better ability to remain in place, making it easier for the athlete to breathe and speak during athletic activity.
Dentistry is the art and science of improving the appearance, function and health of the teeth and associated structures. Cosmetic dentistry is dental work that improves the appearance and function of a person’s teeth. The experts at PureChoice Dental in Los Algodones, through cosmetic dentistry, improve the appearance of the teeth to create the beautiful smile you want.
- Whitening (in office)
- Whitening (take home)
- Bonding: Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling.
- Veneers: Porcelain dental veneers are one of the most effective and aesthetically gratifying remedies for teeth that are chipped, stained or even misaligned.
- Crowns: A dental crown replaces the outermost layer of the tooth, reconstructing the tooth natural shape and size.
- Bridges: Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
- Dentures: Whether you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, you can derive many benefits from replacing them with full or partial dentures. Replacement teeth help fill out your smile by giving support to the cheeks and lips. Replacement teeth create a more youthful, vibrant appearance by holding up facial muscles and aiding in speaking, chewing, swallowing and smiling.
- Endodontics: A root canal is a procedure that is done to save a badly damaged or infected tooth by removing the affected part of the tooth and nerve and then filling it.
- Periodontics: Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque. If not consistently removed, this bacteria builds up, infecting your teeth, gums, and eventually the bone that supports your teeth – a common cause of tooth loss. This disease has three stages of progression: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis; the longer the disease has to advance, the more damage it causes. With advancements in detection and treatment, we can discover periodontal disease early and begin treatment before complicated issues arise.
Pediatric Dentistry is an age defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventative and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through the teenage years.
- Regular check-ups, starting by the first birthday, including x-rays, complete examinations and teeth cleaning.
- Fluoride varnish application and dental sealants to protect teeth against decay and cavities.
- Composite Fillings (white or tooth-colored)
A composite filling is a tooth colored material that is used to fill cavities on both the front and back teeth. After we have numbed the decaying tooth using topical and local anesthetic, we will then use a rubber dam to protect your child’s airway. Next, the decay will be removed and then the tooth is filled with a tooth-colored composite material. Be advised that these fillings will require close and careful attention to home care (diet and oral hygiene, primarily flossing). If oral hygiene is cared for improperly, it is indeed possible to develop more cavities around the filling.
- Stainless Steel Crowns
Zirconia (white) Crowns
Stainless steel crowns are placed on the back teeth and every so often on baby canine teeth as well. Stainless steel crowns are used when a cavity has affected so much of a tooth structure that a composite filling material isn’t enough and can’t be used to repair the tooth. A crown covers the baby tooth and returns the tooth to its original shape and size. It is crucial to be careful with caring for your oral hygiene so that the gum tissue around the crown does not become swollen, red, and irritated by plaque buildup.
- Pulpar Therapy (Nerve Treatment)
If a cavity has affected the nerve, part of the nerve is cleaned out and antibacterial medicine is placed on the remaining nerve structure, followed by a protective filling that is then placed on top of the nerve. Once the tooth has undergone the nerve treatment, the tooth is weakened and therefore needs to have a crown placed over it to protect it from fracture.
When the nerve of the tooth is infected for an extended period of time, the nerve tissue inside the roots of the tooth can die. When the nerve is non-vital, a pulpotomy is not able to remove all of the infection and a pulpectomy is now indicated. During a pulpectomy, the whole pulp tissue inside of the baby tooth is removed and the root canals are filled with resorbable cement. Then, a stainless steel crown is placed on top of the tooth to protect it from fracturing in the future.
- Space Maintainers
Space maintainers are used to hold the spot that has been left by the lost tooth until the permanent tooth emerges. If your child loses a baby tooth early through guidance eruption, decay, or injury, then their other teeth can shift and fill the space, thereby causing little to no allowance for the permanent tooth to erupt. It is of great importance for your child to follow through with their check-up appointments so we can dispose of the space maintainer when the permanent tooth begins to erupt.
All of the space maintainers are a combination of steel wires and rings that are customized to fit the appropriate teeth surrounding the area of the lost tooth. The rings and wires are there to help in maintaining the space that the permanent tooth will need in order to emerge later on. These contraptions will be fitted and cemented into your child’s mouth when necessary and then removed as their teeth erupt into position. It is important that these appliances receive strict attention to your child’s diet, especially being sure to avoid sticky foods. It the patient happens to lose their space maintainer, please keep it tucked away in a Ziploc bag and call us immediately so we can re-cement the device. Because of the constant changes that occur in children’s mouths, space maintainers need to occasionally be remade prior to the eruption of the permanent tooth.