Yes, there is a treatment with totally invisible aligning treatment splints, made with CAD CAM technology. We apply the KeepSmiling philosophy.
It is fundamental to carry out an orthodontic diagnosis with a thorough evaluation of breathing, swallowing, posture, etc. In some cases, the success of treatment depends on the interaction with different disciplines such as specialists in ENT, osteopathy, physiotherapy.
It depends on each case. The first visit should be at the age of 3 in order to ensure a good diagnosis to indicate the type of treatment to be initiated. However, there is no age limit for starting orthodontic treatment.
Dental implants are artificial roots implanted into maxillary bone so as to build teeth on them.
Dental implants work as natural teeth and allow the patient to chew, smile and speak safely.
Dental implants are made of titanium which is a biocompatible material that does not cause adverse reactions in the body. This permits osseointegration with the bone, creating a strong implant to bone bond. Osseointegration is the inner bond between bone cells and titanium, making what is called a biological weld.
They are fitted to reestablish masticatory function, to recover esthetics, and to improve the distribution of masticatory loads on the bone so as to decrease bone resorption generated after a dental extraction.
It has several phases:
It is not advisable to place implants in children or in adolescents who have not finished growing.
Contraindications are few and include serious systemic conditions, patients who have undergone radiotherapy, uncontrolled diabetes, psychiatric patients, children and teenagers who have not finished growing, and patients who are pregnant.
If the material used is titanium and the technique is performed correctly, there is no rejection. One or several implants could be lost as a result of infection of the surgical site, due to disregard for the biological times of the implants, or due to overload of the fixture.
In specialized and well trained hands, the current success rate ranges from 90% to 95%.
It is difficult to state emphatically that dental implants are for life. However, there are clinical studies that show clinical cases with stable results throughout life.
Root canal treatment is a therapeutic procedure carried out to prevent, avoid or solve the progression of bacterial contamination throughout vital and sound dental tissue.
There are different reasons for carrying out root canal treatment. These can include dental caries, frequent bacterial infection lesions and consequently dental trauma and tooth fracture.
It should not be. Current techniques and adequate local anesthesia assure comfortable treatment.
Except in special cases, endodontic treatment will be finished in a single session.
Bacterial plaque is a soft film that adheres to the tooth surface. It is made up of many bacterial colonies. Regular brushing can eliminate dental plaque. If not, it will cause gingivitis, periodontitis and dental caries.
Also known as dental tartar, dental calculus is dental plaque that has calcified due to the presence of minerals contained in saliva. It is sticky and impossible to remove with a toothbrush. Professional assistance is needed to remove dental calculus.
Gums bleed when they are inflamed and this happens as a defense mechanism against aggression. The damaging factors are bacterial dental plaque and dental calculus. Gum inflammation is called gingivitis and should be treated. If not, it will lead to periodontal disease.
In addition to bacterial dental plaque and dental calculus, other factors contribute to the development of periodontal disease such as genetic factors, systemic diseases (hormonal, hematological and immune disorders), poor occlusion, malposition of teeth, mouth breathing, smoking, and predominant bacterial flora. This is why some patients are more prone to periodontal disease than others.
No. Bone that has been lost cannot be recovered but, with treatment, tooth mobility can be reduced. After periodontal treatment various sequelae might be seen such as, gum recession due to bone loss and dental sensitivity as a consequence of dental cementum exposure.
Yes. If fluoride paste or gel treatment is used there is a substantial decrease in sensitivity.