Procedures

In dentistry every mouth is different, as are the needs of each of our patients. Understanding this, we approach and evaluate every case differently. We then discuss and establish the best treatment plan for you before we perform each procedure you may require.

If the treatment you require is not listed here please feel free to contact us.

TREATMENT # OF APPTS APPROX. DURATION OF APPT NUMBER OF DAYS
BETWEEN APPTS
Examination 1 30 min none
Individual Periapical X-Ray 1 3 min none
X-Ray Diagnosis Set & Examination 1 40 min none
New ZOOM Whitening System 1 about 1 hr none
Full Cleaning (3 Steps)
Ultrasonic, Polish, Fluoride
1 1 hr none
Bonding / Fillings
Mercury Free Fillings
1 30 min none
100% Porcelain Crowns & Veneers 2 1 hr 7 days between 1st & 2nd appt
Metal Based Porcelain Crowns 1 or 2 1 hr 5 days between 1st & 2nd appt
High Nobel Metal Based Porcelain Crowns 2 or 3 1 hr 7 days between 1st & 2nd appt, 5 days for the last appt
Gold Crown 1 1 hr none
Inlays / Onlays 2 1 hr 7 days between 1st & 2nd appt
Partial Denture 3 30 min 4 days between 1st & 2nd appt, 5 days for the last appt
Total Denture (Sup & Inf) 3 30 min 4 days between 1st & 2nd appt, 5 days for the last appt
Implant (Surgery) 1 1 hr none
Implant (Crown) 2 1 hr 7 days between 1st & 2nd
Root Canal (1 Root) 1 1 hr none
Root Canal (Molars) 1 1 hr none
Endodontic Post (Pin) 1 30 min none
Tooth Extraction 1 15 min none
Wisdom Teeth Surgery 1 30 min none

ALL ON 4 (full mouth reconstruction) from $8.000

The All-on-4 is a surgical technique that is recommended for people who have lost most, if not all of their teeth. Treatment involves the precise placement of titanium implants in the mouth that serve as anchors for a full dental bridge. In many cases, the bridge only needs to be supported by four dental implants.

Since the All-on-4 technique is able to provide the same structural support while requiring a lesser number of implants, it is able to drastically reduce overall treatment and recovery times. In fact, your dentist can install temporary provisional teeth on the same day of implant placement. Your provisional teeth will also look and function like natural teeth, allowing you to regain your bite quality and a beautiful set of teeth in a short period of time.

Dental Implants from $550

Dental Implants are used to replace missing teeth, in fact it is the closest thing to a natural tooth. They have been used very successfully now for the past 25 years and modern dentistry has come to rely on them for solving problems that were formerly insolvable.

Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural, more hygienic, and more aesthetic and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.

Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by our implantologist will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Bone Graft and Sinus Lift

Bone disappears when it’s not used (if no tooth is present). Sometimes before an implant can be placed, bone needs to be added to the site and allowed to regenerate. This bone graft acts as a scaffold for your own bone to grow across, regenerate and calcify. As the new bone matures, the bone graft material resorbs. A large percent of the time, a membrane is used to guide the graft to grow to the new bone in the proper way. A bone graft may or may not be done at the same time the implant is placed, depending on the individual situation. If it is determined that they need to be performed at separate visits, the length of time between them is normally 4 to 8 months, again depending on what type of bone the graft will be placed in.

Porcelain Crowns and Bridges from $350 per unit.

All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth and of course, they are part of your appearance. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do lose teeth they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. In cases where an entire tooth is missing, we can make a porcelain bridge, replacing the tooth and reinforcing it by attaching it to the teeth on either side.

Porcelain Crowns are dental restorations also known as “caps”. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is chipped or fractured, has broken down old fillings, or is hypersensitive. If you are missing a part of a tooth we can replace the missing portion with a porcelain crown.

They are made of natural looking materials such as porcelain or zirconium to improve your smile and oral health. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, malpositioned or discolored.

Some of the indications for a crown or a bridge are:

  • Extensive damage by decay or pre-existing large fillings
  • In cases where an entire tooth is missing
  • Discolorations and compromised esthetics
  • Considerable fractures
  • Root canal – After root canal, teeth tend to become more fragile and exposed to fractures (These teeth need to be protected by a crown.)

For more details on what treatment plan is best for you contact our specialists at any time.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.

Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail and great communication between the patient, the doctor and our dental technicians. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile. This treatment allows us to change the aesthetics, color, shape, surface and even volume of the teeth and the smile lines.

The durability of porcelain veneers is between 7-10 years, and therefore is a great investment to your oral care. This is a fascinating option if your goal is to achieve a real mouth makeover.

For more details on what treatment plan is best for you contact our specialists at any time.

Orthodontics-Invisalign

GET THE BEAUTIFUL SMILE YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED

Upon an initial examination, your doctor will evaluate your smile, the position of your teeth, the contour of your face and more. Once a treatment plan is established, the orthodontist will put the set of braces in place, which can be made out of either porcelain, zirconium or titanium. Adjustments will be made on every monthly visit; this will slowly move the position of the teeth. The alignment of your teeth is not only esthetically important, it also plays a crucial part in maintaining proper structure, functionality and oral health. After the treatment is done, you will have beautifully straight teeth.

Book a diagnostic appointment and ask about the best orthodontic treatment for you.

Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)

Root canals allow you to save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges in the future.

A root canal is necessary when the pulp (the nerve inside the tooth), suffers from inflammation, infection or becomes necrotic.

This is normally caused by:

  • Deep decay
  • Repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth
  • Trauma

This treatment has evolved greatly in recent years and today it is very painless, quick (usually an hour long session) and more efficient than ever. In Cosmetic Dental Care we also offer different options for patient sedation although, normally with just local anesthesia our doctors are able to successfully and painlessly perform this procedure.

Third Molar Removal and Oral Surgery

By the age of 18, most adults have 32 teeth; each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.

The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your third molars, also known as “wisdom teeth.” These can become problematic.

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.

These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.

Oral Examination

Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

Removal

In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, I.V. sedation or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the possible surgical risks, will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed, after this, the recovery is very natural and in a couple of days you would be ready to carry on with daily activities without having to worry about wisdom teeth ever again.

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and staff who are experienced in anesthesia techniques and general surgery.

Our surgery department can also diagnose and treat other needs; we encourage you to consult with our specialists at any time.