Dental Treatments Provided

Cleaning – polishing
Extraction-Oral Surgery
Root canal treatment (endodontics)
Crown - Bridge
Filling
Removable denture
Gum treatment (Peridontics)
Preventive Dentistry
Tooth whitening
Cosmetic dentistry
Partial bridges

 

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Cleaning - Polishing

If you have gum bleeding on brushing. If you have coffee or cigarette staining. If you can see some tartar deposit on your teeth. Don’t hesitate to have your teeth cleaned. After treatment you will have beautiful teeth and healthy gum. Get a free check up at the same time.

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After Cleaning

 

Peridontics

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Mainly caused by plaque bacteria, it is usually painless in the early stages. Regular dental visits are essential to maintaining gum health and timely diagnosis and treatment when needed.

The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Advanced periodontal disease is a more serious condition with warning signs like: persistent bad taste, permanent teeth that are loose or separating; changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.

There are many forms and stages of periodontal disease. Most common are:

Gingivitis
The earliest stage of gum disease, often characterized by bleeding, tenderness, swelling and redness of the gums. A toothpaste or mouth rinse may be used to help reduce bleeding and inflammation for mild gingivitis.

Periodontitis
A more advanced stage of gum disease involving bone and ligament surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, it can damage the bone and supporting tissues. Your gum separates from the tooth and the bone level deteriorates.

Advanced Periodontitis
Further progression of periodontitis with major loss of bone support. Your gums recede farther and separate. Pus may develop, bone loss continues and your teeth may loosen or fall out.
Treatments:

  • Your dentist will examine you for periodontal disease during each routine checkup. A periodontal probe will be used to determine if there is any breakdown in the gum tissue attachment or if pockets have developed between your gums and teeth.

    Treatment will depend upon the type of periodontal disease and how far the condition has progressed.

    Treatment options include:
  • Scaling removes deposits above and below the gum line
  • Root Planing smoothes rough root surfaces so the gum can heal. Local anesthesia may be used.
  • Oral Irrigation directs liquid below the gum line to flush out toxins and germs to help restore the gums to health.
  • If deep pockets are found and bone has been destroyed, your dentist may recommend periodontal surgery.
  • A proper program of brushing, flossing and regular professional cleaning will help fight plaque accumulation and gum disease, and help you keep your teeth for a lifetime.

If you need extraction, don’t be scared. We are ready to help you with a gentle and soft technique and a lot of experience.



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Root Canal (Endodontics)

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Crown - Bridge

 

We provide treatment of crowns and short-span bridges. If you have a tooth that cannot be filled anymore or any spacing where you want to have a fixed restoration, a crown or a bridge is one of the best choices for you. You will get functional, nice and natural looking teeth. We also provide post and core (pin) work.

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Fillings

Composite resin filling

This is a tooth color filling.

Composite resin fillings provide a good quality filling and are very esthetical as well. Amalgam filling is an outdated system, which we no longer use The Resin system is metal-free and makes a much more attractive repair as the color can be matched to the enamel of the tooth

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Tooth whitening

We provide some different methods of whitening if you want to whiten your teeth.


What appears to be a nice smile becomes a great smile with whitening of this lovely lady's teeth.

There are several ways to accomplish this, depending upon your condition. Please contact us to learn more.

One of these methods involves the application of a chemical on the teeth and then treating with UV lamp.

Our latest option is the use of the Zoom!® technology. Ask about it. Much more affordable here than in the U.S. and exactly the same technology1

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Oral Surgery (Wisdom Teeth)

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the final teeth to develop. Most of us have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth. They usually emerge during our late teens or early twenties.

 




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Preventive Dentistry

See Your Dentist Regularly

  • Regular checkups and cleanings are necessary for removing plaque and tartar. Keeping your teeth clean of tartar will help maintain a healthy and attractive smile.
  • Why Brush and Floss?
    Because brushing and flossing twice a day will keep your teeth and gums healthy. Having clean teeth makes you feel better. Your breath is fresher, and your smile brighter.
  • Brushing and Flossing Tips
    Hold your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and gently brush each surface using a “wiggle, squiggle, swish” motion. Be sure to make contact with each individual tooth surface. This will assist in removing the plaque that collects on the front and back of your teeth.
  • Flossing your teeth helps break up and remove the plaque that collects between your teeth and under your gums. First, wrap approximately 18 inches of floss around your middle fingers. Hold it with your index fingers and your thumbs. Then ease the floss between your teeth to form a “C” shape. Now, work the floss back and forth, and up and down, going just below the gum line where plaque collects. Super floss or other floss aides are used in such cases as orthodontic situations, or when wearing bridges.
  • Plaque and Tartar Control
    Patients often confuse plaque and tartar and how they are related to each other.
  • Plaque is a sticky film that constantly forms on all areas of your teeth; it is composed of bacteria, by-products of bacteria and saliva. However, plaque that builds up along the gum line and between the teeth in hard to reach places can be harmful.
  • Plaque buildup is a primary factor in gum disease. Fighting plaque is a life-long component of oral care.
  • Plaque is constantly forming on teeth after brushing which is why it is so important to brush twice a day and floss daily.
  • Tartar (also called calculus) forms when minerals deposit in plaque, which is not removed by regular brushing and flossing. This crusty deposit creates a cohesive bond that can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist. The prevention of tartar buildup above the gum line has not been shown to have a therapeutic effect on gum disease.

    You can help reduce the formation of tartar by:
    Brushing with tartar protection toothpaste.
    Having your teeth professionally cleaned as frequently as recommended by your dentist.
    Individuals vary greatly in their susceptibility to plaque and tartar. For many of us, these deposits build up faster as we age. Fighting tartar is a life-long component of oral care.

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Cosmetic dentistry

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are also available for improving the look of your smile. A thin porcelain layer is created to match the size of your tooth. Veneers are used to fill spaces between teeth and smooth the edges and surface appearance of your teeth.

 


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Removable denture

We provide plastic or metal framework partial dentures and full dentures.

dentures

Don’t hesitate to come to us if you want new nice and comfortable teeth.

Dentures are frequently misunderstood. Many myths persist about them. These "rumors" are untrue. We at Olivares Dental Clinic make certain that your dentures fit comfortably.

Denture Myths

When it comes to myths, dentures have spawned a colorful collection. Unfortunately, many of these common misconceptions about dentures have prevented people from achieving their best health, appearance and self-confidence. The fact of the matter is that proper denture fit, maintenance and regular dental care can positively impact everyone who wears full or partial dentures. So check out the following 11 myths. You may be surprised to find out that one or two you have accepted as "fact," are in fact, "fiction."

Myth No. 1: Dentures last forever!
While it's true that dentures are durable, they aren't any more permanent than eyeglasses. Just as the conditions of the eyes change as you age, so too do the conditions of the mouth. Replacing dentures at regular intervals of five to seven years makes it possible to maintain a healthy natural smile and prevent intra-oral deterioration.
Myth No. 2: Once you have dentures, you don't need to see a dentist any more.
This is probably the most common myth about dentures, and it's wrong for several very important reasons. You should see your dentist regularly for an oral examination, because your mouth is continually changing. Mouth tissue can reveal signs of diseases. Besides checking your dentures, the dentist will examine your gum ridges, tongue and jaw joints.

Of course, your dentures need attention, too. Important indicators of their condition are:
› Looseness caused by tissue changes.
› Bad odor caused by absorption of fluid and bacteria.
› Color change due to age or a reaction to mouth fluids.
› Stains and calculus deposits resulting from mouth fluids
Myth No. 3: Everyone knows when you're wearing dentures. It's embarrassing.
This is true only if your dentures look unnatural or need re-fitting. Many of the "tell-tale" signs of dentures, clicking or slipping, unpleasant odor or stains, are actually signs of poor fit or improper home maintenance. Regular professional examinations and following your dentist's instructions on home care are essential steps in assuring a "natural appearance." Confidence in wearing dentures comes from realizing that you have taken a positive step towards improving your health and appearance. Protecting your oral health with properly fitting dentures is a smart move!
Myth No. 4: Denture wearers can't eat normally, or even speak properly.
While not all denture wearers can eat everything they would like, many have very few restrictions in their diets. So, if you develop persistent speech or eating problems at any time, have your dentist check the fit of your denture as soon as possible. Good nutrition is just as important for mature adults as it is for younger persons. Properly fitting dentures may actually encourage you to eat a varied and well-balanced diet that maximizes your overall health and you'll be able to enjoy the social benefits that make dining with friends such a pleasant experience.
Myth No. 5: I have to use adhesives to make my dentures fit, or I can't wear them all day.
This is a particularly dangerous myth. Dentures are made to fit precisely and usually do not require regular use of an adhesive for comfort. In an emergency, denture adhesives can be used to keep the dentures stable until you see the dentist, but prolonged use can mask infections and cause bone loss in the jaw. Likewise, a poorly fitting denture, which causes constant irritation over a long period, may contribute to the development of sores and tumors. If your dentures begin to feel loose, or cause pronounced discomfort, see your dentist immediately.
Myth No. 6: Dentures aren't like natural teeth; they're not affected by over-the-counter and prescription medications.
Drugs can affect denture fit and wear ability. For example, certain medications can reduce the supply of saliva in your mouth, making it difficult to swallow or chew. So let your dentist know of any medications you may be taking regularly, or even occasionally.
Myth No. 7: I have a fixed income. Regular dental care is too expensive.
Before deciding that oral examinations and denture care is too costly, discuss the situation with your dentist. Be frank. Ask about charges for denture adjustments, repairs and possible replacement. Keep in mind that if you are in your 60s, you are likely to have twenty more years of talking, eating and smiling . Your oral health is a vital part of your total health.
Myth No. 8: I can make my own denture repairs.
Even if you are a whiz at fixing toasters, leaky pipes or automobiles, do not try to adjust or repair your dentures yourself. Improperly relined dentures can be bulky, causing increased pressure on the jaw and more rapid loss of jawbone. Do-it-yourself reliners can also irritate the soft tissues of your mouth. The handyman approach can cause irreparable damage and may result in the need for a new denture.
Myth No. 9: I'll be without teeth for days if I take my denture to the dentist for refitting or repair.
Advances in modern techniques make it possible for your dentist to reline or repair dentures quickly right in the office. If you let your dentist know that you are in need of a denture repair, the correction can frequently be made on the same day.
Myth No. 10: I know I should have my denture replaced, but l just don't want to go through a long adjustment period again.
The first time is always the hardest. You're a pro now. You've learned the basics about eating, speaking and wearing a denture. There will be some adjustment, but it will probably be shorter and easier than the first time. And it is important!

Prolonged use of ill-fitting dentures can irritate the gums, tongue and cheek, and even cause the ridges of your mouth to shrink to the point where it will almost be impossible to fit you with normal dentures. Your ability to chew may decrease, and your face may acquire deep aging lines and wrinkles. When you look at the big picture, the temporary adjustment period isn't so bad.


A PARTIAL DENTURE REPLACES MISSING TEETH

We now have a partial denture to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. You should be able to chew more easily and with greater comfort. The partial will also help preserve your remaining teeth. Wearing a partial can be easy. Just spend a little time getting used to it.
Your Partial Denture
A partial denture is made up of one or more porcelain or plastic replacement teeth. Gum colored plastic attaches these teeth to a metal framework. The partial is removable. It is held in your mouth with either metal clasps or precision attachments.
Keeping Your Partial Clean
Rinse your partial after eating to remove bits of food. Brush at least once daily. Brush your partial over a folded towel or sink full of water. That way, it won’t be damaged if you drop it. Use a soft denture brush and mild liquid soap or denture toothpaste. Regular toothpaste is too abrasive. Clean carefully around clasps to be sure you remove all bacteria and food. Scrub your partial gently to avoid damaging it. A few times a week, soak it in denture cleaner to help prevent staining and odor.

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