Oral Rehabilitation is the specialty that is responsible for the restoration and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance and health of the patient through the restoration of natural teeth and/or the replacement of lost teeth and oral maxillofacial tissues contiguous with artificial substitutes.
So, it returns the function and aesthetics using Fixed Prosthesis, Removable Prosthesis, Operative, Occlusion, and Implantology. Likewise, it is in charge of evaluating, diagnosing and recovering the pathologies of the masticatory system that have been altered by diverse factors, which affect the normal functioning of the dental system and in the same way all the alterations of the mandibular joint.
The Specialty of Oral Rehabilitation is in charge of the organization of the rest of the specialties, (as well as a director of the orchestra); all this to carry out a global reconstruction of your oral environment. Obtaining “The best possible treatment, for as long as possible, with the least possible complications”.
We use CAD-CAM technology to manufacture crowns in Zirconia and Disilicate which provide maximum aesthetics and resistance; with the latest world technology.
In Oralcorp ® in addition to making the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the alterations found, we establish control and maintenance programs for patients rehabilitated orally.
Is your dentist an Oral Rehabiliter?
Oral Rehabilitation is a complex and meticulous specialty of dentistry that requires a lot of preparation, knowledge, quality of materials, quality of laboratory technicians. Verify that the dentist who makes it is ideal, the best way to achieve this is that oral rehabilitation is only practiced by certified specialists. Check it in the following link.
Your health is very important to put in the hands of anyone, remember low-cost dentistry minimizes the quality of materials, the quality of the laboratory technician. But above all, reduces the quality of the operator who carries out the treatment.
A serious diagnostic process accompanied by photographs and digital radiographs of the before, during and after will be mandatory in addition to providing education to the patient to carry out the proper maintenance of the treatments.
Why see a Prosthodontist or Oral Rehabiliter?
In Latin America, the Specialty of Oral Rehabilitation corresponds to Prosthodontics, one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). Prosthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, restoration, and replacement of lost teeth. Prosthodontists can restore oral function through the placement of restorations or prostheses (dentures, crowns, implants, etc.)
Extensive training and experience give prosthodontists a unique understanding of the dynamic restoration of a healthy smile and mouth with the creation of dental prostheses. Becoming a Prosthodontist or Oral Rehabiliter requires an additional three years of training in the specialty after earning an undergraduate degree (Dentist).
This specialized training must be completed in a prosthetic education program accredited by the Senescyt full time, for not less than three years. There is where prosthodontists are highly trained in techniques and procedures for the treatment of multiple, diverse and complicated dental problems in state of the art. They will also learn how to restore the function and aesthetics of an optimal smile.
The advanced deterioration of the patient’s teeth often creates problems, in addition to the loss of the tooth or teeth that can be addressed Oralcorp ®. While we can serve as the “architect” of a dental treatment plan, we often collaborate with other specialists to facilitate the complete treatment of your condition.
Prosthesis treatments can redesign your smile with a wide variety of services including veneers, inlays / onlays, adhesive restorations, dental implants, dentures, bridges and crowns, etc. Call us to schedule an appointment today!
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
TMJ disorders (temporomandibular joint disorders) are a family of problems related to the jaw joint. If you have had symptoms such as pain or a “click” sound, you will be happy to know that these problems are diagnosed and treated more easily now. These symptoms occur when the jaw joints and chewing muscles do not work together correctly. TMJ is synonymous with the temporomandibular joint, which is the name for each joint (right and left) that joins the jaw to the skull. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more severe conditions, early detection and treatment are essential.
No treatment can resolve TMJ disorders completely, and the procedure takes time to take effect. Oralcorp ® can help you have a more comfortable and healthy jaw.
Problems with the jaw?
TMJ disorders can develop for many reasons. You can clench or grind your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles and triggering TMJ pains. You may have a damaged jaw joint due to an injury or illness. Injuries and arthritis can destroy the joint directly or stretch or tear the muscular ligaments. As a result, the disc, which is made of cartilage and functions as the “shock absorber” of the jaw joint, can be displaced from its position. Whatever the cause, the results may include a misaligned bite, pain, sounds or squeaking when opening the mouth, or difficulty opening the mouth widely or closing it.
Do you have a TMJ disorder?
- Are you aware of squeezing or grinding your teeth?
- Do you wake up with muscle stiffness, pain around your jaw?
- Do you have frequent headaches or neck pain?
- Does the pain get worse when you clench your teeth?
- Do you have a click, pop, crepitus, or lock, or block when opening your mouth?
- Is it difficult or painful to open your mouth, eat or yawn?
- Have you ever injured your neck, head, or jaw?
- Have you had problems (such as arthritis) with other joints?
- Do you have some teeth that no longer touch when you bite?
- Do your teeth come together differently from time to time?
- Is it difficult to use your front teeth to bite or tear food?
- Are your teeth sensitive, loose, broken or worn?
The more times you answered “yes”, the more likely you are to have an TMJ disorder.
Several treatment options can be used to improve the harmony and function of the jaw. Once the evaluation confirms a diagnosis of TMJ disorder, the appropriate treatment will be determined in Oralcorp ®. It is essential to keep in mind that treatment always works best with a self-care team approach combined with professional care.
The initial objectives are to relieve muscle spasms and joint pain. This is usually achieved with an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, or muscle relaxant. Steroids can be injected directly into the joints to reduce pain and inflammation. Personal care treatments can often be useful as well and include:
- Rest your jaw
- Keep your teeth separated when you are not swallowing or eating
- Eat soft foods
- The application of ice and heat
- Exercising your jaw
- Practice good posture
Stress management techniques, such as biofeedback or physical therapy may also be recommended, as well as a neuromodulating plane or relaxation plane, acrylic is known as a splint. A splint (or night guard) is placed over the top or bottom of the teeth and helps keep the teeth apart, relaxing the muscles and reducing pain. There are different types of devices used for different purposes. A night protector helps stop tightening or grinding your teeth and reduces muscle tension at night. It also helps protect the cartilage and joint surfaces, plus if your problem is bruxism, it prevents teeth from getting worn out. An anterior positioning device moves the jaw forward, relieving pressure on the parts of the jaw, and aids in disc replacement. It can be used 24 hours/day to help your jaw to heal. A stabilization brace is worn 24 hours a day, or only at night, to move your jaw to the correct position.
What about correction of the bite or surgery?
If the TMJ disorder has caused problems with the shape of the teeth to fit together, you may need treatment. Such as adjustment of the occlusion (occlusal adjustment), orthodontics with or without reconstruction of the jaw, or an oral job rehabilitation. Surgical options, such as arthroscopy and disc repair restructuring, are sometimes necessary but are reserved for severe cases. Oralcorp ® does not consider ATM surgery unless the jaw cannot be opened, is dislocated and is not reducible, has severe degeneration, or if the patient has been subjected to treatment with unsuccessful devices. In Oralcorp we will work multidisciplinary to obtain the best results in the procedure.
Do you prefer whiter teeth after visiting our office or do you prefer to whiten your teeth in a couple of nights while you sleep? Oralcorp ® has your answer. Inside the office, whitening agents are used to clear your teeth in an average of five tones, in little more than an hour, while you relax in our office. It is ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.
Whitening is a non-invasive procedure that improves your teeth. The bleaching results vary according to the structure of the tooth. On average, you can get 2-3 times brighter tones. It is recommended that patients of any age have natural teeth. The whitening result lasts from 2 to 5 years, depending on your diets.
Strips or gels are a waste of time. Get your whitest teeth in a fraction of the time!
What is tooth whitening?
It is a bleaching process that accelerates the discoloration of enamel and dentin. You get to have the white color you once had in your teens.
What can cause discoloration of the teeth?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, or tobacco; or the use of medications during the formation of teeth such as tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excess fluoride.
Who can benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, the treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral examination, at Oralcorp® we can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including an evaluation of your color.
Is tooth whitening increasingly popular?
Of course! A beautiful and bright smile can make a big difference.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that teeth whitening under the supervision of an expert is safe. Many dentists consider bleaching to be the most reliable cosmetic dental procedure available. It is not recommended for children under 17 years of age.
Do the results last a long time?
Following some simple instructions of care after whitening, your teeth will always be whiter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing three times a day. And a whitening toothpaste to keep whitening for longer. These are products of professional formulas designed specifically to keep teeth brighter. They are available through our office.
See the recommendations for patients in the following video:
Is there any difference between professional dental whiteners and over-the-counter whitening?
Yes! Oralcorp® is always the first step to whiten your teeth safely. Tooth whitening strips, toothbrush, and dental creams or over-the-counter whitening take weeks or months to whiten your teeth in a few nuances and in most cases no results are produced. Running the risk of irreparably damaging their teeth, as they are products that sometimes do not have studies or the necessary records, destroying both the teeth and the gums irreparably.
How does the whitening system work?
The active ingredient of the whitening gel is hydrogen peroxide. As hydrogen peroxide decomposes, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, extracting any colored substance while maintaining the structure of the tooth unchanged.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience an increase in the temporary dental sensitivity of cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear after 24 hours after the interruption or end of treatment.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure lasts just over an hour. The process starts with a preparation period followed by one hour of whitening.
How long does home whitening take?
You can take home a gel that is designed to be placed between two to eight hours of application. In Oralcorp® we will tell you how much time each application should use. A recent study showed that an average improvement of four shades could be achieved after only three nights of use. Oralcorp® will help you determine how many applications are right for you.
Bruxism is an oral parafunctional activity which commonly occurs with most people at some point in their lives. The two main characteristics of this condition are grinding the teeth and clenching of the jaw. These actions usually occur during a person’s sleeping hours, but occasionally they occur during the day.
Bruxism is one of the most common known sleep disorders. Chewing is a neuromuscular activity controlled by a subconscious process, but more highly controlled by the brain. During sleep, the subconscious process may become active while the higher control is inactive (asleep), resulting in bruxism. The most common symptoms are earaches and headaches, depression, eating disorders, anxiety, and chronic stress.
A BiteStrip® is a device available from our office to diagnose bruxism at home. The device itself is a small electromyography, which can sense and monitor activity in the jaw muscles during sleep. The frequency and severity of the condition can then be assessed and a plan of treatment can be determined.
Why should I seek treatment for Bruxism?
Gum Recession – Bruxism is a leading cause of gum recession and tooth loss. Grinding teeth can damage the soft tissue directly and lead to loose teeth and deep pockets where bacteria are able to colonize and decay the supporting bone.
Facial Pain – Grinding can eventually shorten and blunt the teeth. This can lead to muscle pain in the myofascial region and, in severe cases, incapacitating headaches.
Occlusal Trauma – The abnormal wear patterns on the occlusal (chewing) surfaces of the teeth can lead to fractures, which if left untreated, may require restorative treatment at a later time.
Arthritis – In the most severe cases, bruxism can eventually lead to painful arthritis in the temporomandibular (TMJ) joints that allow the jaw to open and close smoothly.
Though there is no one cure for bruxism, there are a variety of devices and services available from our office to help treat bruxism.
Mouthguard . – An acrylic mouthguard can be designed from teeth impressions to minimize the abrasive grinding action during normal sleep. Mouthguards are expected to be worn on a long-term basis to help prevent tooth damage.
NTI-tss Device – This device only covers the front teeth and must be fitted at our office. The idea behind the NTI-tss is to prevent grinding the rear molars by limiting the contraction of the temporalis muscle in the jaw.
Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic sheets that attach directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal option to improve your smile. They have become increasingly popular due to its simplicity and versatility. As a dental cosmetic procedure, dental veneers create a whiter and brighter smile composed of perfectly aligned and contoured teeth. The quality of today’s translucent porcelain veneers offers a more natural look than what has been available to past generations. This allows a smile to look beautiful and natural. Porcelain material is a perfect solution for a demanding aesthetic.
The veneers are minimally invasive restorations, an alternative to whitening, with a permanent result, with the freedom to choose the tone you want. This alternative is recommended in cases where the patient has many composite restorations in the anterior region. In some cases, when the teeth are natural but have a very dark tone, we can use veneers to reproduce the same shapes in the desired color.
See our jobs, and you will understand everything yourself. Our treatments speak for us.
The placement of personalized veneers requires a high degree of technical skill, as well as attention to cosmetic detail. In Oralcorp ® we routinely place the surfaces and design each case individually to match and improve the smile characteristics of each patient.
Although they are unattractive teeth, veneers can resolve most, if your aesthetic concerns about your smile and teeth cannot be resolved with veneers there are other alternatives, please contact us.
These problems include:
- Use and wear: Teeth naturally wear with age. Older teeth are more likely to have cracks, splinters, or uneven appearance.
- Worn enamel: The thin, hard, transparent substance that covers the teeth (enamel) can wear out and discolor over time.
- Uneven teeth: The uneven length or width of the teeth can result from teeth grinding or general wear.
- Genetics : Some people may be born with an abnormal appearance of the teeth or gap between the teeth that widens as they get older.
Are the veneers going to look like normal teeth?
Ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. Its strength and appearance, its resemblance to healthy white tooth enamel is second to none in other restoration options.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will clear your smile for more than a decade. Oralcorp ® will ensure that your veneers are made of the highest quality porcelains and are linked with the most advanced and tested materials available.
Refraining from using their veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.
Resin direct veneers
Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misarranged.
How does it work?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished for a natural appearance.
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip, or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before need of repair.
Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
When damage to a person’s teeth is extreme and may be beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted-on-gold” crowns to make the smile appear like new. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns:
- Replaces missing teeth.
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or broken teeth.
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- Repairs smile and functional chewing problems.
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crown and bridgework are very reliable solutions for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Materials used in these repairs are either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious dental problems. In instances where damage has occurred resulting in the loss of teeth, where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or tooth damage caused by old fillings breaking down, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth that is are usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause appearance problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.
A denture, or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth that replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
Dentures are beneficial in multiple ways:
- Mastication – chewing ability is improved by replacing missing teeth with dentures.
- Aesthetics – dentures not only restore a natural and attractive appearance to the teeth, but can also correct the collapsed exterior of lips and cheeks that occurs after losing teeth.
- Confidence – a healthy and beautiful-looking smile will help the patient feel more confident and attractive.
- Phonetics – by replacing missing teeth, patients will be able to better pronounce certain words that require the use of teeth to speak.
Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated at different times. A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed. An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
An upper denture is acrylic and usually flesh colored that covers the palate (roof of the mouth) and a lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue (i.e., the maxillary [upper] or mandibular [lower] arch). The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain, or a combination of both. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically-treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.
An upper denture is relatively straightforward to manufacture so it is stable without slippage. The lower full denture is typically more complex because there is no “suction” holding it in place like the upper denture. For this reason, there is a general consensus that a lower full denture should be supported by two to four implants placed in the lower jaw. A lower denture supported by implants is a far more secure placement than without implants. Without implants, the denture is only held in place with weak lower mouth muscles. With a lower denture secured with implants, the patients should be able to bite into an apple. Without implants, it will be difficult or impossible to do so.
Over a normal course of time, dentures will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.
Inlays & Onlays
When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged a dentist will often use inlays/onlays.
What are inlays/onlays?
Inlays/onlays can be made of porcelain, gold, or a composite resin. These pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. An inlay (which is similar to a filling) is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay is a more substantial reconstruction (similar to the inlay), but extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth.
Traditionally, gold has been the material of choice for inlays/onlays. In recent years, however, porcelain has become increasingly popular due to its strength and color which can potentially match the natural color of your teeth.
How are they applied?
Inlays/onlays require two appointments to complete the procedure. During the first visit, the filling being replaced or the damaged or decaying area of the tooth is removed and the tooth is prepared for the inlay or onlay. To ensure proper fit and bite, an impression of the tooth is made by the dentist and sent to a lab for fabrication. The dentist will then apply a temporary sealant on the tooth and a subsequent appointment will be scheduled.
At the second appointment, the temporary sealant is removed. The dentist will then make sure that the inlay/onlay fits correctly. If the fit is satisfactory, the inlay/onlay will be bonded to the tooth with a strong resin and polished for a smooth finish.
Traditional fillings can reduce the strength of a natural tooth by up to 50% . As an alternative, inlays/onlays that are bonded directly onto the tooth using special high-strength resins, can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75%. As a result, they can last from 10 to 30 years. In some cases, where the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to merit an entire crown, onlays can provide a very good alternative.
All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing, and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss does not necessarily have to occur as you age. But if you do lose teeth, they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss.
Dental Bridge Options
A bridge — a device used to replace missing teeth — attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges are either permanently attached (fixed bridges) or they can be removable (removable bridge).
Fixed bridges are applied by either placing crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by precision attachments.
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking. With missing teeth, it is difficult to do these things. Missing teeth can and should be replaced. Fixed bridges are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance.
What exactly is a bridge or fixed partial denture?
A bridge (fixed partial denture) is a device that fills the gap where teeth are absent. Fixed bridges are bonded into place and can only be removed by a dental professional. Removable bridges, as the name implies, can be taken out and cleaned. Fixed bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts.
Why do I need a bridge?
Oral functionality and appearance are important reasons for wearing a bridge. A bridge helps support your lips and cheeks. The loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to sink and your face to look older.
Dental health is the most important reason for a bridge. Teeth were designed to complement each other. Unusual stresses are placed on the gums and other oral tissues when teeth are missing, causing a number of potentially harmful disorders.
Increased risk of gum disease has proven to be one of the worst side effects of missing teeth and can be minimized with a bridge.
Missing teeth can cause speech disorders because they are used to make many of the sounds we use to speak clearly.
How is a bridge attached?
The attachment procedure usually takes two or three appointments to complete. At the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin.
Since the bridge must be fabricated very precisely to ensure correct bite and to match the opposing tooth, impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to a lab where the bridge will be constructed.
Fixed bridges are typically cemented to the natural teeth next to the space left by the missing tooth. A pontic (false tooth) replaces the lost tooth. Crowns, which are cemented onto the natural teeth, provide support for the bridge.
¿Durante el tratamiento, me quedaré sin diente?
Durante la fabricación del puente, en ningún momento usted quedará sin dientes, ya que se ejecutan dientes provisionales el mismo día que se desgastan sus dientes, estos le brindaran que función y estética mientras se ejecuta el puente definitivo, lo único que cambia es el material en el que están confeccionados.
What materials are used?
Bridges can be constructed from gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Porcelain is often bonded to either a precious or non-precious metal.
How do I take care of my bridge?
A strict regimen of brushing and flossing will keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean. This is of critical importance as the bridge relies on the neighboring teeth for support.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction refers to the process of completely restoring all of the teeth in your mouth. Full mouth reconstruction, unlike a “smile makeover,” is a necessary series of procedures, rather than an elective surgery. Full mouth reconstruction is needed when: teeth have been lost, teeth have been injured or fractured, teeth have become worn as a result of acid-erosion or jaw pain is present due to bite problems.
Procedures Involved in Full Mouth Reconstruction
Every patient’s full mouth reconstruction is different and, therefore, requires various different procedures. Usually, full mouth reconstruction requires multiple office visits and some amount of healing time. Oralcorp will determine which procedure or combination of procedures is necessary to restore and rebuild your perfect smile.Oralcorp will also refer you to other dental specialists if needed.
Some options include:
- Teeth cleaning (prophylaxis)
- Crown lengthening to prepare tooth structure for possible crowns or bridges
- Surgery to reposition the jaw (orthognathic surgery)
- Contouring of the gum tissue
- Reduction of natural tooth structure to prepare for crowns, bridges, and veneers
- Placement of temporary restorations to get you used to your new teeth or bite adjustment
- Placement of permanent restorations such as crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays, or bridges
- Braces to move teeth into the ideal position for reconstruction
- Bone or soft tissue grafting to increase the stability of your teeth or implants
We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from past years. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are aesthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Disadvantages of Silver Fillings:
Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This causes a not protected tooth and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a Silver filling expands, contracts, and can split.
Silver fillings contain 50% mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with tooth-colored restorations.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations:
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contains fluoride, it can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!
The result is a beautiful smile!
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration
You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations (onlays). This process requires two appointments.
Your First Appointment:
- The old filling is removed along with any additional decay.
- An impression is made of your teeth. A model of your teeth is made and sent to the lab.
- A temporary onlay is placed on the tooth.
At the Lab: A resin is carefully placed into the model of your teeth. It is then designed to look natural.
Your Second Appointment:
- The temporary onlay is removed.
- A conditioning gel is placed on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay.
- Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light bonds the resin to the tooth.
- The tooth is then polished.
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger, and the tooth is protected!
Digital Dentistry: Crowns and fixed esthetic restorations without metal, in a single visit.
In Oralcorp ® we are committed to incorporating these advances so that our patients can benefit from them.
That is why in our clinic you will be able to find CAD CAM that allows us to design and manufacture crowns, inlays, bridges and dental veneers on the spot.
Here WE WILL TAKE YOUR TREATMENT IN A SINGLE SESSION.
How does it work?
The first step is the digital scanning of the teeth: Simple, fast and precise.
A small scanner will capture three-dimensional images of your teeth. With these images and with the help of the software, a model of them is constructed in the computer.
The second step is the design: Accuracy.
Once we have the digital impression, using the multiple tools of the program we will design the prosthesis that we need: veneers, crowns, inlays, bridges or crown/implant over the implant, all with the greatest precision.
The third and final step is to make our prosthesis: Speed and precision.
Once we have both, the digital print and the design, we only have to send the information to the milling machine that in a few minutes will have our prosthesis ready.
For its preparation, we use high-quality biocompatible ceramic blocks, so we completely eliminate the metal, thus ensuring tolerance on the part of the patient.
Benefits of Digital Dentistry CADCAM
- Latest generation materials, 100% metal free and biocompatible with our body.
- No need to make molds or uncomfortable prints.
- Natural aesthetics.
- Perfect fit.
- No annoying temporary parts.
- It is no longer necessary to take prints with paste and the long waits of weeks to enjoy our restorations, whether they are bridges, crowns, partial restorations, veneers or restorations on implants.
- Minimally invasive preparations, whenever possible, the entire healthy tooth will be preserved, thanks to the latest advances in adhesion.
- We achieve high accuracy in restoration settings, all in one session.