It is of utmost importance to look after your oral health, with the help of multidisciplinar Dentistry.
Is the area of Dentistry responsible for replacing missing teeth, through
the surgical placement of dental implants. They have the same
function as the tooth root, to support artificial teeth, offering an
excellent mastigatory and aesthetic function.
The patient undergoes a surgery to place implants, requiring a period
of approximately 3 to 6 months to the final rehabilitation, to promote
osseointegration (union between bone and the implant). However,
there are situations were it is possible to do immediate loading, in
these cases a provisional restoration (artificial tooth) may be placed on
the same day of implant surgery.
There are several types of implant rehabilitation, either removable or
The aim is to rehabilitate or to maintain the oral function of the patient,
promoting mastication, phonetics and aesthetics, through a fixed or
B1 – Fixed Prosthesis: with veneers, crowns, partial fixed rehabilitation
over teeth or implants.
B2 – Removable Prosthesis: with acryilic or skeletal prosthesis.
It is the Dentistry speciality responsible for the diagnosis, prevention
and correction of dental malposition and skeletal malformations,
promoting an appropriate dental and facial aesthetics.
The orthodontist can correct those problems with fixed or removable
appliances, expanders and extra-oral appliances.
Whent here is a severe bone disharmonies in adults, it may be
necessary to combine orthodontics with orthognathic surgery.
Periodontology is the a Dentistry specialty responsible for the
prevention, diagnosis and treatment of structures that support the
teeth: gum and bone.
Gingivitis has as main signs: colour change of the gingiva, which
changes from pink to darker red, showing swelling and the bleeding
In more advanced and uncontrolled cases, periodontitis arises, in
which the bone becomes inflamed, causing teeth mobility.
The diagnosis should be as early as possible, since this pathology has
bacterial origin and may be related to general health problems
(diabetes, heart and respiratory diseases).
There are cases in which, even though the gingival tissues may be
healthy, the periodontologist may perform a small surgical procedure,
for example, to correct defects such as gingival recessions or to
perform coronary augmentation.
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS AND OROFACIAL PAINl
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the most complex joint of the
human body, connecting the mandible to the skull and it is responsible
for all mandibular movements.
Temporomandibular disorders refers to problems affecting the TMJ,
and the head /neck muscles, affecting several signs and symptoms,
· Face pain
· Pain near de ear area
· Migraine / tension type-headaches
· Jaw movements limitation during opening or closing
· Joint sounds (during your opening or closing you can hear a “click”)
· Bruxism (tooth wear, with consequent pain and muscular tension)
· Generalized gingival recessions
· Generalized tooth sensitivity
· Dental fractures or constant restorations
The treatment of these pathologies requires a careful analysis, often
with a multidisciplinary team (Dentist, Physiotherapist, Maxillofacial
Surgeon, Psychologist, Otorhinolaryngologist, Neurologist, and others).
This medical specialty is responsible for all surgical interventions
related to extractions of non-viable teeth to maintain in the oral cavity,
particularly, non-restorable teeth like having very extensive caries
lesions, cases of loss of bone support or included teeth.
What is a included tooth?
It is a tooth that cannot erupt in the oral cavity. If it is not removed, it
can cause problems such as cysts, pericoronitis (mucosa
inflammation), or changes in sensation (paraesthesia caused by the
It is the area that restores the function and original shape of a decayed
or malformed anterior tooth, with removal of the affected area and
filling this cavity with restorative material.
Dental caries are an oral disease that can arise due to several factors:
sugar-rich diet, presence of bacterial plaque, changes in the saliva pH
and proper characteristics of the teeth. The bacterial plaque produces acids that destroy the tooth, first by affecting the enamel, then the
dentin and then the dental pulp. The best way to detect and treat
cavities is through regular visits to the Dentist / Hygienist.
There are few situations that you can change the original shape of the
tooth, without it being decayed, in order to improve aesthetic. For
example, to close diastemas (space between teeth)
When the tooth presents a carious lesion that affects the dental pulp,
or when severe wear or trauma occurs, it is necessary to perform tooth
endodontic treatment (devitalization). In this treatment the dental pulp
is removed, disinfecting and filling all the root canals.
It is the area of Dentistry responsible for the accompanying of
children's oral health.
The first consultation should be performed when the first temporary
teeth ("milk&" teeth) erupt or up to 6 months after eruption.
There must be a follow-up from the early years to guarantee a healthy
dentition, combining aesthetics and function. In these consultations,
the dentist do the prevention of carious lesions with the placement of
fissure sealants or the treatment of caries.
In these appointments, a teeth cleaning is performed, followed by
polishing and topical application of fluoride.
During the consultation, oral hygiene techniques are taught to each
patient, to guarantee that the patient maintains good oral health.
To have a healthy mouth it is necessary to brush the teeth at least
twice a day, with the use of dental floss, as well as having a healthy
diet, low in sugars or carbohydrates.