Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit.
At regular check-up exams, your dentist will include the following:

  • Gum examination
  • Examination of tooth decay
  • Examination of existing restorations
  • Examination of diagnostic X-rays
  • Oral cancer screening

Professional Dental Clening

Dental clinic Scandental Fuengirola Costa del SolProfessional dental cleanings are performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your clening appointment will include:

  • Removal of calculus: Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line an can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Removal of plaque: plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is growing colony of living bacterias, food debris and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins ( poisons ) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of perindontal desease!
  • Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Periodontal disease treatment

 

Dental clinic Scandental Fuengirola Costa del SolA periodontal probe ( small dental instrument ) is gently used to measure the sulcus ( pocket or space ) between the tooth and the gums. The depth of a healthy sulcus measures 3 mm or less and not bleed. As periodontal disease progsesses, the pockets usually get deeper.

Gingivitis: Is the first stage of periodontal disease. Plaque and its toxin irritate gums, making them tender, inflamed and likely to bleed.

Periodontitis: Plaque hardens into calculus. As calculus and plaque continue to build up, the gums begin to recede from the teeth. Deeper pockets form between the gums and teeth and become filled with bacteria and pus. The gums become very irritated,infected and bleed easily. Slight to moderate bone loss may be present.

Advanced Periodontitis: The teeth suppot as the gums, bone and periodonta ligament continue to be destroyed. Unless treated, the affected teeth will become very loose and may be lost. Generalized moderate to severe bone loss may be present.

TREATMENT

Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. Your dentist and dental hygienist will evaluate for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment.
If the disease is caught in early stages of gingivitis and no damage has been done, 1 or 2 regular cleanings every year will be recomended. You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings.
If the disease has progresssed to more advanced stages scaling ( removing calculus, plaque and toxins above and below gum line ) and root planning( make rough spot on root surfaces smooth) is recomended.This helps gum tissue to heal and pockets to shrink.Special mouth rinses may be recommended.
If the pockets do not heal after scaling, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce pocket depths, making teeth easier to clean.

MAINTENANCE

Once your periodontal treatment has been completed, you will be recommend regular cleanings evaluation, usually every 6 months. Daily home cleaning helps control plaque and calculus formation, but those hard to reach areas will always need special attention.
Regular diagnostic X-rays are needed to help determine bone loss.


Composite Fillings

Dental clinic Scandental Fuengirola Costa del SolA tooth colored composite filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
Composite fillings are the most widely used today and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are durable and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Composite fillings are usually placed in 1 appointment.The space will be cleaned and prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, the nerve must be treated before. The composite filling will be placed, shaped and polished, restoring to its original shape and function.
It is normal experience sensitivity to hot and cold whwn composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.


Porcelain Veneers

Dental clinic Scandental Fuengirola Costa del SolVeneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain. They are custom made (for shape and fit) by a professional dental laboratory. The are bond onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns.
Reasons for porcelain veneers; crooked, misshapen, severely discolored or stained teeth, teeth that are too small or large, unwanted or uneven teeth.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent, but they are very durable and will last many years.
Getting veneers usually require 2 visits to complete process. The teeth are prepared to shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneers. Impression of the teeth is taken and a shade will be chosen.
On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.


Dental Implants

Dental clinic Scandental Fuengirola Costa del SolDental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having partial or complete dentures. Implants provided excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots (titanium) that are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Dental implants are very strong and durable and will last many years.
Reasons for dental implants: replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth, resolve joint pain or bite problems, restore a patient´s smile, restore chewing and digestion, restore facial tissues.
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.


Tooth Whitening

Dental clinic Scandental Fuengirola Costa del SolTooth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enemel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of many patients, there are number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using an at home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after whitening so they will match the newly whitened teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea or wine.

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit. The trays are worn with special whitening solutionevery day for 30-60 minutes or overnight for 2 weeks depending the desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped whitening.

In-Office Whitening System is revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It is safe effective and very fast, in about 2 hours, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results.