Attention to detail
Using the conservative dentistry techniques, we treat dental caries and other harmful lesions with minimally invasive procedures and materials that are both cutting-edge adhesives and aesthetically discrete, mimicking the natural tooth. The treatment we offer at Clinic de la Hoz involves the removal of the affected tissue and its replacement by a dental material (sealing the treated area with a filling).
In the case of a very large lesion, the filling will not be enough, therefore we perform Endodontics, preserving the tooth.
We work with professionals specialized in Conservative and Endodontic treatments, applying the latest techniques in these Dental disciplines.
Conventional dental prosthesis
This allows for the replacement of missing teeth, either by Fixed or Removable Prosthesis. Conventional fixed prosthesis is done by fixing the prosthesis in the edentulous space to the natural teeth adjacent to it. One or several points can be restored using veneers, inlays, crowns or bridges made of highly resitant and aesthetic ceramic materials. The removable dental prosthesis, widely used in the past, is only used in situations today in which Conventional Fixed Prosthesis or Implants are not recommended, and also as temporary fillings during the definitive restorative treatment.
Dental Implant Prosthesis
Implantology has vastly contributed to the development of Dentistry. It allows us to replace missing teeth with osseointegrated titanium fixtures. Osseointegration works thanks to an interaction in the jawbone and the surface of the Implant, leaving it firmly anchored in place. It serves as a fixed point onto which will be placed the specially-designed prosthesis.
Although Implantology is a very new specialization, implants have been in use in dentistry for over 40 years, so the surgical and prosthetic procedures are highly predictable. The average efficacy rate in the Maxilla Inferior is 97% and in the Maxilla Superior is 99%. Current technological advances allow us to plan cases by computer and on many occasions to perform guided and minimally invasive surgery, without opening the gum.
Waiting times for Osseointegration have shortened dramatically, currently at about 2 months in the case of upper maxillary implants and 3 months for lower maxillary implants. Sometimes we are even capable of placing the implants and dental prosthesis right after tooth extraction, which is called Immediate Implantology. Depending on the quantity and quality of the jawbones and also on the number and characteristics of the implants, the prosthetic restorations that are placed on the implants can be fixed (screwed or cemented) or removable (what we call overdentures), using high resistance resins or porcelain, depending on the case.