Lay back and relax...we'll take care of you!

Lay back and relax...we'll take care of you!

!Recuestese y relajese...nosotros cuidaremos de Usted¡

Our patients know we care for them...

Our patients know we care for them...

!Nuestros pacientes saben que cuidamos de ellos¡

Bright smiles that stand out!

Bright smiles that stand out!

!Sonrisas brillantes que se destacan¡

Always feel confident of your smile!

Always feel confident of your smile!

!Siempre seguro de su sonrisa¡

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Aura M. Picon D.D.S
13590 SW 134 Ave.
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Miami, Fl. 33186
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Composite Filling:

When a tooth is affected with a carious lesion or decay, that portion of the tooth structure is removed with high speed rotary instruments leaving a hollow area called a cavity which is later properly prepared and filled with a composite resin material that matches the color of the tooth and is shaped to make the tooth appear as it was before. Composite fillings are the preferred choice for more patients due to the esthetic results.

Crown:

Sometimes known as caps, are a type of restoration that goes over a tooth covering it all around and making it much more resistant. Crowns are required when a tooth has lost a certain amount of its structure due to caries, wearing or fractures. Crowns are made in the same shape and color of a tooth and can also be placed over dental implants to restore missing teeth. We will help you choose the best material for your crowns from the following: all metal, metal covered by porcelain, all porcelain, zirconia covered by porcelain or all zirconia. The newest concept is zirconia which is very strong and natural looking.

Fixed Bridges:

When one or two teeth are missing in between other teeth they can be replaced by crowns that are attached to other crowns that go over the teeth on either sides of the gap. When the gap is that of more than two teeth or for some reason a very long span, then the missing teeth can be restored with removable dentures or better yet with dental implants. The materials used to fabricate a fixed bridge can be the same mentioned above for crowns.

Veneers:

Veneers are very thin laminates that are bonded to the front surface of teeth to give them a better shape, size, color or position. To fabricate veneers the enamel of the front of the teeth is gently and minimally prepared and an impression of this is taken to fabricate a model that is sent to a dental lab where the veneer will be fabricated by expert technicians as instructed by the dentist. Later the veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth. Veneers can be made of porcelain or zirconia. Patients with veneers easily adapt to the fact that they have to avoid bitting into very hard foods so they can enjoy their beautiful new smiles indefinitely.

Teeth Whitening:

All you need is a simple evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for teeth whitening or bleaching. This procedure can be done in the office or at home. When it’s done in the office, you comfortably sit in the dental chair for about an hour during which the cheeks, tongue and gums are protected with special coatings and retractors so that the whitening agents only touch the teeth. A special light is then applied to the teeth at certain intervals of time to activate the whitening agent. During that time you can relax listening to music or watching a video of your choice.

When the whitening is done at home, you are given special custom made trays that are designed to retain the bleaching agent directly over the surface of the teeth that need to be made lighter. You are given instructions on how to apply the agent and for how long. This is usually done for a week to ten days. The bleaching agents mostly used are different concentrations of carbamide peroxide that are not available over the counter and come in an easy to use gel. Some patients may experience mild tooth sensitivity and irritation of the gums during or after this type of treatment but if these symptoms appear they are of short duration and they gradually disappear.

 Removable partial Dentures:

One way to replace the teeth that have been lost is with removable partial dentures. Removable partial dentures are plastic teeth attached to pink acrylic gum with an underlying metal framework and metal clasps that hold the denture to remaining teeth. A newer type of removable partial dentures is the flexible type without metal framework or clasps. In some cases, removable partial dentures can be attached to teeth with devices called precision attachments which are barely visible and consist of two parts, one that is placed in the partial denture and the other one is placed in a crown built over a tooth. Partial dentures are fabricated over models obtained taking impressions of the remaining teeth. Once they are given to the patient he/she is taught how to place and remove them and how to properly clean and care for them. Also they need to be adjusted which is a process that can sometimes take a few visits until the patient feels comfortable with them. Chewing and speaking with new dentures is somewhat difficult at the beginning but patients tend to get used to them in a few weeks.

Complete Dentures:

If you lose all of your teeth one alternative to replace them is with complete dentures. Complete dentures are fabricated over a model made by taking impressions of the arches. Then the procedure involves several try ins of wax rims and later teeth placed in wax until the desired bite is achieved. After this the mold with teeth over wax is sent to the laboratory where a technician will convert it to an all acrylic denture with pink acrylic gums and acrylic teeth.