Relaxing Dental Visits

sedation dentistry

Does the thought of having your teeth worked on make you anxious or uncomfortable? Do the sight of needles and the sound of dental drills make you cringe? Now imagine if you could have everything done while you nap comfortably and awake to not remembering anything from the procedure. By the use of oral conscious sedation, we can do this for you. Dr. Clara Macias has been helping people overcome these fears for many years.

Most oral sedation dentistry patients nap through their visit and leave feeling relaxed, healthy, and well cared for. This can benefit a wide range of patients, including people with:

  • High dental anxiety and fear.
  • A severe gag reflex.
  • Difficulty getting numb.
  • Extensive treatment needs.
  • A desire to have dentistry done comfortably while they are fully relaxed.

We understand that going to the dentist can be very difficult for some people. Dental phobia is actually a lot more common than you may think. It is estimated that about 15% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of this reason.

If you would like more information on sedation dentistry please contact the office of Clara Macias, DMD in Miami Lakes Area at 305-362-4717 or our office in Davie at 954-252-0806. Visit our website at www.drprettysmile.com.

 

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Tooth Colored Fillings for a More Beautiful Smile

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A tooth colored filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion will be removed and the tooth will then be filled with a composite tooth colored filling.

Composite fillings are the most widely used today, because composite fillings are tooth-colored or white fillings, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.

Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Chipped teeth.
  • Closing space between two teeth.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Worn teeth.

How are composite fillings placed?

Composite tooth colored fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Macias will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite tooth colored filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed. However, this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

Make an appointment today with Dr. Clara Macias in her Miami, FL office at 305-362-4717 or our Davie, FL office at 954-252-0806. Visit our website to learn more about our practice by visiting www.drprettysmile.com.

 

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Porcelain Veneers

porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers offer superior benefits over other cosmetic dental procedures, such as dental crowns or braces. The fingernail-thin shells, which are adhered to the front surface, solve a myriad of aesthetic problems with just one treatment. Here is a list of the top 10.

  1. Natural looking – Porcelain is a translucent material that mimics the look, luster, and feel of enamel.
  2. Whiten – When adhered to the front surface of your teeth, veneers you’re your teeth look instantly whiter.
  3. Straighten – Porcelain veneers offer a great alternative for patients with crooked teeth who do not want to endure the process of having their teeth straightened with dental braces.
  4. Fix – Porcelain veneers can fill in and improve the look of teeth that are chipped or broken.
  5. Fill in gaps – Porcelain veneers can be customized to repair smiles with unsightly gaps.
  6. Youthful – A whiter, brighter, more lustrous smile can immediately you’re your face a more youthful appearance.
  7. Conservative – Unlike other cosmetic procedures that require removing a large portion of healthy, natural teeth, veneers can be applied with little alteration.
  8. Protection – Once applied, the veneers also serve to provide a protective shield to the front surface of teeth.
  9. Stain resistant — Porcelain is stain resistant, which will make your smile stay brighter and whiter longer.
  10. Gum friendly – Gum tissue is not irritated by porcelain.

Call Dr. Clara Macias for an appointment today and achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted at our Davie Office 954-252-0806 or Miami Lakes Area Office 305-362-4717. Visit our website at www.drprettysmile.com.

Accepting patients from Miami, Davie, Miami Lakes, Pembroke Pines, Southwest Ranches, Miramar and all surrounding areas.

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