Dentist Medellin Colombia, Affordable Quality dental care Medellin
We are Dental Medellin, our dentists, Dr. Camilo Aguirre oral rehabilitation specialist and Dr. Omar Perlacia maxillofacial surgeon specialist are a team of experienced professionals committed to providing you with the highest level of care possible. Our 20 plus years of experience working with patient from many countries, have taught us a great deal about individual needs, concerns, fears and expectations. Each person who comes to our office receives dental care based on ethic, professionalism, patience and dedication.
When you visit us at The Dental Office in Medellin, we focus on giving you the right professional treatment you really need. Provide affordable quality dental care in Medellin is one of our goals.
If you are looking for an English speaking dentist in Medellin, or a Spanish speaking dentist, we work hard to provide you with a dental experience that is comfortable and pleasant.
Oral rehabilitation in plain words can be defined as teeth restoration. At dental Medellin we use different techniques to replace lost teeth, restore damaged teeth, improve dental aesthetics, treat oral pathologies and more to achieve a holistic state of oral health.
From the latest zirconia dental bridges and dental implants to root canal treatment, painless tooth extractions, Dental Medellin team is prepared to offer the best quality attention.
To learn more about Dentist Medellin Colombia, Affordable dentist Medellin and how we work to provide you with professional dental care, and schedule your next visit with Dr. Aguirre, we invite you to call or visit our office today.
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Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and over time the enamel can break down. This is when cavities can form. A cavity is a little hole in your tooth. Unless the hole is too large, the natural look and functionality of the tooth can be saved by filling the cavity with metal or composite material.
Composite Dental Fillings
Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural. Composites cost more than amalgam and occasionally are not covered by some insurance plans. Also, no dental filling lasts forever. Some studies show that composite fillings can be less durable and need to be replaced more often than amalgam fillings.
Cosmetic dentistry is a big part of what we do at dental Medellín. We replace old, deteriorated fillings and give teeth a renew appearance with the use of the latest composite materials. Dental Fillings in Medellin
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Dental crowns (or caps) are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are insufficient to restore form and function. A dental bridge serves to replace a missing tooth or teeth. One type of dental bridge consists of dental crowns placed on either side of the missing tooth to connect the replacement tooth or teeth to them. Another type of dental bridge consists of the replacement tooth attached to the adjacent teeth with wing-like appendages. Dental bridges can also be supported by dental implants. Dental crowns and bridges can be made entirely of tooth-colored material, metal, or a combination to provide optimal aesthetics. Some metal-free dental crowns and bridges incorporate stress-bearing materials to enhance their strength and wear-resistance.
When is a dental crown required?
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
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Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.
Is A Dental Crown Right For Me?
A dental crown has many advantages. Dental crowns address aesthetic needs, restore tooth function, and enhance the overall health of your mouth. In cases where teeth have large broken down fillings, a dental crown can protect and preserve the remaining natural tooth. To enhance your smile, metal-free, tooth colored, porcelain crowns can also replace older metal or metal with dental porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns have translucent qualities that, with the help of an expert cosmetic dentist professionals like Dr. Aguirre at dental Medellín, can look just like natural teeth. Following root canal therapy, a dental crown is typically placed over the remaining tooth structure to preserve aesthetics and tooth function.
How long does it take to make a dental crown?
Dental Crown Medellin The complete dental porcelain crown procedute requires at least three visits to our office. In the first appointment we remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
Replaces missing teeth
Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
Looks completely natural
Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
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Anatomically a tooth can be divided into two greater parts: the root, which is the support part of the tooth and is implanted within the maxillary or mandibular bone, and the crown, the visible part of the tooth.
Under normal conditions, meaning when we find healthy tissues, the root of the tooth is covered by the gums and bone.
Dental crowns as prosthetic devices, are artificially created tooth structures that cover the visible part of a tooth. Dental crowns not only performs the function of a natural tooth, but it to a great extent restores and protects the integrity of damaged teeth. A dental crown treatment may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay or replace a pre-existing crown.
The purpose of dental crown treatment is to reinforce a compromised tooth with a custom-designed form built with a biocompatible material.
Dentists today have a variety of conservative treatment options through which to restore teeth. If possible, these options should be explored and discussed before selecting the full coverage crown.
Dental crowns are built from different materials. Modern dental crowns can be made in porcelain fused to metal (PFM), or entirely of porcelain for better esthetic results. Porcelain is a ceramic mineral material used to mold in conformity to the tooth to be restored, replicating the look of the natural tooth.
Today’s porcelain dental crowns are so strong they can provide the necessary strength and resistance to grinding to guarantee a long lasting dental restoration.
Porcelain dental crowns are used when a tooth has been damaged beyond the possibility of being restored with a conventional filling, after a tooth facture, tooth decay, broken or damaged filling, or extreme tooth wear.
Dental crowns in porcelain can now closely recreate the form and function of a damaged tooth.
Dental crowns covers completely the visible exterior part of the tooth from the gum level to the cusps or more prominent parts.
Dental Crown procedure. Dental crown treatment plan
When do we choose to perform a dental crown treatment?
When the tooth is severely damaged, as in extensive decay, breakage, damaged extensive fillings, etc., that prevent the tooth from being restored with a filling or other conservative treatments, we then discuss with patient the option of doing dental crowns.
In some cases it is necessary to first have root canal treatment done before building the dental crown.
After we make a thorough dental examination and have a diagnosis and a complete view of the needs and specific individual conditions of our patient, we make sure he /she receives a detailed description, and all the possible alternatives for a complete dental treatment plan.
The Dental Crown Clinical Procedure
During the dental crown procedure, we dentists first prepare the tooth under local anesthesia to the specific shape needed, then make a close copy of it and the surrounding tissues by taking an impression of the whole area with a silicon material.
The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory for the dental crown to be created.
In the meantime we construct a customized temporary crown to protect the tooth while the final dental crown restoration is being made.
Once the dental crown is completed, we try it in the tooth to make sure it fits and color is correct, as well as checking biting contacts. When everything is proved to be as desired, the tooth crown is cemented using a dental cement.
Crowns not only replace the original integrity and function of a tooth, but also improve its esthetic appearance.
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Dr. Camilo Aguirre is english speaking dentist in Medellin Colombia
Dental Medellín Dr. camilo Aguirre english speaking dentist Medellín Colombia.
Dr. Camilo Aguirre specialist in oral rehabilitation for adults from Universidad de Antioquia, top latin Américan University, pioneer and leader in health care sciences.
Our philosophy is built on the basis that patient’s needs, and we mean a person with their own personality, concerns, feelings and beliefs, are the purpose of what we do.
Dental care is a sensitive issue for many people. We are aware that for the most of the human race, from the days of Adam and Eve (chuckles), a tooth ache has been a situation not that easy to deal with.
Believe it or not, I´m a patient myself (I’m Dr. Camilo Aguirre), dentist from Universidad de Antioquia and I’ve been laying down in that dental chair looking at the ceiling and wandering: how’s this gonna go?
We believe that the wellbeing of our patients will mean the wellbeing of ourselves. It´s that simple.
Why should you choose us?
Top University training.
Patient based philosophy. This means to practice sensibility in every procedure carried out.
Great value (means we price our service lower than most professionals in our category, but offer more comfort and excellent equipment and resources)
Countless patients, countless patients and countless hours of learning and feeding back has truly paid off.
Cultural knowledge. We´ve had the privilege of serving people from such diverse backgrounds as a Canadian minister, an Italian business woman or a New Yorker corporate consultant.
Yes, we speak English. English speaking dentist in Medellin Colombia?
We´ll squeeze you in. In a hurry for a dental treatment? No problem, we will move things around to make an opening for you so, no worries.
There’s a couple more reasons to choose dental Medellin Dr. camilo Aguirre but then you’ll think I’m just bragging, so let’s leave it at that.
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A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic tooth made in a biocompatible material like metal alloy, porcelain (ceramic materials) or even gold.
Today modern dentistry can offer patients benefits not possible to achieve in dental crowns a couple of decades ago. New ceramic materials like in zircon and zirconia provides the physical properties along with esthetic results that guarantees the necessary strength, resistance and natural look patients and dentist seek for in a dental restoration like dental crowns that resembles the tooth crown in all its features.
New ceramic materials allow us to create dental crowns that are the closest to a real tooth in terms of esthetics. So much that a high quality dental crown made in all ceramic material, can be hard to tell from a natural tooth. That’s one of the best compliments that I as a dentist can receive.
Dental crowns are the specialty of dentists specialized in ORAL REHABILITATION, the area of dentistry dedicated to restore the integrity of oral tissues. Oral rehabilitation has come a long way in dental reconstruction by developing materials and techniques as ceramic crowns to achieve the goals of modern dentistry
The most common alternative used for many years in most dental offices has been the ceramic fused to metal crown. The main advantage of a ceramic dental crown is its optical physical property of being translucent, meaning light can pass through like it happens in natural teeth, providing an appearance much closer to that of a natural tooth, and a more aesthetic final result.
The new zirconium metal free dental crown does not expose the dark collar next to the gum line that often appears in porcelain fused to metal crowns, which is of course another advantage.
Since Metal free porcelain dental crowns containing no metal in its structure, metal allergies aren’t a concern with zirconium dental crowns.
In the more widely used dental crowns, the porcelain fused to metal type of dental crowns, a porcelain layer on the outside covers the metal alloy that lies on the inside..
In this type of dental crownsit is difficult to achieve the translucent look of natural teeth, so appearance although close in color, may be rather opaque.
Some of the top metal free porcelain materials used in dental crowns:
This porcelain is very strong enough and universally recommended for replacement of old dental crowns and large silver fillings for molars or back teeth. High strength level and excellent esthetic properties.
The Lavatype ceramic for dental crowns provides increased strength to pressure and abrasion for a lasting dental crown, excellent adjustment, and outstanding aesthetics. Lava restorations are backed by a warranty.
Zircon or Zirconia dental crowns
Zircon can be described as synthetic diamond. Zirconia ceramic is a material with exceptional rigidity that enables dentists to create large restorations with extraordinary mechanical properties.
Zircon or Zirconia ceramic dental crowns allow us to create full ceramic dental crowns and bridges without metal underlying reinforcement, so aesthetic results are excellent and restores the appearance of natural teeth.
IPS EMPRESS :
Empress ceramic for dental crowns has been long tested as a material to build full ceramic metal free dental restorations like inlays, onlays (filling type restorations on molars), and veneers (front teeth cover esthetic restorations).
A great alternative for metal free dental restorations, IPSEmpress has shown high performance results for posterior restorations, anterior teeth covers with high aesthetics, natural looking restorations and porcelain dental crowns.
Bonded ceramic restorative materials are intended to restore function, shape, contour and color with the physical properties of natural light and strength of natural dentition.
Empress ceramics are excellent for metal free dental crowns, but are even more effective when used for other types of restorations like inlays / onlays and veneers.
Price of porcelain dental crowns. What’s the cost of metal free ceramic dental crowns.
There’s a difference in price when we compare porcelain fused to metal dental crowns and metal free porcelain dental crowns.
The price difference depends on the specific type of metal free porcelain dental crown but, a fairly close approximation may be of about 45 to 70% more for the metal free porcelain dental crown.
In the US typically a ceramic metal free dental crown in one of the above described materials ranges from $1200 to $2300.
Dental Medellin is specialist in dental oral rehabilitation. Cost of metal free ceramic dental crowns in Dental Medellin is guaranteed to be the best benefit/cost for our patients.
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Dental bridge is a rigid structure consisting of a series of dental crowns in a sequence resembling that of the natural teeth. In dental bridge design we can distinguish two different situations:
When we face the problem of replacing missing teeth. We may need to replace one or more missing teeth in a segment, but have teeth remaining on both sides of the space left by the missing teeth.
When we have the natural teeth but their integrity has been compromised by different factors.
When we have the second situation, where several adjacent teeth need to be treated, due to fracture, chips, decay, deterred restorations, or abrasion, we have the option of designing a dental bridge to be placed over all the teeth involved, restoring their shape, size, integrity, function and esthetics.
Another case where we can choose a dental bridge presents when a tooth needs to be replaced, either the tooth is missing or it is present but compromised beyond the possibility of resolution for a pathology of the surrounding bone tissue, root fracture, or damage occurred within the pulp tissue of the tooth that can’t be managed through a root canal treatment, among other problems.
If the tooth´s prognosis leads to extraction, and it is not possible to place a dental implant, then we have the option to consider to use a dental bridge to replace the extracted tooth. This new tooth which will be a dental porcelain crown will be supported by the two adjacent teeth, one on each side.
A dental bridge used in this situation will be the second option if conditions for a dental implant are favorable. The downside to this alternative is that two teeth must be prepared to serve as pillars for the replacing crown. On the other hand, the positive aspects are important: esthetic results can be excellent, the structure will be perfectly functional, time of treatment process is significantly less, and costs will be also much lower.
How does a dental bridge works.
Teeth that will serve as pillars to support the missing tooth (teeth) are prepared by removing an external layer of dental tissue in order to give room for the crown that will be fitted on it. This procedure must follow a specific shape in the design to achieve the most accurate adaptation of the dental bridge to the margins of the gum line and the tooth root/crown contour.
After we have prepared the pillar teeth on both sides of the space left by the missing tooth, a dental impression is taken to copy the exact details of the dental and gum anatomy to proceed with the design of a structure that will fit restoring the complete shape, function and esthetic characteristics of the dental arch.
The impression is sent to the dental technician to construct the dental bridge on two or three phases. The dental bridge constructed to replace the missing teeth, is placed in the space where we find missing teeth, and supported by the adjacent remaining teeth.
The dental bridge is placed and permanently bonded to the pillar teeth by a dental cement. The dental bridge is now part of your denture, so hygiene must be very meticulous to maintain it in the best condition.
The time required to complete a dental crown or bridge is about 5 days for a simple crown to two weeks for a dental bridge, depending on the individual circumstances and conditions.
In our dental practice we rely on a top quality laboratory so the completion time of a dental bridge treatment can be done in minimum time of four days for a single crown and 7 to 12 days for a fixed dental bridge consisting of several teeth.
The process consists of several steps:
The first step to determine the need for a dental bridge as a solution for a patient is to a detailed clinical examination including x rays or the area.
In dental Medellin We believe that the decision for a dental treatment must be the agreed result of a close understanding by the patient as a person with specific needs, of the implications, the conditions and all the possible options applicable to each individual case.
Preparation of the involved teeth with local anesthesia (May I add carefully applied), guaranteeing the dental procedure will be absolutely painless.
The tooth is then prepared to fit the dental crown as part of the dental bridge that we will design.
Dental impression. We then proceed to take a mold with the imprint, a detailed copy of the prepared teeth and surrounding area are using a silicon putty contained in a metal tray. This impression is sent out to the dental laboratory for the technician to design and create the individual dental bridge with the needed characteristics to fill the gap left by the missing teeth.
The prepared teeth are then covered and protected by a temporary crown in acrylic, for the days the process takes; this way we cover the esthetic need for the time, and allow for their easy removal during the tests carried out in a following appointment, to ensure the accurate adjustment of the structure until it is finished.
The internal structure of the crown or fixed dental bridge is tried to ensure accurate fit and adaptation to the tissues.
We then determine the closest shade of the natural teeth to make the dental bridge match as close as possible the appearance of the surrounding natural teeth to select the porcelain used to create the dental crown or dental bridge.
The final test is done in mouth, checking out occlusion or biting contacts to make the proper adjustments.
Finally, the dental crown or dental bridge is seat and permanently bonded to the prepared teeth, using a dental cementing material.
The dental rehabilitation with permanent dental crowns or fixed porcelain dental bridges can offer patients a natural aesthetic appearance and normal function.
How long does a dental bridge last
A dental crown or dental bridge constructed with the high quality latest porcelain materials of today, when correctly designed, built and adjusted can last decades.
An essential factor to determine the good condition of the dental bridge over time is hygiene. A conscious oral hygiene routine is mandatory to keep the gum, bone and tooth tissues healthy guaranteeing the solidness of the base for the dental bridge and crowns.
Dental Medellin Dr. Camilo Aguirre has provided high quality, patient based dental care for 20 years to patients in Colombia coming from many different countries in the world.
Dr. Camilo Aguirre is graduate from Universidad de Antioquia, one of the foremost Universities in Latin America, with worldwide prestige especially in health sciences with dozens of developments in medicine and other fields.
Dr. Camilo Aguirre is a specialist in oral rehabilitation with post graduate education in the United States, Dental school University professor but above all, a committed professional.
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