Orlando Family Dentistry
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Dr. Morales recommends visiting our office for a checkup every six months. During this appointment, your caring Orlando dentist performs an exam that includes:
- Evaluation of your teeth, gums, and mouth
- Oral cancer screening
- Bite check and evaluation for any orthodontic issues
- Assessment of your oral hygiene
- Advice and top tips on how to improve your daily brushing and flossing
You will be able to view what Dr. Morales sees via an intraoral camera and chair-side monitor. This allows you to be a part of your exam and understand our recommendations.
After the cleaning, our hygienist provides expert advice on how to care for those hard-to-reach areas. Dr. Morales may also give feedback and answer any questions you have about keeping your mouth healthy. This includes information on diet and the best equipment to use.
If periodontal disease takes hold, our dentist in Orlando and his dental hygienists can reduce the risk by cleaning away any plaque or bacterial build-up. Then we’ll explain how to maintain a good brushing and flossing routine to keep your gums healthy.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, please visit us. Periodontal disease, if left untreated, can lead to gum recession, missing teeth, and even heart disease. If your gum disease has become severe, we may recommend scaling and root planing (more intensive cleaning) to remove the bad bacteria.
The good news is sealants can help prevent this in both adults and children. Sealants are thin layers of resin coated onto the tooth’s surface. When it hardens, it fills in the grooves making it easier to brush away any debris.
The process involves Dr. Morales painting on layers of the resin and then hardening the layers. The resin blends in with your natural teeth to leave an esthetically-pleasing finish.
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Our Restorative Dentistry Options
Dr. Morales offers composite filings. These fillings are becoming more and more popular because of the natural-looking finish they provide. The resin is made of a composite material that mimics the natural color of your teeth. The material bonds to your teeth, which prevents movement and gaps from occurring.
Dr. Morales is proud to offer three types of dentures in East Orlando:
Full Dentures: These are an option for those who have lost all their teeth on either (or both) the upper or lower arch. The removable dentures use suction to stay in place and require frequent dental check-ups.
Partial Dentures: If you have only lost a few teeth partial dentures are an option. They are held in place by your natural teeth and gums. Plus, they offer a secure and fully functional teeth replacement solution.
Cosmetic Dentures: Designed to look like your natural teeth, these dentures can be held in place using dental implants. Implant dentures are placed by an implant dentist, and then Dr. Morales can install your new denture on top.
All our denture options are customized with the end goal of restoring your smile’s function and beauty.
If extraction is the best course, Dr. Morales begins by numbing the area and ensuring it is clean. He will carefully remove the tooth – you shouldn’t feel any discomfort due to the anesthesia. Next, he covers the area with gauzes to prevent bleeding.
The area is kept clean, and Dr. Morales provides advice on how to facilitate the healing process. Depending on your situation, he may recommend a replacement option such as a dental bridge or implant.
We can offer our patients the convenience of having their complete dental implant treatment performed under one roof. Dr. Morales will do your implant treatment, from start to finish, right here in our office. There is no need to go to another office for the placement of your implant. You can have your entire implant procedure done by a dentist and team you know and trust!
We create the final restoration over the implant using CEREC® same-day dentistry. With this technology, Dr. Morales can design, create, and place a crown restoration in a single visit. Crowns are the most common restoration created by CEREC®. A crown is an artificial tooth made to replace any part of a tooth that is missing. With dental implants, crowns are used to top the abutment and thus restore your smile.
CEREC® uses 3-D technology to take digital impressions of your mouth. Next, Dr. Morales custom designs the crown to fit your specifications. The data is transferred to the milling machine, and your crown is created and placed.
A full mouth restoration may include some services such as:
- CEREC® Dental Crowns
- Teeth Whitening
The goal of these treatments is to restore your smile, improve your health, and help you feel more confident. Whatever treatments you need, rest assured that you’ll get the final say, and only necessary treatments are recommended by our dentist in Orlando, FL.
Children’s Dentistry in East Orlando
Making your child’s visit to the dentist fun is paramount for them to gain a positive view of dental care. Our Orlando dentist is experienced with seeing children of all ages and understands how to accommodate their individual needs. We can also suggest local pediatric dentists if preferred.
What to Expect
A child’s visit is similar to a standard adult visit. Dr. Morales and our team perform a comprehensive exam and look for any potential issues. We also provide top tips for keeping oral hygiene regular. However, we do try to make the visit with your child a little more fun and go the extra mile to make them smile.
At Home Care
Establishing an at-home oral routine is essential. Getting your child into the habit of brushing twice a day will set them up for the future. Pairing solid hygiene with regular checkups will give your child a positive head start with dental care.