We offer a variety of services, including
restoring and enhancing the functional, phonetic and
aesthetic aspects of dental patient’s mouths.
Ceramic onlays & crowns
Laminate porcelain veneers
Metal free bridges
State of the art lab
We use only 100% metal free fillings, including ceramic
composites. Ceramic composites are a tooth colored material
that is a combination of glass-like particles and resin.
The material bonds strongly to the tooth structure,
and the glass-like particles make the material resistant
to wear. We can remove any metal amalgams that already
exist and replace them with metal free fillings. We
are proud to use in our regular practice the Tetric-Ceram
HB System (made by Ivoclar-Vivadent Schaan, Liechtestein).
We often encounter situations where a significant part
of the biting surface of a tooth has been damaged and
weakened. In this case, the material of choice would
be a ceramic inlay, which is well tolerated from a biological
standpoint and provides the strength and durability
needed. We use the Empress Ceramic System (made by Ivoclar-Vivadent
in Schaan, Liechtestein).
the defect to be repaired grows to a significant size,
the strength of the tooth is compromised. Teeth with
very large silver amalgam fillings often develop cracks
that extend deep into the tooth structure. These teeth
are best restored by a means that completely covers
and reinforces the strength of the tooth. A ceramic
onlay or full crown accomplishes this objective. We
can remove any metal crowns that already exist and replace
them with metal free crowns. Depending upon the tooth's
location in the mouth, we would choose either the Empress
Ceramic System (made by Ivoclar-Vivadent in Schaan,
Liechtestein) or the Vita Ceramic System (made by Vita
Zahnfabrik in Bad Säckingen, Germany).
Now you can have that great smile, and in certain situations,
without removing any natural tooth structure. Many of
you want to have a great, winning smile. Some of you
may have gaps between your teeth, or have chipped, discolored,
or worn teeth. Laminate porcelain veneers provide a
comfortable, great looking solution
to these types of problems.
Laminate porcelain veneers, due to
their increased strength, can be made as thin as a contact
lens and be placed over your natural teeth. This revolutionary
porcelain allows us to save more and reduce less. In
other words, we strive to eliminate tooth diminution
in favor of tooth augmentation. This means less shots
of anesthetics and less drilling. We use the Empress
Porcelain System (made by Ivoclar-Vivadent in Schaan,
In some cases, it is possible to use metal free bridges.
There is no metal to hide, because no metal is used.
This method provides great strength and aesthetics.
In addition, there is no need to drill the whole tooth
surface. We can remove any metal core bridge that already
exists and replace it with a metal free bridge. We use
the Targis-Vectris System (made by Ivoclar-Vivadent
in Schaan, Liechtestein).
If the best solution is a removable bridge, then we
would use a unique alloy called Vitallium, which consists
of cobalt, chromium, molybdenum, and tungsten. Due to
its great strength, this alloy allows us to design thinner
and lighter body bridges, giving the patient more comfort
in daily use. We use a Vitallium alloy (made by Dentsply-Austenal
in York, Pennsylvania).
With modern techniques, every tooth can usually be saved.
However, if extraction must be done, for example in
the case of orthodontics, we would use a deep but gentle
local anesthesia in order to perform a painless procedure.
We employ ultrasonic cleaning techniques, which provide
a deeper cleaning action, getting rid of any debris,
pigment and tartar deposit in less time and with maximum
comfort. We use the Cavitron Ultrasonic Cleaning System.
Whitening creates a more aesthetic appearance by reversing
the discoloration of tooth enamel. Determining whether
a patient is a candidate for whitening is largely based
upon diagnosing the exact cause of the tooth discoloration.
Careful clinical examination and X-rays will help determine
if whitening is indicated for the strength and condition
of the patient's teeth.
Certain factors can contribute to discoloration
and include: tetracycline (antibiotic) staining, excessive
fluoride, trauma (injury) to the teeth, pulp degeneration,
restorative materials (silver, gold), genetic and acquired
illnesses, aging, and consumption of staining substances
such as coffee, tea, or tobacco products.
Whitening is done simply in the comfort
of your own home. After an initial appointment at the
dental office to determine if your gums are healthy,
ultrasonic cleaning is performed. Then impressions are
taken and custom trays are made to fit snugly around
your teeth. When you pick up the trays a couple of days
later, you would receive training on how to perform
the daily procedure.
each night after thoroughly brushing your teeth, you
would put a small quantity of a special whitening gel
into your custom trays and place them over your teeth.
Then you would go to sleep. In the morning you would
remove the trays, clean them carefully, and brush your
teeth as usual. This procedure is done over a period
of two to three weeks until the desired result is achieved.
Although this is not a permanent treatment, annual touchups
of only a few days at a time can maintain the original
whitened result. We use Nite White (made by Discus Dental,
Inc. in the U.S.A.), which provides specific gels according
to the needs of patients, including those with sensitive
The term bruxism is defined as "to grind the teeth,
a clenching of the teeth, associated with forceful jaw
movements, resulting in rubbing, gritting, or grinding
together of the teeth, usually during sleep." The
most common reason for bruxism is stress. We could say
that the simple act of living in a big city is a cause
of stress. Yet bruxism is present in almost all people.
As years goes by and bruxism continues, the natural
enamel of the tooth will have wearing spots and fractures
of the incisal edge and the neck (the part of the tooth
close to the gum). In addition, the person will likely
experience dizziness, ear buzzing and crackling of the
temporal mandibular joint (TMJ). As a result, fissures
on the enamel are formed, and the bone becomes weaker.
The choice for treatment is to create a night guard,
which is made of a soft silicon. The patient would need
to sleep with the night guard in place. Instead of two
hard surfaces grinding against each other, there would
be a soft cushion between the upper and lower teeth,
significantly decreasing the biting pressure.
The only way to do an accurate diagnostic and treatment
plan for any patient is by taking X-rays and performing
a highly skilled interpretation of it. We will provide
a lead vest for your protection.
the Art Lab
is an honor and privilege to work within the alliance
of internationally known Thomas W. Graber and his highly
skilled staff at Estudio de Porcelana Suizo. They are
located in Cuernavaca, Morelos.
EPS is the leading dental lab in Mexico,
with first-class equipment, computerized ceramic ovens
and very artistic, talented people. They provide excellent
accuracy and a natural look in every tooth and structure
they create, responding with legendary Swiss punctuality.