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Dr. Guillermo Marquez


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By Dr. Guillermo Marquez / Monday, November 5, 2018

Key words: Cavities, zirconia crown, bridge, removable partial, mouth r


I´ve been an odontologist for more than 21 years and I witnessed endless cases of people with teeth severely affected by cavities, due to lack of hygiene which it was a very common factor. In many cases had no choice but to extract the teeth and replace them with dentures. But some other times although patient gave up all hopes, and puts their trust in my hands, I can work on better options, this is why is so to have a professional clinical and radiographical evaluation such as working along with specialist on oral health, always using state of the art technology, and thanks to this I have many cases of success. One of my recent cases is a 34-year-old male patient, he came from Phoenix AZ, with severely affected teeth by cavities almost in all of his dental pieces. (img. 1 and img. 2) He came looking for extractions and dentures, after a very meticulous exam and diagnosis along with periodontal and endodontic specialists we came out with the conclusion of saving most of his teeth. Several procedures were involved such as extractions, root canal therapy, and periodontal scaling. We removed the upper right side tooth and performed a root canal to 5 upper teeth, followed by the placement of fiber posts and in one visit we place a temporary. (img. 3, img. 4 and img. 5) In conclusion, in order to restore his mouth, we work on 17 zirconia crowns, a bridge and a removable partial. The result is a very favorable prognosis and a very happy patient, which at the end of the day, this is what matters most for me. I´m very blessed by God and life to be able to become a dentist and help people to give them back their smile, oral function and consequently have a better quality of life. (img. 6 and img. 7) Dr. Guillermo Marquez.



Mouth Restoration with Crownsdentaltourismexico.com/mouth_re

I´ve been an odontologist for more than 21 years and I witnessed endless cases of people with teeth severely affected by cavities, due to lack of hygiene which it was a very common factor. In many cases had no choice but to extract the teeth and replace them with dentures. But some other times although patient gave up all hopes, and puts their trust in my hands, I can work on better options, this is why is so to have a professional clinical and radiographical evaluation such as working along with specialist on oral health, always using state of the art technology, and thanks to this I have many cases of success. One of my recent cases is a 34-year-old male patient, he came from Phoenix AZ, with severely affected teeth by cavities almost in all of his dental pieces. (img. 1 and img. 2) He came looking for extractions and dentures, after a very meticulous exam and diagnosis along with periodontal and endodontic specialists we came out with the conclusion of saving most of his teeth. Several procedures were involved such as extractions, root canal therapy, and periodontal scaling. We removed the upper right side tooth and performed a root canal to 5 upper teeth, followed by the placement of fiber posts and in one visit we place a temporary. (img. 3, img. 4 and img. 5) In conclusion, in order to restore his mouth, we work on 17 zirconia crowns, a bridge and a removable partial. The result is a very favorable prognosis and a very happy patient, which at the end of the day, this is what matters most for me. I´m very blessed by God and life to be able to become a dentist and help people to give them back their smile, oral function and consequently have a better quality of life. (img. 6 and img. 7) Dr. Guillermo Marquez.


Dr. Guillermo Marquez

PATIENT’S CASE – HIDING A FRONTAL GAP WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

A diastema (plural diastemata) is a space or gap between two teeth. It is very common for patients to come into our dental clinic wanting to “fix” their appearance due to the fact that they don’t feel confident in their smile. Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers/laminates) are thin, custom-made shells of tooth colored materials design to cover the front surface of the teeth. This treatment is perfect for people with teeth that are stained, chipped, or have gaps. Any patient who wants to change their smile’s appearance can have veneers placed. This male patient, 27 years old, came for a dental consultation for his smile’s appearance. He was insecure about his diastema and he didn’t like the stains on his two front teeth due to excess fluoride during his lifetime. He was expecting a dental whitening, but we explained that the only way to change his smile appearance permanently was with the use of veneers. (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2) Fig. 2: Black background stands out the difference in shape and color between the two frontal teeth where it compromises the smile’s aesthetic. We isolated the two frontal teeth and did a minimal invasive tooth preparation for the veneers to be as thin as a contact lens. The tooth preparation was 1mm in depth, barely visible to plain eye sight. No modifications were done to the patient’s gums and no blood, incisions or stitches was involved in this procedure. The procedure for dental veneers is pain free and comfortable for the patient. Patient leaves the dental office with temporary veneers (plastic made) and with no pain. It is not necessary prescribe any medication and there are no special indications for the patient. (Fig 3) Fig. 3: Minimally invasive tooth preparation for dental veeners. Within a few days the dental veneers were ready to be placed in mouth. Dental veneers are made by a dental technician and they are custom made for each patient. We matched the patient’s tooth color and we satisfied the patient’s needs in aesthetics. (Fig. 4) Fig. 4: Custom made dental veneers placed on patient’s cast models. Patient was satisfied with the look of his dental veneers once we tried them on. We followed a very strict protocol to bond the veneers to the natural teeth. Tooth bonding is the application of a tooth-colored material using adhesives and a curing light. This way the veneers “attach” to the natural teeth almost permanently with no bacteria or fluid filtering in between. It is a painless procedure done in a short time and with no special indications afterwards. (Fig 5) Fig. 5 : Patient with two veneers bonded to his frontal teeth. Patient wanted his veneers to look as natural as possible, so we made sure we matched the color and did characterizations simulating natural enamel. The diastema (gap in between the teeth) was closed and the shape/size of both teeth was improved and identical. This gives the smile it’s aesthetic and natural appearance. (Fig 5 and Fig 6) Fig 6. Back background of porcelain veneers where the color and size are identical. Fig 7 : Side view of dental veneers.


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