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You should receive your device about 3-4 weeks after your appointment.

If you think you may have breath odor, ask your hygienist about potential solutions at your next visit. They will evaluate you and determine the best course of action.

Over the last few years, Dr. Malpeso has been working with chemists and other dental professionals on developing a new -- and now patented, as of September 2019 -- oral rinse product (Wellsom) to help with chronic oral health issues such as malodor, periodontitis, dry mouth, and more. Many patients have tried this solution already and are happy with the results.  


Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. 

In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for about two weeks until your next appointment. At the second visit, your bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit and comfortable bite. 

After the treatment, we will advise you with care instructions and how to best maintain your new bridges.

A dental implant is a titanium post designed to replace missing teeth. The post is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing and provides a more permanent solution.Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. 

For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Over a series of appointments, implants are surgically placed below the gums where they fuse to the jawbone.  Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural, and some people find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.

Candidates for dental implants must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.  If we find this not to be the case during an initial consultation, we can recommend procedures to build up gum health and provide bone support like bone grafting. [clickable - takes you to bone grafting description on the periodontics page] How long does it take to get my dentures?


Gum recession treatment takes about an hour and the results are immediate. 

Missing teeth can harm your oral health and your overall well-being. A few reasons to replace missing teeth include:

  • Prevent gum disease
  • Prevent decay/shifting in adjacent teeth.
  • Maintain your facial structure and prevent sagging skin
  • Prevent bone loss in your jaw
  • Make it easier to chew and talk

Dental implants become a permanent part of your mouth. You can eat all the nutritious foods you like to keep your mouth healthy and contribute to your overall wellness.

Implants don’t require altering your other teeth in preparation for your new teeth. Keeping your natural teeth intact improves your oral health long term.

Occlusal adjustment is a procedure whereby selected areas of tooth surface, in either dentate or partially dentate patients, are modified to provide improved tooth and jaw stability and to direct loading to appropriate teeth during lateral excursions.

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The duration depends on the level of alignment required. For mild cases of crowding, full alignment can be achieved in as little as 6 months. 

If aligner trays are worn for the recommended period, usually 22 hours a day, results are usually achieved in half the time of traditional metal braces, which typically take 2 years.

Gum reconstruction is often recommended to patients that feel their gums cover too much of their teeth. There are different factors that cause this, sometimes it is hereditary but it can also be a side effect of other health problems, or certain medications. However, it can also be a sign of periodontal disease, which is the deterioration of tooth support that leaves teeth weak and sensitive. 

In some cases,our patients undergo gum reshaping in connection with certain periodontal procedures. If you are experiencing gum recession we recommend coming in for a consultation to determine the cause and find a healthy solution you will be happy with.

If performed by a trained professional, teeth whitening can effectively enhance the color of teeth without causing any damage.


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