Are you looking for a dentist fit for the whole family in the Miami area? Dr. de Cardenas and his team can take care of all your oral health and cosmetic dentistry needs, from cavity treatments for your young children to the latest and greatest in orthodontic care for your teen or spouse.
Cavity Treatments for All Ages
If you have little ones, chances are you’ll have to deal with them getting cavities. Our team makes getting rid of pesky cavities seamlessly easy with tooth-colored fillings! After ridding the tooth of a cavity, family dentist Dr. de Cardenas will fill in the cavity area with a tooth-colored filling that replicates the natural look of teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings are a completely safe mixture of tooth-colored plastic and glass, hence the name “composite filling.” Modern tooth-colored fillings not only closely match the natural tooth color and appearance, but they also bond to the actual structure of the tooth chemically and require no slotting, grooving, pins, or additional augmentation to retain the composite filling to the existing tooth.
Composite fillings also harden in seconds, compared to the days required by several of the more traditional utilizations of tooth filling treatments.
Orthodontics for All Ages
Another key part of catering to all ages is having orthodontic treatments for the whole family. Traditionally, dentists utilized a singular, fixed set of metal braces to straighten teeth. However, with the advancements in modern dental treatment options, we can now administer the Invisalign® orthodontic treatment plan for patients at any age.
Invisalign® is a modern tooth straightening treatment that specialists can customize for individual and unique dental cases. Dental professionals will customize the series of virtually transparent clear aligners that you wear over your teeth. Just like traditional braces, these clear aligners gradually stimulate tooth movement to aid patients with proper alignment.
Approximately every two weeks throughout the treatment time, Invisalign® patients wear a new set of aligner trays until they achieve their ideal smile. Our favorite part of utilizing the orthodontic Invisalign® system to improve your smile is that the system is hardly visible to the outside world.
Your friends and coworkers will be none the wiser about your braces, and your kids will feel more confident and comfortable using them instead of traditional metal braces. Miami’s family dentist Dr. Andres de Cardenas, and his caring staff, concerned professionals, want you to know that we see you as the unique individual you represent when you walk into our office.
As a potential new dental patient, Dr. de Cardenas understands that having various treatment options for your family is likely important to you. Our dental patients in Miami benefit from numerous treatment methods for improving your smile, including the exciting alternative and groundbreaking Invisalign® procedure.
Dental X-rays for All Ages
While you may not be used to getting full-body X-rays at your physician’s office every year, dental X-rays are a necessary part of your dental check-up, so our professionals make sure to include this procedure when you visit us for check-ups.
As a family dentist in the beautifully tropical Miami and South Florida area, Dr. Andres de Cardenas and his staff understand that you may have questions concerning X-rays for you and your family. Dr. de Cardenas wants to assure you, he’s there with the answers. X-rays help your family dentist keep an accurate record of your oral health and to determine what, if any, changes are taking place in your teeth and gums.
This is especially important to monitor for young children. Most importantly, dental X-rays help determine if there are any areas of decay, tumors, abscesses, or cysts. Dental X-rays are radiographs that provide valuable information to Dr. de Cardenas so that he can thoroughly evaluate your oral health.
Radiographs allow Dr. de Cardenas to see what is occurring below the surface of your teeth and gums. If you’re concerned about radiation exposure from a dental X-ray, our family dentist, Dr. de Cardenas, assures all of his patients that there is little to worry about. According to the American Dental Association, the radiation exposure from a dental X-ray is “very small” compared to other sources of radiation that are naturally occurring.
With that being said, each patient’s age can significantly affect how often your dentist uses an X-ray machine on patients. For example, children whose teeth and jaw are still developing may require X-rays more frequently than adults.
New patients might require more radiographs than a long-standing patient. In consultation with Dr. de Cardenas, you’ll determine the proper schedule of X-rays for your circumstance.
If you live in Miami or any other surrounding area in South Florida, request an appointment today with Dr. de Cardenas, a family dentist who can fulfill all oral health needs for the whole family!