Your life is moving, and so are your teeth
CORAL BAY SMILES FORT LAUDERDALE offers Invisalign® treatment as the top leading brand of clear aligner therapy device used to align your teeth in digital, clean, cosmetic and predictable way.
Invisalign has been on the market for more than 25 years as the leading brand with the latest technology of clear aligners and the reliability of its product is unparalleled.
Dr. Grace Lopez has completed hundreds of Invisalign cases for the past 12 years of practicing. Many patients will like to have Invisalign to achieve a more aesthetically pleasant smile and/or a way to straighten and align the teeth. In reality, teeth need to be in alignment and in proper position in our body to be able to function properly, avoid gum disease and further deterioration of tooth structure such as chipping, grinding, clenching, TMJ complications and gum disease.
Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Grace Lopez to determine if Invisalign will be an effective way to treat your condition.
Clear aligner therapy might also be indicated for patients that had braces in their teenage years or that have never had any orthodontic treatment in the past. Dr. Grace and the dedicated staff at Coral Bay Smiles help the men and women of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Call us today! at (954) 565-3353 for a complimentary Invisalign consultation with our digital iTero scan of your bite. We'd gladly walk you through the process and indicate if it is right for you!
Wine, coffee, cigarettes, matcha, tea, and aging can stain the teeth gradually fading away the true color of your teeth. If your mirror or your selfies show your teeth looking dull, dingy, yellow or worse, a professional whitening session can restore luster to your smile in combination with a professional advise, previous history of your teeth whitening, sensitivity, and periodontal health. Our office offers take home trays for whitening, free whitening consultations, in office whitening with Opalescence Boost whitening, gluten free, vegan, and precisely delivered for less sensitivity and immediate results.
Veneers & Cosmetic Dentistry
CORAL BAY SMILES FORT LAUDERDALE offers cosmetic services that include veneers, whitening, in office bleaching, bleaching gels and trays and bondings.
You’ve spent your life taking excellent care of your teeth, but they still don’t look as white, bright, even, and beautiful as you wish. Dr. Grace Lopez is an experienced cosmetic dentist, and the dedicated staff at Coral Bay Smiles has a myriad of cosmetic dentistry options that can turn your smile from OK to brilliant. From tooth whitening and Invisalign®, to veneers and dental implants, residents in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area can find everything they need to get the smile of their dreams. You can call or email Dr. Grace at Coral Bay Smiles, or use our convenient online form. Our experienced and dedicated staff will guide you through the process that could be life changing.
Dr. Lopez was trained in New York City with Dr. Apa & Dr. Rosenthal for cosmetic dentistry and veneers.
Plasma Rich Fibrin (PRP/PRF) & Implant Dentistry
PRP & PRF DENTAL PROCEDURES
CORAL BAY SMILES FORT LAUDERDALE offers Platelet Rich Fibrin or commonly referred as PRP or PRF in dentistry is an advanced procedure and technique used to preserve and regenerate dental bone, soft tissue augmentation and for implant surgical procedures.
PRF matrix is derived from the patient’s blood. This chair-side, simple procedure has revolutionized the healing process during the surgical phases of bone regeneration, gum, and implant dentistry. This technique offers favorable, fast and healing results with very low risks or minimal implications.
PRF may be indicated for socket preservation immediately placed after removal of a tooth, for bone regeneration/graft procedures, during surgical implant placements, periodontal surgeries and management of post operative healing and care.
Oral Sedation, Nitrous Oxide, Sleep Dentistry
CORAL BAY SMILES FORT LAUDERDALE offers conscious sedation dentistry. Dental fear and anxiety keeps millions of patients away from the dentist and away from getting procedures that can help eliminate pain and infection.
For some patients, local anesthesia might not be enough. Conscious sedation is an excellent way to keep you relaxed and comfortable during your dental visit.
Most patients with anxiety and fear of the dentist or for longer dental procedures, conscious sedation might be an excellent alternative to provide a pleasant experience.
There are several ways conscious sedation can be administered. One of them is called Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, considered a light form of dental sedation and highly used for even routine dental visits! The gas is inhaled through the nose and expelled through the mouth. When the procedure is over, the nitrous oxide wears off immediately with no side effects and fast recovery time.
Oral medication used for sedation purposes for dental visits usually comes in the form of a pill taken an hour before the procedure prescribed by your dentist. The patient recovery from the side effects of the sedation pill might be a bit longer. Oral medication sedation works best for patient’s anxiety, fear of the dentist, or longer dental procedures.
Professional Cleanings & Periodontal Therapy
Dental Cleanings Q & A
Why do I need a professional dental cleaning?
Regular toothbrushing and flossing after meals is essential for removing food particles and to sweep away plaque — the sticky, bacteria-filled film that coats our teeth.
Plaque causes the bacteria in food to release acids that attack the enamel on your teeth. Over time, the acid erodes the enamel, forming tiny holes called cavities. Bacteria can pass through the cavities into the nerve- and vessel-rich pulp, which may become infected.
Plaque that isn’t removed can harden into a brown crusty covering called tartar. Both plaque and tartar can lodge under the gum line, leading to gingivitis, otherwise known as gum infection.
You cannot remove tartar with a toothbrush or dental floss; it must be chipped off with special scaling tools in the dentist’s office.
During a regular checkup and dental examination, you receive a professional cleaning that includes high-powered brushing, plus a scaling procedure that removes surface tartar from the teeth.
However, if you have tartar underneath the gumline, or if your gums are pulling away from your teeth or show signs of infection, a different soft tissue management cleaning might be necessary to avoid permanent gum degradation, bone loss, and tooth loss.
What is a “deep cleaning”?
A "deep cleaning" is not a better cleaning or a fancier cleaning. It is a soft tissue management therapy to avoid further deterioration of the gums and soft tissue.
A periodontal evaluation and radiographs allow your hygienist and your dentist to properly diagnose the status of your bone and gums. If your gums are infected and there is bone loss, a deep cleaning procedure is the only way in dentistry to eliminate accumulated bacteria, plaque, tartar and active gum infection in efforts to avoid further bone loss and gum infection. If bone loss is too advanced, evident tooth mobility, and visible plaque and bleeding, the patient might be referred to the specialist of the gums to be properly treated.
Chronic periodontitis affects 57.2% of United States residents over the age of 30. Saliva pH and saliva DNA testing might help to determine the type of bacteria in your mouth might help to control and balance periodontitis. Schedule your consultation today by calling our office to provide all the options that might be conservative and necessary for the proper treatment. Ozone therapy is also a powerful, natural, disinfectant used during cleaning with clinical proven results.