Dental Services by Cute Smile Miami
Taking Pride in Achieving Excellence in
Dr. Irving Carvajal and his Dental Team are dedicated to exceeding your expectations, our office is
here to assist you in your quest to maintain or rebuild that Smile of a
lifetime. Cute Smile Miami offers cosmetic dentistry including crowns,
dentures & partials, bleaching, bonding and implants to restore your
oral health. Call or visit us today to schedule a consultation at your
convenience to discuss the many treatment options available with modern
Dental Bonding / Veneers
The process of bonding, in which a dentist covers a tooth with plastic
can treat many different problems. Chips, cracks, stains—all can be
corrected by bonding. The process begins by lightly etching your
existing tooth enamel with an acid to allow the composite material to
adhere to your tooth. For major cracks or chips, a shell can be bonded
onto the surface of a tooth. The shell will look just like a natural
tooth. Frequently, bonding is not a long term solution, however, veneers
offer a more aesthetic result and a more lasting restoration.
Whether your concerns are purely
cosmetic or our dentist has recommended that Crowns are necessary to
save your teeth, you should know that crowns (caps) can be made to be
both beautiful and functional. Certainly, crowns need to be placed on
teeth that have had root canals. Often times you just want to be able to
have that confident smile and "put a little happiness back in your
life". Your smile says a lot about you.
Tooth whitening kits have had a tremendous impact on the American
consumer as well as the dental profession over the last year or so.
Preliminary results of clinical research to test the effectiveness of
these home kits are favorable and effective in lightening the teeth.
However, home bleaching has also raised concerns in some quarters about
the safety of the popular procedure. New clinical tests conducted at
leading universities have provided that the main ingredient in the
bleaching kits, carbamide peroxide, has no adverse side effects and that
it is not hazardous to human tooth enamel or to the gums. For best
results, however, the instructions in the whitening kits recommend
monitoring the bleaching process by a dental office or professional.
Dentures are constructed of hard plastic or a combination of
metal and plastic. They can replace a single missing tooth or all of the
natural teeth. Full dentures stay in place by resting on the gums.
Fitting a set of dentures usually takes several visits with the dentist.
Although dentures look natural and fit well, they will not be as
comfortable or function as well as your natural teeth. To minimize
denture discomfort, always remove your dentures at night and soak them
in water and a cleansing agent. Be sure to regularly clean your dentures
and natural teeth as well as cleaning and massaging your gums. Regular
dental checkups are essential to maintaining your dentures and your oral
Partial Dentures contain replacement teeth to fill in the
spaces where teeth are missing or will be removed. It is important to
fill these spaces not only for cosmetic reasons but also for health
reasons. Teeth will move and shift, the bite can be affected, and other
teeth can be damaged. Partials are generally metal based and covered
with tissue colored plastic in which the teeth are positioned. The teeth
used for partial dentures can be made to look quite natural. The
fabrication of partial dentures often takes multiple appointments to
maximize the proper fit and natural look. Some partials are removable,
but usually partials are attached to surrounding teeth. Be sure to
regularly clean your partial dentures and natural teeth as well as
cleaning and massaging your gums. Regular dental checkups are essential
to maintaining your partial dentures and your oral health..
There are 2 different types of denture relines. A hard reline
can be done in a dental office with office-cured plastic, or be sent to
a dental laboratory and processed in a laboratory-cured plastic. Due to
special processing, the lab reline tends to last longer. A soft reline
can be done at the office or at a laboratory. Denture relines are
necessary to increase retention of old, existing dentures, or new
dentures that have lost retention. They are helpful in gum tissue
conditioning. This abused gum tissue will return to a proper state of
health prior to the fabrication of new dentures.
Dr. Carvajal uses laser dentistry for gum treatment, periodontal work
and tooth whitening so you can receive treatment without needles, drills
Lasers are essentially focused beams of
light used to perform precise tasks.
Within dentistry, lasers are ideal for
detailed, minimally invasive and
virtually painless procedures.
Dr. Carvajal will use
diode laser to treat your dental needs by
applying it to the target area so that the laser energy is absorbed.
Special training is required to operate
a Laser for dental purposes. Here at
Cute Smile Miami we are certified and
focused on providing safe, efficient
care to each patient. If you would like
to inquire if your procedure can be done
with a laser, please speak with Dr.
Carvajal at your next appointment.
The benefits of laser dentistry include:
• Less discomfort both during and after treatment
• Reduced treatment time
• Preserves healthy teeth while targeting decay
• Protects teeth against further decay
• Reduces need for drilling or needles
Here at Cute Smile Miami, we use the SL3
Laser for procedures involving soft
tissues to ensure patient comfort and
The Laser is
particularly well suited for treating
periodontal disease. Not only can the
laser precisely remove diseased tissue,
it also kills bacteria, sterilizes the
treated area and promotes healing and
Because the laser only targets
soft-tissue surrounding teeth, implants and other hard structures are
unaffected during the procedure. It is even possible to use lasers with
only a topical anesthetic since they are incredibly gentle.
Some procedures that may be performed with a Laser
• Clinical crown lengthening
• Soft tissue debridement
• Orthodontic tissue control
• Frenum release
• Cold sore treatment
• Implant access