Preventive dentistry techniques keep your teeth healthy over time, preventing cavities, gum disease,
and other forms of damage. Annual dental checkups and cleanings, the most common type of
preventive dentistry, are affordable treatments that can prevent costlier dental work in the future.
Dr. Mario A. Garibay provides cleanings for patients hoping to keep their teeth clean, strong, and
bright white for years to come.
Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
If you are unhappy with how your teeth look – or they are cracked, broken, or decayed – cosmetic and
restorative dentistry may be right for you. A variety of dental procedures can give you the pearly
whites you've always wanted and restore your ability to chew and smile with confidence. At
SoftDental in Los Algodones, we provide many affordable treatment options to patients whose teeth
are stained, crooked, cracked, or worn
Dental fillings are used to treat cavities, a sign of tooth decay. During the procedure,
Dr. Mario A. Garibay removes the decayed part of the tooth, filling in the gap with a “filling” made of
silver amalgam, porcelain, or resin. This inexpensive procedure can prevent further tooth decay
when you are faced with a cavity, a common dental health concern!
Dental bonding is a treatment to restore the look of your smile. A tooth-colored resin is applied
to the front of your teeth and cured with a special light that hardens the resin and forms a strong
bond with the natural tooth. Dental bonding, among the most affordable cosmetic dentistry
techniques, and is used to repair chipped, cracked, or stained teeth, to change tooth shape, or to
close gaps between teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry technique available to restore a healthy, bright white
appearance to the teeth. A thin sheet of tooth-colored porcelain is bonded to the front surface of
the tooth, covering up signs of cosmetic damage. This treatment is used to improve the look of teeth
that are stained or chipped.
Many people find that their teeth have yellowed over time. Teeth whitening can restore your pearly
white teeth by removing discoloring stains using a specially formulated bleaching solution.
SoftDental offers this treatment to patients whose teeth have become stained over time, often due
to smoking or coffee drinking, though in other cases there is no apparent cause. This inexpensive
cosmetic dentistry option leaves you with a newly whitened smile you can feel confident showing off.
Dental crowns are placed lake a “cap” over the natural tooth, restoring its strength and appearance.
Crowns are often used on teeth that are cracked or badly decayed, when there is not enough
healthy tooth material to accommodate a filling. Ceramic or Zirconia crowns provide a strong,
natural-looking way to restore the tooth. Crowns are fitted onto the tooth to provide strength,
preventing future damage. This affordable treatment also covers visible damage such as fractures.
Dental implants take the place of a missing tooth by anchoring an artificial tooth to the jaw bone. This
technique can be used whether you are missing one tooth or several. A titanium screw in the jaw
bone acts like a tooth root. It is is topped with a single natural-looking artificial tooth, a bridge, or a set
of dentures, replicating both the function and look of the missing teeth. This restorative dentistry
technique enables you to chew and smile with confidence.
Dental bridges replace a missing tooth by anchoring an artificial tooth to the teeth surrounding the
gap. This treatment replicates both the look and feel of a lost tooth. In Los Algodones, Mexico, this
inexpensive form of restorative dentistry is among the most commonly performed ways to replace a
missing tooth. SoftDental dental bridges consist of a device attached to the surrounding teeth which
holds a natural-looking tooth replacement in the gap created by a lost tooth. This device may be
permanent or removable, and it can be made of PFM, Zirconia, Gold, or other materials chosen for
aesthetic concerns and stability. Each material has advantages and disadvantages; Dr. Garibay is
happy to discuss the available options with you.
Dentures, or false teeth, sit atop the gums and replace most or all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
This is the most commonly used dentistry technique to replace multiple missing teeth during a single
procedure. During this treatment, Dr. Mario A. Garibay creates a custom-fit set of artificial teeth for
the patient's mouth, replacing both the look and function of real teeth.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatments are performed when the tooth root has become infected, often due to an
untreated cavity. The infected pulp of the tooth root is removed and a dental filling is placed in the
empty root canal. This treatment can save the tooth; an untreated infection could require extraction
of the entire tooth. At the Los Algodones, Mexico SoftDental office, this treatment option is available
to patients hoping to avoid losing their damaged tooth.
A dental extraction – or pulling a tooth – is performed on problematic teeth. Extractions are
generally performed on teeth that are too damaged to be saved. This dentistry technique is also
used by Dr. Mario A. Garibay when the tooth is in the way of other dental treatments such as
dentures, or in the case of problematic wisdom teeth. After having a tooth pulled, a bone graft for
socket preservation is suggested, whether you are planning to undergo a restorative procedure now
or in the future.