Veneer Teeth

How to Properly Maintain Dental Veneers

Veneers are a modern aesthetic treatment used to obtain beautiful smiles, perfect for patients with stained, chipped, or gapped teeth. Before deciding on the procedure, it’s important to understand proper dental veneer maintenance.

Two Main Types of Dental Veneers

Composite or Porcelain: The best veneer material depends on individual goals and budgets.

Composite Veneers

  • Generally placed on the tooth in one appointment.
  • More affordable than porcelain veneers.
  • 4 to 8-year lifespan.
  • Require more maintenance as they are prone to chipping.
  • Once the tooth has been reshaped for the veneer, the dentist bonds and shapes the composite material to best match teeth. A special light is used to harden the material and the veneer is smoothed to resemble a natural tooth.

Porcelain Veneers

  • Popular for restoring the strength and appearance of teeth that may be:
    • Chipped, Cracked, or Broken
    • Discolored
    • Gapped
    • Poorly Shaped
    • Worn

7 Tips to Properly Maintain Dental Veneers

Tip 1: Practice Proper Oral Hygiene

  • Proper oral hygiene prolongs veneer lifespan and maintains oral health. Though porcelain veneers do not decay, there are parts of the teeth that may be exposed and be at risk for decay.

Tip 2: Use a Soft Toothbrush and Proper Toothpaste

  • Hard-bristled toothbrushes damage veneer polish.
  • Avoid toothpaste with harsh abrasives as they can damage veneers.

Tip 3: Prevent Gum Disease

  • Gum disease causes inflamed and receding gums.

Tip 4: Schedule Routine Dental Check-Ups

  • Schedule routine dental appointments to prolong veneer longevity.

Tip 5: Avoid Chewing on Objects

  • Chewing on hard objects can damage or chip veneers.

Tip 6: Avoid Grinding and Clenching Teeth

  • Talk to your dentist about teeth clenching or grinding habits.
  • Treatment options are available to help you stop before causing damage to teeth or veneers.

Tip 7: Avoid Teeth-Staining Foods

  • Avoid drinks such as coffee and soda.
  • Try using a straw in order to decrease veneer staining.
  • Quit smoking

Southwest Florida's Leader in Dental Veneers

Want to flash an award-winning smile without feeling conscious of your teeth? Veneers may be the answer! Veneers tremendously improve patients’ appearance and confidence.

Nobody does porcelain and composite veneers in Coral Gables and Doral, Florida better than iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares. Schedule your free consultation today!

We service Brickell, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Doral, Miami, and the surrounding South Florida areas.

To discover more about dental veneer maintenance, call iSmile of Coral Gables, FL at 305-620-8272 or iSmile of Doral, FL at 305-396-1026 today.

For a Free Video Consultation, visit https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/online-consultation/.


Bright Smile

Dental Bonding: Pros and Cons

A smile often gives the first impression and it can be difficult to confidently smile with chipped or discolored teeth. iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares understands the importance of a perfect smile. We offer a selection of cosmetic procedures to enhance smiles and deliver confidence.

Dental Bonding is a simple, quick, and inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure in which a dentist bonds tooth-colored resin to the natural substance of teeth, enamel, and dentin. Dentists use dental bonding to:

  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Make teeth appear longer
  • Protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed by receding gums
  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
  • Replace amalgam (such as silver) fillings with a cosmetic alternative

Types of Dental Bonding

  • Adhesive Bonding: Uses an etchant, a type of acid or corrosive chemical, an adhesive, and a curing light to attach a restoration to damaged teeth. This procedure is best for fillings, porcelain veneers, and crowns that do not contain any metal.

  • Direct Composite Bonding: The most common dental bonding procedure. Dentists create a composite resin that matches teeth color, molds it to fit teeth, apply it using a bonding agent then cured using a UV light. The bonded tooth can then be further shaped after it hardens.

Pros of Dental Bonding

  • One of the least expensive and simplest dental procedures available.
  • Can be done in one visit.
  • Does not require a customized fitting or temporary molds.
  • Any shaping or molding is done at the time of bonding.
  • Removes the least amount of protective enamel from teeth, compared to veneers or crowns.
  • Fairly painless and does not require anesthesia, unless used to fill a cavity.

Cons of Dental Bonding

  • While the composite resin used in dental bonding procedures is stain-resistant, it is not as stain-resistant as veneers or crowns.
  • The bonding material does not have as long of a lifespan, compared to veneers or crowns.
  • Because the bonding material is essentially plastic, it’s far easier to chip or break off the tooth.
  • Used for minor cosmetic issues including small cosmetic changes or temporary corrections for cosmetic defects.

Risks of Dental Bonding

  • Infection: Before the dental bonding material is placed, infection, tooth decay, and debris must be removed for the tooth sterilized. If an infection is present after the composite resin material is placed, it will continue to degrade the natural tooth structure, and will eventually result in the need for root canal therapy or tooth extraction.
  • Allergic reaction: It is possible for patients to experience an allergic reaction to the conditioning liquid, composite resin, or tools used during the dental bonding procedure.
  • Wearing down of the bonding material: Composite resin used in the dental bonding procedure will wear down over time, as is the case with natural tooth enamel. In more serious cases, the bonding material can chip or crack.
  • Discoloration of the bonding material: The composite resin material is not completely resistant to staining and will not respond to teeth whitening treatment.

Aftercare Instructions

Dental bonding patients should follow aftercare instructions to ensure the longevity of composite resin bonding material.

  • Brush: Brush teeth twice a day, in the morning and at night, using toothpaste that contains fluoride.
  • Floss: Floss once a day. Be sure to bring floss all the way up to the gum line to thoroughly remove plaque before moving on to the next tooth.
  • Drink water after meals: Drinking water after meals flushes out food particles and reduces acidity levels in the mouth.
  • Avoid foods and drinks that stain the teeth: Avoid tea, dark-colored sauces, red and white wine, berries, sports drinks, sodas, juices, and candies with bright artificial coloring stain the teeth.
  • Avoid products that stain the teeth: The use of tobacco products, such as cigarettes or chewing tobacco, causes yellow and brown stains to appear on the teeth and bonding material.

Schedule a Dental Bonding Consultation in Coral Gables and Doral, FL Today!

iSmile by ​Dr. Sonia Olivares, Coral Gables, and Doral, Florida’s leader in cosmetic dentistry, provides teeth bonding treatments.

Dr. Sonia Olivares has dedicated her life to helping patients obtain oral health, beautiful smiles, and the confidence that goes with them. She spends time with each and every patient to ensure they receive proper care, from evaluation to procedure. Her goal is to completely resolve dental issues while providing courteous, knowledgeable, and professional service.

Looking for a fast, minimally invasive, and inexpensive option for a beautiful smile? Teeth bonding may be right for you. To discover more, contact an iSmile dental office or book an appointment online today.


The Advantages of Composite & Porcelain Fillings

Nearly 90% of adults in the U.S. will have at least one cavity in their lifetime. When a cavity develops, dentists remove decay from the tooth and “fill” it with a filling.

Most patients seek pain management and cavity treatment before further damage to a valuable tooth is done. Beyond health-based concerns for teeth, filling appearance is of great concern to many patients. Traditionally, fillings were a silver-colored material, known as amalgam, that were quite visible in contrast to the shade of a natural tooth. Nowadays, several tooth-colored options are available.

Composite Fillings

  • A tooth-colored filling that can be shaded to match surrounding teeth.
  • An excellent option for teeth that are exposed or visible when talking or smiling.
  • Composite fillings are effective for repairing chipped or cracked teeth because they blend and deliver a natural look.
  • Made from plastic and ceramic or powdered glass and acrylic resin.

Advantages of Composite Fillings

  1. Aesthetics: The shade of the composite filling can be closely matched to existing teeth, making them virtually invisible. Composite can also be used in other cosmetic alterations, such as changing the color or shape of teeth.
  2. Bonding to Tooth Structure: The resin material in composite fillings micro-mechanically bond to tooth structure, providing further support.
  3. Versatility: Composite fillings are well-suited to small fillings and repairs. In addition, to use for decay, composite fillings can also be used to mend chipped, broken, or worn teeth.
  4. Tooth-Sparing Preparation: Material is slightly flexible resulting in reduced drilling and increased tooth preservation.

Disadvantages of Composite Fillings

  1. Lack of Longevity: Composite fillings wear out faster than amalgam fillings (lasting at least five years compared with 10 to 15 for amalgam fillings). Not ideal for areas of the mouth that sustain heavy use, such as the chewing surfaces of molars.
  2. Increased Chair Time: Because of the composite application process, these fillings can take up to 20 minutes longer than amalgam fillings to place.
  3. Chipping: Depending on location, composite materials can chip off teeth.
  4. Expense: Composite fillings can cost up to twice that of amalgam fillings. Some dental plans won’t cover the cost of a composite in areas of the mouth that sustain heavy use due to their reduced strength in comparison to amalgam.

Porcelain Fillings

Porcelain fillings are an additional option for filling a cavity.

  • Made from oxygen and silicon that have been compounded into the non-crystalline glass.
  • A porcelain filling is common when there is a large cavity that needs filling since it can be crafted to mimic the actual tooth.
  • Common for cavities on the flat surface of the tooth, such as on the horizontal part of a molar.

Advantages of Porcelain Fillings

  1. Longevity: Porcelain Fillings usually last a minimum of 10 to 15 years and can sometimes last for decades.
  2. Durability: Porcelain Fillings are made of metal, which means that they present a hard surface.
  3. High Success Rate: Higher success rates than composite fillings.
  4. Aesthetics:  Porcelain Fillings are a lot harder than resin and more natural-looking, blending well with surrounding teeth.

Disadvantages of Porcelain Fillings

  1. Expense: Porcelain fillings are the most expensive filling procedure.
  2. Additional Office Visits: Filling a cavity with porcelain requires more than one visit since several layers must be applied in order to properly repair the tooth decay.
  3. Increased Chair Time: It is more time-consuming to build the tooth in several layers.

Composite Versus Porcelain Fillings

Using a composite filling or a porcelain restoration is dependent upon the following five conditions:

  1. Cavity Size: Composite fillings make sense when the cavity was caused by decay.
  2. Cracked Teeth: If the tooth is cracked, a porcelain restoration is needed to protect the tooth from fracturing.
  3. Worn Teeth: Worn teeth can be restored with either material depending upon the extent and location of wear.
  4. Root Canal: Teeth that have had root canal therapy generally require porcelain crowns to protect them from breakage. These teeth are brittle and somewhat hollow as a result of the root canal.
  5. Tooth Modifications: Larger modifications including gaps between teeth, poorly aligned teeth, and teeth that are restored to improve the bite generally require the use of porcelain.

Southwest Florida's Leader in Composite & Porcelain Fillings

Dr. Sonia Olivares has dedicated her life to her patients’ oral health, beautiful smiles, and all the confidence that goes with them. She takes her time with each and every patient to ensure they receive proper care, from evaluation to procedure. Her goal is to completely resolve any dental issues her patients are faced with while providing courteous, knowledgeable, and professional service.

iSmile Coral Gables and iSmile Doral FL offer a variety of dental treatment procedures including Composite & Porcelain Fillings.

Dr. Sonia Olivares, together with her team of dental experts, have years of dental experience, are equipped with the latest technologically advanced dental equipment and offer affordable care to their patients in Coral Gables, Doral, FL and the surrounding areas.

Call the dental offices of iSmile or book your appointment online today.

For additional information, visit our website https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/.


Dr. Sonia Olivares

Simple Reasons Why Should I Make the Switch to a Holistic Dentist

Holistic Dentistry is an overall philosophy relevant to teeth and mouth hygiene that appreciates the significance of biologic dentistry of overall health.

Simply, the holistic dentistry approach believes that teeth have a strong connection with the rest of the body, which refers to the mouth and body connection. Meaning, a dentist gathers important information on the overall health of the body to determine the best approach for whole-body health and not exclusively dental health.

To this effect, holistic dentists do not carry out invasive procedures right away as they would apply natural remedial methods first to address dental issues. Holistic dentistry highlights the importance of nutrition as an utmost defense against dental distress.

Dental OfficeThrough the years, traditional dentistry evolved to a holistic approach as dentists would discover the mouth-body connection. As such dentists do not limit the connection of teeth to the gums, but also to the face, head, neck, and entire body.

As a result, holistic dentistry does not use harmful dental appliances, cleaning materials, and dental hygiene products that use toxic chemicals like mercury amalgam fillings, sealants with Bisphenol A (BPA), and fluoride.

Mercury exposure will surely put your body at risk. Even a small leak of mercury is harmful because it is toxic. As such, mercury tooth filling is not recommended anymore and that being said, holistic dentists apply fillings that match the substance of the tooth to protect it.

BPA is a chemical ingredient found in plastic materials that are frequently used as dental sealants. The issue with BPA is its attribute to stimulate estrogen, which is fatal against the body’s hormonal balance. In short, holistic dentists avoid BPA.

Fluoride is another chemical that was widely used to strengthen teeth. Though deemed harmless, it is toxic when taken in excessive amounts.

Dentists do not even recommend root canal therapy to save a tooth because the process of sterilization of the canal requires chemicals to hinder the growth of bacteria. This is the main reason why infection that causes the growth of cancer cells and other degenerative diseases usually comes from the canal.

In summary, holistic dentists believe what goes into a mouth affects the entire body.

The difference between traditional and holistic dentistry lies in the philosophical fact that traditional dentistry treats symptoms in the teeth and gums and attempts to prevent the recurrence of the problem while holistic dentistry treats the underlying problem that caused the symptoms and ensures the elimination of the pertinent problem and its recurrence.

Ask your dentist about procedure details to ensure you’re in good hands. Still worried about your level of dental care? Contact Dr. Sonia Olivares by iSmile for cosmetic and restorative needs. Doral: 305-620-8272 Gables: 305-396-1026. Visit the iSmile website to discover more at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net


Smile Design

Dental Options to Improve Smile Shape

Did you know that a skilled cosmetic dentist can take a decade off your smile? It is true – whiter, straighter teeth appear young and vibrant.

Looking for a way to improve your appearance? A smile is a social asset with the potential to improve or even derail one’s livelihood.

Common Dental Problems

Today, cosmetic dentistry is practically routine with truly transformational results.

Yellowed Teeth

  • Darkened teeth is a common problem.
  • Teeth discolor with age because they absorb stains from foods and beverages like coffee or wine.
  • Advanced teeth whitening solutions strip away the yellow, leaving you looking years younger.

Mesial Drift

  • Causes the unsightly crowding of teeth, a sure sign of aging.
  • Modern procedures such as ClearCorrect rebalance the smile for a fresher, younger look.
  • Orthodontics is not just for kids anymore, Obtain the perfect smile at any age with “invisible” braces.

Old Fillings and Worn Down Teeth

  • A mouth full of old silver dental work dates a smile instantly.
  • Much like an ill-fitting suit, worn down teeth appear old and tired. Worn down teeth can be repaired and corrected with advanced dental options.
  • Newer fillings are not only safer but are practically invisible.

Missing teeth

  • Missing teeth result in a face sagging inward, adding years to your look.
  • Missing teeth make it harder to speak clearly and eat properly.
  • Missing, decayed, or broken teeth are painful.
  • Dental implants and innovative dentures that lock into place provide beautiful smiles.

Reasons to Take Proper Care of Your Teeth

1. Avoid Gum Disease

  • People aged and teeth deteriorate.
  • Teeth dents and decay is inevitable.
  • Gum Disease is painful and is linked to further complications.

2. Sustain Healthy Mouth Moisture

  • Dry mouths result in sores and bad breath.
  • It's important to maintain your mouth’s ph on alkalinity.

3. Sensitive Teeth Prevention

  • Caused by the intake of unhealthy drinks and food.
  • Smoking may also aggravate the sensitivity of gums and teeth.

Ways to Improve Smile Shape

The aim of cosmetic dentistry is to help people regain their confidence by improving the appearance of their teeth and gums. Several cosmetic dentistry options are available to improve a person's smile shape.

1. Dental Bonding

A popular and time-tested technique in cosmetic dentistry. Involves using a tooth-colored composite resin to conceal and correct flaws on a tooth, with the aim of improving its appearance.

2. Inlays and Onlays

Used to repair broken, damaged, and decayed teeth. They can be made from porcelain, gold, or composite material which helps improve the overall shape of the tooth and smile.

3. Dental Veneers

Known as porcelain veneers, Dental Veneers are made to cover the front surface of a tooth. Their main purpose is to improve the appearance of the teeth.

4. Teeth Whitening

A simple, inexpensive dental cosmetic procedure that improves a person's smile shape. An in-office teeth whitening procedure combines teeth-bleaching products with laser heat to achieve amazing results.

Ready to Improve the Appearance of Your Teeth?

Aside from routine cleaning and checking for cavities and oral diseases, dentists also provide additional options for making your smile brighter.

iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares provides dental options to improve smile shapes to Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Doral, Miami, Doral, Brickell, and the surrounding counties in South Florida. Schedule your consultation today! Doral: 305-620-8272, Gables: 305-396-1026. For a Free Video Consultation, visit https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/online-consultation/.


Teeth Whitening

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Non-Professional (Over the Counter Kit)

Teeth whitening’s availability and popularity have been growing steadily, and teeth whitening in Florida has become one of the most common cosmetic treatments. But if you’ve been considering whitening your teeth, you’ve probably noticed that many pharmacies and grocery stores offer relatively inexpensive over-the-counter whitening kits. And it may seem that this is an easier way to whiten your teeth; without the hassle of visiting the dentist.

At iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares, however, we feel that the best, quickest, safest, and most efficient way to whiten your teeth is to use our professional whitening services in Florida. Let’s examine your dental optionsand which seems to be best!

Over-the-Counter Whitening Kits

Over-the-counter whitening kits are widely available in most supermarkets and drugstores. As with all over-the-counter treatments, they have their pros and cons, which include the following:

Pros

1. Teeth Whitening Toothpastes/Washes

Toothpaste

  • Toothpaste contains at least a mild abrasive to help keep the surface of your teeth free from stains, you can also purchase a toothpaste that uses special polishing or bleaching agents to whiten the teeth.
  • It takes weeks to have an effect, and if your stains are due to habits such as smoking or drinking coffee, they will not be effective.

Mouth wash

  • Rinses are swirled around in the mouth and then spat out. Because they remain in the mouth for such a short time, they have minimal effect.
  • Whitening rinses can take up to 12 weeks to see results, and the results are not very dramatic.

2. Teeth Whitening Gels and Strips

  • Teeth whitening strips and gels are generally peroxide-based and work by extended contact with the teeth.
  • Some gels are applied with a brush and can work in as soon as a few days.
  • The whitening only lasts up to about four months.
  • Whitening strips take away the inconvenience of the brush, as the gel is held in place on the strips.
  • You apply the strips twice daily and typically do so for two weeks.

3. OTC Teeth Bleaching

  • These mass-produced trays are filled with whitening gel and placed over the teeth.
  • Trays are mass-produced that unlikely to fit well and can rub and irritate gums. The gel can also leak out, leading to irritation to the gum and stomach (if swallowed).
  • They don’t come with professional supervision, which can make them dangerous for people who try to speed up the whitening process by overusing them.

Potential problems with Over-the-Counter whitening (Cons)

1. Burning/damage

Unsupervised teeth whitening can lead to improper application, resulting in damaged gums and soft tissues over-the-counter bleaching gels can cause:

  • mouth infections
  • blistering and burns to gums
  • damage to nerves and tooth enamel
  • gum-recession.

2. Tooth damage

Active ingredients found in three over-the-counter products, could: in the presence of acid

  • reduce the hardness of the teeth
  • increase the likeliness for future surface abrasions of the teeth

3. Inefficient

  • A major problem with over-the-counter whiteners is that they are not as effective as professional whitening.
  • Over-the-counter whitening is less effective and lasts considerably less time. Over-the-counter whitening is less effective and lasts considerably less time.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional whitening treatments are conducted in your dentist’s office. There are a variety of treatments available, and your dentist will suggest the right one for you. The quickest, safest, and most effective teeth whitening procedure is a professional tooth whitening from your Florida dentist, Dr. Sonia Olivares.

1. Professional treatments are highly effective.

  • Your teeth will emerge from a professional treatment whiter and brighter than they will with any over-the-counter treatment.
  • The results from a professional treatment can last for years, unlike over-the-counter treatments which need to be addressed more often.

2. Results are more consistent with professional treatments.

  • Over-the-counter treatments are prone to user error, and the results can reflect that via uneven whitening or splotchy outcomes. signal whitening treatments can generally be completed with one visit to the dentist and can deliver results that will last for years.
  • Professional treatments give a uniform shine to your teeth.

3. Professional treatments are faster and safer than over-the-counter treatments.

  • Faster, in that professional whitening treatments can generally be completed with one visit to the dentist and can deliver results that will last for years.
  • Safer, in that, while professional treatments use stronger chemicals and more rigorous procedures they are performed by a trained professional with patient safety foremost in their mind.

Teeth Whitening at iSmile Dental With Your Local Dentist – Dr. Sonia Olivares

With Dr. Sonia Olivares we provide each patient with the care that gives them healthy teeth and a beautiful smile for life!

We offer an extensive range of dental services, including:

We pride ourselves on listening to the needs and concerns of all our patients and aim to provide you with the personalized attention you and your family deserve. For more information on our cosmetic dentistry Floridaplease contact our dental spa.

To help get you informed about the teeth whitening process, as well as discuss your desired results, book for a consultation today in iSmile Coral Gables and iSmile Doral, FL to help you to better understand our process, and the realistic gains you can expect to achieve from the laser treatment.


Smile Makeover

Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Our teeth play an essential role in our lives. They chew and digest food, allow us to speak clearly, provide shape to our face, and most importantly, radiate joy from our bright smiles.

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reports 92 percent of adults between the ages of 20 to 64 have tooth decay. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among adults from 35 to 44 years old, 69 percent are missing teeth because of decay.  Thankfully, the advancement of dental technology has produced several dental solutions for missing teeth.

Below, Dr. Sonia Olivares and her team at iSmile Doral discuss the most prominent options for replacing missing teeth.

1. Dental Implants

Dental Implants provide the most durability, strength, and effectiveness. A dental implant is a surgical procedure in which a titanium fixture, usually in the shape of a screw, is implanted into the jaw bone to permanently replace a missing or hopelessly damaged tooth.

Advantages of Dental Implants:

  • Resembles a natural tooth, increased aesthetic
  • Stable and comfortable
  • Ideal for single tooth replacements
  • Up to decades-long lifespan
  • No affect on surrounding teeth
  • Decreased maintenance

Disadvantages of Dental Implants:

  • Requires a minor surgical procedure
  • Longer process
  • Longer healing time (several months)
  • Expensive

2. Fixed Bridges

A fixed bridge, generally an artificial tooth or dental prosthetic, extends across the gap caused by one or more missing teeth and is bonded to the adjacent teeth with dental cement.

Advantages of Fixed Bridges

  • Quicker process and healing time
  • Less expensive than implants
  • Less stringent anatomical requirements
  • No age requirement
  • Aesthetically unnoticeable

Disadvantages of Fixed Bridges

  • Requires adjacent teeth on either side
  • Requires crowning perfectly healthy adjacent teeth
  • Increased maintenance
  • Increased failure rate and less predictable than implants
  • Do not correct a bone loss in the jaw.
  • Do not last as long as implants

3. Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases.

Advantages of Removable Partial Dentures

  • Budget-friendly
  • No surgery or procedure required
  • Minor, rare alterations to existing teeth

Disadvantages of Removable Partial Dentures

  • Removable
  • Less aesthetic and stability
  • Less functionality
  • Decreased comfort
  • High maintenance cleaning

Which Replacement Option is Best for You?

Dr. Sonia Olivares by iSmile Coral Gables believes no two customer’s needs are the same as each patient suffering tooth loss will have different concerns and lifestyles. When determining which tooth replacement option is best, it is important to consider a patient's diet, activity level, overall health, desired image, and budget.

iSmile understands our patients' needs. Dr. Sonia Olivares believes in a personalized experience based on your goals for your smile. We aim to provide education and ample options so our patients are empowered to make informed decisions.

Schedule your dental consultation today to discuss concerns, assess specific conditions and determine the best treatment approach.

Coral Gables and Doral, FL's Leader in Teeth Replacement

iSmile Coral Gables and Doral FL offer a variety of dental treatment procedures for the replacement of missing or hopelessly damaged teeth.

Dr. Sonia Olivares, together with her team of dental experts, have years of dental experience, are equipped with the latest technologically advanced dental equipment, and offer affordable care to their patients in Coral Gables, Doral, Florida, and the surrounding areas.

Call the dental offices of iSmile or book your appointment online today.
Doral, FL: 305-620-8272
Coral Gables: 305-396-1026


Smile Design Consultation and Expectations

Considering a Smile Design Consultation with Dr. Sonia Olivares? Here’s What to Expect!

Have you ever wish in all your photographs taken you could have smiled with the group? Do you always find yourself feeling awkward smiling in group conversions and parties because of teeth concerns? Or simply put, you want to improve your smile.

These wishful thoughts to solve your socially challenged lifestyle can now come to reality – by setting up a scheduled appointment with a cosmetic dentist in Doral and Coral Gables, Florida.

Dr. Sonia Olivares has extensive experience, expertise, and education in Cosmetic / Reconstructive Dentistry. She has completed intensive training from the prestigious Neuromuscular Institute of the United States, LVI (Las Vegas Institute), in Full Mouth Reconstruction and TMJ Treatment.

Here at iSmile Doral, we are changing lives throughout the country by creating healthy and beautiful smiles with our personalized smile design treatments.

Dr. Sonia Olivares and her team of dentists will analyze and determine which treatment, or combination of treatments, are suitable to give the results you want and as what you desire.

As no two customer’s needs are the same, it’s important to discuss your personal preference and desires for your smile before we can recommend any specific treatment.

Preparing for Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

To prepare for your smile design consultation with Dr. Sonia Olivares, you may want to check and evaluate your overall dental condition by asking yourself such as:

  • Do you have stained teeth? Are there certain teeth that are darker than the rest?
  • Do you have teeth that are cracked, chip-off, or with sharp edges?
  • When you smile are you comfortable showing the number of your teeth and when relaxed?
  • Are you satisfied with the amount of gums showing when you smile?
  • Do your teeth have gaps in-between like missing one or more teeth?
  • If you want all your teeth in a shade of white what would it be: natural shade, whiter-than-white shade, or in between?

What to expect during your smile design consultation in Coral Gables and Doral, FL?

When you make an appointment with our dental offices in Coral Gables and Doral, Florida you can tell us your smile design plans, and options for improving your smile. We would be happy to help you choose your desired plan where you’re comfortable with pursuing it. Dr. Sonia Olivares will undertake systematized steps starting by gathering data of your smile until the smile result that you want:

Step 1: Data Gathering and Analysis

First, Dr. Sonia Olivares will require you to submit your photos, tooth impressions, and dynamic videos. She will then make an extensive analysis plan of your facial symmetry and natural smile based on the submitted profiles.

Step 2: Personalized Design

Next, Dr. Sonia Olivares will constructively and aesthetically design a new smile as on your tailored specific considerations (tooth height to width proportions, tooth length, and display at rest) and also relevant to your personality.

Step 3: Review and Approval

Lastly, our smile design plan is equipped with a temporary mockup placed in your mouth for your review. It is to let you see and feel the new smile. If you are unhappy and want improvement, we would gladly make adjustments to suit your specific needs. With your approval, we can begin the treatment/s comfortably, with great confidence knowing exactly what the result will be - a new smile for a new beginning.

Visualizing your new smile

Dr. Sonia Olivares together with her team of dental experts may suggest alternative options for your smile design treatment. We are equipped with the latest technologically advanced equipment to show the digital imaging of your new smile. Unlike other dental providers, we can do a temporary mockup placed on your mouth for you to think and feel your new smile.

Additionally, Dr. Sonia Olivares’ smile design approach utilizes her mastery skills on porcelain veneers, making each patient’s smiles come to perfection. Personalized crafting each smile, she ensures each patient is greatly taken care of with the unique facial features of every individual.

With your full consideration and are ready to schedule your smile design consultation, contact our dental offices at iSmile Doral: 305-620-8272 and iSmile Coral Gables: 305-396-1026. For online consultation, you can check us out at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/online-consultation/.

Smile Design in Florida offers several services :

For the convenience of our patients, we offer many payment options such as major insurance plans, convenient monthly payments, coupons, and monthly specials, and all major credit cards. To access our payment options click at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/payment-options/.

Get to know more about us at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/, and learn how we can change your smile and your life. Call us today!


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Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover

Probably you are one of those patients who are checking out the internet for multiple dental solutions and stumbled with full mouth reconstruction and smile makeover terms. Both terms may sound the same, but what’s the difference? And which one is the right procedure for you?

Read on as iSmile of Dr. Sonia Olivares explains the differences between a full mouth dental reconstruction and a smile makeover, and help you a step closer as to which procedure will give you the results you desire.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction service is a dental therapy that combines multiple general and restorative dentistry procedures to improve the oral health, function, and beauty of your mouth.

Candidate For A Full Mouth Reconstruction

Commonly patients who require fixing of cosmetic problems and at the same time another complex functional or oral health problems such as missing teeth, root canal problem, dental bridges, and many more. However, in order to determine if you are a good candidate or not for full mouth reconstruction, it will be necessary to set an appointment with your dentist.

Full Mouth Reconstruction Applications

Full mouth reconstruction applications are useful in treating several dental health problems such as:

  • Bone loss
  • Bruxism or teeth grinding
  • Fractured teeth
  • Gum recession

  • Missing tooth
  • Periodontal or gum disease
  • Root canal infection/repair
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures

A full mouth reconstruction procedure is not just a single procedure but rather multiple procedures to fix, repair and improve dental health conditions and cosmetics. Below are some of the common procedures in a full mouth reconstruction:

  • Bone grafting
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures

  • Endodontic therapy
  • Gum grafting
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Oral surgery
  • Tooth extraction

Full Mouth Reconstruction in Cape Coral and Doral, Fl.

Dr. Sonia Olivares together with her team in Cape Coral and Doral, Florida stays up-to-date with the latest in full mouth reconstruction procedures, cosmetic dentistry, and dental technology in order to provide our patients with only the best aesthetic, orthodontic, and other dental procedures. We have a range of minor and major treatments that deliver great results while being gentle to patients.

Smile Makeover

Smile Makeover

A smile makeover is an advanced dental therapy that combines several cosmetic treatments for patients who wants to improve the aesthetics of their smile.

Candidate For A Smile Makeover

The best candidates for the smile makeover procedure are patients who are in need of major cosmetic problems involving the appearance of their smiles. Typically, smile makeover candidates are in good health with healthy gums and teeth but are unhappy with their smiles.

Smile Makeover Applications

Smile makeovers are useful in treating several smile aesthetics issues such as:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Dental stains
  • Gummy smiles

  • Gaps in-between teeth
  • Smile asymmetry
  • Teeth with Spacing issues
  • Tooth discoloration

Smile Makeover Procedures

A smile makeover procedure may be performed individually or in combination, however, it depends on the patient’s needs:

  • Dental crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Teeth whitening

Smile Makeover in Cape Coral and Gables, Fl.

We at Coral Springs Smile Makeover can perform thorough examinations and builds customized smile treatment plans for each patient to meet their needs and expectations. That is the reason why we provide high-quality smile makeovers assuring excellent service with commitment in practice.

Get to know more about our smile makeover treatments by checking us out at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/cosmetic-dentistry/smile-makeover/.

With all these considered, it is important to understand and differentiate what a smile makeover or a full mouth reconstruction procedure. They have some similarities but there is not a hard line between the two terms. However, it is highly commendable to consult the dentist in your area for they can provide more clarity on your specific case.

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Call the Best Dentist for Full Mouth Reconstruction/ Smile Makeover Procedures in Florida.

If you still have second thoughts about which procedure to choose either a full mouth reconstruction or a smile makeover procedure, you can give us a call at our dental offices at iSmile Doral: (305) 620-8272 and iSmile Coral Gables: (305) 396-1026. Or through our Free Online Consultation at https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/online-consultation/.


Smile Makeover

How a Smile Makeover can Change your Life?

For many, a smile is a light in the window of a soul. If you want to improve your look because you want to feel better then there are different ways you can get help. Most of iSmile patients are asking for a smile makeover and this challenges us for we can create a truly beautiful, transformative, and life-changing difference for our patients in Florida.

Here at iSmile of Dr. Sonia Olivares of Coral Gables, FL, we changed our patient lives throughout the country by creating healthy and beautiful smiles. When a patient leaves our office with a “perfect smile”, that gives them strong confidence and a positive outlook on life. That’s why we provide high-quality smile makeovers assuring excellent service with commitment in practice.

What is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover in Florida is a combination of treatment plans from dental fillings and dental crowns or cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening or composite bonding. A chipped, stained, crooked, too small, or too large tooth can make our smiles look unhealthy or prematurely old-aged.

Call iSmile of Coral Gables at 305-396-1026 or iSmile of Doral at 305-620-8272 today for free Online Video Smile Makeover Consultation.

A smile makeover is a combination of treatment plans from dental fillings and dental crowns or cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening or composite bonding.

A smile makeover is designed to improve the appearance of the teeth. This includes teeth that are:

  • Chipped
  • Stained
  • Crooked
  • Too small
  • Too large

What are the Benefits of iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares Smile Makeover?

Benefits No. 1: Increase Confidence

A smile makeover can boost confidence. Probably for most people who feel insecure smiling and not able to speak freely well has low confidence issues. A bright smile is attractive and persuasive. Through smile makeovers, you can regain your lost confidence and increase your self-esteem with a better and healthy smile.

Benefits No. 2: Improves Happiness

A happy smile will help you enjoy life again. Beneficially when a person smiles it helps them to stay a positive outlook on life. And positivity leads to the improvement of happiness. By doing so, you will be surprised to find more enjoyment from social occasions by smiling a lot. Feeling better with yourself, and relaxed with just a simple smile.

Benefits No. 3: Enjoying More Favorite Foods

Besides making your beautiful smiles, smile makeovers can improve the function of your teeth.  Dental procedures such as veneers, dental crowns, and dental implants are durably strong and stain-resistant. With these dental restorations, you can confidently eat chew, crunch, and stick all the foods you want without hesitation.

Benefits No. 4: An Edge in Finding a New Job

Makeovers do not guarantee a new job, however, it can help more your chances against other job seekers. Most employers prefer hiring people with a happy disposition towards life and career, as can be seen with the applicant’s smiles. People who smile a lot create charisma and attract positivity towards other people, which is good.

Benefits No. 5: More Chance at Love

For those lovesick people, don’t get your hopes too high. A smile makeover cannot make a person fall in love, but it can help more the chances of being in love. As based on surveys both men and women who are on a date, are importantly noticing their dates as what kind of person through their smiles.

Benefits No. 6: Improved Oral Health

After a smile makeover for certain, you would want to take better care of your teeth. Brushing twice or thrice a day, and flossing daily properly will lead to better oral habits and good dental hygiene. In time you will gain better bodily health overall and realize the good benefits of makeovers have done.

Benefit No. 7: Live Longer

“People live longer when they smile more, and a lot of people don’t realize that. That’s why I want to bring the smile back and of course, I need my patients to be healthy so they can live longer. ” – Dr. Sonia Olivares

iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares Smile Makeover Procedures in Coral Gables and Doral, Florida

Dr. Sonia Olivares Smile Makeover Procedure performs thorough examinations and builds customized smile treatment plans for each patient to meet their needs and expectations. Smile makeovers include the following these may be performed separately or in combination, depending on each patient’s needs:

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Payment Options

At iSmile of Coral Gables and iSmile of Doral, we accept most major insurance plans.

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • Coupons and monthly specials
  • All major credit cards accepted

We offer our patients many payment options. Our staff can help you arrange a suitable payment plan to fit your needs. LEARN MORE: https://www.drsoniaolivares.net/payment-options/

Contact iSmile by Dr. Sonia Olivares for Free Online Consultation, or Call iSmile of Coral Gables at 305-396-1026 or iSmile of Doral at 305-620-8272 today for an appointment.