Our Services

Dental Implant

Dental implant replaces the root of a missing tooth and is made from surgical-grade titanium alloy. Initially the implant is placed into the jawbone either immediately after the loss of a tooth, or after an extended period of time. If there is insufficient bone, various bone enhancing procedures can be performed prior to the implant placement.

Dental implants are the best natural-looking replacement teeth in modern dentistry. They feel like natural teeth, because they are embedded in the jaw bone, unlike dentures that are worn.

We specialize in conventional dental implant, a fast growing segment in dental care, that provides a second chance for those who have missing teeth to replace them with the most natural and strongest teeth possible, during this modern time.

Dr. Jean de Casto's Clinic has administered a number of dental implant procedures, all of them successful. Along with bone grafting, sinus lifting, dental implants are administered in our sterilized operating rooms by Dr. de Castro and her associates, who have years of experience in this special field of dentistry.

Most dentists agree that dental implants are the best option when it comes to replacing missing teeth, as implants prevent the affected bone from receding while supporting the adjacent natural teeth.

Dental implants are preferred over a bridge or jacket, because they don’t sacrifice the quality of a sound adjacent teeth. Implants are designed to support those adjacent teeth, instead of putting the pressures against them, as what a dental bridge does (accumulation of bacteria in the surrounding tissues that cause gingivitis).

Dental implants are made of various biomaterials. Most commonly, a surgical metal called titanium is used, because it is the most compatible with human biology.

They are surgically placed in the jawbone, with the aid of anaesthesia. Approved and tested implant systems are very successful. Patients who have good oral hygiene and take care of their new teeth can enjoy implants that last a lifetime.

Dental implants, embedded on jaw bone, resemble the anatomic structure of natural teeth. A dental implant is composed of a bio-compatible metal, mostly titanium, which is implanted into the jaw bone. The titanium serves as a strong anchorage to hold the crown, mostly zirconia porcelain, that fits well into the gum.

Our clinic provides a two-step procedure, with the first stage (surgical phase) involving bone grafting (if needed) and the implanting of the titanium. Once the implant heals and the bone grows solid around it, the next stage is the fitting of the crown, which is the prosthetic zirconia crown.

Those who had dental implants need not worry about wearing dentures every morning. Dental implants also give them the comfort and feel of having natural teeth. Most importantly, patients gain back the ability to chew any food, speak naturally, and smile confidently.

Zirconia Crown

Advantages of Having Zirconium Crown

Zirconium is becoming one of the most chosen materials for dental crowns. Its many advantages include:

  • Extraordinarily tough
  • Can withstand wear and tear
  • Translucent enough to be similar to natural teeth
  • Less tooth removal
  • No Metal fuse
  • Modifiable size, shape and color
  • Biocompatible

The aesthetic effects alone of a zirconia crown should be the biggest advantage it can give. It is important that you have dental crowns that will look natural especially if it will be placed at the front teeth and will be visible beside the natural teeth.

The capacity of zirconium to be modified according to the set of teeth it will be placed alongside with is very important. Zirconium crown will not only replace a tooth but it can shaped so that it will look better than the one it will be replacing with. This therefore is why you can sport that perfect natural looking smile anytime.

Zirconia manufacturers are now producing and designing dental crowns custom milled from solid block of the material and baked at ultra high temperatures to ensure that the finished crowns are almost indestructible.

The fact that this material is biocompatible means that it is safe to stay within your mouth for a long time. There is no need to worry about any adverse reactions from your body because it is not rejected by the human body.

Advantages of Zirconium Crowns over Gold Crowns and Porcelain Crowns

It is a fact that gold crowns have been used by many people for so many years and it is well tolerated by the body. But it is still better to be able to show that natural effect when you smile. Add the fact that gold is metal and some people just do not like having metals in their internal parts.

Zirconium crowns are definitely more robust than porcelain crowns. They last longer too, compared to porcelain that chip and break. 

Porcelain crowns also need to be fused to a metal base and the metal is that black unsightly line above the gums of people with porcelain crowns.

Since Zirconium crowns are milled from a chunk of crystal, they are guaranteed to be at least 5 times stronger than porcelain and it metal fuse. Zirconium crowns also provide strength without that bulky appearance that porcelain is so known for.

Orthodontic Braces

Braces and orthodontic treatment are used to correct “bad bites,” or malocclusion (teeth that are crowded or crooked). In some cases your teeth may be straight, but your upper and lower jaws may not meet properly. These jaw or tooth alignment problems may be inherited or could result from injury, early or late tooth loss, or thumbsucking.

If you have an abnormal bite your dentist may recommend braces or another orthodontic treatment to straighten out your smile. Correcting the problem can create a nice-looking smile, but more importantly, orthodontic treatment results in a healthier mouth. Not correcting an abnormal bite could result in further oral health problems, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth loss
  • Affected speech and/or chewing
  • Abnormal wear to tooth enamel
  • Jaw problems

Straightening your teeth can be accomplished in different ways. The kind of orthodontic treatment you have will depend on your preference and the options provided by your dentist or orthodontist. Traditional braces realign teeth by applying pressure. They usually consist of small brackets cemented to your teeth, connected by a wire, which is periodically tightened by your dentist or orthodontist to gradually shift your teeth and jaw. The brackets may be metal or tooth colored. Sometimes they are placed behind your teeth. Removable aligners are another option for treating orthodontic problems.

Orthodontic treatment may be provided by your dentist or an orthodontist, a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. It will depend on the orthodontic experience of your dentist and the severity of your case.

Since abnormal bites usually become noticeable between the ages of 6 and 12, orthodontic treatment often begins between ages 8 and 14. Treatment that begins while a child is growing helps produce optimal results. That doesn’t mean that adults can’t have braces; healthy teeth can be orthodontically treated at any age.

Treatment plans will vary based on your situation, but most people are in treatment from one to three years. This is followed by a period of wearing a retainer that holds teeth in their new positions. Today’s braces are more comfortable than ever before. Newer materials apply a constant, gentle force to move teeth and usually require fewer adjustments.

Other Services

Have you ever noticed how some people have a brilliant white, almost dazzling smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry refers to numerous procedures, correcting many different types of dental problems.

Gentle Dentistry
Nervous of dentistry? If you have a fear of dentists, injections or dental treatment. We understand that most fears are the result of a bad experience · often something that happened when visiting the dentist in childhood. You are not alone and we can help.

Restorative Dentistry
Restorative Dentistry is a part of dentistry which involves the repair and/or replacement of broken teeth or teeth with cavities.

Root Canal
There are different ways a root canal can be performed. Root canal can be started different ways depending on the problem. There can be three situations when a root canal is needed and can be done according to the problem. A tooth could be injured, but without a filling. With the use of SMART WAVE FILES, we can do RCT in one sitting. (case to case basis)

Oral Surgery
Uses CO2 and electro surgery, both bloodless & highly recommended for diabetic patients. Oral Surgery includes dental implants; wisdom tooth removal and dental extractions; management of oral pathology (Cysts, Tumors, and Infections); and endodontic microsurgery (Root Canal Surgery).

Dentures are a great solution when all the teeth are missing in either the upper or lower jaw, or when too many teeth are missing to be restored by bridge work. Dentures can also help strengthen facial muscles, rid you of pronunciation problems caused by missing teeth, aid with chewing ability, and improve the appearance of your smile. Forestream offers comprehensive services for the fabrication of full and partial dentures. We specialized in BPS Biofunctional Prosthetic System and semi-flexible dentures like Flexicryl and dentures with suction caps.

Periodontal (Gum Problems)
Periodontal surgery is necessary when your periodontist determines that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment. Flap operation with deep scaling and recontouring of bone by the use of BONDBONE mix with allograft or any bone materials.

Laser Gum Surgery
A laser is a high tech devise that generates a tiny beam of very concentrated light . This beam of light brings energy into your mouth through a tiny fiber, to help remove areas of infection and remove gum disease around the teeth with great precision and accuracy.

The laser beam sterilizes the affected area and seals off blood vessels, which minimizes the chance of infection or bleeding. Patients are also much more comfortable during and after treatment with laser therapy. The need for local anesthetic is reduced but it is usually used to make sure that you feel absolutely nothing during the treatment.