Family DentistryCoral Gables, FL
Here in Coral Gables, Dr. Jose Bushdid and his team strive to provide a truly comprehensive approach to dentistry. Our wide variety of available services is designed to benefit your entire family and create rejuvenating results in a comfortable and high-quality way. While fixing dental emergencies is important, we want to do much more than that for our patients – we want to help you correct problems at the source and create strong, healthy habits that will bring your smile to its ultimate state and enable you to maintain it for the rest of your life. Your happiness and wellbeing are always our top priorities!
We offer several family dentistry services, including:
Building a strong foundation for your oral health is crucial at any age, and it begins with attending regular check-ups and hygiene cleanings. Dr. Bushdid and his team will thoroughly inspect your mouth with the help of state-of-the-art technology so that we can be sure to have the most complete picture. We’ll take a close look at your jaw as well so that we can determine whether there are any TMJ/orthopedic issues that may need addressing. Then, Dr. Bushdid will discuss his findings and offer his recommendations for treatment. We’ll be sure to listen to your feedback every step of the way and help you find solutions that best fit your unique needs and concerns.
While many dentists don’t bother themselves with children until they’re two or three years old, Dr. Bushdid believes in starting as early as possible with your loved ones. That’s why he recommends that new parents come in as soon as possible to discuss potential issues that could affect the health and development of their son or daughter. Here in Coral Gables, our dental team isn’t only interested in making a difference when it comes to your smile. We want to help you and your family achieve whole-body wellness!
Periodontal Care in Coral Gables, FL
Did you know that more than 75% of people suffer from some level of periodontal (gum) disease? What’s worse is that many of those people don’t even realize it, the problem having been misdiagnosed or simply ignored in the past. If you’ve noticed bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, or puffy/tender soft tissue in your mouth, please contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a check-up. If periodontal disease isn’t effectively treated as soon as possible, it can lead to potentially serious consequences that affect not only your oral health, but the health of your entire body.
More and more studies are showing the link between inflammation in the mouth and inflammation in the rest of your body and other conditions such as diabetes, athersclerosis and low birth weight babies.
Dr. Bushdid offers patients a comprehensive and non-surgical Periodontal Therapy program specifically designed to fight the threat of periodontal disease. The first part consists of ultra-sonic scaling, which aids in the removal of plaque and calculus from teeth, and hand scaling, which reduces the presence of dangerous bacteria. The second part is a much stronger emphasis on home hygiene care. We will provide you with a Sonicare homecare instrument, as well as detailed instructions on how to effectively use it. Managing the care of your gums will be an important combined effort between you, Dr. Bushdid, and our hygienist.
Pediatric Evaluation and Assessment
Dr. Bushdid and his team work hard to provide an environment that's always warm, comfortable, family-friendly. After all, early pediatric care for very young children is crucial when it comes to not only discovering developmental problems, such as airway obstructions and preventing future concerns as soon as possible, but also creating a healthy dental hygiene routine that will lay a strong foundation for their lifelong oral health. We will be happy to offer you guidance on a wide variety of topics, including breastfeeding, thumb sucking, and early orthodontic care.
Phase I Orthopedics and Orthodontics
Here in Coral Gables, Dr. Bushdid believes strongly in the power of early treatment. Many dentists and patients make the decision to postpone care until a later age when a child is dealing with crowded teeth, noticeable gaps, and other malocclusions, but this approach is at odds with the statistics that show these problems only become worse as more and more time passes and become much more difficult to correct. Our team's goal is to instead guide and modify the growth of younger patients' oral health at a stage when their smile is not yet in a permanent state. Undergoing Phase I orthopedic care has several valuable benefits for children, including encouraging jaw growth in a positive way, lessening risks of future trauma and TMJ problems, improving speech, improving breathing, and drastically reducing or even eliminating the need for future orthodontic care.
Once a patient has reached the age where permanent teeth are starting to appear, orthodontic treatment can come into play. Crooked teeth, gaps, uneven bites, and much more can be corrected with the help of fixed straight wire braces and functional appliances from Dr. Bushdid and his team. Much like Phase I, our office also strongly recommends pursuing orthodontic treatment as early as possible; this may help patients circumvent the threat of TMJ disorder, extraction, or surgery at a later stage.
Do you constantly struggle with facial pain, headaches, tinnitus (ringing ears), or even teeth that seem inexplicably worn down or damaged? These could all be signs of temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMJ or TMD), a condition that occurs due to a misalignment in a patient's jaw-skull relationship. While these symptoms may start off as a minor inconvenience, they can quickly lead to debilitating pain and destructive consequences for not only your smile, but the rest of your health as well. That's why pursuing TMJ and orthopedic care at the earliest stage possible is so critical. Dr. Bushdid has a valuable wealth of specialized training in this field, and there's nothing he enjoys more than helping patients achieve long-lasting relief from TMJ pain through a variety of customized diagnosis techniques and treatment plans. You can learn more at our TMJ and orthopedic care page
Tooth extraction sometimes becomes a necessity due to excessive damage, decay, or injury to one or more teeth. Additionally, wisdom teeth (also known as your third molars) often need to be removed due to becoming impacted. Dr. Bushdid and his team take every step possible to ensure that this process is as smooth, precise, and comfortable as possible for the patient. Sutures will be placed following the procedure to ensure that the area heals quickly, and we’ll be sure to provide you with post-operative instructions and prescriptions for pain medication, if needed. In areas where we are looking to preserve the area for a future restoration such as a dental implant, the placement of a bone graft and membrane is recommended.
Tooth loss is frustrating, but it doesn’t have to last forever. Here in Coral Gables, Dr. Jose Bushdid enjoys bringing back both rejuvenated oral health and a brand-new sense of self-confidence to patients’ smiles with the help of implant dentistry services. This revolutionary option in the field of tooth replacement offers countless benefits, including renewed aesthetic value, incredible durability, long-lasting quality, and a sense of revitalized wellbeing. Better yet, Dr. Bushdid and his teamhavethe training and experience necessary to handle every step of your treatment process, resulting in a truly streamlined and comfortable experience. We can’t wait to get started!
Dentures and Partials
Losing one or more teeth has dire effects on both a patient’s health and their sense of self-confidence. Let Dr. Bushdid and his team help you replenish your smile in an effective and long-lasting way. Our office offers several different options for tooth replacement so that we can be sure to accommodate our patients’ varying needs and preferences, including dentures and partials. Made from state-of-the-art materials and expertly crafted by an excellent aesthetic lab technician, these restorative appliances are durable, natural-looking, and personalized to fit your unique smile needs. Dentures and implants can even be used in conjunction to create a preferred level of sturdiness and seamlessness!
Losing one or more teeth has dire effects on both a patient’s health and their sense of self-confidence. Let Dr. Bushdid and his team help you replenish your smile in an effective and long-lasting way. Our office offers several different options for tooth replacement so that we can be sure to accommodate our patients’ varying needs and preferences. Implant dentistry is often considered the ideal solution due to the procedure’s valuable oral health benefits, natural appearance, and durable quality. The team at Bushdid Smiles’extensive training allows them to provide every step of the implant process right here their Coral Gables office for maximum patient convenience and comfort. Dentures are also available, which are made from state-of-the-art materials and expertly crafted by an excellent aesthetic lab technician. Dentures and implants can even be used in conjunction to create a preferred level of sturdiness and seamlessness. We can discuss the benefits of these methods in much more detail at your first visit! And don’t forget to ask about our All-on-4 procedure, where we perform extractions, implants and prosthesis all in one visit so you are never seen without missing teeth!
With the help of today’s stronger and much more aesthetically pleasing restorative material, dark, metal crowns have become a thing of the past here at Dr. Bushdid’s office. We’re happy to not only offer you natural-looking porcelain dental crowns, but also provide the option of having your older, more noticeable amalgam fillings replaced with tooth-colored ones. These new choices are both strong and long-lasting, resulting in a much more satisfying dental care experience.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
If you’re unhappy with a chipped or slightly misaligned tooth, our team may suggest cosmetic dental bonding as an affordable and effective solution. Dr. Bushdid will carefully apply composite resin that’s been matched as closely as possible to the natural shade of your smile. Then, he will precisely sculpt and polish the restored area, creating a beautiful, seamless result in only a single appointment. You’ll be amazed by how much a relatively small change can improve your self-confidence!
With the help of today’s stronger and much more aesthetically pleasing restorative material, noticeable metal crowns and bridges have become a thing of the past here at Dr. Bushdid’s office. It’s important to our team that we provide you with treatment options that are not only strong and long-lasting, but that can blend seamlessly with your existing smile in order to preserve your sense of self-confidence. With crowns and/or bridges made from beautiful dental porcelain, you’ll be sure to have a much more satisfying dental care experience at our office.
Root Canal Therapy
If you’re suffering from a severely damaged or decayed tooth that’s facing the threat of extraction, root canal therapy may just be your saving grace. This procedure is designed to cleanse dangerous bacteria and restore complete form and function to the tooth in question with the help of a beautiful, customized crown. Despite its scary reputation, root canal therapy usually hurts no more than a common filling, and many treated teeth go on to last for a lifetime as long as they’re cared for properly with regular check-ups and a diligent homecare routine.
Don’t let the idea of metal braces keep you from pursuing a straighter smile. Invisalign treatment offers image-conscious adults a much more sophisticated orthodontic option. We’ll provide you with a set of clear, customized aligners – all you have to do is wear each one for the appropriate amount of time before switching to the next in the set. These aligners will gradually move your teeth into their ideal position, creating a beautiful, more uniform look. They’re also removable, meaning that you can eat, practice oral hygiene, and even enjoy special occasions without hassle.
Porcelain/Composite Inlays and Onlays
Onlays and inlays are often an ideal solution for patients struggling with tooth decay that's too severe for a filling and more conservative than a crown.By precisely bonding these personalized structures of composite resin or porcelain onto teeth, Dr. Bushdid can protect your smile against further decay in a way that's comfortable, conservative, and beautifully lifelike. Your inlay or onlay procedure can be completed here at our Coral Gables in two short appointments. During the first visit, our team will carefully remove existing decay from your tooth and take an impression that can be used to construct your new, customized restoration; we'll also place a temporary that will help keep your tooth safe in the interim. Once we've received your new inlay or onlay, we'll call you back to the office so that Dr. Bushdid can securely bond it to your tooth, effectively completing your healthier, happier look!
Dr. Jose Bushdid is committed to providing skilled and comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. Oral health can affect not only your smile, but the rest of your body as well, and that knowledge infuses all the work we do for you and your family. Let us give you something to smile about! Contact our Coral Gables, FL office today to schedule your first appointment.
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