Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a method of professional oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth and smile. And although cosmetic dentistry procedures are usually elective, rather than essential, some cases of treatment also provide restorative benefits.

The most common procedures used in cosmetic dentistry are fairly simple, whereas others are more complex and require specialized care.

Porcelain / Feldspathic Veneers

Indirect restorations fabricated in the laboratory and cemented on top of your teeth.

Composite Veneers

Direct restorations that are bonded to your teeth through layering of composite material.

ZOOM! Teeth Whitening

Philips Zoom Whitening is a chairside, blue light-activated teeth whitening system that guarantees 5-9 shades lighter in just 1 hour.

Take Home Whitening

A convenient overnight kit that is worn daily. Optimum results appear within 2 weeks of continuous use.

Laser Gum Lift

A procedure composed of precise contouring of the gums to eliminate periodontal pockets and “gummy smiles.”

Laser Gum Depigmentation

A process of lightening the gums to remove dark, melanin-induced pigmentations.

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CSD offers the most advanced form of sequencing treatment, restorative treatment, and maintenance. CSD also performs an esthetically higher level of implantology and full mouth reconstruction.


A layer of material placed over the front surface of a tooth to protect surface stains and damage, improve esthetics, and/or correct bite.

Dental Crowns

A layer of material placed over the entire surface of the tooth to restore lost function, protect remaining tooth structure, correct bite, and/or improve esthetics.

Implant Crowns

Prosthesis placed over an implant to replace a missing tooth.

Dental Bridges

A fixed restoration to replace one or more missing teeth by utilizing stable existing teeth as anchorage.

Dentures (Partial/complete)

A removable restoration placed on top of the gums to replace single or multiple missing teeth.

Mouth Guard

A personalized device worn over your teeth for protection, usually of thick material, often used for sports.

Night Guard

A personalized device worn over your teeth for protection from bruxism or night grinding.

Dental Implant

Surgical placement of a fixture that simulates the tooth root, that upon healing, will be used as anchorage for replacement of the missing tooth.

Pre-Implant Surgery

Replacement of lost or insufficient bone structure to prepare the area to receive dental implants.

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Oral Surgery

Atraumatic Extraction

Careful and bone-preserving removal of tooth from the alveolar bone.

Odontectomy (Impacted Tooth Removal)

The extraction of an embedded tooth which consists removal of the bone surrounding the tooth before applying the necessary force for the extraction. Basically, odontectomy represents the surgical extraction of the tooth which is totally or partially included in the bone.

Fresh Breath Therapy

Cillo Smile Design evaluates the dental condition through proper diagnostic records such as X-Ray, Halimeter Reading, Perio Charting and Clinical Oral Examination. Once diagnosis is made, we use safe, simple, effective treatments that eliminate causes of periodontal disease and bad breath.

Periodontal Disease: Diagnosis, Laser Treatment & Maintenance

Periodontal disease is caused by plaque and tartar that are not removed with tooth brushing alone. It begins to destroy the gums and bone supporting the tooth. It is also seeing it as red, swollen and bleeding gums. Many people have varying cases of periodontal disease, from bleeding during toothbrushing to receding gums, and others have breath conditions as a warning sign. This is why regular dental check-ups and deep cleanings are extremely important.

If periodontal disease is left untreated, it can have an adverse effect on oral health and compromise the immune system. Research shows that periodontal disease has a strong link to other diseases such as, strokes, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risks during pregnancy.

Diagnosis: At Cillo Smile Design, our dentists will do a periodontal examination, probing the pocket depths around the tooth, amount of bleeding, inflammation, and tooth movement. If periodontal disease is found, we will discuss the treatment and preventive steps for your specific case.

The two most common stages are gingivitis and periodontitis:

  1. Gingivitis is a milder form of periodontal disease that attacks the gums making them tender or inflamed.
  2. Periodontitis occurs when plaque hardens into tartar and continues to build up around the tooth causing the gums to begin receding. This creates deep pockets around the tooth filled with bacteria. Your gums will become very sensitive and will bleed easily. Advanced Periodontitis can result in the loss of a tooth if not treated effectively.

Treatment: Treatment for periodontal disease varies according to what stage and type of disease. After a thorough evaluation, a recommended treatment plan will be given.

If the disease is in the early stage of gingivitis, then a Laser Bacterial Reduction and Oral Prophylaxis will be recommended and home care instructions on proper techniques for good oral hygiene.

If the disease has progressed to the periodontitis stage, Laser bacterial reduction with deep-cleaning, scaling & root planing, is recommended. It is a nonsurgical procedure done under local anesthetic, whereby plaque and tartar above and below the gum line are scraped and rough spots on the tooth surface are made smooth. It is followed by Laser Curettage to remove colonies of different bacteria thriving in small pockets located at the base of teeth. Then, a medicated mouth rinse will be recommended to help control infections and healing.

Oral care instructions and follow-up appointments will be made at the end of your visit.

Maintenance: Regular home cleaning helps keep plaque and tartar under control, but professional cleanings are recommended for those hard-to-reach areas. Regular appointments every 3-6 months will help prevent periodontal disease and/or catch it in the early stages.

Good oral hygiene and professional cleanings are the only way to maintain dental health and keep periodontal disease under control.

Bad Breath: Halimeter Diagnosis, Laser Treatment / Maintenance

Do you ever worry about bad breath (HALITOSIS)? Do you notice family members, friends or business associates keeping their distance or offering you some mints and candies? Perhaps someone has told you that you have a breath problem? If you worry about this common social problem, a dental visit is the initial step to rule out periodontal disease and identify any conditions that contribute to your breath.

Diagnosis: Halitosis is caused by the build-up of Volatile Sulphur Compounds (VSC's), which arise from the breakdown of bacteria, tissue, and food particles. It is caused by gram negative anaerobic bacteria present in the gum pockets and at the back of the tongue associated with gum disease, periodontitis and dry mouth condition.

The Halimeter is designed to quantify breath measurements in part-per-billion of volatile sulfur compound (VSC) and are very sensitive to odor, thus we require our patient to follow our pre-appointment guidelines below to have an accurate reading:

  1. Refrain from eating spicy foods, smoking, mints, herbal teas for 3-4 hours before testing.
  2. Flavoring agents in toothpaste & mouth rinses are avoided at least 6 hours prior to appointment.
  3. For patients taking antibiotics, we suggest having an appointment after the antibiotic treatment.

Due to many possible causes of bad breath, the first step to making a proper diagnosis is the taking of a complete medical history. After completing a history, a diagnostic Panoramic X-Ray and intra-oral examination will be evaluated. It is followed by the use of the HALIMETER to allow us to pinpoint the cause of the condition.

Treatment: Once proper diagnosis is made, we use safe, simple, effective and economical treatment that produces immediate results to eliminate VSC's in your mouth. With recommended dental treatment plans combined with the use of Laser Bacterial Reduction as part of our treatment protocol, we can guarantee the elimination of bacteria will result in improved condition.

Maintenance: We will show you how to use the right products and techniques to permanently rid you of bad breath. Since most bad breath is caused by oral factors, the elimination of these factors should be the first step in the treatment approach. The following steps are recommended:

  1. Improve oral hygiene techniques
  2. Increase salivary flow
  3. Patients who dentures, or partials need special home care instructions
  4. Patients undergoing orthodontic treatment, special oral hygiene instruction will be given.
  5. Patients wearing removable appliances also need to be given special oral hygiene instructions
  6. For people who eat spicy food like garlic and onions, excellent oral hygiene is not enough to stop bad breath.

Referral to a physician for a complete medical examination may also be made. Remember while halitosis is usually due to benign oral disorders, it may be the first manifestation of a serious disease.

Temporomandibular Disease & Orofacial Pain TMD/TMJ

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Oral Prophylaxis

Cleaning of the teeth by a dentist or dental hygienist, including removal of plaque, materia alba, calculus, and extrinsic stains; done as a preventive measure for control of gingivitis.

(Deep) Scaling and Root Planing

Procedure involving removal of dental plaque and calculus (scaling or debridement) and then smoothing, or planing, of the (exposed) surfaces of the roots.

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Dental Fillings

A treatment to restore the function, integrity, and morphology of missing tooth structure resulting from caries or external trauma.

Inlays / Onlays

This is an alternative to a direct restoration, made out of composite, amalgam or glass ionomer, that is built up within the mouth.

Pulp Capping

A process used by dentists while attempting to restore a seriously decayed tooth, when the decay has almost reached the tooth’s soft pulp. The capping process protects the nerve endings in the damaged tooth from further irritation, allowing a person to chew food without discomfort.

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Root Canal Treatment

A treatment sequence for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion. It is done to save your teeth and preserve the function of your jaws.


Is an endodontic surgical procedure whereby a tooth's root tip is removed and a root end cavity is prepared and filled with a biocompatible material.


Self-Ligating Braces

Are smaller and more aesthetic since a metal door is required to hold wires in place. They also tend to stand off the teeth further toward the lips and cheeks. Proponents of self-ligating brackets say that patients with self-ligating brackets have better oral hygiene than patients with conventional brackets.

Ceramic Braces

Are more discreet than metal braces, making the treatment less daunting. Achieve perfect teeth without those obvious brackets.

Invisalign / Clear Aligners

An alternative to traditional metal braces that uses a series of removable clear aligners to straighten teeth and correct gaps, crowding, and bite issues. Made of a flexible plastic that fits snugly over your teeth to gradually adjust their position, the aligners (aka trays) are worn 24/7, except for when eating, drinking, or brushing teeth.

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