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Specialized Dental Practice

Damir Vicich DDS, is a Specialist in Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry. ​ He received his dental degree in 2006 from USMP School of Dentistry, Lima Perú. He then completed a 2 year specialty program in Prosthodontics.

Dr. Vicich has built a 12 year private dental practice exclusively dedicated to Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry and Aesthetics. Dr. Vicich still gets trained in the latest improvements on the dental field, Developing the best skills and practicing evidence based dentistry to give his patients the most reliable and long lasting dental work. ​ He has several courses of specialization in oral rehabilitation procedures such as: All on Four, Bridges, Crowns, Veneers, Maxilo Facial Dentures, implants. He is a certified member of the international academy of aesthetics(IAA) the Peruvian college of Dentists (COL) and The American Dental Association(ADA).

Dental Exams

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed at your initial dental visit.

  • Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.  X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions. 

  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer. 

  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease. 

  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments. 

  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc. 

Professional Dental Cleaning

Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

  • Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface.  Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.

  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth.  It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva.  The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums.  This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!

  • Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.​​

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a “cap” that covers a damaged tooth to restore the biting function and appearance as well as protect weak areas of the tooth. Crowns are commonly used after root canal procedures or if a tooth has been damaged from oral trauma. A dental bridge is a series of crowns that span the gap of missing teeth in your mouth. The bridge prevents your surrounding teeth from shifting and gives your smile a more natural appearance and function. 

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental protheses such as crown, bridge or denture, The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration, in which materials such as titanium form an intimate bond to bone. The implant fixture is first placed so that it is likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthetic is added. A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before either the dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant or an abuttment is placed which will hold a dental prosthetic.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case.

The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:

  • Fill space of missing teeth.

  • Maintain facial shape.

  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.

  • Restore chewing and speaking ability.

  • Restore your smile.

  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.

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Porcelain Veneers
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A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

Composite fillings are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or more visible areas of the mouth. As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.

Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Chipped teeth.

  • Closing space between two teeth.

  • Cracked or broken teeth.

  • Decayed teeth.

  • Worn teeth.

Composite filling

Digital radiography (digital X-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental X-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of X-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged, helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems more easily. Digital X-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental X-rays.

Dental X-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without X-rays, problem areas can go undetected.

Digital X-Rays

Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Teeth Whitening

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

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José Del Llano Zapata 389, Miraflores. Lima,Peru 
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