Our Tampa Office offers a full array of dental services to help you maintain healthy teeth. You can read more on this page about specific services.
- Periodontal Disease
- Teeth bleaching
- Cosmetic and mercury free restorations
- Developmental of functional and interceptive Orthodontics
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal assessment, orthodontic assessment, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take digital x-rays, which may include the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
We will assess what kind of treatment is appropriate for your child. Orthodontic treatment can enhance your child's dental and overall health. Benefits of treating early orthodontic care includes correcting thumb or finger sucking habits, tongue thrusting habits, which can improve self esteem, improve speech, improve positive jaw growth, and improve disorder breathing and improve better sleeping and behavior habits. Dr. Marta M Rivera offers a myofunctional therapy option, which can start as early as 2 years of age depending on the child and his/her habits, to straighten the teeth and develop the jaws without the use of traditional orthodontics. For additional information, visit the MRC Clinics of Florida web site at lessbracestampabay.com. We also offer space maintainers, retainers and another variety of appliances.
We offer home bleaching system you take with you for results in 2 weeks. We also recommend whitening strips. You can also consider a combination program of both systems for optimal, long-term results. We evaluate if your child should receive this treatment after an evaluation the dentist will do. Customs trays are done by taking impressions of their teeth and then constructing custom trays to hold the whitening material. The instructions will be given at the appointment to be delivered.
Crowns and Veneers
You can have a new smile with all-porcelain crowns on the anterior teeth. For the posterior, we use porcelain fused to metal.
Tooth-colored filings that will match your teeth. We also offer restoring broken malformed crooked or discolored teeth.
We perform pulpotomies with medication and laser to improve a sterile canal.
Temporomandibular and craniomandibular disorders
We treat these disorders according to the symptoms. The way children develop is our greatest concerns. We have had a great deal of success treating these cases.
Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a bite guard will help reduce symptoms of TMJ. We custom make mouth guards in both soft and hard materials.
Not every child needs a splint to avoid grinding. Grinding occurs for several reasons that can be discussed with Dr. Marta.