Minimaly Invasive Dentistry


The Oral Lab is committed to Minimally Invasive Dentistry. We are focused on preservation and the respect for dental tissues is transversal to all our dental specialities.



Designing a smile is just like designing a space. First, rationality establishes objectives. Then, creativity draws shapes. Then, creativity draws shapes.

Because this is our philosophy, The Oral Lab’s actions are always based on scientific and artistic principles that ensure excellent aesthetic and oral health results for our patients. And, although today we have the most advanced equipment and materials in the area, this is not possible without what makes us unique: a specialized team that works every day to make your smile the most important project of all.

In practice, what does it mean?
Greater precision, less removal of healthy tooth tissue
Greater longevity of your teeth
Small surgical incisions
Faster execution of procedures
More comfortable and shorter post-operative periods
Fewer complications
Quicker return to day-to-day activities


From diagnosis to execution, dental procedures require a very particular degree of precision and skill. The dimensions of the area to be intervened are very small and the detail of the procedures is increasingly greater when the treatments are intended to be minimally invasive.

The microscope came to redefine the concept of visualization as we will only be able to treat what we can see!

The magnification of up to 32 times and the target size offered by our microscope provides a totally different quality of work, allowing the doctor to be as conservative as possible, preserving all tissues of the oral cavity, including teeth and their supporting tissues. The magnification associated with far-reaching, shadow-free lighting translates into the quality of the treatments we perform.

Expansion in Endodontics:

Before the introduction of the optical microscope, magnifying glasses were the only means of magnification available. Although they improve visual acuity, they have numerous limitations.

Without a microscope, endodontic treatments are carried out in the dark, with radiography as an aid in diagnosis and treatment, which in turn is not as accurate as it only shows two dimensions of a three-dimensional object. At The Oral Lab we also have CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) available as a diagnostic aid that makes treatment safer, substantially increasing success rates.


Magnification up to 32 times: the microscope increases the field of view and allows the endodontist to see very detailed images, improving the quality of treatment.

Optimized lighting: the microscope has its own light that improves image definition, allowing excellent visualization of the area to be treated.

Documentation through images of the intervention area that allows the patient to communicate the details of the treatment

High magnification is necessary to assist in the total removal of caries, localization of calcified canals, detect microfractures, assist in the removal of fractured instruments inside the tooth.

The microscope also allows the detection of accessory canals, which are narrower and difficult or impossible to locate without magnification, thus allowing the disinfection of the entire canalicular system, improving the long-term prognosis of endodontic treatment.

The Microscope is essential equipment in certain more differentiated treatments such as:

Non-Surgical Endodontic Retreatment: teeth already devitalized that need to be retreated.

Removal of Fractured Instruments and Spikes

Perforation Treatment

Treatment of Roots with Immature Apex (Teeth not yet fully formed).

Expansion in Oral Rehabilitation

From diagnosis to treatment, the precision of technical gestures determines a superior quality of work, resulting in excellent results. The rigor with which we prepare a tooth through mechanical means, the evaluation of its mold and the proof of fit in subsequent tests are just a few examples of how enlargement affects the final result of the treatment. The detail makes all the difference in the final result and it is with this detail that we work at The Oral Lab to provide you with the most conservative and long-lasting treatment that the technique allows.

See also Adhesive Aesthetic Restorations and Porcelain Veneers

Expansion in Surgery

It allows the application of microsurgery principles practiced at the highest level, among which the use of:


-Technique-specific microinstruments

-Microsuture is difficult to visualize without magnification

The excellent adaptation of surgical wounds with microsutures and high magnification prevents the appearance of scars, substantially improves the postoperative period and accelerates the entire healing process.

The magnification also allows the execution of detailed techniques for manipulating gums and other tissues with all the precision that these techniques require. All this because we practice dentistry that is governed by very high standards, always based on the most current techniques and the rigor of clinical and scientific evidence.

See also

Gingival Plastic Microsurgery, Guided Bone Regeneration, Maxillary Sinus Elevation, Immediate Implants/Alveolar Preservation, Minimally Invasive Implant Surgery


The excellence of an aesthetic and functional smile is not achieved by mere chance. The smile design must take into account the personality and physical and psychological characteristics of each individual. These excellent results can only be obtained in a systematic and consistent way through the implementation of a set of diagnostic, planning, communication, execution and maintenance procedures.

Digital Smile Design is an important aid to the treatment plan that uses visual communication, through a protocol of images and videos and digital techniques to design your smile. This way you can preview the proposed changes, which can then be analyzed and clinically tested, before the treatment is carried out. The fact that the treatment can be viewed and approved before it is carried out offers the security and motivation you need.
DSD involves the patient in the decision-making process of building their smile, by sharing their desires, goals and expectations, the end result is a combination between these and what science, technology and clinical experience can offer.


The adhesive technique promotes the adhesion of some aesthetic materials to the tooth structure, allowing, through the use of materials such as composite and ceramic, the execution of restorations with a natural appearance that blend in with the tooth itself.

It is a sensitive and meticulous technique requiring time and particular care in its execution. It is applied in cases of treating cavities, fractures, repairing restorations or aesthetic changes in the color and shape of teeth, as well as bonding various prosthetic structures.
At The Oral Lab, composite adhesive restorations are carried out within the scope of our rigorous, ultra-conservative work philosophy and using enlargement, always preserving as much of your tooth’s structure as possible, creating imperceptible and long-lasting restorations.

Main objectives of restorations using the adhesive technique:
Restoration of the aesthetic, structural and biomechanical integrity of the tooth
Use of materials compatible with natural teeth at a mechanical, biological and aesthetic level
Maintenance of tooth vitality, maximum conservation of dental tissues

Restorative materials have undergone great evolution in recent years, in terms of their aesthetic characteristics as well as their durability. The Oral Lab works with the best materials that have been clinically proven over the years and provide the best results in the hands of our experienced clinicians.


They are very thin ceramic sheets that are permanently glued to the enamel surface and allow you to change the shape, color and position of your teeth, simultaneously strengthening them.
They are very reliable and resistant restorations that can substantially change the image of a smile.

Scientific facts:
1-Ceramic veneers restore the mechanical behavior of the intact tooth.
2-When a material more flexible than enamel (composite) replaces it, the crown does not regain its original resistance
3-Ceramics is considered the material of choice to simulate the behavior of enamel and restore the original resistance to the restored tooth. Aesthetically, it is also the material that best simulates the optical behavior of enamel.

Clinical Indications:
Discoloration with no response to bleaching
Conoidal or abnormally shaped teeth
Closing spaces and black triangles between teeth
Smile rejuvenation by changing the shape and color of teeth

Veneers present themselves as a more conservative alternative than placing crowns and their natural appearance is undoubtedly one of their main characteristics.
This technique is an advantage for those who would like to obtain quick results with a great impact on their appearance. After planning, the result is achieved in just 2 consultations and is completely painless.
They do not require special care beyond basic oral hygiene.

At The Oral Lab we carry out this work using magnification, which allows us to be very conservative in our approach and obtain excellent accuracy in the adjustment. By being more conservative and removing the minimum amount of intact tooth structure, we are improving the mechanical characteristics of the teeth while improving aesthetics and ensuring longevity.
We work with high quality laboratory technicians with experience in
Many years of performing this technique on different types of ceramics.
The Oral Lab has more than 20 years of experience in performing veneers, the results we obtain are the result of an accurate diagnosis, careful planning and impeccable execution.


Invisalign is the premium brand of practically invisible removable aligners that allow orthodontic correction to be performed in the simplest to the most complex cases.

With digital planning, the patient can obtain a prediction of the final result and visualize all stages of their treatment with a very safe prediction of the duration of the treatment. With this technique, the duration of treatment is usually shorter than with traditional braces. The appliance should be worn 20 to 22 hours a day, with the advantage of being able to be removed so that oral hygiene can be carried out without obstacles such as fixed appliance brackets. It is a flexible, transparent device that is very comfortable to use without inhibiting you from smiling or speaking.

At The Oral Lab we have extensive experience in Invisalign treatment, with our orthodontist being one of the pioneers in using this technique.


At The oral Lab, whenever possible, we use whitening techniques to rejuvenate your smile or isolated color changes. However, there is a small percentage of teeth that do not react to whitening, requiring another type of approach.

Teeth whitening does not harm the structure of your teeth and is considered the most conservative technique for changing the color of your teeth as it does not cause any wear and tear to the tooth.

Did you know that color is a determining parameter in the appearance of a young and attractive smile?
The color and length of your teeth are very important in the appearance of your smile.

Today, we have very effective and long-lasting techniques available for removing unwanted pigmentation from the surface and internal structure of teeth. Color changes due to aging, tobacco, consumption of coffee, tea and red wine can be eliminated through bleaching.

Products sold to the public do not have the concentrations necessary for safe and effective bleaching.

Our “in Office” technique allows us to obtain quick, safe and reliable results through the use of specific products. Alternatively, you can whiten at home using a tray designed for your teeth, always under the supervision of your dentist, because safety is always our priority.

The Oral Lab has the solution for cases of isolated teeth that are discolored because they have suffered some type of trauma or have been devitalized. These teeth are likely to be whitened effectively and for a long time and the restorative treatment must be planned correctly so that they have a good prognosis in the medium/long term.


Bone regeneration techniques are highly safe and predictable techniques.
Its need, in almost all cases, is detected before implant surgery through the analysis of the three-dimensional imaging examination of the jaws and individualized planning.

After tooth extraction, the underlying bone undergoes a process of physiological resorption over time and the gums follow this loss. Therefore, the more time passes after extraction, the greater the likelihood that there will be insufficient ideal bone availability for rehabilitation with dental implants.

In areas where teeth were lost a long time ago or due to infection or trauma, there may be a need to forgo bone regeneration procedures.
This technique uses a material similar to human bone that induces bone growth and a stabilized collagen membrane that separates the bone from the gums, allowing both to form differently.


This technique consists of placing temporary acrylic teeth, fixed to the implant on the same day of placement, immediately restoring aesthetics and comfort to the patient. Whenever possible, The Oral Lab opts for the placement of immediate teeth on the implants, but the particularities of each case dictate whether this solution is viable, with the rehabilitation modality chosen according to the individual planning of each case.


The placement of an implant follows very strict criteria regarding the technique and the three-dimensional position of the implant.
At The oral Lab, surgeries are planned based on images from the three-dimensional examination (CBCT) of the patient’s bone structures, simulating the placement of the implants in the desired position using digital planning software. This planning results in the possibility of creating surgical guides that help the surgeon in the correct positioning of the implant during surgery.

The use of surgical guides makes this entire process more precise, conservative and decisive in the results achieved. With no margin for error, the surgeon is guided in the placement of the implant, making the surgery faster and safer, in accordance with the desired result and prior planning, whilst simultaneously providing much more comfort post-operatively.

In some cases, surgery may be performed through a small window in the gum, without the use of sutures.

This type of techniques allows us to reduce both consultation times and recovery times, minimizing post-operative complications as much as possible, improving comfort and results.


Oral or periodontal plastic microsurgery techniques are techniques that allow the improvement of the availability of soft (gum) and/or hard (bone) tissues around teeth or implants, with aesthetic and functional gains.

In addition to its aesthetic function, the gingiva plays a role in protecting both teeth and implants, being an important tissue to guarantee the longevity of your teeth and/or implants.
A lack of gums can lead to hygiene difficulties, recurrent inflammation, infections and, ultimately, the loss of teeth or implants.
The gums can be enlarged using various microsurgical techniques.

Gingival recession (“exposed roots”) consists of the migration of the gum surrounding the tooth, with consequent exposure of the surface of the roots to the oral environment. These exposed surfaces not only cause aesthetic impairment, greater propensity for root cavities and tooth wear, but also also discomfort due to dentin hypersensitivity, typically described as pain when ingesting cold food or in contact with cold air, which they generate.

Carrying out surgical procedures aimed at resolving this condition – root coverage – becomes essential in these cases, procedures whose success is nowadays very predictable.

Gingival recessions are currently one of the complications associated with orthodontic treatment, as the treatment can involve an expansion of the dental arch and the displacement of teeth out of their natural position. In these types of situations, it is necessary to correct gingival recessions prior to orthodontic treatment.

The Oral Lab has all these techniques at your disposal, which, due to their sensitive and delicate nature, require a lot of rigor, experience and know-how.

This type of microsurgical techniques should only be carried out by experienced specialists, with specific training, as the broad learning curve with years of evolution is decisive in the success rates obtained.

See also Magnification in surgery


Techniques and materials developed in recent decades have allowed the maintenance of teeth that would previously have been condemned to extraction.

Repetition of endodontic treatment not performed under ideal conditions, which can be performed surgically or non-surgically, represents a therapeutic option with a high success rate when performed under ideal conditions.

Surgical endodontic treatment has a very high success rate.
Knowledge and application of the most appropriate micro-surgical techniques for each situation and the correct visualization of the canal system and its anatomical variations are crucial for maintaining maximum healthy tooth structure and eliminating all inflammatory and/or infectious foci.
The Oral Lab has the necessary know-how and experience to carry out these interventions that require the essential use of microscopy and specialized training.

See also enlargement on endodontics at the top of the page.


This technique aims to maintain bone and gingival dimensions after tooth extraction.

The early loss of a tooth leads to a remodeling process with loss of bone and gum tissue. During the first 3 months after tooth extraction, the collapse zones are clearly visible, causing aesthetically undesirable defects and the longer the time elapses, the greater the size of the defect.

The way tooth extraction is carried out, whether more or less traumatic, more or less conservative, influences the amount of bone and gum that will disappear afterwards. The more conservative and atraumatic the extraction, the smaller the post-extraction defect will be and the better the postoperative period will be.

The immediate placement of an implant in the same clinical procedure as the extraction of a non-viable tooth is a common technique with decades of clinical and scientific validation that presents numerous advantages. At The Oral Lab this option always comes first when a tooth to be extracted is a candidate to be replaced by an implant. However, it is not always possible to place the implant in the same clinical procedure and alveolar preservation appears as an alternative technique to minimize bone and gingival loss, allowing the implant to be placed in the desired position in the best conditions within a few months. anatomical.


This technique allows the placement of implants in the posterior areas of the upper jaw when bone availability is insufficient due to the presence of the maxillary sinus.

At The Oral Lab, we perform this technique whenever possible in a non-invasive way using specific tools that allow the placement of implants with traumatic (non-surgical) elevation of the maxillary sinus.


Conventional oral hygiene techniques include tartar removal with a scaler and manual scaling, which can be painful and invasive, often scratching tooth surfaces, implants and restorations. The finishing is done with a generalized polishing that does not reach the infragingival areas, often damaging the dental and gingival tissues.

The Oral Lab has implemented a systematic plaque control protocol for the prevention and maintenance of natural teeth and implants using cutting-edge technology based on scientific evidence.

This procedure makes cleaning minimally invasive as the professional is guided by the color of the bacterial plaque, with instrumentation only in the necessary areas, sparing all other surfaces. It is an extremely safe and effective procedure, very gentle on teeth, gums, implants and other dental restorations or prosthetics.
The protocol consists of applying a dye which makes visible all the bacterial plaque and tartar to be removed by Airflow and Perioflow in the supra and infra gingival areas. When necessary, removal is completed with Piezon PS, gentle ultrasound that does not cause pain and operates with water at your body temperature so that sensitivity is minimized throughout the procedure. Everything with the comfort of our patients in mind.

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