Dr. Mercado graduated from the University Of Oral Medicine of Puerto Rico in 2008, and then completed a GPR at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester N.Y. Shortly after graduation he moved to Florida and has practiced there for 10 years expanding his experience in all aspects of dentistry by working alongside different specialists. He has taken many continuing education courses to further his mastery in the art of dentistry focusing on cosmetics dentistry, endodontics, prosthodontics, othrodontics, oral surgery and implants.
He has recently purchased a practice right in the heart of downtown Orlando. He strives to give every patient the most comfortable dental experience possible to make sure they leave the office smiling.
Dental Implants :
Dental implants are the ideal way to replace missing teeth. They are considered highly effective and cosmetic. They have to be surgically inserted into the bone, then the implant osseointegrates with the bone in order to be later on restored by placing either crowns, bridges, partials or full dentures over them.
There are various types of full dentures(conventional and immediate). They all are removable prosthesis to replace function and missing teeth. They need to be removed daily to allow the tissues in the mouth to rest and also cleaned.
Conventional dentures can be done when the patient already has a previous denture that needs to be replace or all the teeth are already missing. They can also be supported and attached to dental implants helping with the stability and retention of the denture.
Immediate dentures are used to help the patient transition from having teeth to going into full dentures because the remaining teeth can’t be saved and the patient doesn’t want to go without teeth. They are not consider permanent or conventional, since they area where the teeth are extracted is healing and the anatomy will change with time, thus making them a temporary solution.
It is normal to go through an adjustment period and also going back to your dentist due to sore spots. Needing a reline, repair or adjustment is also normal.