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Dr. Andres Carbunaru

Dentistry - Prosthodontics
WESTON, FL
25 years experience male

Locations

Weston Dental Care

WESTON, FL

Address

2235 N. COMMERCE PKWY, Suite 1, WESTON, FL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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About

Bio

I graduated in 1993 from Dental School at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. From 1994 to 1997, I attended the prestigious Columbia University in New York and received a Master of Science degree in Prosthodontics. From 1997 until 2009, I maintained a private successful practice in Caracas, Venezuela, at which time my family and me decided to relocate to United States. I am a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and through the years I have given lectures in aesthetic and implant dentistry at various universities and organizations. Now I lead the team of professionals at Weston Dental Care, providing general and specialized dental care in the area of cosmetic dentistry, implants, crowns and bridges, veneers, Invisalign and more.

Specialties
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Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Prosthodontics

Doctor Q&A

143 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
2-3 appointments: Normally 2-3 appointments : 1 to prep and temp and sent the impression to the lab, the the secound one to deliver the bridge.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Go to a dentist: Sometimes the teeth need sosme help from the dentist to be remove, it may be that case. It is better sometimes to have it check than suffering for few... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes, replaced it: Most of the dentures that are tooth born( supported only by teeth) can last a little more that 5 years. But the ones that are supported by the teeth ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes do implant: Implants are the best option for that condition, second best is the bridge, you are replacing what is mising without damaging another teeth.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
It is possible: It is possible when the amount of movement is very simple ( too little), without changing the bite relationship.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
No, get treatment: Do not worry with youl implant only, get treatment with your dentist to maintain your oral health.
A member asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Not necesarry: Depend on how much tooth structure remains. Of couse the more you prep the tooth the better the chances of needing root canal treatment.
A member asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Do not worry: Todays material for bone grafting are very reliable, do not worry, the success rate is very high, just follow the instruction of your dentist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, we can make a valplast type of denture that is flexible, but i prefer the combination of metal and valplast ( flexible) togheter for better supp... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes: On the abrasion (or abfraction) lesion on the neck of the tteth, we can place a white bonding matrial( composite resin filling) and then you may have ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Lithium disilicate: Emax is an esthetic type of crown ( not very strong). The strongest crown is a gold crown ( not very esthetics)., But the best option on strength is ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is called 1 stage implant surgery... And after few month of healing, the dentist will unscew the abutment and make the impression for the crow... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes: Partial dentures can be done to replace any number of teeth and different places of the mouth as long as we have enough teeth to secure the prosthe... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
None of them: The most effective way is to go to the dentist, have a cleaning and bleaching trays.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Metal: Regarding the stregth: just plain metal ( gold ) is the best ( last the longest), secount best is the porcelain fused to metal and last is zirconia (... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Check lab records : It is very difficult to know exactly how much gold you have on your bridge, not only that deppends on how much tooth reduction the dentist made but al... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes: Gum disease it is easy to control, almost all patients are healthy enough to get implants...
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Remove them at nigh: It is recommended to have the denture soak in cleaning solution while you are sleeping... That keeps the mouth and the denture fresh
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
A Prosthodontist: Find a Prosthodontist, he will help you with your needs
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Go to a dentist: Do not spend more time figuring that, go to your dentist and get it fixed asap, you may develop caries or gum desease on that tooth...
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Drinking to much: Try to drink more water to see if it gets better.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Ask your obg: There might be a liitle of unsafety issue on that since in case of an emergency, that prosthesis will block the airway.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Same as any tooth: Your crowns should resemble your natural teeth, no difference in terms of brushing, flossing, etc. As your hygienist to show you hands on your next ap... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Very successful: The success rate can. Be close to 95%, of course it depends on the quality ANS quantity of the bone and the experence of the dentist.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Make a new one: Have a new prosthesis made with acrylic resin.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Not that difficult: Most of the time we can place the denture back with a soft reliner, so the patient enter with teeth ANS leave with them as well.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Ask your dentist: There a different materials but for acrylic i like lucitone 199.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes and yes: If you have all your teeth, you will be able to chew better (helps the digestion), the moment youloose some of them, the system doesnot work efficient... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Immediately: You can go immediately, just be aware that you need to get use to it, ANS also we need to make some adjustment, but there are no limitation for workin... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Check with your dent: Please check with your dentist, it depends on the amount of teeth, type and material of the bridge , etc. Remember that it is not the sqme to have 1 ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes: Today on edge it very rare to find limitation to place an implant. Real limitations are medical or psycological issues, but are very few. So almost ev... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Possible gum disease: When was the last time you had a cleaning?, Possible that's all you need.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Follow your dentist : Please always follow your dentist recommendations... But minimum we recommend 3 days after surgery
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes: Always wear a retainer ( otherwise your teeth will shift). Get a consultation with a Prosthodontist, he will help you with the overall treatment plan ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Different system: The implants behave complitly different than a tooth, the surface texture and the way it attach to the bone allow us to minimize the risk of periodont... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Normal in beguining: A perfect bridge should feels as you do not have anything new in the mouth after 4 days ( aprox), and it should be easy to clean and esthetic. A lttle... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Very little: Do not worry to much about pain, most people is able to handle that with ice and few ibuprofen
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Be treated at dental: Get treatment at a dental school. Even though it will take more time to finish all your treatment, the quality will be good, and the fees will be lowe... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Depends on each case: Normally the healing process takes only few months 2-4, but you can get dental treatment on other teeth in the meantime
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Resolve TMJ: If you have TMJ, resolve that issue: go to your dentist and get a night guard, possible need some type or physiotherapy and / or muscle relaxer medic... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Varies: 1-2 weeks Follow your dentist recommendations
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes: The success rate is more than 95 %, find a Prosthodontist and get checked, you will be amazed by the amount of technology and how easy and accurate a... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes: It is the best course of action, the more accurate the pre operative preparation, the better the outcome. Today CT Scan represent almost the same amo... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Get check: It can be many things, please get check by your dentist
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Not exactly: The dentist can place implants we're teeth are missing , but to help you on your grinding, you need a night guard
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
No: Not necessarily, changing healing cups does not necessarily mean surgery, most of the time can be done ecen without anesthesia
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
No: The surgery is very easy, remember the bone is soft, while the tooth is the hardest material of our body
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Yes: Although as a Prosthodontist, we prefer that you chew on the other side, we can provide you with a temporary prosthesis that you can use.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
No : No it is not normal. Please go back to your dentist and get check, probably need to get re cemented

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Nov 25, 2018
Dr. Carbunaru has a prestigious background and is dedicated to his profession and helping patients.
Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carbunaru is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I like the direct answer. At least, it is a possibility. Thanks. Bye!
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So, traditional one = acrylic & valplast = vinyl. Bye.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia UNiversity
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Top Prosthodontist, First Place, Florida - Summer
2013
TOP PROSTHODONTIST, First Place, The Nation - 2018
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