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The Best English Speaking Dentist in Cuenca

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(+593) 99-616-9760

Office Location

Miguel Cordero Dávila & Paucarbamba. Edificio WorkCenter, 2nd Floor. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Sometimes patients can feel overwhelmed with the experience of visiting their Dentist and may forget to ask all the questions that they had been thinking about before they entered the clinic.

At Dr. Grace Ordoñez  we do our best to make your visits as comfortable as possible. Our warm, and friendly staff will welcome you, walk you through your appointment, and answer any questions you may have. 

Prior to your first visit, we’ll ask you to fill out paperwork with your medical history, or to arrive early to complete in office. 

In this Dentist FAQ we hope to answer many of those forgotten questions and a few others you may not have thought of yet.

If you have a question that isn’t answered here, you are welcome to email us with it or ask during your next visit and we’ll happily talk you through an answer that’s personalized for your situation.


Answers to Questions our Patients Ask about Dental Tourism

What kind of dental procedures can I get in Cuenca - Ecuador?

We provide most types of dental procedures; these include:

  • Dental Implants
  • Snap-on dentures (removable)
  • Root Canals
  • Laser treatment for periodontal disease
  • Cosmetic Veneers
  • and more. 

Why go to Cuenca, Ecuador for dental services?

The main reason for going abroad for dental services is to access to excellent care at affordable prices.  Also, you can take advantage of your time here to explore the beautiful city of Cuenca. 

Why is Dental Tourism so popular?

The high demand for quality dental work and increasingly high prices in the USA motivates millions of Americans every year to seek quality, affordable dental care in other countries. 

Is it safe to dental work in Ecuador?

At Dr. Grace Ordoñez Dental Practice, we take infection prevention and control very seriously. We only offer procedures ad treatments that we fully trust will provide you with a truly healthy smile.  Our dental office is mercury safe, and we can even replace any traditional amalgam fillings you may have with more advanced materials through safe mercury removal.

Aside from the dental work itself, some are also concerned about general safety while in Ecuador. However, the country has put in a lot of work to become safer for visitors and expats.

Cuenca is home to many EXPATS due to its welcoming atmosphere, safety and beauty.

How much will I save on dental costs?

That depends on the type of dental procedure you need but the cost of comparable services in the United States or Canada can result in savings of up to 70% or more. 

What language does Dr. Grace speak?

Dr. Grace is bilingual, she was born in Euador but lived in USA. for many years. 

How do I know if my dental procedures will be completed in time?

During treatment planning, we take into account your travel time and are aware of how long your stay is in the country. We will have a timeline for completion of your procedures already planned out before we start the treatments. We will work with you to make sure we allow enough time to get everything done. 

Does your clinic have the latest dental technology?

Absolutely, we have all the latest clinical equipment necesary to offer you the best service. 

Answers to Questions our Patients Ask about our Treatments

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is basically a tooth-like cap that is used to restore a tooth back to its original size and shape.

When should you consider a dental implant?

You may be suffering from gum disease, tooth decay, or tooth injury — or perhaps you’ve already lost your natural teeth. In all of these cases, getting a dental implant is usually one of the best courses of action.

How long does a dental implant procedure take?

The procedure itself takes 1 to 2 hours and the healing time is 3 to 6 months

What is a bridge?

A dental bridge is a replacement for missing teeth. If you have lost any teeth, you may have been left with a series of unsightly gaps. If the gaps are not filled with replacement teeth then there is a risk of bone loss ( ‘bone resorption’), which can impact your facial appearance.

A bridge acts as an anchor for two crowns and consists of a false tooth called a ‘pontic’ which sits between the two crowns.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells, typically made of porcelain or composite resin, that are placed on the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They are custom-made to fit over the existing teeth and can be used to fix a variety of cosmetic issues, such as chips, stains, gaps, and misalignment. Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option because they can dramatically improve the appearance of a smile with minimal tooth reduction and can provide a long-lasting, natural-looking solution

Does your dental practice offer veneers?

Yes, our dental practice offers veneers as one of our cosmetic dentistry services..

Why do my gums bleed?

There are many reasons why your gums may bleed, including:

Gum disease: Gingivitis and periodontitis are two common forms of gum disease that can cause bleeding gums.

1. Poor oral hygiene: Not brushing and flossing regularly can lead to the buildup of plaque and tartar, which can irritate the gums and cause bleeding.

2. Medications: Some medications, such as blood thinners, can cause your gums to bleed more easily

3. Hormonal changes: Changes in hormones during pregnancy or menopause can cause gums to become more sensitive and prone to bleeding.

4. Nutritional deficiencies: A lack of vitamin C, vitamin K, and folic acid can contribute to bleeding gums.

If your gums are bleeding, it is important to see a dentist to determine the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatme

What is a denture?

If, for whatever reason, you have lost all or some of your teeth, you will need dentures to replace them; you may have a full denture (replacing all the teeth), or a partial denture (replacing some of your teeth). You usually only remove your dentures for cleaning.

Dentures are not to be confused with a crown or bridge. Full dentures and partial dentures are plates the wearer can remove and replace as they choose. A bridge or a crown cannot be removed – it is cemented in place.

Can my filling be repaired?

It is possible for some fillings to be repaired when they fracture. Even when the tooth around a filling fractures there are some situations where it can be repaired. For your filling to be repaired there must be no tooth decay present. Dr. Grace would be able to check and explain if she can repair it. 

Which cosmetic procedure is right for me?

Discovering what the right procedures are for you, will need you to consult Dr. Grace. The condition of your teeth right now and what result you want to achieve help your dentist to diagnose what can be done for you and determine the treatments that will work best for you.

When you consult your dentist you’ll want to ask a few questions of your own to help you decide which of the options you’re presented with will fit in with your lifestyle.

What is a root canal?

A root canal treatment is a procedure that enables the patient to keep a tooth that otherwise would have to be taken out.  This kind of treatment is necessary when the pulp tissue (nerve) inside the tooth has become diseased and irreversibly damaged.

Our Services

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General Checkups

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Dental Implants

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Cosmetic Dentistry

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Teeth Whitening

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Orthodontic Care

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Your smile is our mission.

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Dental Tourism

Visit Cuenca and fly back home with a beautiful, healthy smile.

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Miguel Cordero Dávila & Paucarbamba. Edificio WorkCenter, 2nd Floor. 

Working Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:30pm.

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