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Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County.

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Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.
 
How do Dental Implants Work?
 
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth – an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges – as well as individual crowns placed over implants – feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
 
For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges, or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth or teeth in place.
 
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
 
Implants are usually more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, and most insurance carriers typically cover less than 10 percent of the fees.
 
The American Dental Association considers two types of implants to be safe. They are:
 
Endosteal implants: These are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is needed to connect a post to the original implant. Finally, an artificial tooth (or teeth) is attached to the post individually or grouped on a bridge or denture.
 
Subperiosteal implants: These consist of a metal frame that is fitted onto the jawbone just below the gum tissue. As the gums heal, the frame becomes fixed to the jawbone.

Posted: Thursday April 27, 2017

A smile can be a wonderful thing, and strong, healthy teeth are the key to a great smile you can keep for a lifetime – but not all of us are born with a megawatt smile.
 
A healthy smile is a sign of a strong body, and if you are missing one or more teeth, it’s not too late to do something about it! Dental implants are the best possible replacement option for missing teeth.
 
Your body works best when it has a full set of teeth; your lips, cheeks and the skin on your face is firmer and tauter when there are teeth to be covered. As we age and lose teeth, we also lose bone structure. This is what can cause the skin around the mouth, cheeks and eyes to appear looser and more wrinkled.
 
It is widely known that the majority of us believe that a healthy smile is one of the first and most important things we notice about a person at first impression. Research suggests that most men found women who were not wearing any makeup at all, but were smiling, to be more attractive than women who had great makeup but were hiding their smiles.
 
When you are confident you smile more. Replacing missing teeth and addressing oral health issues with dental implants can be just the boost you need to take the next step in your career, relationship, or just the next chapter of your life.
 
Additionally, dental implants can be a boon against the loss of bone material in the body, also known as osteoporosis. The jaw is one of the first places osteoporosis is detected. The more teeth we have, the better we can chew, the stronger our jaw bones will be.
 
See how we can help you improve your life by receiving a consultation for dental implants!

Posted: Friday March 31, 2017

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.
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Posted: Tuesday February 7, 2017

Over the past decades, restorative dentistry has advanced to the point that the line between it and cosmetic dentistry has ceased to exist. Whereas the purpose of restorative dentistry treatments was previously meant to reconstruct missing or badly damaged structures in the mouth.

Modern restorative dentistry aims to return full function, oral health, and aesthetics to patients with damaged or missing teeth. Contemporary treatments can make reconstructed teeth look nearly indistinguishable from their natural counterparts.

If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth and are looking for the finest restorations that restorative dentistry has to offer, then check out Tal Morr Prosthodontics in Miami, FL. Our esteemed prosthodontist can make the completely customizable treatments, whether they require a single tooth restoration or full mouth rehabilitation.

Based on the number of teeth you need to replace the state of your oral health, your aesthetic goals, and your budget.

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Posted: Wednesday September 7, 2016

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Americans agree that taking care of one’s mouth, teeth and gums is “absolutely needed,” yet, only 1/3 of American say they do an “excellent” job taking care of their mouth, teeth and gums, and fewer says their oral health is “excellent” (from The Public Speaks Up on Oral Health Care: An ADA and Crest/Oral-B Survey). So why aren’t these oral health conscious Americans going to the dentist? Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday June 1, 2016

Crown lengthening is a common dental surgery that exposes more of the natural tooth by reshaping or re-contouring bone and gum tissue. This surgical option is typically used for patients who have fractured or decayed teeth, for the purpose of restoring the tooth with dental crowns. Continue reading

Posted: Thursday March 17, 2016

A trending Associated Press (AP) story about the National Hockey league’s concern over players’ knocked out teeth is a real concern for Prosthodontists, the dentists who specialize in replacing missing or broken teeth.

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Posted: Thursday February 25, 2016

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Like many of our other aches and pains, many people try to dismiss gum pain as an insignificant nuisance that will eventually go away. While this may be the case some of the time, there are many instances where tooth and gum pain should not be ignored.
 
In some cases, gum pain can be the result of minor irritations caused by sensitivity to certain foods, drugs or a mouth guard. This is particularly likely if the patient notices red or white spots that appear with the pain. However, these spots could also be a sign of oral cancer, so it’s important to have them examined if they persist for more than a week.
 
Other possibilities include Gingivitis, which includes these symptoms:

  • gums that are red, tender, or swollen.
  • gums that bleed when you brush or floss your teeth.
  • gums that have pulled away from the teeth.
  • loose teeth.
  • a change in how your teeth fit together when you bite (malocclusion)
  • pus between teeth and gums.
  • pain when chewing.
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Gums can also hurt when people breathe in cold air, or drink hot or cold liquids. If the pain is fleeting, it could be caused by cavities, loose fillings or gums that have pulled away from the teeth and exposed the roots. Pain that lingers after exposure to heat or cold is a different story. This could mean that the pulp – the center part of a tooth made up of living connective tissue and cells – is inflamed or possibly dying. It may be possible for a Miami dentist to save the tooth, or it might be irreversibly damaged by deep decay or trauma. Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday January 20, 2016

Missing teeth can be the most frustrating experience. Not only do you look like a jack-o-lantern, missing teeth can invite bacteria and other ailments into your mouth that cause irreparable damage. Smiles with missing teeth can be a source of insecurity for many people, and can be a root cause in confidence issues. Why suffer from debilitating embarrassment when you don’t have to? At our office in Aventura, FL, we specialize in offering dental implants for patients that are tired of dealing with missing teeth.

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Posted: Friday January 15, 2016

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the medical word for the grinding or clenching of the teeth, and it is a common problem in Miami and around the country. People of all ages can develop bruxism, and most grind or clench their teeth subconsciously – even while sleeping – so they don’t become aware of the problem until other issues arise.

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Posted: Wednesday January 6, 2016