Tag Archives: Prosthodontics

The branch of dentistry concerned with the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth.

Dental crowns are often misunderstood. Misunderstood because most dentists do not explain them very well, and costly because insurance companies typically do not cover more than 50 percent of the cost. Crowns are also known as “caps”, but that term is somewhat antiquated.

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Posted: Wednesday August 2, 2017

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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.
 
if you are interested in getting dental implants in Miami, contact TM Prosthodontics today. Call (305) 935.6066 to schedule your appointment.

Posted: Thursday April 27, 2017

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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 in Miami, FLorida! Call (305) 935.6066 to schedule your appointment today.

Posted: Friday March 31, 2017

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Why are dental implants often the first choice and the standard of care compared to other options to restore missing or damaged teeth?
 
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Posted: Monday March 20, 2017

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Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.
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Posted: Monday March 20, 2017

If you are one of the many people who are unhappy with their smile, you might be surprised to learn that you have options to fix teeth that are cracked, chipped, worn, yellow, or otherwise damaged.
 
And TM Prosthodontics, we have extensive experience in the practice of cosmetic dentistry, and we’ve learned a thing or two about the obstacles the can stand in the way of fixing dental issues. Not all procedures are right for everyone. And sometimes the price and healing time can complicate the decision.
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Posted: Tuesday February 21, 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

Tooth sensitivity is unpleasant, particularly when the discomfort happens on a recurring basis. If you experience tooth sensitivity when consuming hot and cold foods and drinks, the discomfort may be temporary or chronic. In the case of short-lived sensitivity, patients may wish to undergo restorative dentistry treatment to protect the tooth and dental nerves thereby reducing discomfort when eating. At TM Prosthodontics, our dentists can determine the cause of your discomfort, and then recommend the appropriate lifestyle changes and dental treatments to reduce tooth sensitivity to hot and cold substances.

 

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Posted: Tuesday November 8, 2016

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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The teeth are not immune to the aging process. Even with proper dental care, senior patients may experience natural wear and tear on the teeth, making it especially important for seniors to practice particular care with their dental health routines. Fortunately, restorative dentistry treatments can reverse years of dental damage, restoring both dental health and appearance. Patients seeking dental care for seniors can find the latest treatments at our Miami, FL office.
 
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Posted: Monday August 29, 2016