February 06th 2014
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you have missing teeth, you may be wondering if you are a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants bring many questions, including a patient's overall health concerns.
Our TeethToday specialists will work together with you and your dentist to ensure a successful dental implant procedure. Your health concerns, and any other questions you may have, will be addressed. At Teeth Today, we address every patient's concerns. We want to ensure your comfort with your dental implant procedure, from start to finish. We will answer all of your questions and make sure you are confident and comfortable with your procedure prior to surgery.
Unlike conventional dentures, dental implants are a long-lasting solution that will have a positive impact on your overall health. Be sure to discuss your concerns with a specialist during your free consultation and get started down the road to better health.
February 04th 2014
Your Questions Answered
Teeth Today specialists are prepared to discuss all of your concerns, and put your mind at ease. Many patients wonder if age plays a factor, when considering dental implants. A patient's age is not necessarily a disqualifying factor when considering dental implants. In fact, many patients are in their 70â€™s, 80â€™s, and beyond and they report excellent results.
In the field of dentistry, dental implants have become the standard for replacing missing or cracked teeth. This procedure is beneficial as it eliminates the need to compromise adjacent teeth and dental implants helps to prevent bone loss.
At Teeth Today, we pride ourselves on working with each patient to address this issue and any other dental concerns they may have. We want our patients to be confident and comfortable throughout their entire dental experience.
January 30th 2014
The Dental Implant Solution
Teeth Today proudly offers an innovative solution to the missing or cracked teeth dilemma that affects so many. Dental implants, a safe and effective solution, are a far cry from dentures. Growing old doesn't have to mean a cup filled with dentures on the nightstand. With dental implants,you'll never have to place your teeth on your nightstand again.
When it comes to improving your health and appearance, an investment in dental implants money well spent. Your only regret will be not getting them sooner.
Dental implants will not only improve your appearance, but you'll feel great too. This long-lasting solution is made to last and will keep you smiling for years to come.
January 28th 2014
The Power Behind Every Smile
There is power behind every smile, a contagious power. A smile is a simple expression that can change your mood, instantly. We begin smiling, as early as in the womb, as evidenced by 3D ultrasound. We are born with the ability to use this basic expression. When we smile, we express what we are feeling.
Children smile without any reservation, some even grabbing their mouths to make their smile even wider, for a camera to capture. Smiling not only reduces our stress levels, it can also be quite contagious. When you smile, you show your confidence to others. Smiling is mood altering and life changing. Smiling, even if you have nothing to smile about, will induce pleasure to you and those around you.
Smile! It's what we tell our children to do when we're about to snap a picture. It's what we offer to strangers we pass in the street, to be polite. We smile when we are happy and when we are laughing. Unfortunately, the older we get, the more reluctant we are to share our smile, too embarrassed to show our missing or cracked teeth.
Teeth Today will help you smile with dental implants. Dental implants fill the empty spaces in your mouth, and let the world see your beautiful smile. With dental implants, you'll no longer be that person in the family portrait, hiding their smile. You'll proudly show your bright smile. Dental implants, unlike a bridge or dentures, can last a long time.
Don't let broken or missing teeth steal your smile. Share the power behind your smile, and speak with a specialist today, to learn more.
January 23rd 2014
New Year, New You
The first month of the New Year is a perfect time to focus on eating right and exercising. If you're like most people, you begin the month of January with good intentions. Think about your New Year's resolutions and the healthy habits you promise to start. Are your teeth on that list?
We often overlook the need to have a healthy mouth, and its importance in having a healthy lifestyle. What good is a workout, if you're not taking care of your teeth and gums?
Teeth Today wants to help you start the New Year off right. Make a resolution to replace those cracked or missing teeth. Promise yourself to start living healthy, from the inside, out. You deserve a bright smile, and a brighter future. If your health history has you concerned, keep in mind that all of your questions will be answered by our specialists. You're not too old for dental implants, and it's never to late to be as healthy as you feel.
This year, while you're working on a new YOU, start with your teeth.
November 27th 2013
Dental Implants: The Conservative Option
For the traditional â€œthree-unit bridge,â€ replacing a missing tooth involves grinding down adjacent teeth so they can support the bridge. The result of this treatment is that two good teeth have to be compromised just to replace one missing tooth. One of the benefits of dental implants is that adjacent teeth are left untouched. A dental implant is a one-for-one replacement. The missing tooth is replaced with a dental implant. Adjacent and opposing natural teeth continue to function. One of the goals of implant dentistry is to make sure that the implant tooth looks and functions like a natural tooth, so the patient can talk, chew, smile, and laugh. By using dental implants, a conservative yet high tech and modern approach, the doctor makes sure that the patient gets the best of both worldsâ€”the most advanced tooth replacement system ever devised working in harmony with natural teeth. South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants
8720 N. Kendall Dr. Suite 103
Miami, FL 33176
November 25th 2013
Am I Too Old to Have Dental Implants?
Many patients wonder if they have waited too long to enjoy the benefits of implant dentistry. The good news is that age by itself is not a limiting factor. There are many examples of patients in their 80â€™s and 90â€™s who elect to proceed with dental implant treatment. After treatment, they are very pleased with their decision. While age by itself will not disqualify someone from being a candidate for dental implants, doctors are careful to assess each patientâ€™s overall health. Patients who have significant or chronic medical conditions may not be good candidates for dental implants. Examples include some patients who are receiving chemotherapy for cancer or patients who have uncontrolled diabetes. Each case is different, however, so the best thing to do is ask your doctor if you are a candidate for dental implants.
South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants
8720 N. Kendall Dr. Suite 103
Miami, FL 33176
November 08th 2013
Dental Implants or Implant Dentistry?
What's the Difference Between Dental Implants and Implant Dentistry?
"Dental implantsâ€ is a widely used term, but many doctors also use the term â€œimplant dentistry.â€ Whatâ€™s the difference?
What's a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are by definition artificial tooth roots that are placed below the gum line to support restorations that take the place of one or more teeth. Over the years, the term â€œdental implantâ€ has expanded to include not only the artificial tooth root, but the restoration. When someone says, â€œI have dental implants,â€ they usually mean implant-supported restorations, not just the implants themselves.
What's Implant Dentistry?
The term â€œimplant dentistryâ€ is broader and more descriptive, because it covers the entire discipline of dentistry related to replacing missing teeth with implant supported restorations. The discipline of implant dentistry includes diagnosis, treatment planning, the surgical and restorative phases of dental implant treatment, and follow up.
The bottom line is that â€œimplant dentistryâ€ is more comprehensive, but the phrase â€œdental implantsâ€ is commonly understood as a shorthand for dental implant treatment.
South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants 8720 N. Kendall Dr. Suite 103
November 04th 2013
Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants can vary in cost. Many patients have questions about the cost of dental implants. To determine the fee for a specific case, the doctor must first take careful records, including x-rays and a complete health history, and develop a customized treatment plan. At TeethToday, all patients receive a free consultation exam that includes a free dental x-ray. The purpose of the consultation exam is to allow patients to come to the office, spend time with the treatment coordinator, meet the doctor, and leave with an understanding of their dental needs and a range of fees specific to their case. After the consultation exam, patients are invited to return for a complete dental examination. There is usually a fee for that second, diagnostic examination, but that fee is applied to the dental implant cost of treatment. TeethToday offices provide patients with a variety of payment options to help make dental implant treatment affordable. Before any treatment begins, patients have the opportunity to ask questions and choose from a number of payment plans, including some with either no interest or low interest for a period of time. South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants 8720 N. Kendall Dr. Suite 103
November 04th 2013
Dental Implants Never Need Root Canals
Dental implants have many benefits. One of the great benefits of dental implants is that they never require root canals. Sometimes root canal therapy is recommended to save a natural tooth, but dental implants consist of prosthetic teeth that are firmly anchored in the jaw with artificial tooth roots. Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth, except that they are not subject to cavities and they never need root canal therapy. Dental implants are long-lasting tooth replacements that give patients piece of mind. While excellent home care and regular dental visits are highly recommended to prevent periodontal disease, the implants themselves are extremely durable. With proper care, most dental implants last a lifetime, and they eliminate any possibility of needing a root canal. South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants
8720 N. Kendall Dr. Suite 103
Miami, FL 33176