TM Prosthodontics Shares Tip Sheet on How to Create Bigger Smiles with Dental Crown Lengthening

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TM Prosthodontics reveals strategies to restoring dental crowns and transforming smiles

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Diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, respiratory infections and osteoporosis can increase in both symptoms and severity when an oral infection enters the bloodstream.

Dental crown lengthening is an effective treatment for improving the health of the gum tissue, or preparing the mouth for restorative or cosmetic procedures like dental crowns or porcelain veneers.

“At our Miami office, TM Prosthodontics, dental crown lengthening is a surgical option offered to patients to improve their smiles.” Remarked Tal Morr D.M.D., M.S.D., and owner of TM Prosthodontics. “Dental crown lengthening can be used to prepare the area where teeth have been broken beneath the gum line for restoration. It exposes more of the tooth so a dental crown or veneer has something to grab onto. Dental crown lengthening procedures can also be used to correct a “gummy” smile, where teeth are covered with excess gum tissue.”

Periodontal disease can pose a real threat to oral health; as it advances, bacteria breaks down gums, and eventually enters the bloodstream – where real havoc ensues. “Diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, respiratory infections and osteoporosis can increase in both symptoms and severity when an oral infection enters the bloodstream,” remarks Morr. “It is imperative to catch early-on.”

During dental crown lengthening surgery, the gums are retracted from the affected tooth in order to access the decayed bone. In some cases, the removal of a small amount of tissue will provide enough tooth exposure to place a dental crown. Once the bone is smooth and shaped well, the gum tissue is returned to its position and sutured in sutured in such a fashion so that when it grows back into the tooth, it grows in lower on the root surface, below the decayed area.

“Dental crown lengthening is a versatile and common surgical procedure, performed in under one hour, and can be completed with local anesthetics,” Morr commented. “Dental crown lengthening surgery extends the height or size of the visible portion of the teeth for healthier looking smiles.”

Our goal at TM prosthodontics is to provide undetectable dental crowns and fillings that look and feel like your natural teeth. Here are some other cosmetic dentistry procedures to enhance your mouth:

  •     dental crowns
  •     dental implants
  •     teeth whitening
  •     veneers

Cosmetic dentistry, however, is a misnomer. Technically, the procedures that people attribute to ‘cosmetic dentistry,’ actually falls under the field of Prosthodontics. Prosthodontics require practitioners to partake in several years of intensive study, post-dentistry school. This ensures that only the highest standards of excellence and safety are met.

The field of Prosthodontics can help aid individuals who are proactive regarding their oral care. Why suffer from debilitating conditions that can be ameliorated by complete dental implants? Why continue with a botched smile when customized veneers or even teeth whitening can be applied?

Prosthodontics helps people who have suffered oral trauma resume their lives with dignity; repairing teeth and sometimes, if necessary, replacing whole sets of teeth.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with our Miami prosthodontist please call 305.935.6066 or visit our website.

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Jessica Duran
Dr. Tal Morr
since: 12/2011
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