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What can i do about sensitive teeth? Sensitive teeth can be very annoying. Eating ice cream often an impossible task. But correcting sensitive teeth is often not so easy. It depends upon the cause. Let's start with the basic structure of the tooth. There is the crown of the tooth that is covered with enamel. Under the enamel is dentin. Then there is the root of the tooth which is in the bone below the gum, or is supposed to be below the gum. The dentin and root surface of the tooth has little tunnels, called dentinal tubules. In these tubules are dentinal fibers that can carry sensation to the nerve of the tooth. The enamel is a very hard substance and serves, among other things, to keep the tooth from being sensitive. Sensitivity can occur if the dentin or root surface becomes exposed. This can happen from enamel wear or gum recession. The wear or recession exposes these dentinal tubules resulting in sensitivity. There are a number of remedies. The first is the use of Sensodyne or other sensitivity toothpaste. These work by the addition of chemicals in the toothpaste that are designed to plug up the dentinal tubules. With the dentinal tubules blocked, the dentinal fibers are protected. Often the dentist or hygienist will apply a varnish to the tooth to cover the exposed area. The varnish works like the sensitivity toothpastes, but quicker. This works on many cases, but not all. The dentinal tubules may be plugged, but the cold can still hurt. If the sensitivity is caused by recession, then covering the area of recession can work. This is done with either traditional gum grafting or the newer Chao Pinhole surgery (which Dr. Brown is certified to do). If there is wear on the enamel that i causing sensitivity, then a crown is often the best remedy. The porcelain or Zirconia crown covers the tooth and area of recession and/or wear. Lasers have been tried. The idea is that the laser melts the dentinal tubules blocking this pathway for sensitivity. It appears that this has not proven to be a long term solution but is still being studied. In severe cases where none of these remedies work, endodontic (root canal) therapy is employed. In this procedure, the nerve of the tooth is completely removed, eliminating the sensitivity. In treating sensitivity, it is typical for the dentist try the simplest and easiest treatments first and proceed to other treatments if the easier one(s) failed to solve the problem. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, see your dentist. It may be a simple solution or a symptom of a more serious underlying problem. Call us at 321-259-9429 or visit us on the web at DrImplant.com. 
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Implant Dentistry of Florida will be in our new location at 1801 Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne in June 2017. DrImplant.com

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Implant Dentistry of Florida is getting closer to opening our new location at 1801 Hibiscus Blvd. Mel;bourne, FL 321-259-9429

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Dentistry at its best. We are expanding to new facilities in the early summer of 2017. There will be state of the art dental equipment to accompany our quest to provide the latest in dental treatment and techniques. It has ben a long process, but we think the result will amaze you. Call us at 321-259-9429 or see us on the web at DrImplant.com
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Don't like dental impressions? Who does? We use CEREC digital imaging technology that allows us take impressions for crowns, fixed bridges and Invisalign orthodontic aligners with a highly accurate 3-D camera. No more gooey impressions! To experience the best dentistry has to offer, call us today at 321-259-9429 of on the web at DrImplant.com
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Immediate fixed bridge with extraction and bone grafting using CEREC Zirconia done in a single visit.

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How is a dental implant placed? A dental implant is a titanium fixture that is designed to replace a missing tooth root. Just like tooth roots are held in by the bone, a dental implant is also held in by the bone. To place a dental implant, a hole is made into the bone the exact size of the implant fixture. This hole, or osteotomy, is made using highly precise drills and often using a guide to insure exact placement. The implant is then screwed to place. The procedure results in very little, if any, discomfort. In fact, is is usually more painful to have a tooth extracted than to have an implant placed. To learn more about dental implants and to see if they are right for you, call today at 321-259-9429 and schedule an appointment. Or visit us on the web at http://www.DrImplant.com.

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Why should wisdom teeth be removed? Many times, there is not enough room in your mouth to accommodate the proper positioning of wisdom teeth. These teeth are usually tipped forward. As the forn, they can push on the teeth in front of them. This can cause crowding of the lower front teeth. More drastically, they can lead to decay on the second molars which can result in the loss of not only the wisdom tooth, but the second molar as well. A simple radiograph can determine if the wisdom teeth can cause future problems. If so, it should be removed early. To determine if your wisdom teeth should be removed, call us for a consultation at 321-259-9429 or visit us on the web at DRIMPLANT.COM. (photo from Howard Farran, DDShttps://www.facebook.com/HowardFarran/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED)
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Why are teeth important? Teeth provide a means of chewing food so that it can be properly digested. The incisors (front teeth) are designed for biting into food and the molars (back teeth) are designed to do the chewing. Many people are only concerned about the front teeth for their looks and are quick to have bad back teeth removed. This is a recipe for future disaster. The back teeth are large and have multiple roots. The front teeth have a single root. Front teeth were not designed for chewing. When back teeth are lost, excessive pressure is placed on the front teeth and they will be prematurely lost. As teeth are lost, there are changes in the bones of the jaws. They shrink. As they shrink, there is loss of facial height. This leads to inefficiency of the muscles for chewing and also gives an older facial appearance. If you want to maintain a healthy digestive system and a more youthful appearance, you'll try to save all your teeth. If you have lost some or all of them, dental implants may provide a reliable means to restore proper function and appearance. To maintain your healthy teeth or to find out if dental implants are right for you, call us at 321-259-9429 or visit us on the web at: DRIMPLANT.COM
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How long do dental implants last? Dental implants can last a lifetime. While the failure rate is low, dental implants can fail. The typical success rate for dental implants is 95% after seven years. This means that after a seven year period, 95% of all dental implants placed will still be going strong. There are a number of factors that can effect the success of a dental implant. Smoking is a contributing factor as smokers, while still enjoying a high success rate for dental implants, do experience a higher failure rate. Poor oral hygiene leads to tooth loss and can also lead to implant failure. While nothing additional is required to care for dental implants, proper oral hygiene is essential. Some medications, such as Paxil, Prozac, and Lexapro (SSRIs) can interfere with bone metabolism and increase the chance of implant failure from 4.7% to 10.6%. This is still a high success rate for a medical/dental procedure. Dental implants have shown to be a reliable and safe means to replace missing teeth. If you are considering dental implants, please give us a call at 321-259-9429 or visit us on the web at DRIMPLANT.COM

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