Dr. Tatiana Suarez was born in Brazil, and began her studies there. She first graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from UMESP, São Paulo University in Brazil, in 2000. During a visit to Miami, She learned about holistic dentistry and how important the connection of the mouth to the rest of the body is. Since then, dentistry has become her passion.n She use this philosophy to help people in living a healthier and less toxic life.
Ten years after She finished dental school, She decided to move to Florida, attending the dental school at Nova Southeastern University, and earned a second dental degree, a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.). Ever since, She obtained her Florida licensing and She have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry and helping adults and kids to achieve a healthy smile!!!
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Are you a candidate for Dental Implants ?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
What is a Dental Implant Procedure like ?
- Replacing a Single Tooth –If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it.
- Replacing Several Teeth –If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.
- Replacing All of Your Teeth –If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.
- Sinus Augmentation–A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.
- Ridge Modification –Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.
What can I expect after receiving a Dental Implant ?
As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing, flossing, and regular visits to our implant dentist still apply!
Reconstructive dentistry refers to the set of procedures designed to replace missing teeth, repair damaged teeth, correct improperly seated jaw joints and faulty bites, address jawbone and gum damage, replace worn-out dental work, and, in some cases, treat diseases of the mouth.
Each of these dental reconstruction procedures may be performed independently, but when multiple oral health problems exist, full mouth reconstruction may be advised.
Also known as full mouth restoration, full mouth reconstruction can include any combination of the following:
- Restorative dental treatments: dental crowns, bridges, fillings, inlays, and onlays
- Implant dentistry: dental implants to replace missing teeth, replicating them from root to crown
- Cosmetic Dentistry :porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding, and gum re-contouring
- Neuromuscular dentistry/TMD treatment : correction of problems involving the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and the bite
- Bruxism treatments: therapy to resolve teeth grinding and associated symptoms
- Orthodontics Invisalign®, traditional metal braces, spacers, expanders, and retainer
- Oral surgery: root canal therapy, soft and hard tissue grafting, and tooth extraction
- Periodontal treatments: scaling, root planing, and periodontal surgery
A patient who has multiple oral health problems affecting most or all of the teeth and supporting tissues in the mouth will almost certainly be a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction. Patients who require more extensive oral surgery procedures should be healthy enough to receive local or general anesthesia.
Cases that involve multiple oral health problems can be addressed through an appropriate combination of dental procedures. The cost of full mouth reconstruction can therefore vary widely from patient to patient.
Oral Health Benefits
Full mouth reconstruction will address gum disease, decay, bacteria, plaque, calculus (tartar), and old dental work, all of which can contribute to bad breath and poor oral health. Removing these stumbling blocks will significantly improve oral health.