We provide quality and personalized oral health care using the latest dental technology including Dental Implants. By using the latest research and tools, we make sure your time with us is as comfortable and as efficient as possible. Whether your teeth are the wrong shape, crooked, stained, or chipped, our Cosmetic Dentist can treat your teeth with minimal methods using the latest techniques and the finest materials.
Dentists repair decayed teeth using such techniques as placing fillings, crowns, partial crowns, bridges, etc. Dr. Marrocco is an esthetic dentist who factors in the total effect on your smile of whatever work you need done.
In terms of fillings, Dr. Marrocco generally places white composite fillings which look most natural, are mercury free, and comfortable for you.
If the damage to your tooth is more extensive, he may choose to protect a tooth by covering it with a porcelain crown, also known as a cap. This protection distributes stress to the tooth in a more favorable manner, which in turn makes it stronger and more long-lasting.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, the doctor might suggest a dental bridge. For a long time, bridges were one of dentistry’s few solutions for a missing tooth. Dr. Marrocco is expert at restoring your mouth to its proper alignment and your smile to its natural brilliance.
Dental implants are another newer aspect of restorative dentistry, typically used for people who have either lost teeth or are going to need teeth extracted. This process provides an artificial tooth to replace what is or will be missing. Although the implant option has only really achieved popularity in the last 20 years, implants are probably the best way for a restorative dentist to replace teeth that are missing or have a poor prognosis.
Root Canal- A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
Efficient preventative care is key to having a healthy smile. Consistent checkups will allow our team to diagnose oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth decay before they spread and become a problem. People with severe or advanced disease around their gums and the tissues that support their teeth are usually candidates for periodontal surgery.
If you have gum disease, your symptoms might include:
Dr. Marrocco will let you know if you could benefit from periodontal surgery. We might recommend more conservative treatment approaches if your gum disease isn’t advanced.
Exams and Cleanings:
There is just nothing like smooth, white, shiny clean teeth. It’s simply the best accessory you can have! At our office, your professional dental cleanings are performed by Glenda or Glenys, our exceptional Registered Dental Hygienists.
Your cleaning appointment will include the following.
Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Dr. Marrocco offers dental implants in North Miami. Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural-looking and enhance or restore a patient’s smile! They are a growing phenomenon in replacing missing teeth, and may even be used to replace multiple missing teeth as an alternative to dentures.
Dental implants offer numerous benefits (including many benefits over dentures):
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening: Also called “bleaching,” this procedure can brighten and whiten your teeth from discoloration and/or staining. This procedure can be done in the dental office at home. Not everyone’s teeth can be bleached, so it is very important to check with your dentist first.
Periodontal Disease, also known as gum disease, are serious bacterial infections of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. This includes gums, bone and the fibers that support your teeth and hold them in the jaw, known as periodontal ligaments. These bacterial infections can basically destroy your gums as well as the supporting bone that holds your teeth in your mouth. The result of extreme, untreated periodontal disease is teeth that loosen and fall out, or need to be removed and replaced with dental bridges or implants. Additionally, you may require periodontal plastic surgery to cover and protect exposed tooth root surfaces, correct gum and jawbone indentations or reshape and repair the gum tissue. You may also require dental implants to replace destroyed tooth roots.
Additionally, periodontal disease has been linked to a number of health problems that extend far beyond your mouth including diabetes and heart disease. According to the American Academy of Period-ontology:
“For a long time it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other disease in the body; however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible for the association. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal diseases but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions.”
Put simply, periodontal disease is entirely preventable through good dental habits. Additionally, periodontal disease is repairable through good dental habits. You may have gum disease and not even know it. Often, there is no pain and periodontal diseases may not exhibit symptoms until serious bone loss has taken place. It is critical to see the doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
• Red, swollen or tender gums
• Gums that bleed easily when brushing or flossing
• Gums that pull away from teeth
• Loose or separating teeth
• Pus between gums and teeth
• Persistent bad breath
• Change in your bite and/or in the fit of removable dentures
Make an appointment – If you have concerns, are experiencing any of the symptoms described here, or if you haven’t had a dentist visit within the last six to eight months, please contact our office today and we will make certain you are on the path to dental health.