What is an LVI Fellow?

LVI Fellowship is the distinction awarded to those who have completed the LVI CORE Curriculum which includes a minimum of 278 continuing dental education hours of training in advanced aesthetics, and neuromuscular science, and who has successfully completed a comprehensive examination. Core I: Advanced Functional Dentistry – The Power of Physiologic Based Occlusion Core II: Orthotic Maintenance, Adjustment and Essential Aesthetic Reconstructive Techniques Core III: Mastering Dynamic Adhesion in Complex Reconstructive Cases Core IV: Advanced Principles, Case Stabilization and Bite Transfer In The Neuromuscular Practice Core V: Comprehensive Aesthetic Occlusal Reconstruction – Rehabilitation Begins! Core VI: Coronoplasty and Case Finishing …

Dental Bonding vs. Veneers

Dentistry in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are both ways to restore and reshape teeth, especially chipped or damaged teeth, but which one is right for you depends on a number of factors. Dental bonding is a composite material, a plastic with ceramic material added for strength. It begins as a soft putty. The bonding is mixed to match your tooth color and applied to the tooth. The bonding is shaped to create an attractive appearance, then hardened with a curing light and polished. Depending on the amount of tooth you are replacing, it may …

Healthy Food for Healthy Gums

Up to 50 percent of adult Americans have unhealthy gums and suffer from associated oral health problems. But don’t let the common nature of gum diseases trick you into thinking they are nothing serious. The truth is quite the contrary. Studies published in several key health and periodontal journals have linked gum diseases to lasting health problems. In fact, adults who suffer from gum disease have been found to be twice as likely (as adults with healthy gums) to suffer from heart complications. The need to maintain healthy gums cannot, therefore, be stressed enough! However, most people fail to realize …

How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced with Dental Implants?

Dental implants are highly flexible and can be used to replace a single missing tooth or all your teeth. How this is accomplished depends on the number and location of missing teeth. If you are replacing just one tooth, a single dental implant is used. The implant is topped with a dental crown that looks just like your natural teeth. If you are replacing two or three missing teeth, two dental implants are used. For two teeth, two separate crowns may be used, but when replacing three missing teeth, you will receive a single piece dental bridge that is anchored on either end …

Preparing for Dental Implant Surgery

If you are scheduling dental implant surgery, it’s important to prepare for your procedure properly to ensure the best possible results. Here’s some advice for ensuring everything goes smoothly. Arrange for transportation to and from the surgery–you won’t be able to drive yourself Make sure all your paperwork is taken care of, and all payments arranged. Arrange for time off work, probably 2-3 days. Not everyone needs time off work after dental implant surgery, but it’s better to have it set up and not need it than have to call in the day after your surgery. Fill any prescriptions and …