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By K. Michael Murphy and Associates
May 07, 2014
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: Dentist  
If you have a missing tooth or are missing several teeth, a dental implant can replace this tooth without the need for alterations of your surrounding teeth. Dr. K. Michael Murphy has offered dental implants in Baltimore for more than 20 years. 
 
If you have questions or concerns regarding dental implants, Dr. Murphy offers free dental implant consultations so his patients can have their questions answered and learn if dental implants could enhance their smiles.
Dental implants aim to recreate your natural tooth structures. The implant itself is a titanium, screw-like device that Dr. Murphy implants in your jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root. A connecting device called an abutment is placed over the implant. Dr. Murphy will then create a custom crown to replace your missing tooth and attach it over the abutment. For more in-depth information regarding dental implants, you can visit Dr. Murphy’s Baltimore dental practice website pages related to implant dentistry.
 
Your Dental Implant Questions Answered
 At a dental implant consultation at Dr. Murphy’s Baltimore office, you can ask questions regarding the implant process and if you would be a candidate. Examples of questions Dr. Murphy can answer at your dental implants consultation include:
  • What technology do you use to determine if I’m a candidate for a dental implant?
  • What can I expect a dental implant to look like?
  • What are some of the benefits of dental implants versus traditional tooth replacement methods?
  • How will I know if I’m a candidate for dental implants?
  • What is your success rate for dental implants?
Even if you have experienced significant jawbone loss in an area where you are seeking tooth replacement, Dr. Murphy offers additional treatments that can enhance the likelihood of a dental implant’s success.
 
If you have ever thought of a dental implant as a potential tooth replacement option for you, scheduling a free, no-obligation dental implant consultation at Dr. Murphy’s Baltimore office can set you on the road to smile an even, full smile again.
By K. Michael Murphy and Associates
April 17, 2014
Category: Implant Surgery
Tags: Baltimore   Dental Implants  
You watch as the dentures fly across the dining table into the mashed potatoes. You laugh hysterically dentureswhen the dog gets ahold of grandma’s chompers. How many times have you seen this kind of scene played up by Hollywood?
 
Denture “incidents,” such as the ones you see on TV, are dramatized and not the reality.  Modern technology has improved the look and fit of dentures and other prosthetic dental placements.
 
However, there are still some people that are looking for something a little more permanent. That’s where dental implants come into the picture. In dentistry, implants take the lead part because the advantages are so—well—advantageous for the patient.
 
Once the screw-like implant finishes attaching to the jawbone, its permanent. For this reason it’s the perfect restorative procedure, but it’s also one that makes patients quite nervous. If it’s permanent, you want it to look perfect.
 
You don’t want to walk out of the dentist office upset with the final outcome. We also don’t want that to happen. To ensure your implant compliments your teeth’s function and esthetic, K. Michael Murphy and Associates offer computer guided implant surgery.
 
What is computer guided implant surgery?
With the assistance of digital imaging, Baltimore dentist, Dr. Murphy and his associates, are able to recreate your smile and determine the best steps for your implant treatment.
 
List of equipment used:
  • Conebeam CT scan – assists in the reconstruction of dental anatomy, and it detects any abnormalities in the jaw, face and teeth.
  • Diagnostic models – a design that will show the exact position of a restoration amongst the natural teeth
  • Cosmetic teeth setups –Along with your digital X-rays and diagnostic models, cosmetic teeth setups are scanned into the 3D software
The 3D software analyzes the information and creates a surgical guide for placing the implants.
 
Advantages of computer guided implant surgery
  • Saves time
  • Precise placement of restoration
  • Improves function of implant and crown surrounding by your natural teeth
  • Lessens any discomfort during the procedure
Do you want to know more about dental implants or computer guided implant surgery? Talk to our prosthodontist in Baltimore at K. Michael Murphy and Associates by calling (410) 235-1233.
By Cosmetic, Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry
February 18, 2014
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dentist  
Here is a fun dental fact about George Washington. Of course, you ought to know who George Washington is. But have you ever heard about his false teeth? For many years people believed his dentures to be made of wood, apparently, that’s not the case. According to anthropologist, Jeffrey Schwartz, and his research team, Washington has at least four sets of dentures, and the one that had been put under the microscope revealed that Washington was sporting dentures made of ivory, gold, lead and human and animal teeth.
 
This mixture of dentures materials might have posed well for the time, but they were kept hidden from the public eye. Many portraits of Washington show him with his head held high and his mouth tightly sealed. Maybe it’s because the dentures weren’t esthetically pleasing.
 
You wouldn’t smile either if you had to wear dentures like that. Luckily, advanced technology and dental materials boost the overall look of dentures, implants, bridges and crowns. In Baltimore, dentures, full and removable partials, are available at K. Michael Murphy and Associates.
 
Do you need consultation for dentures in Baltimore? To schedule for an appointment with our office, call (410) 235-1233. If you have another dental concern, please feel free to check out our services page on the website.
By Cosmetic, Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry
November 22, 2013
Category: General
Tags: Dentistry   Baltimore  
Cosmetic Dentist Baltimore MDPaul Revere—one of the most prominent figures in American history. His famous midnight run alongside two other men, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott, is celebrated in history books. Besides warning John Hancock, Samuel Adams and other patriots of the impending approach of the British, Revere dabbled in dentistry. Who knew?
 
Revere was an amateur dentist and a professional silversmith. Combining those trades together, Revere was able to construct wire dentures, which were made of walrus ivory or animal teeth, and place them in his patients’ mouths. The wire allowed patients to maintain the mechanics of theirs jaws and teeth.
 
Over 200 years later, we are still making breakthroughs with dental techniques and technology. At our office, two revolutionary dental procedures are one-visit smiles (single-day implants) and one-visit crowns. A one-visit smile is a procedure to restore smiles with dental implants—in one office visit. Instead of waiting for months, Dr. Murphy fits and places implants by using advanced implant technology. A one-day smile isn’t for everyone, so it’s important to contact your cosmetic dentist in Baltimore.
 
Revere is revered for his midnight ride, but we also want to remember his passion for dentistry. Did you know Revere worked on people’s teeth? What fun dental facts can you share with us? Your Baltimore dentist looks forward to your comments!
December 31, 2010
Category: General
Tags: Welcome  

We are excited to announce the launch of our new blog. We believe that dental health care is vital to your overall wellbeing and hope you find our blog to be both informative and beneficial to your oral health.

Our blog will keep you up to date with the latest information from the dental field including advancements in treatment, new procedures and practical dental health advice from Drs. K Michael Murphy, Alexandra Welzel, Dawn Merguerian & Associates.

We hope you find our blog to be a great resource for keeping up to date with proper tooth care and dental needs.

We welcome feedback and encourage you to comment on our posts.
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