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BALTIMORE, MD, April 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In the past, restoring teeth required several dental visits. Today, Dr. K. Michael Murphy, sedation dentist in Baltimore, now makes achieving a beautiful, new smile possible in just one day. Advances in implant technology and new protocols developed by experienced oral surgeons and prosthodontists allow less invasive surgery without bone grafts that results in the ability to replace failing or missing teeth with customized, hand-crafted replacements immediately.
Bone grafts require a delay of many months before a patient can be fitted with and receive replacement teeth with dental implants in Baltimore. Those patients would have to endure ill-fitting, temporary dentures or remain toothless during this period.
"It is important that I provide my patients with superior dental health care, and that means maintaining the ability to restore their smiles without the long wait. When you are missing a tooth, or multiple teeth, it can be embarrassing and waiting several weeks or months can take a toll on your self-esteem. I am happy to offer my patients the chance to regain their confidence through dental implants in one visit," said Dr. K. Michael Murphy, Baltimore sedation dentist.
Most patients are qualified to arrive for surgery, have their implants placed, and their replacement teeth fitted in just one day. Of course there are a few dental and medical conditions that may make this difficult, which is why Dr. Murphy, dentist in Baltimore, will discuss with each patient their individual case thoroughly.
Dr. K. Michael Murphy is pleased to be among only a few dentists in Baltimore, MD offering immediate function procedures for replacing missing teeth. With this procedure, a 3D CAT Scan is used with virtual planning software to plan the dental implant placement and to facilitate the design and fabrication of the final replacement teeth. All of this is completed after an initial consultation with the patient and before the scheduled implant placement.
This procedure is an immediate function protocol that is attractive to people with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. After the initial work-up, qualified patients receive anywhere from four to eight implants and a full set of new replacement teeth in just one appointment. The real appeal for patients is how quickly Baltimore dentures can then be placed with permanent implants and fixed, non-removable, new replacement teeth.
For more information, patients can visit Dr. K. Michael Murphy & Associates' website at http://www.baltimoreuptowndentist.com.
About Dr. K. Michael Murphy & Associates: Dr. K. Michael Murphy & Associates is a multi-specialty practice establish by Dr. K. Michael Murphy in March of 1991. It now includes Drs. Alexandra Welzel, and Dawn Merguerian, as well as a part-time endodontist, providing services in veneers, sedation and dental implants. Dr. K. Michael Murphy graduated Magna Cum Laude from NY University College of Dentistry in 1978. He trained for an additional four years in three hospitals in general dentistry, and general and maxillofacial prosthodontics. Dr. Alexandra Welzel graduated from RWTH Aachen, Germany in 1992 and completed two years of additional training and research at the Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery at the RWTH Aachen, Germany where she completed her doctoral thesis Magna Cum Laude in 1994. Dr. Dawn Merguerian graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and won the University of Maryland, Baltimore Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research award in the field of dentistry.
Dr. K. Michael Murphy
3900 N. Charles St. #112
Baltimore, MD 21218
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