Morgan Dental Associates

Dr. Lamar Morgan DMD, Dr. Daniel Morgan DMD, & Associates


Morgan Dental Associates

Dr. Lamar Morgan DMD, Dr. Daniel Morgan DMD, & Associates

Services Available:

Services Available:

Endodontic Treatment:

Endodontic Treatment:

Root Canals

Painful Pulp

Your teeth contain several layers: the outer protective enamel, a secondary layer of sensitive dentin, and an inner pulp that contains components commonly referred to as the "nerve" of the tooth. Each pulp chamber branches off, forming canals that lead toward the tooth root tip. These infamous root canals provide a means for the tooth to absorb what it needs from the blood and get rid of toxins or other unnecessary materials via the blood stream. A deep cavity, traumatic injury, or tooth fracture can make the canal susceptible to bacterial infection, which can kill the pulp, stimulate increased blood flow, and create pressure within the tooth. This can cause severe tooth pain and may initiate bone degeneration, tooth loss, and even more acute pain. If you see a dentist in the earliest stages of this condition, the tooth may be saved with a root canal. Otherwise, it should be extracted and replaced with a prosthetic.

Easy Does It

Will root canal therapy hurt? Not with today's advanced analgesics and technology. In fact, the entire process can be so comfortable that many patients doze off. Oftentimes, root canal therapy can be completed in a single appointment. We simply clean out the diseased canal, fill it with a biologically-inert substance, seal it from further infection, and you're on your way. While some patients experience post-procedural soreness or slight tissue inflammation, these are controllable with over-the-counter analgesics. Follow-up care involves thorough home hygiene and regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups.

Restorative:

Crown

If you're self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with dental crowns, also called caps. A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw's correct natural alignment.

We use all-porcelain crowns. To maintain a fully white smile, we recommend all-ceramic crowns. Our precise color-matching system allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and these benefits make them popular with dentists as well as patients.

Typically, we can design, fit, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments. Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see us at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam, too.

Tooth Colored Filling

Want to maintain your all-white smile, even after dental work? Strong and attractive tooth-colored fillings also called composite resins, bond to natural tooth structure for a secure, lasting restoration. We place composite resins not only for their beauty, but also because they contain no mercury or other hazardous heavy metals. In addition, tooth-colored fillings aren’t temperature conductors, which means you won't experience increased sensitivity to hot and cold as you might with amalgam/metal fillings.

We can repair new cavities or replace old metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings. The composite resin will be custom blended to match your tooth color, so no one will notice you had dental work. Tooth-colored fillings allow patient to smile and laugh with confidence.

Cosmetic & Implant Services:

Implants

Have you ever wondered if there are modern alternatives to traditional dentures, partials, and bridges? Morgan Dental offers patients the most natural-feeling and functioning replacement teeth option available, dental implants. This exciting procedure combines modern dental materials with biological science to create strong, permanent prosthetic teeth.

A dental implant has two parts: the implant post (imitation tooth root) and the implant restoration (imitation tooth crown). First, Dr. Morgan will evaluate your oral health and medical history to determine if dental implants are right for you. Next, he will place a small, titanium post into the socket left by your missing tooth. Titanium is biocompatible, which means that your bone will fuse to it naturally. After the healing process, Dr. Morgan will secure your replacement tooth, bridge, denture, or partial to the dental implant post(s).

By replacing the tooth root as well as the crown, dental implants closely mimic nature and offer the most secure and longest lasting replacement solution. Dental implants are permanent, and with proper maintenance, they last most patients a lifetime.

Veneers

Do you want a straighter smile, but you just can't see yourself wearing metal braces? Veneers are a modern alternative to traditional orthodontic braces. Made from thin sheaths of porcelain that cover existing teeth, veneers mask stains, chips, gaps, and misalignments.

The veneer process takes about two office visits, one to design your custom smile and one to adhere the veneers to your teeth. To place porcelain veneers, Dr. Morgan must first remove a small amount of natural tooth enamel. This ensures that the veneers will lie flat and appear completely natural. Once porcelain veneers are secured, they can last up to 20 years!

If you dislike the idea of tooth reduction but would still like a stunning smile, Veneers may be right for you. Veneers are brands of no-prep veneers. No-prep porcelain is thinner than traditional veneer porcelain but still durable enough to withstand daily wear and tear.

Dr. Morgan will secure Veneers directly on top of your teeth to cover imperfections. If you desire, you can return to your natural smile in the future, because your original tooth structure will remain. Vaneers aren't right for every patient, but as your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Morgan will assess your case, consult you about your goals, and then recommend the best, most natural-looking option.

Whitening

Teeth discolor for a variety of reasons including diet, age, medications, and genetics. We can brighten your teeth - possibly up to 10 shades - regardless of the cause of your stains. The latest in teeth whitening systems works fast, and the results can last indefinitely with regular at-home touch-ups!

With your teeth whitening treatment, you will receive a complimentary take-home teeth-whitening kit. It will include extra-strength teeth-whitening solution and mouth trays custom made to fit snugly over your teeth. Simply fill the trays and wear them while you sleep for professional results in the comfort of your own home. This innovative teeth-whitening system has the potential to keep your teeth sparkling white for years and years!

Experience the EZ White PRO Difference

  • Results in less than 1 hour
  • Little to no sensitivity
  • Teeth up to 8 shades whiter

Orthodontics – ClearCorrect

What Is ClearCorrect?  ClearCorrect invisible braces are the clear and simple way to straighten your teeth so you can show off your smile! Looking for an alternative to metal braces? ClearCorrect is the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort—every reason to smile. With ClearCorrect, your dentist or orthodontist can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth.

Dentures

For patients missing teeth, dentures and partials offer a solid solution. You can reclaim the quality of life that a full set of functional, attractive teeth provide. Dr. Morgan will craft your custom dentures to fit comfortably and look natural. Choose from traditional dentures, secured with adhesive or implant-supported dentures, anchored to permanent dental implant posts.

We work with a trusted lab that uses modern, esthetic dental materials to create lifelike dentures that rival nature's work. Dentures replace a full set of teeth on the upper or lower arch. For traditional dentures, Dr. Morgan creates a custom design according to your unique gum ridges. Over time, your gum ridges may wear down, so plan to have your dentures re-fitted every ten years.

For a more permanent, reliable alternative, consider implant-supported dentures. We place titanium anchors into a few of the sockets left by your missing teeth. A cosmetic denture will clip onto the dental implants so that you can live life to the fullest, as if you still had your natural teeth in place.

Partial dentures are a great option for people who still have some healthy teeth. A partial denture consists of a few teeth on a gum-colored base. The prosthetic fits between existing teeth like a puzzle piece to complete a smile. Partial dentures are secured with small, inconspicuous clasps and can be removed for easy cleaning.

Fixed Bridges

A Stable Solution that Renews Your Smile

If you've lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a permanent bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.

What is a Fixed Bridge?

First of all, a bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. With proper care, a fixed bridge may last at least 8 to10 years.

If you have questions about crown and bridgework or any other dental prosthetic, call our dental office. We will be happy to discuss the options and schedule your evaluation.

Other Services:

  • Innovative Treatment
  • TMJ / Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Smile Rejuvination Design
  • Full-Mouth Makeover
  • Bonding
  • Sleep Disorders / Sleep Apnea
  • Hygiene Therapy
  • Preventative Therapy
  • Periodontal Therapy
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Mouth Sores
  • Anxiety-Free Dentistry



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Tallahassee,FL 32306-4178
(850) 644-6230 / TDD (850) 644-2383
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