Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

2020 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33145
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No More Dentures! Dr. Gallardo and
Dr. Lamas discuss dental implants on
The Wellness Hour
Our patient Mariana Ferrari features
Miami Perio as an example of excellent
customer service on her blog.
Thank you Mariana!
Alloderm features Dr. Gallardo's
gum recession treatment
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Dr. Gallardo & Dr. Lamas
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Welcome to the Dental Practice of
Dr. Gallardo and Dr. Lamas

Welcome to the Gallardo & Lamas Periodontics and Implant Dentistry web site. As Miami Dental Specialists we believe that we have an obligation to improve the quality of care of the general population by providing world class service & state of the art results. Our doctors are some of the industry’s elite starting with Dr. Gallardo having received his dental specialty degree from Boston University School of Dental Medicine and Dr. Lamas from Baylor College of Dentistry. Our partnership brings you decades of experience in ethical decision making for the most up to date treatments of gum diseases and dental implant replacements.

We are committed to constantly raising the bar of patient care. If you are worried about losing your teeth and would like to learn more about what treatment options are available, you have come to the right place.  Better yet, imagine knowing that your next visit to the dentist can be a completely new experience where you wake up to a beautiful new smile! We are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, functional and confident smile by providing technologically advanced care in the form of breakthrough treatments. Our mission is to continue to redefine the practice of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

FDA approved Laser reverses Gum Disease
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure or LANAP

Gum Disease Consultation Experience

Drs Gallardo and Lamas are proud to announce that the PerioLase Laser has arrived in the City of Miami.  Similar to what LASIK did for eye problems, this patented and FDA cleared laser therapy allows us to treat periodontal patients with a minimally invasive breakthrough procedure. For the first time, Laser Periodontal Therapy™ is available for our patients otherwise facing gum surgery for periodontal disease.

If you're like millions of other Americans, you could be one of more than 75% of Americans who have periodontal disease, the major cause of tooth loss in adults.  Until now, that meant surgery and sutures. But today, our office offers  LANAP™.   You can feel confident knowing Drs Gallardo and Lamas continue to have world-class technology and care.

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If you're facing surgery for periodontal disease, call 305.447.1447
for more information about LANAP™

Procedure Spotlight

Dental Implants - These are teeth that look and feel just like your own! When a tooth is lost, it's best to replace it with an implant as promptly as possible. After tooth loss, the load on each remaining tooth is increased because there are fewer of them. To restore proper chewing ability, the support lost from the missing tooth needs to be increased.

To compare chewing efficiency, let's assume a patient with all his or her natural teeth can chew at 100 percent efficiency. With every tooth that is lost, the amount of chewing efficiency decrease depends on whether or not the teeth are replaced and how. Ultimately, if all teeth are lost, the patient will have perhaps a 15 to 18 percent chewing efficiency (even with good-fitting dentures on adequate bony ridges).

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours are preserved.

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Posted April 14, 2014 10:33 PM in gum disease
by DR. JOHN PAUL GALLARDO

Gum disease isn't a problem that only affects adults. The condition can develop in children, too, especially if a child doesn't have a good oral care routine. About 50 percent of children have some type of periodontal disease, according to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Children's dietary habits can put them at a greater risk for gum disease, as can some medical conditions, lifestyle habits and genes. Causes of Gum Disease in Children One major cause of periodontal disease in kids is their diet. Some children, particularly teenagers, eat a diet that's full of sugary foods. Regular consumption of sodas, candy and other sweets increases a child's risk for the condition. Foods that are high in starch, such as French fries and pastries, also increase a child's risk for gum disease, especially if a child is eating those foods during school or after school and isn't able to brush his or... continue

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Posted April 07, 2014 9:30 PM in dental implants
by DR. JOHN PAUL GALLARDO

A missing tooth or damaged tooth can be replaced with a crown, a tooth-like cap. Dental crowns can either cover a damaged tooth or be placed over a dental implant. Ideally, a crown will be aesthetically pleasing and will improve the look of your smile by filling in any gaps due to missing teeth or by making your existing teeth look more aligned. There are different types of crowns available which vary in materials and appearance. Some materials are better suited for teeth that see a lot of wear and tear. The location of the crown and the material used to make it play a part in determining how long the crown will last and when you will need to replace it. Materials used for crowns include: Zirconia base with porcelain layered on top, all zirconia, and lithium dislocate (Emax). Types of Crowns If you've ever seen a flash of gold in a person's mouth when he or she smiled, it's probably... continue

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