Health & Wellness
An Interview with Dr. Burr Bakke & Dr. Jill Morris
THE JOY OF AN UNINHIBITED SMILE AND EATING ALL THE FOODS YOU LOVE AGAIN
As a married couple, Dr. Morris and Dr. Bakke combine their talents and passion for dentistry to create innovative and ever-evolving techniques. They want their patients to be able to smile and enjoy the foods they love. With more than 60 years of combined dental experience, they created World Class Dentistry in Sarasota, and continue to utilize the latest advances to innovate and evolve, changing the way we think of dentistry.
Dr. Bakke, what innovative dental implant techniques are you using?
The All on 4® (also known as Teeth in a Day®) was developed to eliminate the need and high cost of bone and sinus grafting requirements. As a leading expert in the All on 4® technique, I have over 10 years of experience with this specific implant procedure, which was developed due to patients’ concerns with high costs and time required for traditional bone and tissue grafting, as well as implant healing. Computer-generated technology allows me to accurately place the implants and attach the restorations to the implants during the same visit. This increased efficiency reduces cost and healing time for the new smile. All phases of treatment are completed in-office. Our laboratory is part of our facility, so our dental technician is on hand at all times. In addition to surgery, I have taught cosmetic dentistry and bite correction; therefore, I can completely manage all phases of the treatment. We have a complete protocol our hygienists use to help patients care for and maintain their new smiles for a lifetime.
Dr. Morris, what advances do you see in the area of cosmetic dentistry?
I have placed over 10,000 cosmetic restorations in my 30-year career, taught cosmetic and full-mouth reconstruction to hundreds of dentists on their own patients, and still find that today is the most exciting time in the field of cosmetic dentistry. One concern that patients express to me is the altering of the natural tooth structure in order to place porcelain veneers to create the smile. This led to weak attachment to the tooth, sensitive teeth, and permanently altered teeth. With our robotics and stronger, thinner porcelains, I can now create stunning smiles without drilling the natural tooth. This results in minimal to no sensitivity, veneers that adhere better to the teeth, and stronger restorations that hold up over the years. Imagine receiving a beautiful new smile without drilling on the teeth. It is a dream come true.
Drs. Morris and Bakke shared how important it is for them to get to know the individual needs of each patient so they can customize a plan for lifetime dental health. They believe that being patient-centric is paramount to successful outcomes. Having a complete on-site dental lab with all the latest equipment enables them to take a complete approach to dental care, which is key to providing a much more satisfactory experience and pleasing result for implants and cosmetic dentistry.
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