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The New Face of Tooth Replacement

Full Mouth Restoration in Palm Beach Gardens, FLFor teeth to be of service, they must be functional. Teeth that are failing make eating a painful event. Diseased, painful teeth steal your desire to smile and laugh. Such a situation can lead to feelings of isolation, and may even impact general health due to poor food choices. Complete tooth replacement may seem a complex and lengthy process. It’s not. Patients of our Palm Beach Gardens office can rediscover the joy of a healthy, stable smile in just one day.

New Teeth in a Day

Restoration of full-mouth function used to take quite a bit of time, even after the development of dental implants. The Teeth in a Day protocol enables us to resolve the concerns related to tooth loss, and also related to the tooth replacement process. Primarily, this treatment enables patients to leave the office with new teeth filling their smile. No wait-time. No feeling self-conscious due to a lack of teeth. Just one benefit after the next, including:

  • Immediate restoration of chewing ability and confidence.
  • Reinstatement of natural function, from tooth to root-tip.
  • Support of natural jaw, muscle, and nerve function needed for chewing and speaking.
  • Prevention of bone loss due to the immediate replacement of teeth roots.
  • Long-term functionality and natural sensation.

An Innovative Solution to an Age-Old Problem

The reason why Teeth in a Day is possible is that we are now able to replace teeth roots with small titanium cylinders. Before the extraction procedure, models are made of the mouth, and temporary dentures are fabricated ahead of time. When teeth are extracted, a strategic number of dental implants is inserted into certain sockets. The temporary denture can then be affixed to these posts to restore form and function.

Learn More About Tooth Replacement

In our Palm Beach Gardens office, we take the time to answer your questions about treatment options that will help you obtain the kind of smile you’d like to have. We understand the gravity of tooth loss and perform treatment with the level of care you deserve. To learn more about dental implants and Teeth in a Day, call (561) 627-9000.

Dental Implants: Get the Facts

Dental ImplantsYour teeth are fixtures that you expect to see in your mouth every day from here on out. The fact that tooth loss is in unexpected event doesn’t mean that it is uncommon. In fact, statistics show that a fair number of adults will lose a tooth – or several, far before they may believe they should. Really, we do not need to view tooth loss as a normal part of aging. The team at Lerner & Lemongello work diligently to help our patients enjoy lasting oral health and beauty. At the same time, we have obtained the necessary skills that enable us to replace missing teeth in the most appropriate manner.

Today, the most efficient way to restore normal function is to look beyond tooth structure and notice the importance of a firm foundation. That would be your teeth roots. In lieu of roots, it is implants that supply you with the stability you need to feel comfortable in your smile. Information about dental implants should be obtained from your Palm Beach Gardens dentist. Otherwise, you may fall for misinformation such as:

  • It is too costly to restore the smile with dental implants. Any form of restorative care comes at a cost. Also, all forms of restoration have a life span. It is important not to overlook the longevity of your new structure when assessing the cost-effectiveness of treatment. Dental implants are structures that integrate into the jawbone. As such, they can last decades. They can last a lifetime. There isn’t much more cost-effectiveness than that.
  • You cannot count on dental implants. To believe that you cannot count on dental implants would be akin to thinking you cannot rely on your natural roots to stabilize your teeth. Natural roots and implants are supported by the same bone, which means that the primary factor in success is bone health. It is generally possible to preserve healthy bone tissue by taking care to prevent gum disease.
  • Implant treatment results in a fake looking smile. Fortunately for patients of our Palm Beach area office, the restorations that top dental implants are created by experienced cosmetic dentists and ceramists who have honed their craft. The results of dental implant treatment don’t just look authentic, they also recreate the natural feel of your teeth.

We are happy to discuss your options for tooth replacement. Schedule your consultation by calling (561) 627-9000.

 

Get Set for a New Year with Quality Dental Care

cosmetic dentistryOf all the decision you may intend to make as we head into a new year, giving your smile the care it needs could be one of the best. Whether it is a resolution to see the dentist on a regular basis, or you want to finally bring out the best in your smile by correcting cosmetic issues such as gaps or discoloration, the team at Lerner & Lemongello is here to help you. Our office in Palm Beach Gardens has been established as a comfortable environment in which our patients can obtain friendly, high-level dental care. Some of the ways to treat your smile this year include:

Preventive Dentistry

One of the biggest reasons for dental anxiety is fear that shots will be necessary, or that treatment will be complex. These concerns can be virtually eliminated when you are mindful about the scheduling of your dental visits. When your teeth are examined and cleaned every six months, there is very little chance that dental problems can become serious. If a condition like gum disease or cavities is detected, the extent of damage is typically so mild that conservative care can restore better health.

Restorative Dentistry

Clearly, the fastest way to a toothache (and complex treatment) is to ignore a small problem like sensitivity in a tooth or teeth. Restorative care may involve a small, tooth-colored filling, or it may require that we remove infection through root canal therapy. In most cases, the extent of care needed comes down to how quickly that care is obtained. The sooner  you see us for a dental concern, the more conservative we may act to resolve the issue. One thing you can count on when you visit us is that we will work hard to ensure your treatment is comfortable and efficient.

Cosmetic Dentistry

In many cases, New Year’s resolutions include at least one step toward looking better. Often, it is the body that people think of. According to research, though, the smile has a lot more to do with favorable first impressions! Do you want to look and feel your best in the coming year, and long thereafter? Consider how cosmetic dentistry from your Palm Beach Gardens dentist can help accomplish this goal. We offer a variety of treatments, from teeth whitening to lifelike restorations to porcelain veneers and full smile makeovers.

The team at Lerner & Lemongello wishes you a Happy New Year. Contact us for the care you need to bring your best smile along for the ride. (561) 627-9000.

 

 

Snow and Sleigh Bells and Stress, Oh My!

bruxismMost of the inhabitants of our beautiful coastal state only dream of a snowy holiday season. Actually, many of us reside here for the mere fact that we can spend our winter months walking in the sand rather than shoveling snow. That doesn’t mean that we don’t thoroughly enjoy every other aspect of the holiday season. Much of the month of December is spent in shopping malls or at parties boasting everything from mistletoe to white elephant gifts. Taking in all of the joys of the season means lots of love and laughter. It can also mean extra stress.

Why does this matter?

Why would we find it important to talk about holiday stress and how to reduce it? Because stress can affect your smile in surprising ways, and it can do so without your knowing. Chances are, you would not imagine that you clench your jaw or grind your teeth. However, if you are under a lot of stress, this could be exactly what you do – all night long. That’s right! The condition is referred to as bruxism, and it happens when you sleep because this is when the mind has a chance to work out the stress triggers of the day.

Beating Bruxism through Stress Management

Stress management is a term that has been floating around for years. It has become so common that we may easily dismiss it as some trendy catchphrase. In reality, we could all benefit from some stress reduction. During the busy holiday season, take a moment every day to sit quietly, to read a book or listen to music. Find time for a long walk with a friend or loved one, or a coffee date in which you can sit back and take a break from your to-do list.

Other ways to reduce stress include cutting back on caffeine, which can be a challenge when you’re trying to keep up with all that shopping. Instead of cutting out your favorite energy-boosting beverage, consider giving yourself a cutoff time of noon. This habit enables you to get the rest you need at night to be restored for the following day. It also lowers the chances that your mind will remain active while you sleep.

We wish our patients the happiest of holiday seasons. To get your smile party-ready, give us a call at (561) 627-9000.

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