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Choosing the Right Dentist for your Dental Implant needs.

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In the first part of this 2 part series we explored some important considerations when choosing a dentist that is right for you and your Dental Implant Needs. Choosing the right dentist to place and restore your dental implants can mean the difference between long-term success and significant problems

The Right Training.

When choosing a dentist for your dental implant needs there are many things to consider.  The right training is one of them.  It is important to determine if the dentist has had additional training in restoring dental implants as well as understanding the surgical techniques necessary for success.  It takes time and experience to become proficient in planning and restoring dental implants.  A thorough understanding of the different implants systems available and their proper use in each situation is necessary to achieve the highest level of success.

The Right Credentials.

One way to determine the experience level of the dentist is whether they have presented seminars or lectured on treatment with dental implants.  Additionally, have they published articles in scientific journals?   The ability to lecture and publish on dental implant treatment is an indication of the level of expertise the dentist has achieved and an expression of the depth of knowledge and experience the dentist possesses.

The Right Results.

Having the right training, possessing the right credentials and having the knowledge and experience treating patients with dental implants will result in many successful outcomes.  An experienced implant dentist should be able to show you before and after results of dental implant cases they completed.   With examples of before and after cases they will be able to show you results typical for situations like yours.

Other good sources.

One of the best recourses to determine if you have chosen the right dentist for your implant needs is to consult with a surgical specialist.  A specialist like a Periodontist or Oral Surgeon who places dental implants for many different dentists is a great resource.  They have the ability to work with multiple dentists and often know who is the best dentist for your situation and to restore your dental implants.  It is this “team approach” that allows for long term success.

The dental team at Drs. Lerner and Lemongello’s office is available to ensure your comfort and safety and are available to answer any of your concerns.  So whether it is for a dental check up, a simple tooth restoration, a smile makeover, dental implants, or complete mouth restorations our team is ready to help you achieve the smile you deserve and the dental heath you want.

Get the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of, make an appointment today! Contact Drs. Lerner and Lemongello for an appointment and information on all dental procedures at 561-627-9000.  Visit our website at  www.lernerlemongello.com and view our “Smile Gallery” for examples of some of South Florida’s most beautiful smiles.

Drs. Lerner and Lemongello also proudly serve Stuart, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Wellington, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach

Choosing the Right Dentist for your Dental Implant needs.

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In this 2 part series we will explore some important considerations when choosing a dentist that is right for you and your Dental Implant Needs.

Choosing the right dentist to place and restore your dental implants is an important decision.  It can mean the difference between long-term success and significant problems.  Decisions about your dental health should be taken very seriously.  In today’s world we are faced with many choices.  Should you choose a dentist by the advertisements you see on TV or in your local newspaper?  Some of these can be very convincing.  Making a decision as serious as this requires research into these “Implant Centers”.   It may not be as clear a choice, as it seems.  Be sure to carefully investigate the Implant Center or Dentist you choose to determine if it is the right choice for you.

One Size Does Not Fit All.

When choosing the right implant dentist for your needs “one size does not fit all”.  Implant dentistry has become big business with chains popping up nationwide.  This type of facility might be fine for eyeglasses or clothing chains but may not be right for your dental implant needs.  One-size implant systems and one type of implant treatment may not be what are best for you.  Each person is unique and so is their situation when it comes to implant dentistry.   Not everyone needs all their teeth removed and replaced with an implant denture such as “All on 4” or “Teeth in a Day”.  This may be right for you but perhaps there are other options that need to be considered.

One “size” or “type” of dental implant also does not work best in every situation.  You wouldn’t expect to use the same implant size and type to replace a back tooth as you would a front tooth?  The type of bone and the position in the mouth need to be carefully considered when choosing the right implant for the situation.  Also, the techniques required to beautifully blend an implant tooth in your smile with your natural teeth is much more challenging than replacing a back tooth.  This type of treatment requires additional skills and knowledge of implant dentistry.

You get what you pay for.

When choosing the right implant dentist for your needs “you get what you pay for”.  You have seen the advertisements on TV offering dental implants at a cost that just seems to good to be true.  Well in dentistry, just like everything else in life, if it sounds to good to be true it usually is.  This is especially true when considering your dental health.  All dental implants are not created equal.  Dental implant manufacturing companies have grown tremendously over the last few years.  The goal being to provide dental implants based on cost rather than quality.  That could mean cheaper materials being used or manufacturing techniques that are not as strictly regulated for quality.  This could mean the difference between long-term success and significant problems.

The right choice.

When choosing a dentist for your dental implant needs there are many things to consider.   In the second part of this series we will explore how to make the right choice when it come to your dental health and dental implant needs..

 

The dental team at Drs. Lerner and Lemongello’s office is available to ensure your comfort and safety and are available to answer any of your concerns.  So whether it is for a dental check up, a simple tooth restoration, a smile makeover, dental implants, or complete mouth restorations our team is ready to help you achieve the smile you deserve and the dental heath you want.

Get the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of, make an appointment today! Contact Drs. Lerner and Lemongello for an appointment and information on all dental procedures at 561-627-9000.  Visit our website at  www.lernerlemongello.com and view our “Smile Gallery” for examples of some of South Florida’s most beautiful smiles.

Drs. Lerner and Lemongello also proudly serve Stuart, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Wellington, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach

Dental Implants. What are my Options Part 3

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In the third part of this three part series we will discuss options to replace your teeth with dental implants if all your teeth are missing or have to be removed.  It also is a great option to replace or secure dentures.

The popularity of dental implants has increased in recent years.  This is due to their ability to restore oral health but also provide a beautiful natural smile that is permanent.   Getting to know what implant procedure is right for you can change and improve your life.

Missing all teeth: Ideal for replacement of Dentures

The loss of all your teeth can be a life changing event.  Replacement of missing teeth is critical to maintain your overall health and nutrition as well as maintaining a youthful appearance and beautiful smile.  The loss of your teeth doesn’t mean the loss of your smile or the ability to chew and enjoy food. There are many options available to replace missing teeth. A solution growing in popularity is an option called “All-On-4”.  You may also have heard about this option called “Teeth in a Day”.  Simply put, this is an option designed to permanently replace all of your teeth.  Utilizing eight total implants for replacement of both the upper and lower arch of teeth.  In some situations more implants may be needed but 4 per arch is the minimal number required to support the teeth.  It also may be an economical way to replace all the teeth when the use of more implants will  result in higher cost.

Dental implants have the highest success rate of any tooth-replacement option and a successful history spanning decades, making them the best long-term solution to replace missing teeth.  Implants can last the rest of your life when properly cared for.   This is what makes them such a good value.

Rest assured the dental team at Drs. Lerner and Lemongello’s office is available to ensure your comfort and safety and are available to answer any of your concerns. So whether it is for a dental check up, a simple tooth restoration, a smile makeoverdental implants, or complete mouth restorations our team is ready to help you achieve the smile you deserve and the dental heath you want.

Get the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of, make an appointment today! Contact Drs. Lerner and Lemongello for an appointment and information on all dental procedures at 561-627-9000. Visit our website at www.lernerlemongello.com and view our “Smile Gallery” for examples of some of South Florida’s most beautiful smiles.

Drs. Lerner and Lemongello also proudly serve Stuart, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Wellington, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach

Are You Considering Dental Implants? You Might Want to Ask Your Dentist These Questions!

A healthy and attractive smile is one of the physical attributes that most people notice upon first meeting. Apart from the physical aspect, a nice smile could take you places and can have a positive impact to both personal and professional relationships. Here at our Palm Beach Gardens dental practice, getting dental implants is considered by most of our clients as one of the best decisions they have made in their lives.

If you’ve been considering dental implants for a while now, you should take the time to do your research on the matter and relay your pre-procedure concerns to your dentist or oral surgeon. In addition, asking the following questions will help you get the results you want from a dental implant procedure.

1. Am I an ideal candidate for dental implants?

Dental implant surgeries require certain conditions for you to achieve the desirable outcome. One of which include having sufficient bone to easily facilitate the osseointegration (bone fusion) process needed following transplantation. By and large, a bone graft may be needed if you have insufficient bone from significant tooth loss.

2. What does the recovery process involve?

The healing period following dental implants could vary from one person to another and is largely influenced as to whether or not ancillary procedures were done before placing the implants such as bone grafting. By and large, you need to stick to a soft food diet for days following implant placement and further follow your dentists’ instructions.

3. What are the procedure’s risks and complications?

Like all invasive procedures, infection is the most common possible complication. Thus, it is best to practice oral hygiene habits consistently following implant placement and take the entire course of prescribed prophylactic antibiotics. Also, it is best to stop smoking before and after the procedure as tobacco smoke has been shown to delay healing.

During your personal consultation with Drs. Lerner and Lemongello, we encourage you not to be shy about asking questions and sharing your concerns before having dental implants. Nothing’s too embarrassing or silly to ask here at our practice.   

Contact Drs. Lerner and Lemongello for an appointment and information on all dental procedures at 561-627-9000 or you can fill out this contact form. We’d love to hear from you!

 

Can Bruxism(Teeth Grinding) Get in the Way of My Dental Implant Plans?

The majority of our clients here at our Palm Beach Gardens dental practice are increasingly taking advantage of dental implants for their tooth replacement needs. Aside from looking like your natural teeth, dental implants have proven to support a client’s active lifestyle and significantly improve quality of life. After all, dental implants are already employed and used for tooth replacement for more than 5 decades now.

To maximize success of your dental implant outcome here at our practice, it’s important to know which conditions may compromise the state of your dental implants. One such issue is bruxism or unconsciously grinding your teeth.

Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) May Affect Dental Implant Outcomes

Just as bruxism alone could accelerate wear and tear of your natural teeth, it can also promote premature wear and tear of dental prosthetics such as your dental implants. Specifically, the implant’s titanium post may be exposed to the damaging forces of your frequent tooth grinding. Although dental implants are actually built to last for a long time, untreated tooth grinding may potentially disrupt the implant and/or its components.

Figuring Out Whether You Have Bruxism or Not

It is estimated that roughly 95 percent of Americans are not aware of their teeth grinding habits, particularly when they’re still asleep. So what are the signs and symptoms that could help you figure out whether you are unconsciously grinding your teeth?  You might want to look out for the following: 

  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches upon waking up
  • Neck and shoulder pain upon waking up
  • Tooth damage

Exploring Treatment Options for Your Bruxism Before Having Dental Implants

Assessing whether your have bruxism and exploring your treatment options are part of your evaluation prior to having dental implants here at our dental practice. We will discuss your options in reducing or eliminating bruxism — from wearing mouthguards at night to practicing stress management techniques. Putting bruxism under control should be the priority to avoid the risk of damaging your dental prosthetics.

Get in touch with us today if you’d like to learn more about dental implants. Contact Drs. Lerner and Lemongello for an appointment and information on all dental procedures at 561-627-9000 or you can fill out this contact form. We’d love to hear from you!

 

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