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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

What Color is Your Smile?

There’s no one color that most people would call their favorite. Others like green while some are loyal to blue. However,  when it comes to teeth, almost everyone wants to have the same shade — the brightest white. Here at our Palm Beach Gardens dental practice, we get a lot of questions from men and women alike about their tooth whitening options for that bright, white smile they’ve always wanted.

Although the first step to getting the teeth color you desire is to set up an initial consultation with us, you might want to know the top tooth staining offenders below!

1. Dark colored beverages – Since the outermost part of your teeth is porous, the dark qualities of both black coffee and tea could stain your teeth. The same goes  for colas, red wine, and cranberry juice. In addition, these beverages are quite acidic, making your teeth more prone to tooth decay and plaque formation.

2. Blueberries – Although blueberries are considered to be a superfood due to its antioxidant content, the fruit’s dark blue skin could stain your teeth a lot. You do not have to stop consuming these wonderful fruits,all you need to do is to have water in between your blueberry bites.

3. Beets – The staining effect of beets is very powerful when it is consumed as juice.

4. Curry – After enjoying curry at lunch or dinner, consider brushing your teeth or swishing some water into your mouth.

5. Red and Brown Sauces – Dark colored condiments such as tomato sauce, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar are also top culprits of tooth staining. You can counteract their staining effects by chewing on crunchy and raw vegetables or fruits such as apples, carrots, or celery. These food items are proven to be effective in the mechanical removal of stains.

Your Tooth Whitening Options in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

At our teeth whitening studio in Palm Beach, Florida, you can choose from our two whitening options: take-home whitening and in-office whitening. We use only the latest teeth whitening system, which can lighten the color of your teeth to several shades in as little as one hour. 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!

 

The highest quality of care possible

We often see patients who want to be assured they are receiving the highest quality of care possible.  It can be difficult to measure the quality of care in a service industry like dentistry.  There are however common factors for dentistry as in all businesses.  You often hear “you get what you pay for”.  Dentistry is no different.  Be cautious about claims for free treatment or special low prices for treatment such as crowns or implants.  It may be tempting to try to save money but there is a reason quality care costs more.  All crowns are not created equal.  Some are produced here in the United States with quality control using only the finest porcelain materials and high content gold metals.  Other cheaper versions can be produced in places like China where questionable materials and quality control can be passed off as a high quality product.  If a crown or implant is being advertised for hundreds of dollars less than most dentists charge than how could it be the same quality for so much less?  In the long term high quality care will pay for itself with improved health and fewer dental problems.  Poor quality care leads to additional treatments, more often and usually leads to poor health.

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