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Useful information on Dental Implants

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Useful information on Dental Implants

Is a dental implant right for you? A dental implant may be the best option for restoring your smile when you have lost or broken a tooth. Learn more about dental implants and when they are right for you.

Dental Implants, What are they?

A dental implant is a post most often made of titanium but sometimes made of zirconia. They serve as a substitute for the root of a natural tooth. The implant post is placed in the jawbone. It is then allowed to fuse to the natural bone. Once this occurs the implant post becomes sturdy and can be used as a foundation for the replacement of the teeth. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth to support a bridge. Depending on the number of implants they can be used to hold and replace all the teeth or support a denture.

Am I a candidate for Dental Implants?

People of all ages can be a candidate for replacement of missing teeth with dental implants. Whether tooth loss due to decay, disease, injury or a medical condition, dental implants can be a great choice. If you can’t wear dentures comfortably you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. There are new techniques available using advanced technology where implants can be placed and teeth secured the same day. For denture wearers imagine being able to eat anything you want without the roof of your mouth being covered so you can taste your food. This can be life changing for people who have lost all their teeth and struggle with dentures.

Implant patients must be in good health. Most patients are still candidates even with certain medical conditions but should consult with their dentist. Your dentist will take into consideration your medical and dental health to ensure implants are the right choice for you.

What is the implant procedure like?

Your dentist will review what type of dental implant treatment is right for you. A procedure will be done to place the implant in the jawbone. The jawbone will then be allowed to heal around the implant to hold it firmly in place. The dentist will then complete the process by securing a post onto the implant and place a crown or artificial tooth that resembles you natural teeth.

Does implant placement take a long time?

Once the implant is placed, usually an hour or two, healing can begin. Healing can take three to six months depending on certain factors. If you are a candidate, a temporary tooth or teeth can be placed during the healing phase. Once healed the permanent tooth replacement can usually be completed in two to three weeks.

How do I care for my implant?

You care for your dental implant teeth just as you would your natural teeth. It is important to brush and floss as well as see your dentist every three to six months for dental cleanings to maintain your health. If there are any specific needs for maintaining your dental implants your dentist will let you know.

The right choice

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 2

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In the second part of this three part series we will discuss options to replace multiple missing teeth with dental implants.

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.

Multiple teeth

Similar to the loss of one tooth, multiple teeth can be lost due to accident, decay or periodontal disease.  Multiple tooth replacement with dental implants is an ideal way to restore dental health.  Treatment with multiple implants is a option for those in the beginning stages of  tooth loss.  As we age we face the loss of multiple teeth even with good dental care.  Multiple missing teeth can be detrimental to your health as well as how you look and feel about yourself.  Replacing missing teeth is crucial to maintaining the rest of your oral health and slowing the process of losing additional teeth.  Fortunately there are many options available to replace multiple missing teeth.  Treatment may be as simple as placing implants in the site of  some of the missing teeth and placing a permanent bridge that is cemented to the implants.  This type of treatment works well for replacing as few as three teeth or replacing all the teeth.  It provides a predictable long term result giving you the look and feel of natural teeth and a beautiful smile.

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

Dental implants. What are my options?

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In the first part of this three part series we will discuss options to replace a single missing tooth with a dental implant.

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.  Dental implants technology is not new.  Dental implants have been a predictable successful option for the replacement of teeth for more than two decades.  With their arrival came the new hope for those with missing teeth.  What has changes is the techniques and advancement in procedures improving efficiency, comfort and esthetics.  Now implants teeth can be indistinguishable from natural teeth.  What used to take multiple appointments and months of treatment now can be accomplished in a fewer and shorter appointments.  Getting to know what implant procedure is right for you can change and improve your life.

Single tooth

The loss of a single tooth due to an accident, decay or periodontal disease can be upsetting and even devastating if it is a front tooth effecting your smile.  The good news is one tooth can be easily replaced using a dental implant. To replace a single tooth, a dental implant is placed into the site where the tooth is missing, replacing the root of the tooth. A small post called an abutment is then attached to the implant.  The replacement tooth, usually a crown, is then cemented over the abutment post.  The new tooth will look, feel and function just like your natural tooth.

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 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

Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Palm Beach Gardens.

Missing teeth have long been replaced with fixed bridges or dentures.  However, more recently there has been a trend towards replacing missing teeth with dental implants which are a more comfortable and permanent solution. Implants, when placed and restored by an experienced dentist will look and feel like your own natural teeth and be virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Tooth loss can occur for a number of reasons including neglecting your teeth and gums with poor diet and poor hygiene.  It can occur naturally from age and also due to trauma.  The loss of teeth can have a significant impact on a person’s self esteem due to the esthetic implications as well as causing bite problems and difficulties in eating.

A major advantage of dental implants is that they do not require preparation or drilling of neighboring healthy teeth and they do not require special brushes and extra care for oral hygiene. When teeth are lost bone loss of the jaw occurs after some time and dental implants slow this process down and prevent excessive loss of your bone structure.

Dental implants are one of the most successful ways to replace missing teeth and have a very high success rate. How long they last will depend on a number of factors including the skill of your dentist, the surgeon and how well you look after the health of your teeth and gums once complete.  Dr. Lerner and Dr. Lemongello and our office staff have the skill and expertice all in a 5 star environment to meet the needs of their patients.

Visit our website at www.lernerlemongello.com and view our “Smile Gallery” for beautiful smiles restored with dental implants.

Get the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of, make an appointment today! Contact Drs. Lerner and Lemongello for an appointment and free information on Dental Implants at 561-627-9000.   

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

The placement of an Implant Crown

Today in our office we completed the placement of an implant crown on a patient with a missing front tooth.  This patient had the misfortune of fracturing his front tooth.  Working with our team of highly skilled surgeons the tooth was removed and a dental implant placed.  Special training and techniques are needed to make the implant tooth and more importantly the gum around it look real.  We work with nationally recognized specialists who have the necessary surgical training to properly place the implant and cultivate the correct environment for success.  The surgical expertise is equally important for a beautiful successful outcome.  Once healing was complete a provisional implant crown was created using specialized techniques to guide the gum tissue to grow and look natural around the implant.  The final all ceramic zirconium crown was fabricated by a master ceramist and cemented in place.  The result was a beautiful lifelike match to his other front teeth.

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