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Lerner & Lemongello Dentistry
5602 PGA Boulevard #201
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
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Using full and partial dentures for smile restoration

Restorative Option Palm Beach Gardens FL

Restorative Option Palm Beach Gardens FLTooth loss requires patients to speak to a dental professional about ways to restore the smile to address function, health, and appearance. Many patients are advised to consider the benefits of dentures. Dentures come in several different varieties, including:

  • Partial dentures
  • Full dentures
  • Implant-supported dentures

Which one is right for me?

Patients in the Palm Beach Gardens, FL area who are missing one tooth, or several along the dental arch, may be a great candidate for partial dentures. These dentures are fabricated with metal and acrylic framework and snap into place along the dental arch. They are easy to remove which make them simple to adjust, care for, and store overnight. It is a wonderful alternative to dental bridges or dental implants.

Patients with all their teeth within the dental arch missing or extracted will want to ask about full dentures. These are dentures which include false gum tissue and fake teeth and are kept in place with dental adhesives or natural suction. These dentures should be soaked in a cleaning solution every night to extend their longevity. These are great for patients who need to fully repair their smile in an economical manner.

Last but not least are implant-supported dentures. These are full dentures that are fabricated to snap into place with several dental implants inserted along the dental arch. The benefit of this type of full denture is the ability to enjoy better stabilization without dental adhesives. Many patients who are serious about ensuring their dentures stay in place may find this to be their best option.

Ready to repair your smile after tooth loss?

Dentures can be a wonderful way of restoring function and health to the smile after patients have experienced tooth extraction or loss. Contact Lerner & Lemongello Dentistry today to schedule your evaluation and determine if dentures are right for you! The office is conveniently located in the area of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida at 5601 PGA Boulevard, Suite #201 and ca be reached by phone at (561) 927-9000. Take time to discuss your oral health care needs with our dentists, Drs. Jay M. Lerner and Gerard J. Lemongello, today!

Understanding inlays and onlays as dental restorations

Onlays Inlays Palm Beach Gardens FL

Onlays Inlays Palm Beach Gardens FLAt Lerner & Lemongello Dentistry, patients in and around the area of Palm Beach Gardens, FL have the ability to repair and restore their smile with solutions such as inlays and onlays.

What is an inlay/onlay?

When patients develop conditions such as dental decay, a dentist will often provide a restoration called a filling. This is a material that is used to fill the hole left behind by the cavity after it has been treated. However, there are times when patients may have larger areas of decay which require more extensive care. Some of these can be addressed with a dental crown, but there are situations when a dental crown may be too much. These patients are often better addressed with an alternative such as an inlay or onlay. These are ceramic restorations that are larger than fillings but smaller than crowns and can be bonded in place in smaller areas to seal off a tooth that has experienced decay. Drs. Jay M. Lerner and Gerard J. Lemongello can assess a patient and determine if inlays and onlays are better suited for a particular patient.

Why choose inlays and onlays?

Inalys and onlays are natural-looking restorations that are made to match the existing tooth structure, color, and shape for seamless integration. These restorations are more conservative than dental crowns, but can fill larger areas that cannot be addressed with fillings alone. Inlays and onlays are affordable, effective, and aesthetic.

What other options are available?

If an area of decay is smaller, a composite resin filling may be used to address the area, while larger areas may benefit from the placement of a dental crown. During an initial evaluation, our professionals will determine which is most appropriate for a patient’s specific needs.

Interested in finding out about conservative treatments for dental decay?

Contact the office Lerner & Lemongello Dentistry today to discuss your options. The practice is located at 5601 PGA Boulevard #201 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and can be contacted at (561) 627-9000. Call Drs. Jay M. Lerner and Gerard J. Lemongello to learn about inlays and onlays among other restorative solutions.

Beautiful Tooth Restorations at Lerner and Lemongello

Don’t let tooth decay or other damage to your teeth prevent you from looking and feeling your best. Dr’s Lerner and Lemongello are proud to offer our patients the most beautiful dental restorations available. No matter what your reason for requiring a dental restoration, we have a treatment option available for you.

image-cheekThe most common reason that many of our patients require dental restoration is unaddressed tooth decay or cavities. For treatment of this extremely common condition, we recommend the use of composite resin fillings. These fillings are created to match the natural color of your teeth, making them both effective and discreet. No one will know that you’ve had your teeth repaired.

Tooth colored fillings are more attractive than the metal fillings of the past and are also safer for your teeth. In the past, metal fillings have caused teeth to crack or even discolor over time. This will not occur with a composite resin filling. Additionally, the resin used in composite fillings is strong and functions more like your original tooth enamel.

If you are interested in receiving a composite, tooth-colored filling and live in the Palm Beach, Florida area, call our office to schedule a personal consultation today to learn more.

How long does it take to have an Implant Crown

Our patients often are under the impression that implants and implant crown take a long time to complete. You have to wait for the bone to heal but in most cases the crown can be placed in about 3 months after the implant is placed. With some implant systems this can be shortened to 6-8 weeks. You must realize that bone takes a certain amount of time to heal. If you broke your arm you would be in a cast 2 months waiting for the bone to heal. The jaw is no different. In many cases however the patient is not left without a tooth for this period of healing. There are many different options available to provide a temporary tooth during this time including temporary dentures. There are situations where implant healing may take longer depending on the quality and quantity of bone.

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