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!
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.
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 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.
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