Whether patients have lost teeth from decay, disease, or extraction, our professionals at Lerner and Lemongello Dentistry understand how frustrating it can be to make a decision in regards to replacing these teeth. Drs. Jay M. Lerner and Gerard J. Lemongello provide patients with a myriad of options that can be used for smile enhancement, including the most desirable option of dental implants.
With tooth loss comes a change in one’s aesthetic appearance as well as their ability to eat and speak. If left unaddressed, it can also result in bone loss as the bone shrinks, causing existing teeth to become loose. By using restorations such as dental implants, patients can restore the function and beauty of their smile, while also maintaining their bone. This is because dental implants are placed into the bone of the jaw during oral surgery and stimulate bone growth through a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration allows the bone to wrap around the implant and give it a sturdy foundation for proper functionality and improved integration into the smile. Unlike other restorations, such as bridges and dentures, which can result in bone loss, dental implants can improve the bone while also providing a stable replacement.
Dental implants are versatile, and the way in which they are restored depends on the way they are being used. Patients may use a dental implant to replace a single tooth, during which the implant will be restored with a dental crown over the abutment. If patients are using the dental implant to anchor one or both ends of a dental bridge, they may be used in this manner as well. Some patients have dental implants placed along the dental arch to hold a full denture, ensuring stability and strength when compared to the use of natural suction or dental adhesives.
Dental implants are one of several tooth restoration treatments available at Lerner and Lemongello Dentistry. Contact our professionals, Drs. Jay M. Lerner and Gerard J. Lemongello, today to discuss dental implants and other alternatives by calling (561) 627-9000 to schedule your appointment. We are conveniently located at 5602 PGA Boulevard, Suite #201 in the Palm Beach Gardens, FL area.