The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots made from titanium anchored in the jawbone, on which replacement teeth are permanently secured. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore your smile!
Dental implants are stable and durable and will last many years with proper maintenance and home care.
There are various types of dental implant procedures, in our Boca Raton, FL office we provide the following implant procedures:
By replacing a single tooth in our Boca Raton, FL office and you can avoid a conventional bridge and your adjacent teeth are preserved. Single-tooth implants do not decay or need root canal treatments and have the highest long-term success rates for replacing a single tooth. Enjoy your new tooth!
Implant-supported bridges utilize dental implants instead of crowns or other frameworks. The dental implants are positioned into your jaw, forming a solid anchor as the bone and metal implant fuse together over time. Normally one implant is surgically positioned for each missing tooth, then these implants keep your bridge in the correct position. Your bridge is then created to match the color, shape, and size of your surrounding teeth. Your new Implant-supported bridge is then attached to the implants. Regarded as the most stable bridge option, an Implant-supported bridge usually involves 2 surgeries to complete this process. First you will have the implants positioned in your jawbone and then a second surgery is needed to place the actual bridge on the implants. An Implant-supported bridge procedure will let you to enjoy a healthy new smile and renewed confidence in your bite.
With the All-on-4 implant procedure, we can literally restore an entire row of teeth in just one appointment at our Boca Raton office. With just four to six strategically placed implants, we can use them to fully support an implant-retained denture that simply snaps onto them. All on four dentures replace all of your teeth with a permanent set of natural-feeling prosthetics that function exactly like a real set of teeth. Permanently affixed to your jaw with titanium screws, they will not shift or slip and do note put unwanted pressure on your gums. Eating and biting are much more comfortable, as they act just as natural teeth do. Maintenance for All-on-4 dental implants is the same as your natural teeth, meaning regular brushing and flossing are all that is required to keep them looking great.
More Benefits with less costs. All-on-4 dental implants require fewer supporting screws than many other implants. Therefore, they are often the superior and cost-effective option when replacing the majority or entirety of your teeth. At Great Boca Smiles in Boca Raton, FL, we will discuss all the options with you to make sure you are getting the best treatment possible.
Denture technology has come a long way. It is now possible to have a dental implant procedure performed in a single day, allowing you to save time and heal faster. It means less time off work and less time before you can start enjoying the foods you love again. The size, type, and method of your implant will vary, depending on your personal needs. Our Boca Raton, FL staff at Great Boca Smiles will walk you through what’s needed, following your consultation.
During this appointment, the dentist will examine your mouth, take a 3D x-ray called a CT scan, and discuss your treatment options. They will also review your medical history to ensure that you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Using the records and CT scan taken at the consult, we make a surgical guide that allows us to place the implant in a perfect position, every time. This lowers morbidity and increases the success and longevity of the implant. All of this planning and preparation is done in house using our top of the line technology.
There are times when crowns can be placed at the same time as the implant but most often patients need to wait three to four months for the implant to integrate before a crown is placed. At that time an abutment is placed at the top of the implant and a new crown that matches the shade of your natural teeth is placed on top of the abutment.
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The number of implants you need depends on the type of tooth replacement you require. For a single missing tooth, one implant is used to support a crown. If you need to replace multiple teeth with a you may need two or three implants to support a fixed bridge. For a complete upper or lower jaw tooth replacement with a denture, typically a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 implants are placed.
The type of prosthesis recommended for you, whether removable or fixed, also affects the number of implants needed. Removable prostheses, also referred to as snap on dentures, may attach to a bar or ball in socket attachments, while fixed ones are permanent and can only be removed by the dentist. Permanent dentures are also often referred to as hybrids, all on 4 (implants), all on x, or teeth in a day.
For some patients, Dr. Markowitz can place dental implants at the same time a tooth is extracted, thanks to surgical advances and innovations. Using a cone beam scan, or a 3D Xray, the doctor can immediately determine if you are a candidate for same day placement.
With single stage implant surgery, the procedure is similar to traditional two-stage surgery, but these implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them. Temporary caps or abutments are placed immediately, sticking out of the gum tissue. They require about 8 to 12 weeks of healing before artificial teeth can be placed on them. While it’s not suitable for every patient, the advantage is that they only go through one surgical procedure.
In most cases a surgical guide can be made to allow for the most accurate implant placement. It looks like a small mouth guard with a hole customized for the implant(s). This surgical guide makes the procedure less invasive because it eliminates an incision or open wound. It also allows for faster healing and less recovery time.
Generally, dental implant surgery is quite manageable, and any post-surgery discomfort can be controlled with over-the-counter antiinflammatory medication or using ice on the area.
The cost of this dental implant procedure can vary depending on several factors, such as the number of implants needed, the type of prosthesis used, and the complexity of the individual case.
Dental implants are generally considered an investment in your long-term oral health and quality of life, as they offer a durable and permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. While they may have a higher upfront cost compared to some other tooth replacement options, their longevity and benefits often make them a cost-effective choice in the long run.
It’s important to remember, since they are an individual unit, implants eliminate the need to compromise healthy, natural teeth like that in a fixed bridge. A fixed bridge is permanently cemented over natural teeth. The connecting unit is the one that replaces the missing tooth. Implants allow teeth to remain as single units making it easier to clean and floss, reducing the likelihood of further dental issues.
At Great Boca Smiles, we’re proud to offer financing options and payment plans to help make the procedure more affordable for patients. Call us to schedule a consultation, to get a personalized estimate based on your specific needs and circumstances
Caring for dental implants is relatively simple. You don’t need any special solutions or creams; just brush, floss and water pick like you would your natural teeth.
Dental implants offer durability and a natural appearance, but to ensure their longevity, practice good dental hygiene, get regular cleanings and checkups, and follow your Dr. Markowitz’s advice.
With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, providing you with a stable and longlasting tooth replacement option.
We provide diverse kinds of dentistry in a calm atmosphere where you are always heard. Our team knows that everyone is different so we craft each experience for each patient.