The placement of dental implants at our Palm Beach Gardens office is virtually painless. Thanks to advancements in both implant technology and topical anesthetics, we are able to place dental implants without heavy sedation and, while some mild discomfort may linger for a day or two following implant placement, over-the-counter medications are typically enough to address the problem until it subsides on its own.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
At Gardens Dental Spa, the placement of dental implants is completed in five phases. These are:
- The Planning Phase
- Placement of the Implant
- Abutment Placement
- Final Restoration
If your missing tooth is in a highly visible area, a temporary restoration will be placed during the healing process. This temporary restoration will serve to restore a more appealing look to the smile during the few short weeks it takes for your implant to integrate into your jawbone.
How You Can Help Prevent Discomfort
Discomfort with dental implants is most often caused by implant failure. The most common cause of implant failure is infection. The most common cause of infection is inconsistent or inadequate care during the healing phase.
We have enjoyed tremendous success with dental implants at our Palm Beach Gardens office, but the success of your implants will depend – at least in part – on the care you take of them during the healing phase. We will provide you with detailed instructions on implant care to help ensure their longevity. Taking time to carefully follow our instructions will help your dental implants last a lifetime.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be the ideal dental implants candidate. Traditional dental implants require a specific amount of bone be present in the jaw to properly secure, but we have options available for patients with varying jaw density, width, and depth. During your initial consultation with Dr. Kaufman or Dr. Strauss, we will determine if sufficient bone is present for implant placement. If you are not a good implant candidate, we will cover all available alternatives during this appointment.
We offer dental bridges and advanced, life-like dentures in addition to dental implants. We can cover all of these options with you during your consultation to help you determine which solution will meet your needs and produce the best results.
To schedule a dental implants consultation at Gardens Dental Spa, please call (561) 799-7791 today. Located in Palm Beach Gardens, we welcome patients from all surrounding communities.