Dental implants are a great option to restore your smile, replacing missing teeth and improving your oral health. Whether you’re missing one tooth or an entire arch, the staff at Advanced Dental Group offers dental implant solutions to replace your missing teeth and give you a beautiful new smile that will last for years to come.
Learn about dental implants, candidacy, and the overall treatment process here, then schedule an appointment with our West Palm Beach dentist today.
What are Dental Implants?
Unlike removable prosthetics, dental implants are a permanent solution to replace missing teeth. They are designed to mimic the function and appearance of your natural teeth, helping improve the aesthetics and health of your smile. Boasting a high success rate, dental implants are considered the gold standard of restorative treatments thanks to their durability and longevity.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
Getting dental implants takes multiple appointments over the course of several months for proper placement. At Advanced Dental Group, we understand the importance of giving you a chance to heal between each step in ensuring the best possible results. By letting your body heal after each step of the process, we increase the chances of success and ensure the implants are strong for long-lasting results.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Although dental implants are a great, permanent solution to replace missing teeth, not everyone will immediately qualify for the procedure. During an initial consultation with Drs. Fraser or Marx every aspect of your oral health will be evaluated to determine if you are a candidate. In some cases, unhealthy habits may be a factor in determining candidacy. Making a few lifestyle changes may help you qualify and ensure successful implant placement If you don’t automatically qualify, our West Palm Beach dentist can include preliminary treatment to prepare your smile for dental implants.
Immediate Load Dental Implants
All-On-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 dental implants allow our West Palm Beach dentist to completely restore an entire arch or smile of teeth by mounting your new smile on four strategically placed implants. All-on-4 dental implants are a great option for those who weren’t candidates for traditional implants due to low bone density, or other complications. Less invasive, all-on-4 implants require less recovery time and can reduce pain and discomfort after the procedure.
Treatment Options Compared
Understanding the different treatment options available for restoring your missing teeth can give you the confidence to take charge of your tooth replacement treatment. Depending on your needs and the state of your oral health, a variety of prosthetics may be used by our West Palm Beach dentist to give you a strong, healthy smile you’ll want to show off.
Consequences of Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can cause more damage than just keeping you from smiling. Gaps left behind from missing teeth can leave your mouth vulnerable, causing permanent damage. The consequences of missing teeth won’t just be seen and felt in the long-term but damage can start as soon as you lose a tooth. Seeking treatment as soon as possible can help protect your oral health from long-term consequences, giving you a great smile that you’ll love for years to come.
Dental Implants FAQs
At Advanced Dental Group, we know that the process of choosing the right restoration process can be accompanied by a number of questions about candidacy, treatment options, and cost among other factors.
To help our West Palm Beach patients on their journey towards a healthier, restored smile, our implant dentists have answered some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. Don’t see your question listed? Call our West Palm Beach dental office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Fraser and Dr. Marx.
What is the benefit of dental implants?
Dental implants offer a number of advantages that make them your optimal choice. Our dental implants:
- Are customized to look and feel just like your natural teeth
- Protect your jawbone and prevent bone deterioration
- Restore your oral health
- Help you to eat your favorite foods again
- Allow you to speak without worrying about dentures sliding around
- Never need to be removed for cleaning
- Last up to a lifetime with proper oral care
How long is the dental implant procedure?
The total time it takes for you to receive your dental implants depends on several important factors such as how many teeth are being replaced and if preliminary treatments are necessary.
It will require a series of appointments over several appointments. A successful recovery period is crucial after we’ve placed your implants because the fixture will need to integrate into your jawbone to enhance stability and durability. In some cases, we may be able to immediately load your dental implant that won’t require a long healing period.
At your final appointment, you’ll receive your permanent, attractive restoration that fits securely over your implant.
How painful is it to get dental implants?
At Advanced Dental Group, your comfort is our priority. Sedation dentistry is used to help keep you calm and stress-free during surgery, leaving you with little to no memory of the procedure. Some swelling and discomfort may occur as you heal, but Drs. Fraser and Marx can prescribe medications to help ease these symptoms in days following surgery.
If I have gum disease, is it still possible to get dental implants?
In order to achieve a successful dental implant treatment, it’s critical that your smile is in the best health possible. For individuals who’ve lost teeth due to severe gum disease, patients must undergo treatment for the condition before implants can be placed.
While our implant dentists can address mild to moderate cases of periodontal disease, more severe cases may be referred to a periodontist. Once you’ve received treatment, our West Palm Beach implant dentists can begin planning your dental implant treatment.
I have dentures - is it possible to upgrade to dental implants?
Yes, it’s possible to upgrade from dentures to dental implants. However, not everyone who has worn dentures may immediately qualify for dental implants. If a patient has worn dentures for a long period of time, bone mass deterioration may have occurred and may need to undergo a bone grafting procedure.
Is there a specific amount of time I should take off work for dental implants?
This varies for each patient, but it’s important to not overdo yourself within the first few days of recovery. We normally suggest that you take at least the next day to recover and allow the swelling and soreness to go down before returning to work.
We also recommend refraining from smoking, eating hard foods, and doing strenuous activities to give your body time to heal properly.
If you are living without all your teeth, restoring your smile is of the utmost importance. At Advanced Dental Group, our mission is to provide high-quality care in a friendly environment. By combining state-of-the-art technology with trusted, effective treatment strategies dental implants and implant-supported treatments by our West Palm Beach dentists provide patients with fully restored oral health and functionality. For patients who’ve spent years missing teeth, our dental implant solutions are designed to restore your smile and quality of life for years to come.