These days, there is absolutely no reason to put up with the hassle caused by a missing tooth. Many different replacement options are available and most are quite good. None of them can compare to the dental implant; however, especially when it comes to aesthetics and longevity.
To create a dental implant, a biocompatible metal post is surgically placed into the bone of your jaw. After the area has healed, Dr. Patel creates a beautiful, lifelike artificial tooth, which is attached to the post.
Not only does a dental implant fill in the space left by the missing tooth, the metal “root” also helps to maintain your dental health beneath your gumline. Missing teeth lead to lost dental bone, but this is prevented with the implant. The post functions like your natural root, cueing the bone to continue maintaining itself.
Many insurance plans, realizing the long-term health benefits of dental implants, are starting to cover the implant procedure. We will work with your insurance to determine your benefits and help you make the most of your coverage.
If you’re missing a tooth, please give us a call now to learn more about dental implants in Atlantis, Lake Worth and Boynton Beach and to find out if you are a good candidate.
Are you missing a few teeth in a row? Is replacing all of your missing teeth with dental implants out of your budget? We completely understand, but we don’t want you to think that implants aren’t an option at all.
By combining technologies, we can help you get the long-term benefits and security of implants with the lower cost and convenience of a dental bridge.
When a bridge is used to replace one or two teeth, it is often attached to the crowns placed on the adjacent teeth. When we use dental implants, we can replace several teeth at a time without the need to alter existing, healthy teeth. Instead of attaching the crowns to teeth, we just attach them to dental implants. The implants securely hold your bridge in place and help to keep your periodontal bone in good shape, which prevents the sunken appearance that often accompanies missing teeth.
Your bridge will be custom made and carefully designed to blend in beautifully with your existing dentistry and complete the chewing surface. This will help to protect your other teeth from excess wear and tear along with other problems further down the road. Your long-term dental health is always a consideration when we recommend restorative procedures, including dental implants.
Are you a good candidate for dental implants in Lake Worth, Boynton Beach or Atlantis? Call our office today to request a consultation with Dr. Yagi Patel and find out!
Are dentures the right choice for you right now? Many, many people wear dentures, and with the improvements in modern denture-crafting technology, you may not even realize that you already know people who wear dentures! Today’s dentures are designed to complement your features and your skin tone, so they look like the tooth you were born to have.
Even with the improvements in modern dentures, many people are concerned about the potential for dentures to become insecure and slide around. We understand. An upper denture plate is more likely to stay in place because of its larger surface area, but a lower denture plate is going to be less secure simply because it is smaller and can be dislodged with the tongue.
Implants can be used to secure a denture, so it fits comfortably and doesn’t move around in your mouth. We place just a few implants in certain spots and then attach a clasp on them that connects to a matching clasp on your dentures. You simply put the dentures in place and click! Your dentures are securely held and you don’t have to worry about slipping and sliding anymore!
If dentures are a part of your future, we encourage you to give us a call to find out more about dentures and dental implants in Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Atlantis. Dr. Yagi Patel is skilled at designing beautiful, lifelike dentures and planning implants. Call today for your consult.
Dental implants have been a major innovation in the last few decades, giving us the opportunity to replace missing teeth with beautiful lookalikes that feel and function like natural teeth.
While implants are great, they aren’t perfect. Not everyone can get dental implants and some people are turned off by the long healing period.
Fortunately, the technology continues to improve, and today we are able to offer “mini implants” to our patients. These implants have a smaller diameter than traditional implants – sometimes half the size. Unlike traditional implants, the mini implants can be placed and restored on the same day. Since mini implants are often used to secure dentures, this is great news for anyone who wants to replace their teeth right away. We can even retrofit an existing denture so that you don’t have to get a whole new appliance, which saves you time and money.
The procedure to place mini implants is much simpler and less invasive than traditional implants, which is part of the reason behind the much shorter healing period. Your comfort and convenience are always important to us, and that’s one of the reasons why we offer mini implants here in Atlantis, Lake Worth and Boynton Beach.
If you have ever been told that you are not a candidate for traditional implants or you’d like to find out more about securing dentures with mini implants, please call our office today to schedule your consult with Atlantis dentist, Dr. Yagi Patel.