Dental Implants in West Palm Beach, FL
Locations in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Missing teeth can make people feel embarrassed about smiling, and might even make it difficult to eat or talk normally. Dental implants performed at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is often the answer for patients in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and other nearby areas in Florida.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the latest technology that replaces your natural teeth. They consist of two parts: an anchor which is attached to your jawbone, and an artificial tooth that sits above your gum line. Made from porcelain or ceramic material, they closely match the color and shape of your natural teeth, and also function the same, allowing you to eat nearly any food you like without worry.
Benefits of Dental Implants
A tooth implant can:
- Improve your self-confidence by restoring your smile
- Minimize bone loss which can compromise adjacent teeth and structures
- Prevent surrounding teeth from shifting into an opening
- Allow you to eat foods you otherwise might have trouble consuming
- Eliminate the need for dentures or a dental bridge when there is more than one missing tooth
What is the Procedure for Dental Implants?
Three visits are required for dental implants. During the first session, the anchor, known as an abutment, will be placed into your jawbone. This anchor serves as a substitute for your tooth’s roots and is left in place for two to four months in order to integrate with your bone.
At your second appointment, called the uncovering, your surgeon will check the abutment. Next, the artificial tooth will be created so that it may be attached during your third and final session at your dentist’s office.
Preparing for Dental Implants
Preparing for dental implants is very simple. During your initial consultation, our surgeons will discuss any specifics. Implants can be predictably placed with little to no interruption of your normal dental maintenance and care.
Recovery from Dental Implants
Your teeth and gums may be a little sore for a few days. If so patients often use an over-the-counter medication containing ibuprofen or acetaminophen to manage your discomfort. Use of a topical anesthetic to alleviate soreness in your gums is sometimes helpful as well. Postoperatively patients can easily continue to brush and floss normally, and Care of the implant placement site will be reviewed, and patients will be given written instructions with details.
How much Do Dental Implants Cost in Jupiter?
Our benefits coordinator will serve as a liaison between you and your insurance company to determine what if any benefits are available, as well as what your copay and deductible amounts are. Once we have determined your out-of-pocket costs, we will then discuss our many payment options, which include cash, personal check, and major credit cards.
Many of our patients are also able to afford treatment by applying for CareCredit® financing. CareCredit® is in itself a credit card that can be used at leading healthcare providers such as dentists, optometrists, and general practitioners. This makes it a great option if you are considering treatment from more than one provider. Even those with less-than-perfect credit scores are often approved for CareCredit® and are able to obtain payment plans they can easily fit into their monthly budget.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Our surgeons will check your teeth, mouth, and gums, and may perform X-rays to ensure your bone structure is primed to support a tooth implant. We may also need to see the results of your most recent dental exam, in which case we will ask you to sign a release form allowing us to obtain your records.
After having dental implants, many people are surprised at how normal their lives become. You too can change your life for the better by undergoing dental implants here at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, serving patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and other nearby areas in Florida. Contact us now!