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Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

Daniel S. Lauer, DMDBoard Certified Periodontist

Why Choose Precision Periodontics?

Dental Implants

Why Choose Precision Periodontics?

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At Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, your comfort, safety, and overall well-being are our top priorities. We understand you have many options when it comes to periodontal care, which is why our team is committed to helping you have a positive experience as you receive the oral care you need. Since the feeling of dread tends to accompany people to their dental treatments, Dr. Daniel Lauer and our staff strive to help you remain relaxed and at-ease every step of the way.

Our practice works closely with referring dentists for patients’ with more in-depth oral needs. However, referrals are not needed to make an appointment with our office. In fact, many people seek out Dr. Lauer’s expertise for their periodontal procedures, including dental implants, gum disease treatment, aesthetic gum lifting, and more. He is considered one of the top periodontists in the Palm Beach Gardens area due to his advanced credentials and years of experience.

Dr. Lauer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, which means he has undergone more than three years of specialty training following dental school and has passed a rigorous exam process. He is also a member of the Academy of Osseointegration and is experienced in treating the most complex issues related to the gums and surrounding oral structures.

Should you choose Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry for your periodontal needs, you can rest assured you are receiving care from a highly qualified and compassionate team of professionals. We will make sure you are informed about your treatment and always recommend the most conservative solutions that can provide you with optimal results. Afterall, our team treats every patient as if they were family, and our goal is for you to leave our office excited about your improved smile and oral health.

If you would like to learn more about our practice, or would like to schedule an appointment with our board-certified periodontist, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to meeting you!

What to Expect When Getting All of Your Teeth Replaced

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When a person is told they need to get all of their teeth replaced, this tends to evoke feelings of fear and anxiety. After all, you only get one set of teeth, and if you still have a few left—albeit severely damaged—you most likely want to save them for as long as possible. Unfortunately, this mindset is preventing many people with failing and missing teeth from obtaining a life-changing set of new teeth. Dr. Daniel Lauer, our double board-certified periodontist, is committed to educating patients on the impact of a full mouth teeth replacement, and how it can transform their oral function and appearance.

At Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Lauer is passionate about helping patients who have suffered for years from failing teeth improve their quality of life by getting completely new smiles, also known as “new teeth in a day.” Although this concept of replacing all of one’s teeth can be intimidating, Dr. Lauer discusses the procedure in detail with candidates to make sure they understand the significant benefits and feel confident about their decision to move forward.

Patients who choose to undergo a full mouth teeth replacement can expect the following in a three-step process:

  1. Their mouth will be evaluated through 3D scans and impressions, which will allow Dr. Lauer to properly diagnose and plan their surgery.
  2. Any remaining damaged teeth will be replaced with 4-6 dental implants (per arch) using a surgical guide for optimal precision. After the implants are placed, an impression is taken of the mouth for the creation of the full arch restoration.
  3. The restoring dentist will attach the prosthesis to the implants, and this will be worn for 4-6 months until the implants have fused to the jawbone. At this point, the permanent teeth replacement is attached to the implants, comfortably fitting to the contours of the mouth.

All steps can typically be completed within 24 hours, helping you replace your teeth with as little inconvenience as possible. Before you know it, you’ll be smiling, eating, interacting, and living without the embarrassment you once felt due to the look and feel of your teeth.

If you’re interested in learning more about the full mouth teeth replacement process, please contact us to set up an appointment with Dr. Lauer.

Why Should I Switch to Implant-Supported Dentures?

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This is a question many patients ask as they consider their options for replacing multiple teeth. After all, dentures seem to be a much simpler option because they have a lower up-front cost and don’t require surgery. While this is the mindset of some individuals who choose dentures, more and more people are learning the dramatic improvement that switching to implant-supported dentures can offer their lifestyle.

Although dentures are a viable solution for many people, there are a number of limitations to this teeth replacement option. Since a full or partial denture sits on top of the gums, it requires adhesives to stabilize it, which can often be messy and inconvenient. Additionally, dentures can irritate the gums from shifting around, cause increased bone loss over time and even cause a clicking sound while chewing.

Our board-certified periodontist, Dr. Daniel Lauer, offers patients who wear dentures the ability to anchor them with the advanced potential of dental implants. Not only does this erase many of the common issues associated with traditional dentures, but it also provides a stronger bite, allowing you to chew, talk, and smile in a more natural way. Another advantage to choosing implant-supported dentures is the ability of the implants to actually help prevent future bone recession, which often occurs from traditional denture wear, since the bone is not being stimulated.

The many benefits of implant-supported dentures have caused numerous patients of Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry to seek this more functional and natural-looking alternative to traditional dentures. If you’re interested in learning how making the switch can change the way you think about dentures, please contact us today to set up an appointment.

What Are All-on-4 vs. All-on-6 Dental Implants?

shutterstock_223292056Dental implants are considered the best permanent replacement option for missing teeth. While some individuals only need a couple of teeth replaced, there are many others who require a full mouth teeth replacement. There’s no doubt this can be an intimidating situation, but with All-on-4® and All-on-6, patients at Precision Periodontics & Implantology can get a brand new smile that looks and functions like their natural teeth – often in as little as one day.

All-on-4® and All-on-6 both involve using dental implants to anchor a denture to replace missing teeth on the upper and/or lower arch. With All-on-4®, this entails four implants, with the two back posts being inserted at an angle to make the most of the available bone. All-on-6, on the other hand, uses six implants on each arch to secure the denture. The specific number of implants needed to complete your new teeth in a day procedure will ultimately depend upon factors such as the quality of your jawbone. For more information about our innovative implant options, please schedule an appointment with our periodontal specialist to get started.

How Do I Choose the Right Dentist for Dental Implants?

blond lady in dental chairDental implants can be placed by a variety of different professionals. Because of this, it can be difficult to choose the right dentist or surgeon for your procedure. The truth is, not all dental implant professionals have the necessary expertise to provide optimal results. Some have minimal training and experience with dental implant surgery, while others have undergone extensive training and have provided successful outcomes for the most complex of cases.

To make sure you are working with the best professional for your needs, you should consider the following:

  • Training background with dental implant surgery
  • Experience with performing complex cases
  • The type of dental implants used
  • Rate of successful implants and also complications

In addition to these, you should express all concerns and ask any questions you may have during the consultation. And above all, it is important to select a qualified, experienced dental implant surgeon like our board-certified periodontal specialist, Dr. Daniel Lauer. By doing so, you can ensure you are receiving safe, quality care that you can trust.

Benefits of Bone Grafting

shutterstock_149502551Bone grafting can be a highly beneficial option for those who have lost a tooth. Over time, if this space is not filled, the bone around it can start to recede, affecting both the function and cosmetic appearance of your mouth. Our periodontal specialist is experienced in performing bone grafting procedures, including ridge and sinus augmentation, to help you maintain a strong foundation for future replacement options.

Patients who choose to undergo bone grafting can look forward to the following:

  • Stronger foundation for teeth
  • Preventing bone loss
  • Preserving the shape of the ridge structure
  • Allowing for future dental implant placement

The procedure can often be performed at the same time as tooth extraction or later when the bone has already begun to recede. When you opt for the grafting procedure from Dr. Daniel Lauer, you can enjoy long-term results for your oral health.
To learn if you are a good candidate for bone grafting, please contact us today to schedule your appointment.

What if I Don’t Have Enough Bone for Implants?

dental implants_84979129One of the most important factors that determines whether you are a good candidate for dental implants is the amount of bone present in your jaw. This will affect the potential success of your results because your jawbone must accommodate the implant and act as a solid base for the restoration. Should you not have sufficient jawbone density available, our periodontic specialist, Dr. Daniel Lauer, performs bone grafting to create a stronger foundation for future implant placement.

Bone grafting can correct bone deficiencies–whether caused by recession, fracture, or deterioration–and make it possible for you to undergo dental implant surgery in the future. The grafting procedure entails donor bone material to be placed in the target area. Over the next few months, this graft gradually fuses to your existing bone, enhancing your jaw’s ability to secure an implant.

Dr. Lauer will customize the bone grafting procedure according to your individual needs. Common techniques include the ridge augmentation and the sinus augmentation–two areas that require optimal bone density for favorable implant surgery results. If you would like more information about bone grafting prior to the dental implant procedure, please feel free to contact us to set up your appointment with Dr. Lauer.

What Is the Difference Between Bridges and Dental Implants?

dental implants_115198234When you have a missing tooth that needs to be replaced, you have different options from which to choose. It’s only when you fully understand the pros and cons of each solution that you can make an informed decision about your restoration. A common confusion among patients seeking a tooth replacement is whether to get a fixed bridge or dental implant. Dr. Daniel Lauer encourages people to thoroughly discuss each option with their dentist to learn which is better for their individual needs.

A dental bridge typically involves two or more crowns for the teeth surrounding a gap, with a false tooth in the middle. This option makes a great alternative for those who are not considered good candidates for dental implants. Unfortunately, bridges are a three-tooth solution to a one-tooth problem, which requires altering healthy teeth to support the bridge. As a result, this solution could potentially lead to future issues.

Dental implants, on the other hand, are individual restorations. The procedure involves a small titanium rod being surgically implanted into the jaw, on top of which a crown is attached. While they often have a higher cost up-front, dental implants typically have a better long-term value, since they don’t decay and usually don’t need to be replaced.

Despite the solution you choose, Dr. Lauer stresses the importance of learning about your different options before committing to a bridge or implant. If you would like more information about how you can replace a missing tooth, please contact Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

dental implants_couple_136065233Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that not only looks natural but also feels like your real teeth. When you come into Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Daniel Lauer will spend time with you to discuss your options for replacing one or more missing teeth. From dental bridges to dentures to implants, he believes you should be fully informed about your choices so you can make the right decision for your individual needs. As part of this process, Dr. Lauer will perform a comprehensive oral examination to determine whether or not you may be a good candidate for dental implants.

One of the most important aspects of implant candidacy is having adequate jawbone density. Since a titanium post is surgically placed where your tooth root would be, your jaw must fuse with the material to create a stable foundation for the implant’s crown. If you prove to not have enough jawbone available, Dr. Lauer may recommend either bone grafting to increase your chances of a successful implant surgery or an alternative solution.

Another factor that can affect your dental implant results is your overall health. You may not be a good candidate for the procedure if you suffer from a medical condition that complicates healing from surgery. Similarly, dental implants are not ideal if you are currently undergoing radiation or chemotherapy, as these treatment methods can cause problems with blood clotting and fighting off infection.

If you are interested in dental implants, and would like to learn if you are a good candidate for the advanced solution, please contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lauer.

What Factors into the Cost of Dental Implants

Dentla Implant CostWhen it comes to replacing missing or damaged teeth, dental implants can be an excellent option. The advanced solution replaces not only the visible part of each tooth, but the entire root as well. Although alternative restorations, such as dentures, may have a lower cost upfront, dental implants are a durable, permanent solution that can be more cost-effective in the end. Dr. Daniel Lauer says that while implants tend to have an overall higher price tag, they are a solution that can last a lifetime, making them a valuable investment.

For those considering dental implant therapy, Dr. Lauer emphasizes the importance of finding a qualified specialist who is experienced in performing the procedure. While certain professionals who are less qualified may offer implants at a lower cost, Dr. Lauer says opting for these individuals may have an added risk of complications that can cause patients to spend more in the long run.

Ultimately, the cost of dental implants will vary according to several factors. For a patient to ensure they are getting the best possible results, Dr. Lauer says the surgeon, their experience and qualifications should be the number one priority.

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