Dental implants are a revolutionary tooth-replacement option made up of a biocompatible post that is gently inserted in the jawbone and then topped with a custom-fabricated dental crown. With dental implants from Dr. Daniel Lauer, you can permanently replace missing teeth with results that look and feel natural. Implants eliminate many of the problems associated with other teeth replacement options, such as traditional dentures. A dental implant actually becomes part of your mouth, serving the same function as your natural tooth. This effective treatment option can ultimately improve the function of your teeth while enhancing the appearance of your smile.
Dr. Lauer is a specialist in Implantology and has completed years of advanced training in these procedures, giving him the enhanced skills and experience necessary to provide the best possible outcomes. He utilizes some of the most advanced dental implant technology available, including state-of-the-art Guided Implant Surgery and precise digital mapping to give you the most natural-fitting implant possible. Our dental implant procedures can help you achieve your goals with exceptional results.
Please contact our Jupiter-based practice to schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Lauer. He will be happy to answer all of your questions.
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With dental implants, you can replace missing teeth without the negative effects associated with other teeth replacement treatments. Implants offer a number of benefits and advantages for patients who have lost one or more natural teeth, including:
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. They can also be helpful for patients who would like to add support and stability to traditional bridges and dentures. There are a number of dental implant options that can help you meet your individual needs.
Selecting a qualified dental implant specialist is crucial for the safety and success of your procedure. You want to find a communicative and skilled specialist that you trust to effectively restore your oral function. When evaluating potential dental professionals, there are multiple factors to consider, including:
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Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function as much like natural teeth as possible, and they can generally also be cared for in the same way. Maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing, using a Waterpik, and flossing regularly along with attending your regularly scheduled professional dental cleanings is typically sufficient to keep your mouth healthy and your implants in good condition.
That said, in order to prevent your restorations from accruing unnecessary wear and tear, there are some steps you can take. Being mindful when eating hard or pitted foods (such as nuts or cherries) and not using your teeth as tools can help protect your implants over the long-term. If you have a history of bruxism (teeth grinding), you should talk to your dentist about the possibility of getting a custom-fitted nightguard.
Dental implant failure occurs when an implant does not properly fuse with the jawbone, resulting in instability. Infection or other complications that inhibit osseointegration can occur as a result of a number of factors, including smoking, vaping, poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, and inadequate bone density. It is crucial for implant patients to carefully adhere to their dentist or periodontist’s aftercare instructions.
Fortunately, implant failure is exceedingly uncommon, especially when the implant is placed by a qualified professional. Dr. Lauer specializes in implantology and he uses advanced digital imaging software to precisely map out the placement of each implant post. He also carefully assesses each patient’s candidacy for implants prior to recommending the procedure, ensuring the highest possible likelihood of success.
Dental implants are usually placed under local anesthesia, so the procedure itself should be relatively painless. Furthermore, Dr. Lauer is a highly qualified and experienced periodontist, and he has refined his techniques over the years to optimize patient comfort and accelerate recovery speeds. That said, he does offer several advanced sedation dentistry options for patients who would like to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible during surgery.
For the first few days after the implant is placed, there may be some minor swelling and tenderness around the incision sites. Any post-surgical discomfort can typically be managed effectively with over-the-counter pain medication. Once the gums have healed from surgery, your implant should look and feel just like a natural part of your mouth.
Common side effects after dental implant surgery include minor bleeding, bruising, and swelling around the new implant. Fortunately, these conditions are typically temporary, lasting a few days to a week. To optimize your chances of a successful implant procedure it is important to maintain good oral hygiene, take all of your medications as prescribed, and contact your dentist immediately if you notice anything unusual.
Medicare does not typically cover dental implants or other dental care. However, some Medicare Advantage plans may offer dental coverage. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to find out if dental implants might be covered by your plan.
If you have any questions about dental implants, such as the dental implant cost or which procedure is right for you, please contact Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lauer.