Palm Beach Gardens

Dental Implants in Palm Beach Gardens

Dental implants can be a rather scary thought if it’s your first time. When you hear the words “screw” and “jawbone” in the same sentence, anxiety is bound to set in. However, you shouldn’t let the fear stop you from having this life-changing procedure. Dental implants in Palm Beach Gardens can have you smiling again.

What to Expect When Getting Dental Implants

A screw will be used as a permanent replacement to the tooth’s root. An implant screw is different than the kind you may be thinking of. These are specifically designed to be medically safe and will hold your dental crown in place. Dental screws are typically made from titanium, which is important for the final anchoring process. After the screw is inserted, the patient is sent home to heal. Next, osseointegration commences. Osseointegration is when the titanium implant screw is fuses itself to the bone, which happens naturally over a relatively short period of time.

How to Deal with Anxiety and Dentists?

Our smiling staff only want what’s best for you and will do anything possible to assure you that you’re safe and cared for. However, if that’s not enough to tame your butterflies, we have trained sedation dentists among our staff. If you choose to be sedated, here is some valuable information to key in mind. We utilize IV sedation and offer this to all our implant patients. The sedation allows you to remain conscious and unable to feel what’s going on. You may be wondering how this works. The last time you were put under sedation by a professional, you were probably unconscious. That’s because dental sedation uses two drugs instead of just a sedative.

Common Dental Sedatives

Propofol

This is injected straight into the vein, and unless there is an aesthetic mixed in due to its ingredients (soybean oil, glycerol, and egg lecithin), it can sting a bit. It’s a fast worker as the effects typically appear within 90 seconds after injection. This sedative works well for both children and adults, but supervision is highly recommended. Propofol has the potential to lower users’ blood pressure which could lead to complications. Another recommendation is to let your doctor know beforehand if you have an egg allergy, as this will render you ineligible for this sedative.

Ketamine

This is the derivative of the psychedelic drug “phencyclidine,” which is also used as a sedative. Ketamine allows the user to maintain consciousness, feel less pain, and remember less of the procedure. This drug is not for those under 16 years of age or those who experience adverse side effects to greatly heightened blood pressure.

Dexmedetomidine

The third type is the most different of the three. This is not administered via one-shot injection; it is supplied continuously by an IV. This induces a sleep pattern similar to normal sleep yet enables the dentists to still communicate with you.

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Why Dental Implants

Not only are implants long-lasting and strong, they also allow your dental crowns to function just like natural teeth. As a result, they also help to keep your jaw strong and bone-rich. This helps prevent premature aging and wrinkling around the jawline.

Gaps between teeth also act as food traps, increasing the risk for dental infections like gum disease and tooth decay. These infections can wear away at your teeth and cause further tooth loss. Dental implants not only fill the gap, but they are also easy to maintain – they are brushed and flossed, just like natural teeth – helping to reduce the risk for further oral problems that may end up costing you down the road.

Am I a Candidate?

The ideal implant candidate is in good dental health and with strong bone. Supplemental procedures can help patients who suffer from dental complications become candidates, and treatments like bone augmentations can be quite common.It’s very difficult to judge candidacy online. For the most accurate assessment, it’s recommended that you come in for a consultation.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

The price of the treatment can vary based on the number of teeth that must be replaced. Depending on your individual needs, you may need a crown or a bridge. Dental implants can even hold full-arch dentures. The price of the full treatment may also depend on the need for supplemental procedures, such as bone or gum augmentation.

Implants last longer than other restorative procedures, which saves on replacement costs. They also help protect you from future dental problems associated with tooth loss, which means fewer visits to the dentist.

Supplemental Treatments

Dental implants are best placed where the bone is strong. Although a bone augmentation is not always necessary, it can be preferable if it means increasing the lifespan of your dental implant. The density of the bone, in particular, can play an important role.

Dr. Wyatt and Dr. Ajmo can also perform a similar procedure for patients who would like to extend or heal their gum lines. This treatment is known as a gum augmentation.

At Jupiter Dentistry, your options, their risks, and their benefits will be shown to you and you will be able to choose a path that is best in accord to your desired results.

Sedation Dentistry

If you suffer from dental anxiety, there is no need to worry. Dr. Ajmo is a trained sedation dentist, and we offer IV Sedation to our dental implant patients. Safe and effective, you won’t feel a thing and you’ll be conscious during the entire procedure.

Schedule Your Consultation at Our Jupiter, FL Practice

Dental implants are truly amazing. They are stunningly natural and customizable, esthetically enhancing your smile with long-lasting results. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Wyatt or Dr. Ajmo today. Learn more about the treatment and see how it can help you.

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