Dental Implants – Royal Palm Beach, FL

The Best Way to Fill Gaps in Your Smile

Missing teeth do more than simply inconvenience you when eating, speaking, or smiling. Over time, it can cause your jawbone to deteriorate due to a lack of stimulation from chewing. The good news is that our team at Pearl Palm Beach Dental can help you avoid these issues by filling the gaps in your mouth with small metal posts called dental implants. To learn more about this modern tooth loss solution, continue reading or give our office a call today to schedule a consultation!

Why Choose Pearl Palm Beach Dental for Dental Implants?

  • Partnered with Trusted Specialists for the Best Results
  • Natural-Looking Restorations
  • Multiple Financing Options Available

What Are Dental Implants?

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A dental implant is an artificial post that’s surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace the entire structure of a missing tooth, from the root up to the chewing surface. Because of its unique placement, it will naturally bond with the surrounding bone tissue over time, creating a stable foundation for your new teeth. In the end, you’ll have a result that looks and functions very naturally!

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

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After Dr. Civetti has determined you’re the right candidate for implants during your consultation, the first step in your treatment will be their surgical placement. You will be referred to a trusted oral surgeon for this procedure!

What happens is a post will be inserted into the appropriate empty socket(s) in the jawbone and then allowed breathing room to bond with your natural structure to create a lasting foundation. In many cases, there will be a follow-up appointment where an extension is attached.

In this interim, our team will be happy to fit you for a temporary restoration so that any disruption to your everyday life is as minimal as possible. Once you’ve completely healed, you’ll return to our practice one more time so that we can place a quality, custom restoration right on top.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Want to take years off your smile? The best way to turn back the clock on tooth loss is by replacing your missing teeth with dental implants!

By choosing this method of tooth replacement, you can reap several incredible benefits like:

  • Restored biting power, allowing you to enjoy most of your favorite foods once again
  • Jawbone preservation
  • Improved and natural-looking appearance
  • Long-lasting results with proper care and maintenance

Who Dental Implants Can Help

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Dental implants are extremely versatile – it’s no surprise that they’ve become increasingly popular in recent years! Whether you’ve lost a single tooth or all your teeth, they’re a great option to restore your smile. At your consultation, Dr. Civetti will conduct an oral examination to create a custom treatment plan that works best for your situation. Even if you don’t meet the criteria for dental implants, you can have preliminary work such as bone grafting done to ensure successful treatment.

Missing Single Tooth

A single dental implant can be used to replace one missing tooth. After your mouth has healed from dental implant surgery, a crown can be placed on top to complete your smile.  

Missing Multiple Teeth

If you’ve lost multiple missing teeth, we can replace them all at once with a minimal number of dental implants. For instance, three or more consecutive teeth can be replaced by two implants and a fully customized dental bridge. Partial dentures can also be used for those with gaps in multiple areas.

Missing All Teeth

Have you lost an entire arch? Don’t worry – we can replace them with a full denture! Luckily, you don’t need too many implants to support this prosthetic. Four to six implants are usually sufficient!

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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The cost of dental implants is not the same for everyone. Each case carries its own unique needs. Although many of the same factors are used to determine the cost, no two individuals possess the same situation. This is why a scheduled consultation is essential to determine both candidacy and cost. Our team will work directly with you to establish ways to maximize your dental insurance plan as well as go over available financing options.

Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery

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Any preliminary procedures that you need before you can get dental implants, like gum disease therapy, tooth extractions, and bone grafting, will contribute to the overall cost. For lots of patients, these treatments are needed to ensure that the dental implant placement procedure is successful. Preliminary treatments are sometimes partially covered by dental insurance, so this is something that you should double-check with your provider.

Implant surgery incurs its own cost depending on where the implants are being placed in the jaw and what kind of sedation or anesthesia you get. We want you to receive the best results possible, so we work with local specialists for your surgery. They will discuss with you separately exactly what you can expect to pay for the surgery.

The Parts of Your Dental Implant

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Here are some of the factors that will contribute to the cost of your dental implant:

  • Number of dental implants: Depending on the number of teeth that you need to have replaced and where they are located in the mouth, you will need more or fewer implants. The more implants you need, the higher the cost will be.
  • Type of restoration: Crowns, bridges, and dentures all have different costs. The smaller the restoration, the lower the cost usually is.
  • Size or material: Implants can be made from zirconia or titanium. These materials are at different price points.
  • Brand of dental implant: Dental implants come from different manufacturers. This can influence their cost.

How Dental Implants Can Save You Money

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It may be tempting for patients to save money by choosing bridges or dentures to replace their missing teeth. However, dental implants have benefits that you can’t get from other tooth replacement options. They can even help you save money in the long run. You won’t need to worry about paying for replacements every 5 to 7 years either like you would for dentures. There’s also no need to stock up on adhesives or soaking solutions. Dental implants can also help you to avoid oral health issues, like gum disease, misalignment, and tooth decay, that will require costly treatments in the future.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

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A lot of the time, dental insurance plans will not cover the cost of dental implants, but there are a few exceptions. Parts of the final or preliminary treatments are sometimes covered. Our team is happy to work with you to help you understand what is covered in your plan before you begin treatment. This way, we can help you fully maximize your coverage.

Making Dental Implants Affordable

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If you don’t have dental insurance, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you are completely out of luck. With our in-house wellness plan, you can save on procedures completed at our office. We also work with CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit, third-party financing companies that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. For more information on your financial options, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our friendly team members!

Dental Implant FAQs

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Dental implants are one of the most popular methods of tooth replacement, and they’re arguably one of the most sophisticated. While it’s easy to see why they’re so desirable, it can be a little bit harder to completely understand everything there is to know about them.

Dr. Civetti and the rest of the team here at Pearl Palm Beach Dental would love to share our expertise with you at your consultation, but until then, here are answers to some of the questions you may have about dental implants.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

As with any dental procedure, you’ll need a thorough exam to determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants. If you have diabetes, cancer, or other conditions that could make the surgery risky, we’ll take that into consideration before recommending surgery. That said, if you’re in fairly good health, dental implants are incredibly safe.

We also partner with experienced specialists who know the potential pitfalls of dental implants and how to avoid them. This minimizes the risk to you, allowing you to rest easy.

How Can I Tell If My Dental Implant Is Failing?

Typically dental implants only fail after decades of wear and tear. If you notice your dental implant is loose, or that the restoration attached to the implant seems like it may come off, this is a sign that it could fail soon, and you should talk to us about a replacement.

You should be vigilant for any signs of severe infection, as this could also cause an implant to fail if nothing is done. If you’re noticing severe pain, inflammation, or swelling on the gums, we’d like to bring you in to check for a serious infection, so call us right away.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Dental Implant Surgery?

If you’re worried about how long you’ll be out of commission, don’t worry—most people can return to work as soon as the next day after surgery. Any swelling or bleeding should stop completely within the first few days.

However, it’s recommended that you take it easy for a week or so, avoiding any kind of exercise or strenuous activity. If your work involves hard labor, you may want to call out for at least that long.

While you should feel back to normal after a week or two, it’ll take considerably longer for the implant to fuse with the jawbone completely, around six months. Most of this will happen under the surface, meaning it shouldn’t affect you much day to day.

How Soon After a Tooth Extraction Can I Get Dental Implants?

This heavily depends on the patient, and we’d need to have a better idea of your circumstances to give you a straightforward answer. If your jaw is healthy enough after the extraction, you may be able to get your dental implant immediately afterward.

However, we typically recommend waiting 3-6 months for the extraction area to heal. You also shouldn’t wait too long, because if you do, it’s possible the jawbone could shrink due to the lack of a tooth. This makes getting a dental implant at all a bit more challenging.