While dental implants are terrific replacements for missing teeth, traditional implant methods required numerous surgeries along with long healing intervals where patients had to use removable appliances or flippers for months and months. Fortunately, that does not have to be the case today!
Our doctors have successfully completed hundreds of so-called immediate use implant cases. In these cases, teeth are extracted (removed) and the dental implants are placed simultaneously. Then, our doctors attach non-removable provisional restorations that are either screwed-to or cemented-to the newly placed implants. These restorations are designed to look and feel like real teeth; of course, the patient must adhere to a soft diet for a period of time and pay special attention to these restorations until the implants have fully healed.
Our patients are very pleased with this type of treatment. First, it eliminates the need for multiple surgical appointments and numerous healing periods – you have only one surgery and you have only one healing period. Second, the provisional or temporary restorations do not come in and out of your mouth – they look and feel like real teeth! And finally, studies have shown that immediate load implants heal even better than conventionally placed dental implants. Ask our doctors if this type of treatment is right for you!
By the way, if all of this sounds great but you are concerned about discomfort during these types of procedures, keep in mind that our surgeons can utilize anesthesiologists to “put you to sleep” during the surgical phase of treatment safely and easily. Just ask us for more information!
“Initially I was hesitant to put veneers on my teeth. But, now that I have them, I realize how much more I smile and how many people smile back at me!” Jan S. Boca Raton
“I can’t tell you how happy I am that I flew to Florida to see you for my implants. My teeth look and feel great and my husband cannot believe his eyes. Plus I had the excuse to fly to warm weather during a cold and snowy winter up here.” Mickie Z. Binghamton, NY
“When my teeth got broken after I fell I was so upset. I went from dentist to dentist trying to get teeth that looked like the old me. Dr. Ralph and Dr. Ethan and their lab techs were so patient and worked magic. Now I feel like myself again.” Suzanne F. Boynton Beach
“My physician sent me to Dr. Ralph because I was having stomach issues since I couldn’t chew my food properly. He explained every step that was necessary to make my mouth healthy again and was so patient with me. Now I can eat what I want and smile from ear to ear.” Vickie S. Delray Beach
“I almost cried when I was told by my dentist that I would have to wear a denture while my implants healed. Then I met Dr. Pansick. He gave me cemented temporary teeth the same day as my implants went in – no dentures!” Hannah D. Boca Raton
“I was worried about how I was going to pay for all of the work that I needed to have done. The doctors worked out a plan for me that allowed me to do everything that I needed using a special financing plan.” Mike H. Boynton Beach
“I was afraid to go the dentist and neglected my teeth for years. Dr. Attanasi and his wonderful staff made sure that I was treated with kid gloves at every visit. Thank you for giving me back my smile and my self confidence.” Shirley V. Delray Beach