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Dental Implants in Palm Beach

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Finding a dental implant specialist in Palm Beach with the knowledge, expertise and experience to place your dental implants requires serious research. Because dental implant placement is surgical care; it is important to choose a surgeon who you trust.

Dual-Board Certified Dental Implant Specialist

Dr. Lee R. Cohen is a dual certified periodontist and dental implant surgeon. Dr. Cohen has more than 20 years of experience placing dental implants. He was the chief resident during his rotation at Shands Hospital and earned degrees from Emory, NYU, and University of Florida where he remains on faculty as an clinical professor. Dr. Cohen consistently invests in state-of-the-art technologies that improve surgical outcomes. And, Dr. Cohen cares deeply about your comfort and wellbeing. He follows up with you after care to ensure you are resting and ready for rapid recovery.

Why Dental Implants

Dental implants look, feel, and act just like your natural teeth. With dental implants you can expect the full restoration of chewing function. And, your smile might look even better than before. This is because each porcelain crown, which fuses to the top of each dental implant, is custom designed to complement your facial structure, skin tone, lips, and surrounding teeth.

Dental implants can be used to replace one, several, or all of your teeth. They are the only solution available today that mimics your natural teeth and bite function. Dental implants truly do restore your smile.

Health Advantages of Dental Implants

Our dental implants are made of pure titanium, a biocompatible material that bonds with your natural DNA. A dental implant is a post placed in the bone. It replaces the root of your tooth. The implant then bonds with your bone. This provides benefits for your health:

  • Dental implants restore function. A crown made of porcelain, another biocompatible material, is fused onto the top of your dental implant. Together, the dental implant and porcelain crown offer a full and highly functional replacement of your tooth and its root system.

  • Dental implants stop bone degradation and support your oral health. When we lose a tooth, no matter the reason and no matter our age, we increase our risk for additional tooth loss. This is because when a tooth’s root detaches from the bone, destabilization occurs. Overtime, without a tooth’s root system, you experience bone loss. Once your bone is diminished, the roots of other teeth become unstable, placing you at greater risk for additional tooth loss.

Bonus: It is impossible to get a cavity with a dental implant. And, you’ll never need a root canal again.

How Dental Implants Work

A dental implant is composed of two parts. The dental implant is a pure titanium post. It replaces your tooth’s root. Once placed, your dental implant supports a dental crown, the second part. Your dental crown looks like a natural tooth. With your dental implant serving as a root of support, the crown is then fused on top, mimicking the natural appearance and function of a natural tooth.

How Dental Implants are Placed

To prepare and complete your dental implant treatment, Dr. Cohen:

  • Captures a CBCT image of your mouth, jaw, and face to gain a comprehensive understanding of the physical and biological dynamics unique to your body.

  • Uses a software guided approach to plan your dental implant treatment and ensure precision placement; reducing your risk for complications.

  • Partners with you to share his plan for your treatment and discuss any questions with you before your dental implants are placed.

  • Provides sedation during your dental implant placement surgery. Our team monitors your vital signs and ensures you are resting comfortably. You will need a companion to drive you to and from your visit and stay with you after care.

  • Places your titanium dental implants into your bone, checking for precise fit and bite balance.

  • Calls to follow up with you that evening and / or the next day to monitor your recovery.

  • Communicates with your referring dentist and circle of care providers to support you on your health journey.

Popular Dental Implant Hybrid Solutions

One of the most popular choices for people who are missing all or most of their teeth is the All-on-4 solution. With All-on-4, Dr. Cohen places four dental implants in the top or bottom bone of your mouth. Then, Dr. Cohen or your dentist can snap a denture into place on the All-on-4 dental implant system.

Many patients like the All-on-4 solution because it offers a number of distinct benefits:

  • Improved chewing function

  • Eliminates slippage

  • Less costly than full-mouth dental implants

  • Treatment can often be completed in a single visit

If you think you might be a candidate for All-on-4, please call Alison at our office, or read more about this solution on our All-on-4 page.

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