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The Future of Smile Restoration is Dental Implants in Fort Lauderdale

 JJ Dental offers two convenient office locations in Fort Lauderdale & Lauderdale by the Sea.

Implants are the way of the future. But they are more and more becoming common place. It’s a service that is provided by more and more dentists every year. Implants are, in most cases, the best way to replace an existing tooth. They’re the closest thing to recreating your natural smile. In cases where patients have a missing tooth, the benefit of placing an implant versus doing a bridge or possibly doing a partial denture, is that you do not have to touch either tooth, in front or in back of that missing space as you would with a bridge.

With a bridge, you have to remove the enamel layer from the teeth, and can also be more of an issue from a hygiene perspective, as it is more difficult to clean underneath a bridge or floss underneath the bridge.

An implant is basically a screw that goes into the bone, and after some months of healing for the patient’s body to have the bone integrate with the implant, a crown is placed on top of the implant. It’s really the best way to mimic the natural tooth.

The benefits that you get from having an implant placed versus a denture without any means of retention, is that a denture on the bottom, where you have all the musculature, the tongue, the cheeks, can frequently become dislodged, move, or shift.

Implants certainly can be used in conjunction with dentures. They’re a great option to aid in retention as they literally lock the denture in place. If you have enough bone to facilitate implants, you can lock the denture into the implants and never have to worry about it while eating, or about the denture coming loose and pinching, shift around, and possibly fracturing or breaking. Implants remove the need for the use of denture adhesive.

Implants Instead of Partial Dentures

Dental Implants Fort LauderdalePartial dentures can be big and bulky. If you need to replace one tooth it’s not practical to place something big and bulky, which is required to withstand the forces of the bite. There’s a certain design of the framework of the partial denture that’s required. With that comes a lot more material in the mouth, which can be irritating. When you have an implant placed, you don’t have any of that. You really have just a screw and the bone, which you do not see or feel, and the crown.

If you are removing a tooth and immediately placing an implant it’s important to assess the tooth. If it’s a tooth that’s badly infected, it’s important that once the tooth is removed from the socket that the area is irrigated with antibacterial and the infection is mechanically removed from the socket as well. That it’s free and clean from any sort of residual infection because that can easily complicate or decrease the success rate, of the implant once it’s placed.

Once the socket is cleaned thoroughly, bone material is placed back into the empty socket. This increases the likelihood of the bone integrating with the implant and decreases the shrinkage of bone after the area heals.

Once the tooth is removed and the bone is placed, if the doctor needs more of a visual, as far as the positioning of the bone and contour of the bone, then an incision is made in the tissue and the tissue is pulled back. The implant is placed, and a healing cap is placed on top of that implant, then the tissue is moved back into its original position and held down with stitches.

Risk & Recovery

The amount of time required for a patient to heal from this procedure is dictated by the positioning, the health of the patient, the density of the bone, and the quality of the bone. Recovery is usually one to two weeks. Often, patients come back for a follow up visit the week after and report they didn’t have any pain, the area looks like it is healing great, and they had very little discomfort. We ask patients to avoid that area when they’re chewing and eating obviously. But aside from that, there’s typically very little unexpected post-operative pain.

As far as how long does the process take, again, it really is at the discretion of the doctor, and it also depends on the details, so it’s really on a case by case basis on how to determine the length of healing, the time which it’s going to take prior to placing a crown on the implant. Whether or not you extract the tooth and then immediately place the implant. Again, that’s kind of on a case by case basis.

The biggest risk with an implant is non-integration of the implant, if the bone does not integrate with the implant for a number of different reasons. Then the procedure will fail. Ultimately, the implant will have to be removed and then we will assess why it is that the implant failed.

If we can determine the reason why the implant failed and it is something that can be resolved with confidence that the subsequent placement of another implant will have a better likelihood of success, then we move forward with a replacement implant. If we feel as though the patient’s health history or overall condition is not such that would be conducive to a successful implant, we will look at alternative solutions.

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Laurie Duncan

“Dr John has been fantastic and I’m so glad that I have someone that I can truly trust with my dental care! I needed a new crown and bridge and couldn’t be happier with the results. They look so natural and perfect for me smile! I’ve also had a whitening treatment in house and was extremely pleased with the results. Their staff are all very friendly and caring, at both locations. I also appreciate how efficient and flexible they are with appointments.”

John Ingino

John Ingino

"Hands down the "BEST DENTIST" and office staff I have ever been to!!!!! The staff is friendly, I never wait, Dr. John would not let me leave until I was completely happy! NO PAIN at all...ever! Olga the Hygienist almost made me cry when she handed me a mirror! Look at my beautiful white smile!"

Kelly Roland

Kelly Roland

"I absolutely love this office. Starting from the front desk girls, they are always so friendly. I love having my teeth cleaned by Olga, she’s so gentle and yet so good, makes you want to go back for cleanings more often. Dr John is very nice, and professional. This office is great at educating you when dental work is needed, but never tries to pressure you into getting it done. Thank you for always making me feel welcome and cared for."

Adam Anthony

Adam Anthony

"First class service. Extremely professional, every one on staff was super nice & helpful. Appointment started on time, scheduling was flexible & easy. The facilities are clean and they are taking extra precautions during this time. Highly recommended!"

Alessandra Williams

Alessandra Williams

"JJ Dental is AWESOME, I promise after your first cleaning you’ll be hooked. Dr John is extremely talented, his service is excellent and the staff is very friendly. The best part is that I never feel pressured to get any work done, I am given my options but also told “ if it doesn’t hurt we can hold off for now.” I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new dentist."

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Insurance & Financing

At JJ Dental our insurance specialists deal directly with your insurance providers.

A thorough breakdown of your benefits allows us to give you the most accurate coverage estimate possible. Based on this information we can provide you with a plan that maximizes your benefits and minimizes your out of pocket expense. Once treatment has begun we will even submit the insurance claims on your behalf to eliminate any headaches for you. (See Accepted Insurance)

While a majority of insurance plans will cover a large percentage of preventative and restorative care, they rarely cover cosmetic procedures. For any procedures not covered or beyond your plans maximum benefit, we provide several payment options including cash, check, money order, and major credit cards. We also offer flexible, no interest monthly installment plans through care credit and lending club that help you get the treatment you need without a financial burden.

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We believe that there are three main considerations that you should be aware of when choosing a dentist.

Does the dentist care deeply about you and your dental health?

Is the dentist skilled enough to consistently provide the highest quality of dental care?

Does the dentist have the team and the tools available to provide you with the highest quality of care?

At JJ Dental our entire team is proud to be able to answer yes to each of these critical questions.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

  • 30 NE 3rd Street
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
    United States

  • 954-463-7262

  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 5PM
    Friday: 8AM-12PM
     

 

Lauderdale By The Sea

  • 3000 E Commercial Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
    United States

  • 954-491-1904

  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 4PM
    Friday: 8AM-12PM