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Everything You Need To Know About Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

November 30, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Andy Len @ 7:29 pm

If you are missing teeth, dental implants could give you back the beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of. In fact, dental implants are now the preferred cosmetic dental procedure for the replacement of lost or missing teeth compared to conventional bridges or dentures.

 

What Are Dental Implants

 

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium, which are embedded into the jaw bone to hold replacement teeth or bridges. Dental implants look and function like real teeth.

 

There are 3 main parts of a dental implant:

 

  1. Implant – The titanium implant acts like the root of a tooth and is surgically placed into the jawbone of the patient.
  2. Abutment – The abutment is attached to the implant and holds the crown in place.
  3. Crown – The ceramic crown is attached to the abutment.

 

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What is the procedure?

 

The most common implant is an endosteal implant (inside the bone). The implant is surgically placed below the gumline, where it gradually fuses with the jaw bone. This fusion is permanent and takes several months to complete. While you are healing, you may choose to wear a temporary tooth. When the healing is complete, a permanent tooth, called a crown is affixed to the abutment. Your new tooth is now as secure as your natural teeth and you can begin to resume normal eating and dental hygiene.

 

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

 

Dental implants are often recommended for patients who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease or injury. It is best to talk to your dentist to see if this is the right procedure for you. To be considered for dental implants, you must:

 

  • Have healthy gums
  • Have enough bone to support the implant

 

You may require other procedures such as a bone graft or sinus lift before being considered a candidate for dental implants:

 

  • A bone graft may be required if your jawbone is too thin or soft to support the implant.
  • A sinus lift may be required if there is not enough bone height in your upper jaw or if the sinuses are too close to the jaw.

 

How long do dental implants last?

 

Dental implants are a long-term solution for missing teeth. Of course, how long the implant lasts depends on many factors, including how well you take care of your teeth.

 

  • With regular brushing and flossing, dental implants can last for the rest of your life.
  • Implants near the back of the mouth tend to fail sooner since they are subject to greater wear and tear from chewing compared to implants near the front of the mouth.
  • To maximize life, it is recommended patients have regular dental check-ups and cleanings twice per year.
  • There is a higher risk of failure in patients with diseases such as diabetes, other pre-existing diseases such as cancer, or poor dental hygiene practices.

 

What are the advantages of dental implants over other dental procedures?

 

  • Implanted teeth are more secure than other dental options and are not dependent upon neighboring teeth for positioning or support. Because they are secured in your jaw, they cannot be lost or broken.
  • You can avoid gum recession and bone loss which is typical with bridgework and dentures. The root acts as a mass to help the bone maintain its normal size.
  • Unlike dentures, implants won’t slip when you bite or chew, so you won’t hear any clicking noises.
  • Unlike dental bridging procedures, dental implants won’t decay, or put stress on adjacent teeth, so they are actually beneficial to your overall oral health.
  • Implants are durable and reliable.
  • There are no restrictions on what you can chew or eat.

 

How much do implants cost?

 

Like many other cosmetic dental procedures, the cost of dental implants will vary depending on your individual needs and the number of visits that are required.

 

The cost usually begins around $3000 per tooth. Although this may sound steep, keep in mind dental implants are customized to look completely natural and are a long-term and often, one-time investment. Be aware that if you find someone who can do the procedure for significantly less, you may not be dealing with a credentialed dental implant expert. This is a risk you don’t want to take.

 

Many insurance companies will cover some or all of the dental implant costs. If they don’t, many dentists offer financing and payment options.

 

If you want to replace missing teeth and restore your beautiful, natural smile, call Kodish Dental Group at (954) 280-2238 today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are waiting to answer your questions about dental implants and to book your consultation when you are ready. You can also check out our website for answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants.

 

Don’t waste another minute wishing you could replace your teeth. Call us today! Ask us about our special offers and financing options.

 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Invisalign Process: How To Straighten Your Teeth In a Virtually Invisible Way

November 24, 2017

Filed under: Invisalign — Beth R @ 4:36 pm

 

Not Your Mother’s Braces

 

It is hard to believe that just a generation ago, silver braces were attached to teeth in an effort to straighten them. These braces were confining, painful, unattractive and tasted like metal. The Invisalign Process has changed all this.

 

Fast forward to a tooth straightening method that is modern, smooth, removable and virtually invisible. Invisalign is innovative with proven results, 50% faster treatment times, better fit and comfort, and effective for all types of cases.

 

Align Technology, the company that manufactures Invisalign braces makes the Invisalign process possible. Over four million people have trusted Invisalign to achieve their best smile. Shouldn’t you?

 

Benefits of Invisalign

 

Most people know straight teeth give you a confident smile. In addition to a beautiful smile, straight and properly aligned teeth allow the gums to fit more securely around the teeth defending against periodontal issues. In addition, because they are easier to clean, straight teeth are healthy teeth. Invisalign aligners make the decision to straighten your teeth an easy one.

 

With Invisalign aligners, you can live your life the way you want to, without the gum and mouth irritation other straightening methods can cause. Without sharp brackets or wires, Invisalign aligners are smooth and comfortable, and best of all, they are removable. This allows you to eat, brush and floss without permanent braces adhered to your teeth.

 

Do you have a special occasion coming up; a wedding, prom or first date? You can remove your Invisalign aligners and pop them back in when the event is over. Or, if you decide to wear them, you can feel confident knowing they are virtually invisible.

 

Invisalign allows you more freedom as your schedule is freed up with visits only required every four to six weeks, a much longer span than other straightening methods. Best of all, most orthodontic insurance plans cover Invisalign.

 

The Invisalign Process

 

Making the decision to straighten your teeth with the Invisalign method gets even easier knowing Kodish Dental Group will provide you with the best treatment available.

 

  1. Dr. Gary Kodish’s dental group will explain everything you need to know to make this important dental and financial decision. They will evaluate your teeth and discuss your needs in the initial consultation.

 

  1. Dr. Kodish and his team will scan your teeth to create fast and precise 3D images of your teeth. This will allow them to create a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long the Invisalign process will take. You will even be able to preview what your new smile will look like.

 

  1. Your Invisalign aligners will be custom-made. You will need to wear your clear and comfortable aligners 20-22 hours per day. They may be removed to eat, brush and floss.

 

  1. As you wear each new set of aligners, your teeth will gradually and gently shift into place. A check-up will be scheduled every four-six weeks. This allows the dentist to determine how often a new set of aligners should be used and allows you to see how your new smile is progressing.  

 

  1. When your treatment is complete, a custom-made retainer (created using the same state-of-the-art technology used for your Invisalign braces) may be recommended to ensure your teeth don’t shift.

 

If you are ready to transform your smile with comfortable and removable Invisalign aligners, call Dr. Gary Kodish to schedule your makeover today. We will enhance your teeth, and your confidence by providing you with expert dental care in our welcoming office. Dr. Kodish offers financing.

Invisalign Fort Lauderdale

 

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Dr. Gary Kodish welcomes you to Kodish Dental Group. Here is Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Gary Kodish and his team believe in providing patients with the best treatment available. We support a ‘full care’ dentistry environment, meaning that we will recommend the services needed to bring your smile to a state of optimal health, as well as provide you with a personalized prevention plan to address further concerns. This is the level of dental care we would give members of our own family! Please contact us at 954-462-5252 today to schedule your first appointment. Visit our website at www.kodish.com

 

The Kodish Dental Group

301 SE 16th St

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

954-462-5252

 

© Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved.

 

Do You Have Broken or Damaged Teeth? Why You May Be a Great Candidate for Dental Implants

November 11, 2017

Filed under: Dental implants — Beth R @ 4:34 pm

Dental Implants 101

If you are missing one or more teeth and looking for a tooth replacement that is the next best thing to healthy, natural looking teeth, dental implants may be the right choice for you. They are safe, effective and have been in use for over thirty years.

A dental implant is a titanium post surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line. This allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Healthy gums and adequate bone must be in place in order to be considered for a dental implant. It is also advised that a patient be 17 years or older to ensure implants last. Once implanted, it is important to maintain meticulous dental hygiene and regular dental checkups to ensure long-term results.

 

Benefits of Dental Implants

 

  • Dental implants are strong and stable. When implanted by an experienced dentist such as Dr. Kodish and his team, they fit, feel and function like natural teeth. They do not lead to bone deterioration nor do they affect smiling, speaking or eating.
  • Dental implants can last a lifetime if properly placed and cared for. Being built-to-last makes implants your best long-term and cost-effective option.
  • With implants, you can smile and laugh in public without worrying about missing or loose teeth.
  • Dental implants allow you to maintain your natural smile and face shape without your skin sagging or looking sunken in from missing teeth.
  • Preserving and stimulating natural bone is one of an implants greatest advantages. They are the only dental restoration option to claim this benefit.
  • They allow your teeth to remain in your mouth where they belong since they are fixed in place fusing naturally with your jawbone. You can eat, smile, yawn, kiss, sing or laugh.
  • ‘Look, no cavities!’ While cavities cannot occur in dental implants, it is still advised that you visit your implant dentist for regular cleanings and brush and floss daily.
  • In addition to protecting healthy bone, implants also protect healthy teeth by helping to prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting.

 

The Dental Implant Method

If you have decided you are ready for improved speech, appearance, comfort, self-esteem, easier eating, durability, and convenience, then you have decided dental implants are the right choice for you. Dr. Kodish has experienced dental implant surgery specialists in his office who will make your experience a positive one.

The dental implant method is a painless one provided the implants are being implanted in and around healthy tissue and local anesthesia is used. The first step is for the surgeon to make an incision in the gum. Then, the implant is placed in the jawbone with a screw replacing the original tooth’s root. Next, the gums are sutured using stitches as the jawbone forms around the implant as it heals. Typically, temporary crowns will be placed to allow eating, drinking, and normalcy. After the implant has healed, an abutment (an extension of the implant metal post) will serve as the base for the new tooth. This will be used to create the tooth restoration.

There may be some discomfort following the surgery and a few days after, however, painkillers such as ibuprofen will help ease the discomfort and having functional teeth that last a lifetime will make the entire process well worth it. Dr. Kodish and his team will make your implant procedure as comfortable as possible.

Dental Implants Fort Lauderdale

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Dr. Gary Kodish welcomes you to Kodish Dental Group. Here is Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Gary Kodish and his team believe in providing patients with the best treatment available. We support a ‘full care’ dentistry environment, meaning that we will recommend the services needed to bring your smile to a state of optimal health, as well as provide you with a personalized prevention plan to address further concerns. This is the level of dental care we would give members of our own family! Please contact us at 954-462-5252 today to schedule your first appointment. Visit our website at www.kodish.com

 

The Kodish Dental Group

301 SE 16th St

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

954-462-5252

 

© Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Renew Your Smile and Confidence with Porcelain Veneers

October 24, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic dentistry — Andy Len @ 5:00 pm

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Studies show that nearly 50% of all people believe the most memorable feature when meeting someone new is their smile.  

Why not make your first impression the best impression with a beautiful smile enhanced by porcelain veneers?

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5 Things You Need to Know About Dental Implants

July 1, 2017

Dentist showing patient dental implantsDo you have a missing tooth that you’ve avoided replacing? You’re not alone. We see countless patients who choose not to replace missing teeth, but even a single lost tooth impacts your oral health. One missing tooth means surrounding teeth receive greater impact while chewing, putting them at greater risk for damage. A single lost tooth will allow surrounding teeth to move to fill in the gap. Your first lost tooth will likely not be your last as jawbone and gum tissue are lost without the necessary stimulation from the tooth root. The only tooth replacement prosthetic that addresses all of these concerns is dental implant
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For Dental Implants, Fort Lauderdale Dentist Offers Important Maintenance Tips

June 17, 2017

Filed under: Dental implants — Tags: , — drkodish @ 8:18 pm

If you have dental implants, Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Kodish shares how to care for them. We’re so happy for you! With help from Dr. Kodish and his team you now have a healthy and beautiful smile thanks to dental implants. Unlike other kinds of tooth replacements, implants stand in for both the root and crown of a missing tooth. First, Dr. Kodish himself embeds the implant post in your jaw and then a few months later attaches the appropriate restoration—a porcelain crown for a single missing tooth or a partial or denture for more extensive tooth loss. To properly care for your dental implants, Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Kodish offers the following advice on cleaning and maintenance.

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Visit the Kodish Dental Group for Dental Implants in Fort Lauderdale

May 5, 2017

Filed under: Dental implants — Tags: , — drkodish @ 6:12 pm

Dental implants in Fort Lauderdale are available from Dr. Kodish. See that gaping hole in your smile? Well, everyone else can see it, too. But that’s not the only reason to have a tooth replacement. Just one missing tooth can lead to other oral health issues such as tooth decay, periodontal disease and more missing teeth. Tooth loss may also make it difficult to speak clearly and enjoy a variety of foods. Perhaps the best tooth replacement option is a dental implant. Unlike others—a partial, full dentures, or crown and bridge—that merely rest on top of your gums, dental implants integrate with the underlying bone to provide a stable base for your new tooth. Dr. Kodish and his team would be delighted to restore your complete smile with dental implants in Forth Lauderdale.

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Time for an Oral Cancer Exam with the Dentist Fort Lauderdale

April 18, 2017

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Your dentist in Fort Lauderdale provides oral cancer screenings. Did you know April is Oral Cancer Awareness month? Your dentist in Fort Lauderdale is honoring the designation by reminding patients of the need for regular examinations. Dr. Kodish can perform a thorough screening at the end of your checkup and cleaning to increase the chances of early detection and successful treatment. This month, do something good for your oral and overall health — schedule a checkup, cleaning, and oral cancer screening at Kodish Dental Group!

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Dentist in Fort Lauderdale Compares Invisalign and Braces

March 31, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkodish @ 10:18 pm

Dentist in Fort Lauderdale recommends Invisalign.Should you join the many teens and adult Americans who have beautiful smiles because of Invisalign clear aligners? Find out about this exceptional orthodontic system from your dentist in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Gary Kodish. He likes Invisalign because of its many advantages over traditional bracket and wire braces.

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Your Dentist in Fort Lauderdale Improves Your Health

March 20, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkodish @ 9:10 pm

Your dentist in Fort Lauderdale checks for gum diseaseYour mouth operates together with the rest of your body. In others words, your oral health affects your overall health. Dr. Gary Kodish, your dentist in Fort Lauderdale, sees a link between gum disease, decay, dental bite and other oral health concerns and major systemic health issues. So, he stresses routine preventive dental care to keep your teeth, gums and your entire well-being at their very best.

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