301 Southeast 16th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 462-5252

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

November 11, 2017

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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


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



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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

For Dental Implants, Fort Lauderdale Dentist Offers Important Maintenance Tips

June 17, 2017

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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.


Visit the Kodish Dental Group for Dental Implants in Fort Lauderdale

May 5, 2017

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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.


Dentist in Fort Lauderdale Explains the Impact of Dental Implants

December 15, 2016

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Dentist in Fort Lauderdale for dental implants.If you are living with missing teeth, the gaps in your smile cause a large impact on your quality of life. Not only do you lose confidence, but your oral health decreases as well. When even one tooth is lost, you lose proper oral functions and bone density. As you lose bone density, your remaining natural teeth will begin to shift and eventually fall out. As a result, you also become more prone to gum disease and tooth decay. The negative implications from tooth loss make everyday tasks like eating and speaking more challenging. Over time, your quality of life will significantly decrease. Thankfully, you can restore your smile and enjoyment for life with your dentist in Fort Lauderdale for dental implants.

Dental Implants Placement and Restoration Under One Roof

March 14, 2016

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dental implantsDental implants are an increasingly common way to restore missing teeth as they are a permanent resolution to fill the space. With more than 30 million Americans missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws, implant placement has increased annually by 500,000. While implants are very beneficial and offer numerous benefits when compared to dentures, many run into a certain challenge—finding placement and restoration under one roof. Generally, a dentist will refer a patient to a periodontist and oral surgeon, which not only adds inconvenience and a longer process, but it also drives up the cost. Now, you don’t have to deal with the headache and hassle because Dr. Kodish from the Kodish Group offers placement and restoration under one roof.

Dental Implants: What to Expect after Surgery

February 5, 2016

patient icing his jaw following dental implants surgeryFor many patients, dental implants sound great until they start hearing the particulars of surgical placement, recovery, and restoration, but with proper care and pain management following treatment, there’s no reason the dental implant restoration process won’t be comfortable from start to finish. The skilled Kodish Dental Group team invites you to take a few moments to review our tips for handling everything dental implants throw at you following treatment.

Enjoy Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry Solutions That Make Your Smile Sparkle

May 29, 2015

Cosmetic and Implant dentistry for your smile.We want you to conduct a fun little experiment. It won’t take but five minutes of your time. Walk up to a stranger or someone you know and ask them if they truly love their smile? Some may say yes and mean it, but you’ll discover that there are lots of people who wish their smiles looked and felt better. If we told you that getting a beautiful smile isn’t that hard to do, would you believe us? All it takes is a few visits to our office to receive the best cosmetic and implant dentistry treatment available in Fort Lauderdale, FL. At Kodish Dental Group, our mission is to bring happiness to your life through a good-looking smile. It’s one of the first physical traits that anyone notices about you when you first meet them, so having a smile that’s beautiful is practically a necessity. If your smile is lacking in some areas and you could use cosmetic treatment, we’re the ones to see. Are you ready to take your smile to the next level?

301 Southeast 16th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
Dr. Gary Kodish Fort Lauderdale, FL dentist. (954) 462-5252 [email protected]