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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.



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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The Kodish Dental Group

301 SE 16th St

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316



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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!


Dentist in Fort Lauderdale Compares Invisalign and Braces

March 31, 2017

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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.


Your Dentist in Fort Lauderdale Improves Your Health

March 20, 2017

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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.


How Can Dental Implants In Fort Lauderdale Help Me?

February 24, 2017

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Have questions on how the process for dental implants in Fort Lauderdale works? The Kodish Dental Group gives you the full story here. You love spending time with your grandkids – especially going to the beach. Soaking up the Florida sun and watching the children discover the joys of the ocean gives you a lot to smile about. But when you do, you feel self-conscious because you have a few blank spots in your grin. You’re considering dental implants in Fort Lauderdale, but aren’t sure of how the process works. Dr. Gary Kodish is here to help – as one of South Florida’s consummate professionals in replacement teeth, he explains everything you need to know about these prostheses.


Everything About Dental Implants in Fort Lauderdale

October 28, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkodish @ 3:39 pm

Can dental implants in Fort Lauderdale help me? Whenever you walk down the Las Olas Boulevard, there is always a particular piece of art that catches your eye. It makes you wonder how the artist was able to make paint do that. They look at the same world you do every day, yet somehow they were able to pull this beautiful image out of it. You want to ask them about it, but you hesitate. Your missing teeth make these types of social exchanges awkward for you. You feel like they won’t even hear what you are saying. Dental implants in Fort Lauderdale can help bring your smile and confidence back. Here’s everything you need to know about dental implants from Dr. Gary Kodish. (more…)

How The Dentist in Fort Lauderdale Can Whiten Your Teeth

August 5, 2016

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How Dr. Kodish, a dentist in Fort Lauderdale. can whiten your teeth. The Everglades really do seem like their own planet. The only sound you can hear is the hum of the boat’s engine and the chatter of the other passengers. You’re silent, however, because you want to keep keen eyes on the water, searching for the storied Florida alligator. You’ve always been fascinated by them because they are basically living dinosaurs. You finally spot one on the bank and you can see its teeth gleaming in the sunlight. All of a sudden a flock of bright white birds leave the trees in masse. You see everyone smile as nature comes to greet them, but you keep your lips tight. All these thoughts about teeth whiteness remind you that you wish yours could be a bit brighter. Fortunately, getting whiter teeth is as easy as scheduling an appointment with Dr. Kodish, a dentist in Fort Lauderdale. (more…)

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants in Ft. Lauderdale?

July 19, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Andy Len @ 7:42 pm

Learn more about dental implants in Ft. Lauderdale.If you’ve lived with a missing tooth, you understand the complications that it presents. Eating, chewing, talking, and smiling can all become complicated and embarrassing. Did you know that dental implants might be a solution for you? Dr. Gary Kodish has over 25 years of experience in helping patients restore their smiles with dental implants, which are one of the most effective and reliable options for replacing missing teeth. Dr. Kodish can determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants in Ft. Lauderdale.


The Surprising Relationship Between Tooth Loss and Heart Disease

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father and daughter with tooth loss in same spotFor years, dentists and dental/medical researchers have posited a potential link between periodontal disease and other systemic and chronic illnesses including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Dental practitioners have increased emphasis on preventive screenings and treatment to maintain oral health, but some estimates indicate that upwards of 70% of U.S. adults have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. According to two recent studies, the severe form of gum disease may have an even more concrete connection to heart disease, and tooth loss caused by periodontal disease may just be the most likely indicator of heart disease related to gum health. Find out more below.

Find Out Why Having Straight Teeth Matters

September 17, 2015

Beautiful braces for straight teeth at any ageWhen braces were first offered, all orthodontic work was considered cosmetic dentistry. As years passed, correcting certain malocclusions (dental misalignments) was considered necessary. This included especially problematic over, under, and crossbite that impeded natural speech and chewing capabilities. Eventually, dentists noticed that patients with straighter teeth tended to have healthier smiles and encounter fewer problems with tooth decay. At this point, traditional braces were considered non-cosmetic. It’s no secret that straighter teeth look better, but the surprising truth is that they are actually healthier. Call the dentist Fort Lauderdale residents rely on, Kodish Dental Group, to find out more about orthodontic treatments to straighten out your smile.

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