Dental Implants in Royal Palm Beach FL
At Affordable Dental Center of Wellington, we do everything possible to keep your natural teeth healthy because we understand that losing teeth can be a traumatic experience. A gap in your smile can make you feel self-conscious and complicate both eating and speaking.
We are here to help.
Whether you are facing dental extractions or currently have missing teeth, come talk to us. We offer a number of tooth-replacement options and will help you find one that works best for you.
We hope you’ll find the information on this page to be helpful as you explore your tooth replacement options in Royal Palm Beach, FL.
- Dental Implants
- One Dentist—Complete Care
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant Treatment
- Immediate Implant Placement
- Implant-Supported Dentistry
- Common Questions About Dental Implants
- Replace Missing Teeth and Get Your Smile Back
Dr. Steven Bussell takes a special interest in dental implants because they are the closest you can come to having your natural teeth again.
To provide this valuable treatment for our patients, Dr. Bussell sought additional training with leading experts in the dental implant field.
One Dentist—Complete Care
From the extraction of a tooth to your custom implant crown, you can enjoy world-class dentistry in Royal Palm Beach, FL from an experienced top dentist who is committed to outstanding care every step of the way.
Dr. Bussell has years of experience in each phase of dental implant treatment, but what patients usually comment on is his gentle and friendly approach to dentistry.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Patients of our Royal Palm Beach, FL dental office appreciate dental implants because they don’t move or shift, and they look completely natural.
Did you know that dental implants also protect your oral health? Implants help keep teeth from shifting as well as prevent bone loss. You also won't have to deal with dietary restrictions.
In addition to many health benefits, you can count on Dr. Bussell to design a crown that looks so real that no one will notice your dental work. Conveniently, dental implants are easy to take care of, requiring the same maintenance as your natural teeth, which includes twice-a-year visits to our Royal Palm Beach, FL dental office.
We love seeing our patients’ faces light up when they tell us how dental implants gave them their smiles and their confidence back after living with missing teeth.
Dental Implant Treatment
Evaluation and placement. Dental implants need adequate bone quality to support them. Dr. Bussell will begin with x-rays and an exam to determine the ideal location for your implant. Once he has developed a plan, he will schedule a surgery to place the implants. Most of our Royal Palm Beach, FL dental patients report relatively quick recovery times from dental implant surgery.
Bone grafting and sinus lifts. Insufficient bone or interfering sinuses do not automatically eliminate dental implants as an option for our Royal Palm Beach, FL dental patients. Bone grafting and sinus lifts make dental implants possible for most people, and Dr. Bussell provides both services right here in our office.
Healing and integration. Dental implants are designed to integrate with your natural bone. This is an essential part of the dental implant process and takes about three to six months to complete. Once the dental implant is integrated into the bone, it is a permanent structure, and Dr. Bussell can attach the restoration, whether that is a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures.
Dental implant crown. Dr. Bussell will place a custom dental implant crown that matches and functions like your adjacent teeth.
Immediate Implant Placement
If a tooth requires extraction, sometimes we can place the implant at the same time, eliminating multiple surgeries and reducing the number of appointments. Our Royal Palm Beach, FL dental implant patients appreciate the convenience of having a dentist who offers multiple facets of dentistry in one office.
If you are missing multiple teeth, we can discuss innovative alternatives with implant-supported dentistry. These combine the stability of dental implants with the economy of not having to place one implant per missing tooth.
By supporting dental bridges with implants, it makes it possible to replace more teeth while adding the support necessary for chewing.
Implant dentures at our Royal Palm Beach, FL dental office combine the stability of dental implants with dentures to lock them in place. This improves denture fit and function and eliminates those embarrassing mishaps where dentures shift or fall. Implant-supported dentures also allow for a smaller base, which improves comfort and allows patients to taste their food better.
Common Questions About Dental Implants
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Most people with missing teeth who are looking for a permanent tooth replacement will be good candidates for dental implants, although some might need further treatment to prepare the jawbone to receive the implants.
To find out if you are a good candidate for teeth implants, your best course of action is to contact Dr. Bussell at our Royal Palm Beach, FL dental clinic to make an appointment for a consultation.
Who shouldn’t get dental implants?
At our Royal Palm Beach, FL dental office, we do our best to ensure that anyone with missing teeth who wants to get dental implants can get them. In some cases, we might recommend a bone graft or sinus lift to improve success rates.
People who smoke might not be disqualified from getting dental implants, but smoking slows down the healing process and reduces the chances for success.
Those who underwent chemotherapy in the past might also have issues with healing after dental implant placement.
How long do dental implants last?
With proper care, your dental implants can last for the rest of your life.
Is it difficult to care for dental implants?
Not at all. Just brush and floss as you normally would—and see your Royal Palm Beach, FL dentist twice a year for dental examinations and cleanings.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants will vary, depending on the needs of each patient. But to those who question whether the financial investment is worth it, please note the following:
- You can actually save money in the long run. Your initial investment for tooth replacement with dental implants may be higher, but once implants are in place, that’s pretty much it. As long as you take good care of them as well as your gum health, dental implants are designed to last for a lifetime. Unlike dentures, they’ll never need adjustments or replacement if you treat them well.
- With dental implants, you can prevent future dental problems. When spaces left by missing teeth are left without treatment, your remaining teeth can shift. This disrupts the way your lower and upper jaw meet and can cause crowding.
- Dental implants preserve your appearance because you won’t develop a sunken-in look because of bone loss that so many denture-wearers get over time.
- Your teeth will feel and function very much like your natural teeth.
Replace Missing Teeth and Get Your Smile Back
We welcome you to contact our dental office, which is located in Royal Palm Beach. We are committed to high-quality dentistry and to giving you the same personal care we expect for our own families.