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Dr Hennessy

Dr Hennessy, is a highly skilled Periodontist with specialty training in Dental Implants, Periodontics, and Periodontal Related Surgeries. Originally from Long Island, he moved to Florida after graduating from New York University School of Dental Medicine. He lives locally with his family.

Our Boca Raton Periodontist and Implantologist is a New York and Florida trained Periodontist, who is caring, very skilled, gentle, and is sure to exceed your expectations.  He is available at East Boca Implant & Specialty Care to care for your Dental Implant and Periodontal needs.

Our Dental Implant Center in Boca Raton has the most advanced technology available and highly trained Periodontist and Dental Specialists to care for you.  We are capable of handling virtually any type of implant dentistry, from single Implants, as well as the most difficult and complex dental implant reconstruction cases.  Call us at (561) 226-0100 if you have any questions or concerns.  We look forward to meeting you.

 

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Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best and most comfortable. There is no tooth-replacement option that can give you a longer-lasting result.   Implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost.  Loss of bone is one of the major hidden problems of losing teeth.

A dental implant most often takes the form of a small, screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the root-part of a missing tooth.  The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases.  After a healing period, the implant is topped with a lifelike crown custom-made to match your existing natural teeth.  Implants have a documented success rate of over 95%, which is significantly higher than any other tooth-replacement option.

How Implants Work

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During a minor surgical procedure, your dental implant is inserted directly into the jawbone in the space vacated by the missing tooth.  A final cosmetic crown is then attached.  It feels quite natural and is the most advanced dental option available to replace a missing tooth, or teeth.

Tooth Replacement Options Using Dental Implants

Implants can replace missing teeth in a variety of ways. They can be used to:

Dental Implants Replace One Tooth.Replace One Tooth — When you have one tooth missing, a single implant is inserted into the bone to replace the root part of that tooth; a crown then goes on top to simulate an actual tooth.  This treatment choice has the highest success rate, making it the best long-term investment for replacing a single missing tooth.  Even if the initial cost is slightly higher than other options, it is the most cost-effective solution over time.  An implant will never decay or need root canal treatment, and feels like the tooth that was there.

 

Dental Implants Replace Multiple Teeth.Replace Multiple Teeth — When you have more than one tooth missing, implants provide an ideal replacement mechanism.  You don't even need one implant for every missing tooth.  Instead, implant teeth can act as supports for fixed bridgework.   For example, if you are missing three teeth in a row, we can place two implants, one on either side of the gap, and a crown in between that has no implant underneath.  That way, you won't need to use any of your remaining natural teeth as bridge supports, which could weaken them and make them more susceptible to decay.

Dental Implants Replace All Teeth.Replace All Teeth Permanently — Implants can support an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth that are fixed into the mouth and are never removed.  Sometimes the new teeth can be supported by as few as 4 implants.  It's comparable to the structure of a table, which only needs 4 legs to hold it up.  In cases where jawbone density and volume have deteriorated, 5 or 6 implants might be needed to support a row of 10 to 12 teeth.  Dental implant replacement teeth protect your jawbone, won't slip, and should last a lifetime.

 

Dental Implants Support Removable Dentures.Support Removable Dentures — Implants can even make removable dentures more comfortable, effective and healthier to wear.  Traditional dentures rest on the gums and put pressure on the underlying bone.  This accelerates bone loss so that the jaw shrinks and the dentures slip, particularly on the bottom.  But today dentists can attach a removable denture onto implants, transferring that pressure into the bone structure rather than the bone surface.  This prevents the dentures from slipping while you eat and speak, and preserves the bone directly beneath them.

 

 

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