Dental Implants in Boca Raton
Dental implants are the modern solution for replacing missing teeth! Our doctors will give you excellent, lasting results with your dental implants.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a replacement tooth that simulates a real tooth in function, appearance and feel. A bio-friendly titanium post is inserted into the empty tooth socket after a tooth has been extracted, or directly into the jawbone, and is then capped with a durable restoration such as a crown, denture or bridge.
Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
At our practice, you won’t have to go to anywhere else to complete your implant treatment. Our dentists do the entire process here in our office—from diagnosis to final restoration.
Our doctors use the most state-of-the-art equipment and materials for your implant procedure. They check your bone health and your bite and plan out the appropriate treatment for maximum durability of your final new restoration. They are experienced and knowledgeable in different types of implants and will use the materials and techniques that are best for you.
The doctors plan the dental implant placement procedure using 3D X-rays and implant-planning software.
Dr. Michael Radu has been placing and restoring implants since 1988. He has trained extensively at prestigious institutes, including the Misch International Implant Institute, and has continued to take many courses to stay up-to-date on the latest in dental implant technology. He lectures nationally and internationally on aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry with an emphasis on treatment planning, implants, occlusion (how teeth come together when biting) and the TMJ (jaw joint). He is also a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Recent developments in bone grafting and bone reconstruction, as well as the minimally invasive nature of modern implant placement, have made it so that nearly all patients can receive implants. Additionally, there are now implant procedures that can bypass the need for bone grafting, making implant treatment faster and more affordable than ever.
All your questions about dental implants will be answered in our Free Implant Consultation.
Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation
If you have any missing teeth and would like to find out if dental implants are for you, take advantage of our free consultation, which includes the following:
- Panoramic X-ray
- Meet with the doctor
- Learn about your available treatment options
- Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants
- Get all your questions answered
A CT scan is used as part of the planning for your dental implant.
Our Dental Implant Procedure
Once it’s been determined that implant technology is the correct path for you, we will collect 3D images of your mouth and jaw with our state-of-the-art cone beam CT scanner. This gives the doctors a full 360-degree view of your teeth and jaw area with all the information they need to plan your implant treatment.
Our doctors also check your biting so that they can even out any misalignment as part of your treatment. This promotes your oral health as well as the durability of your final restoration.
The images captured by the cone beam scanner are used in 3D software to view and measure your bone depth and determine if any bone grafting is needed. The doctors can then plot the exact type, placement and angle of your implants.
A surgical guide is used during the surgery to place the implants at the precise location and angle needed
A surgical guide is created and positioned over the gums during the implant placement. This ensures the exact location and angle for the implant.
Whenever teeth must be removed, our doctors extract them delicately. They are careful to keep you comfortable throughout the process. The implant can then be immediately placed.
Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifts: Augmenting the Bone Level
Sometimes the bone area is not thick enough to support a dental implant or there is a situation where a sinus cavity is sitting too low and in the path of where the dental implant needs to be placed. In such cases, the doctors will do a bone grafting or sinus lift procedure as part of the preparation. Bone and other organic material are gently introduced into the empty socket to enhance and enrich the area where the implant will be inserted.
The doctors use a modern technique as part of the bone grafting which includes plasma rich in growth factors, designed to not only provide a healthy base for the implant but to also speed your healing time.
You will be kept comfortable at all times during your implant surgery.
Your Comfort is a Priority
We care about keeping you comfortable. A variety of amenities are provided to make your visits pleasant, such as warm towels, soft dental chairs, music, movies and refreshments. Our reassuring and understanding doctors and staff are constantly attentive to your every need and concern. Dr. Michael Radu has even developed a series of techniques that keep his numbing injections unnoticeable—our patients routinely tell him that they don’t even feel the injection!
High-Quality New Teeth
Once the implants have been placed, the doctor provides and places an attractive and functional temporary restoration. This is so that you don’t go without teeth during your healing time while your permanent restoration is being created.
To make it as easy as possible for you to get implant treatment, we offer third party financing options with payment plans as low as $100 per month. The payment options allow you to get the treatment you need on a fixed payment plan with no-interest and low-interest options.