Topics include both the surgical placement as well as the restoration of implants. Since the purpose of this website is educational, input is encouraged in the form of questions, comments or email. I hope you find the information in this website useful to you in your quest to better inform yourself about your dental implant options.
Please watch this video for answers to some basic questions about implants.
If you would like more information about dental implants in west palm beach and other general dentistry services that we can provide, please visit my website below.
West Palm Beach Dentist
Carlos Boudet, DDS, DICOI
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This question was asked by a reader: “I have a screw retained bridge on implants and a screw broke. What can you do?”
The removal of a broken screw from inside a dental implant can be unpredictable at best. If the broken fragment is loose, it can be relatively easy to remove, but if the threads are damaged or a thread locking material was used, it can be extremely difficult to impossible to do.
Below is a short video of the procedure done by Dr. Boudet through a surgical microscope.
The ability to retrieve the broken screw from inside the implant without damaging the threads, can make the difference between a simpler implant retained bridge repair and an expensive remake of the case.
I hope you find this informative. Below is my contact information if you have any questions.
I had an extraction and an implant placed the same day. Now after waiting 4 months for healing, I have severe bone loss around the implant and the top of the implant is exposed. What can I do? Options are explained
In the upper molar area the maxillary sinus drops down and reduces the amount of bone available for the placement of an implant of adequate length. This means that you need a bone graft to increase the amount of bone available, or you need to place a short implant.
A complete denture is no longer the best treatment for a person that lost his or her teeth and needs to wear dentures. The new standard of care is an overdenture that uses implants to help retain and support it…
Question: Can I Get A Mini Implant To Replace My Premolar? Answer: If you need to place the implant the same day that you take the premolar out, the answer is No, you cannot. You can fit five or more mini implants in the extraction socket left by the extraction of a premolar. If you want to replace a single tooth with a mini implant, it should only be done when…
Question: My gums were burned using a strong bleaching agent, I sent you my pictures, can you tell me what my options are? Answer: Dear Anonymous: From the fotos you sent me I can tell that you already had lost some bone and the gums had receded (the crown on your upper left lateral looked longer than normal in the picture of your teeth before the damage. What exactly did…