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“I can’t say enough good things about my experience at Tomalty Dental. It is obvious that they truly care about their patient experience.
I had my first cleaning and, unfortunately, filling this week. It was so easy to book an appointment. They work late and even on Saturdays which is HUGE for professionals who can’t take off work during business hours.
The office is brand new with state of the art equipment and facilities and the staff is super friendly. My cleaning with Andrea was great- quick and very thorough. Dr. Sean Tomalty was fantastic– very nice and professional. He explained everything he was doing and took time to review all of my x-rays with me. I always like to know what’s going on, so that was a big plus in my book.
My tolerance for pain is pretty low, but I had absolutely no discomfort whatsoever during my filling. Dr. Sean used a different numbing method that doesn’t involve any painful needle pricks. The numbness wore off in less than an hour, so I was able to go right back to work.
Overall, a 5 star experience in every way. I will definitely recommend Tomalty Dental to anyone and everyone!“
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The Tomalty Family takes your oral healthcare very seriously. With over 48 combined years of experience, two Boynton Beach locations and a convenient Parkland/Coral Springs location, our Doctors focus on a team approach to provide you with the highest quality treatment and extraordinary results. This page is designed to answer some questions you might have about replacing a tooth or multiple teeth with dental implants. If you have any additional questions for our doctors or staff please contact our office or schedule a no-charge consultation online, it’s that easy. That’s what we’re here for!
Single Tooth Implant Boynton Beach
If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
What are the advantages of a single-tooth implant over a bridge?
A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge, requires that adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge. Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to deteriorate. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
How will the implant be placed?
First, the implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, is placed into your jaw. Over the next two to six months, the implant and the bone are allowed to bond together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth. During this time, Dr. Tomalty will design a temporary tooth replacement that can be worn over the implant site.
After the healing has taken place, Dr. Tomalty will uncover the implant and attach an extension. This small metal post, called an abutment, completes the foundation on which your new tooth will be placed. Your gums will be allowed to heal for a couple of weeks following this procedure.
Finally, Dr. Tomalty will have his laboratory create a crown for you that will attach to the abutment. You will experience restored confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak. Dental implants are so natural looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.
Single tooth in the esthetic zone
When restoring a missing tooth in the esthetic zone, special considerations are made to enhance the final result. The procedure is the same as it would be for a back tooth, but the materials used in the front are different. Dr. Tomalty prefers using a tooth-colored abutment (post) and an all-porcelain crown. These materials allow us to provide you with a durable restoration that blends in seamlessly with your dentition.
Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by our Periodontal Surgeon, Dr. Bradley Ross D.M.D., will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.