Frequently Asked Questions
QIs this treatment available in most dental offices?
ANo. The "immediate loading" of dental implants with Beautiful Smile Now is a relatively new concept in dental care. Dr. Glerum was among the first group of dentists in the United States to undergo training in this new and exciting technology. While other doctors are starting to follow her lead, Dr. Glerum is on the leading edge of this new breakthrough technology.
QHow is the surgery done?
ADr. Glerum has partnered with one of the best surgeons in the area, Dr. Russell Gornstein. Dr. Gornstein and Dr. Glerum work closely together to insure that all of our patients have the very best personalized care and attention. Visit Dr. Gornstein's website at www.palmbeachperio.com
QDoes it hurt?
AMost patients are pleased to find out that implant procedures usually cause only minimal discomfort and may be more comfortable than other dental procedures such as extractions. Prior to and during the procedure, oral sedation and local anesthesia may be used to keep patients comfortable. Following treatment, over-the-counter pain medication is recommended. Prescription medicine is also available if needed.
QAm I a candidate?
AThe Beautiful Smile Now option is ideally suited to patients with specific dental needs. Beautiful Smile Now is currently being used for patients who wish to replace missing teeth with a permanent lifetime solution. The fast-moving pace of modern dental technology allows for a single tooth, a partial denture or a complete denture to be replaced. This will enable more patients to experience the joy of new self-esteem, the natural result of an attractive smile. The type of dental implant treatment that is best for you depends on your individual clinical situation. Dr. Glerum will review your options with you so you can make an informed decision.
QIs the procedure expensive?
ADental implant treatment by its very nature is a big investment. To be accomplished, it requires skilled experienced professionals who work with each individual's highly customized treatment plan. The equipment is technologically sophisticated, the materials are intricate and valuable, and all of this is subject to meticulous detail.
Still, Beautiful Smile Now can be less costly than traditional dental implant treatment. This is because it significantly reduces the time commitment for both the patient and the doctors. Most patients who prioritize their smile and opt for dental implant treatment regard the cost as a worthwhile lifetime investment. Unlike the rest of the human body, the virtual "youth" of the mouth can now be preserved. Why wait to start smiling?