Implants

Permanently

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When people are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be used to replace the missing teeth. In many cases a dental implant is preferable to a bridge because it is a more permanent option and does not require placing crowns on the teeth adjacent to the one missing. First, we will evaluate how much bone tissue is available in each specific case and when necessary place a bone graft to preserve the site where the implant will be placed. In many cases, implants can be placed the same day that a tooth is extracted.

It is important to realize that implants are not an immediate fix for a missing tooth and that this type of procedure does require 2-3 appointments with healing time in between. After the initial implant is placed, most people will require 3-4 months of healing time for the implant to become integrated into the mouth. Follow up appointments will check the progress of healing, place a healing abutment, and finally scan for the implant crown placement. Expect for implant treatment to take between 4-6 months for completion. In the meantime, our team will fabricate a temporary replacement for missing teeth that are visible when smiling.

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Our Patients Say...

I can’t believe I’m giving a dentist five stars but they truly are the best! If you have to do it, and you do, Smiles has the best people I’ve ever dealt with in any doc’s office! I highly recommend Maggie and Dr Watson!!!
Deborah Fisher
Deborah Fisher
14:12 05 Sep 18
The customer service in this office is excellent! I was greeted warmly by everyone that I encountered ( and it felt genuine). I was given a tour and introduced to staff in different areas of the practice, and presented with thoughtful complimentary gift. I was engaged in a “get to know me” kind of conversation with the dental hygienist. When she (Diana?) introduced me to Dr Etheredge she shared with him my “mini bio”..so he was able to learn a little about me as a person – and not only that I had tooth pain. He was amazing, engaging and knowledgeable as well. Overall, a great experience! “Six Stars”!read more
Cheryle Richardson
Cheryle Richardson
19:22 23 Aug 18
I have been going to Smiles in the Gardens for longer than I can remember. I recently moved to Lake Worth which makes it quite a drive for me – but I won’t change my dentist- I love this staff and the warm, welcoming atmosphere. I was extremely afraid of the dentist due to some bad dentistry when I was younger. Dr. Schry has worked with me and now I have no fear – I trust him and his staff completely to make sure I’m taken care of and pain free.read more
Elaine McCarthy
Elaine McCarthy
12:27 15 Aug 18
This team went of their way to make my experience genuinely painless while providing highly professional expert dental services. They evaluated my status and detailed a program of care to restore my smile. Wonderful experience, thank you.
Olga Leddy
Olga Leddy
01:19 09 Aug 18
First of all the staff is incredible from the time you check in through check out. Julianne assisted me at the front desk and she was all smiles and very helpful. Nicole was the hygienist who did my cleaning. She was thorough, fast and kind and didn’t hurt me once. She also listened to me when I told her about a situation I was having in my mouth and handled it perfectly. Dr. Shry is great. I’ve been using him for too many years to remember. He has treated my whole family, my 4 children, who are now grown and me, who will keep going to him even after he retires. He addressed the issue in my mouth and made me feel calm and took away what I was concerned about. He did my exam that would have been done after my cleaning at that time so that when my cleaning was done I was free to go. Check out was easy as well and I signed up for a special package for my cleanings and my crowns that I scheduled. If you are looking for a dentist stop looking and call Smiles in the Gardens, you can’t go wrong here. Thank you all at this office.read more
Robin Simon
Robin Simon
13:09 02 Aug 18
I had a wonderful experience with this office and its staff! I highly recommend considering this dental office if you are looking for one. They ensure you are comfortable throughout your entire appointment and communication is at their forefront. This office personalizes and caters to each of their patients. They are also organized and thorough throughout the exam. My dentist was Dr. Maria Estrada and my dental hygienist was Stephane.read more
Dana Marin
Dana Marin
15:16 10 Jul 18
My family moved to Florida just about a year ago. I needed to find a new dentist. I was up late one night and saw your tv commercial. It appealed to me because of the patient centered environment. Well, I am happy to report that I love being a patient of Dr. Watson and Bari. Dr. Watson is an awesome dentist with a wonderful way about him. Bari and the staff are exceptional, courteous and offer a beautiful and clean office environment. They aren’t the cheapest, but who wants to go to a cheap dentist? You will find great value here.read more
Robert Petcove
Robert Petcove
12:32 07 Jul 18

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