Top Dental Implants Dentists Royal Palm Beach
Dental implant placement and restoration under one roof.
Why Choose Lakeview Dental For Your Dental Implants?
Dr. Ghodsi and Dr. Hassan have the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a dental implant dentist.
Lakeview Dental offers a wide range of dental implant procedures including single tooth implants, implants for dentures, hybrid implants, All-On-4 or 6, snap in dentures, full arch implants, and full mouth reconstruction.
Lakeview Dental is conveniently located in Royal Palm Beach with free parking. For those seeking dental implants in Wellington, West Palm Beach & Loxahatchee, Dr. Ghodsi and Dr. Hassan are worth the short drive from surrounding communities.
Dr. Ghodsi offers his patients expert up-to-date knowledge and years of experience in the dental field, paying great attention to fine details when it comes to your individualized dental treatment. You will feel confident in being treated in a state-of-the-art dental facility…
Dr. Ghodsi has a warm smile and gentle nature that will make your dental treatment a relaxing and comfortable experience.
Dr. Ghodsi received his Bachelor’s degree from Pace University in New York and earned his DMD at TUFTS University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2001. In addition, he has earned many continuing education credits in his fields of interest.
What Sets Lakeview Dental Apart?
My name is Dr. Shayan Ghodsi and I own and operate Lakeview Dental. I would like to reassure you that Lakeview Dental is a private dental office locally owned by me.
You will always be seen by me.
With large dental offices, you don’t always know what dentist you will be assigned to at your visit. At Lakeview Dental you will always be seen by me. You won’t need to worry about getting a new dentist fresh out of dental school, who may or may not have experience completing your needed treatment.
We will only provide you with treatment that you honestly need.
We don’t have quotas to meet and we don’t try to sell you more expensive services. You will be given all possible options so you can make an informed decision.
We will treat you like a member of our family.
We will be gentle and have a conservative approach. We won’t rush to get you numb or make you feel embarrassed if you have less than ideal dental health. After all, we are here to help and make you gain back your confidence.
We offer quality over quantity.
We do not overbook our schedule to the point of being so full that we don’t have time left to create a good experience for you. You will be given the time you deserve to receive a quality dental treatment.
We will be upfront with our fees.
We will tell you up front the cost of any treatment needed, and offer several payment options.Request Appointment
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Dr. Hassan is a Board Certified Periodontist & Implant Surgeon & Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. His areas of expertise are Oral plastic surgery, implant placements for hybrid dentures, computer guided implant surgery and site development for implants…
Board Certified Periodontist & Implant Surgeon
Diplomate – American Board of Periodontology
MSD – Indiana University School of Dentistry, IN
Three-year specialty training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Masters of Science in Dentistry & Certificate in Periodontics
Certification in IV Sedation and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
DDS – University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, MI
BDS – Bangalore University, India
Taught periodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Areas of Expertise:
Oral plastic surgery, implant placements for hybrid dentures, computer guided implant surgery, ridge augmentation and site development for implant placements, lateral window and crestal approach sinus lifts and traditional periodontal surgical procedures.
Awards & Honors:
Award for clinical excellence from Indiana University.
Awarded Certificate of Merit in Preclinical Prosthodontics.
Finalist Clinical Research Poster Competition at the American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting
Speaker at National Meetings:
Florida Association of Periodontics, Orlando, FL
Midwest Society of Periodontology, Chicago, IL
American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics, Carefree, AZ
West Side Study Club meeting in Indianapolis, IN
A Randomized split-mouth clinical trial on effectiveness of Amnion-Chorion Membranes in alveolar ridge preservation: a clinical, radiological, & morphometric study – The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants
Dehydrated Amnion-Chorion Membranes for Periodontal and Alveolar Regeneration – The Journal of Multidisciplinary Care Decisions in Dentistry.
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
American Board of Periodontology (ABP)
Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
American Dental Association (ADA)
Florida Dental Association (FDA)
West Coast District Dental Association (WCDDA)
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Regain Your Smile & Eat What You Like
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Can you eat everything with dental implant crowns?
Absolutely. Implant crowns are anchored to your jaw bone just like natural teeth. Implants are very stable and you can eat anything that a natural tooth would endure. And no, you should not open that bottle cap with your implant crown.
Eat what you like with dental implants. Photo shows a man smiling while eating an apple.
Steps To Your Implants At Lakeview Dental:
Illustration shows dental implant structure including a titanium implant, an abutment and a crown.
How much does a single tooth dental implant cost?
It depends on these factors: if you need a bone graft and how much of it; if sinus lift is required; if you need a CAT scan; if you need additional gum graft; the brand of implant being used; and what will be the final prosthetic. A typical single implant crown can cost you from $3300 to $5500. It can cost even more if it is a very challenging aesthetic case. This amount does not take into account any contribution from your dental insurance. We offer 3rd party financing plans, such as Lending Club to make it more affordable for those who can’t pay the full costs upfront or would rather pay monthly installments.
Illustration shows a single tooth dental implant made of titanium next to healthy teeth.
Full Mouth Dental Implants Costs & Options
Non-Removable Implant Supported Bridge (similar to regular crown and bridge)
Ideally this consists of a minimum of 8 implants that support 4 separate fixed bridges. It is the most costly approach to replace all your teeth; however, if you are the right candidate, it will have the highest aesthetic and function. Costs can vary from $30,000 to $50,000.
Non-Removable Implant Supported Denture (also referred to as All-On-4)
You may have heard of All-On-4. At minimum, this requires 4 implants but we highly recommend 5-6 implants because should you lose one of the four implants, the appliance would no longer be functional. By placing a couple of extra implants, it will be by far less likely that your fixed appliance is rendered hopeless. A typical fee is around $25,000 and up, per jaw.
Removable Implant Supported Denture (locator supported denture, bar supported denture)
As the name implies it is a removable appliance. There are many different ways to fabricate implant removable dentures. This type of restoration will at minimum require 2 implants. There could be as many as 6 implants. As a general rule of thumb, the more implants are available, the better the retention and stability of your appliance. For a typical removable case we highly recommend 4 implants. Typical cost can vary from $6,000 to $30,000. The number of implants and the overall design of the denture will dictate the total cost.
Photo shows a smiling woman very happy with her full mouth dental implants.
Dental Implants For Dentures
I already have a denture. Do I need a new denture for my newly placed implants?
Implants can be placed underneath an existing full denture. The question is: Can the implant be utilized using the existing denture? In most cases it can be done, but it will weaken the denture because it lacks the proper support to accept an implant. A proper implant supported denture should have an internal metal frame just the same way concrete walls have internal metal rebar. This will greatly strengthen and increase the longevity of your denture. 99% of all dentures lack any metal support. So when you start cutting into the denture to create space for the implant components, you will greatly weaken the denture. Eventually the denture will fracture at the point of implant junction. We can try to retrofit your old denture, but we are not responsible for any premature failure and associated cost to repair or replace.
Can I benefit from dental implants if I already have a full denture or partial denture?
As a matter of fact, implants provide the highest lifestyle impact in those individuals with few to no teeth. If you have a partial or full denture, are you avoiding certain types of food? Would you like your replacement teeth to be stable enough so that you could bite into anything? The solution to your problem is getting dental implants! These act as an anchor to stabilize your appliances and greatly enhance your quality of life. Depending on the number of implants placed, you will most likely never have to use denture glue.
Photo shows an example of dental implants for dentures.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
What is an All-on-4?
All-on-4 refers to a full denture that is anchored to and supported by 4 implants. The entire process is quite involved and, in most cases, it requires a fair amount of clinical skill to place the implants, fabricate a temporary denture, and fabricate a permanent denture 4 months post surgery. And let’s not forget about the lab technician who also needs to be very knowledgeable and experienced as well. It is truly a team work process.
Although the All-on-4 approach is heavily advertised by many offices, we highly recommend 5 or 6 implants. In some cases, we may even refuse accepting the case with 4 implants. Imagine you purchase a car that cannot be fixed if anything happened to any of the wheels. Would you honestly spend $25,000 for that car? You hit the curb, damage the wheel and now you need to buy a new car. It is the same if any of the 4 implants fail. You can no longer wear a fixed denture. You would need to get a new removable denture. In some unique situations, your existing appliance may be able to be converted to a removable denture.
Now, pretend your car had 5 or 6 wheels. Depending on which wheel gets damaged, you can remove that one wheel and still keep driving. Having 5 or 6 implants is not a guarantee that you will be 100% safe from a catastrophic failure, but it greatly increases the survival rate of your appliance should 1 or 2 implants fail. Consider this to be your backup insurance. A typical All-on-4 case costs around $25,000 per arch. Adding 1-2 implants will slightly increase the overall cost, but you will be very thankful should an implant fail in the future.
Video demonstrating the All-on-4 dental implant treatment concept. 1:41
Titanium is biocompatible and has been used in other medical areas as well, such as knee and hip replacement. So yes, it is very safe and is not linked to any health issues. If you have titanium allergy, this should be discussed with your doctor.
It will allow you to regain your smile and eat whatever you like without having any additional treatment done on your neighboring teeth. Depending on your specific case, an implant may not be a better choice for tooth replacement but if you are a good candidate, an implant is as close as it gets to your natural tooth.
For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good medical health, dental implants are predictably successful with reported success rates around 92% to 98% percent.
The word permanent is really meant to describe something very long term that continues on into the foreseeable future. Implants can last you a lifetime if great care is taken during placement; if you have a meticulous dental home care; if you maintain your regular dental recall visits; and if you are in good health.
Implants can be placed in patients as young as 16 years old as well as in patients in their 90’s. Overall, you must be in good health, have sufficient bone, good oral health, and are medically healthy enough. If you suffer from chronic problems such as severe clenching and systemic diseases such as diabetes, the success rate for implants decreases. Talk to your dentist about whether or not you are a good candidate for an implant.
The dentist must perform surgery to anchor the dental implant into your jaw bone. The procedure is done in the dental office with local anesthesia. A small incision is made in the gum to access the underlying bone. The implant is carefully placed in the bone. Bone graft is added as needed. The gum flap is closed and secured in place with suture. You will be given detailed post-op instructions and will be scheduled for a post-op appointment in 2 weeks.
Once you are past the initial post-op soreness typically lasting a few days, you will not be aware of anything as the area continues healing. Just because the healing time lasts many months, it does not mean you will have post-op soreness for the duration of that time. Healing is a work in progress that occurs underneath the gums. All you need to do is to keep the area clean, avoid placing unnecessary pressure on the surgical site, and not pull out any of the sutures until they can be removed after 2-4 weeks. When you come in for your consultation, we will explain everything to you in great detail.
It’s important not to apply pressure on the site. The implant needs to remain stable for proper healing. Eat soft foods for a few days. Avoid foods that can cause irritation; such as spicy foods, hard to eat snacks, chewy foods, etc. We will provide you with very detailed instructions.
Implants need to be examined just like natural teeth. Brushing and flossing are very important and will keep the gum tissue healthy, but your dentist also needs to examine there is no bone loss and that the implant components are not loose. Any loosened screw will be subjected to unnecessary stress and will eventually fracture and possibly render the implant hopeless.
Currently there is no recognized implant specialty. Some specialty degree programs teach implant placement in addition to their main specialty training. For example, a periodontist typically deals with all sorts of gum surgeries, but they are also trained to place implants as it does go very well hand in hand with their gum surgery training. Dentists who do not receive formal implant surgery training can either take a one year long full-time implant residency or take part-time hands on CE classes over the course of the years. Dr. Hassan, our periodontist, has many years of experience successfully placing implants for our patients.
The procedure itself doesn’t hurt because anesthetic is administered. The majority of our patients are surprised as to how comfortable placing an implant can be. Most patients have minimal post-op discomfort, while a few others describe it to be similar to a previous tooth extraction. Most cases also involve tooth extraction which obviously causes additional discomfort; as a result, some patients have a tendency to blame the actual implant placement procedure to be the cause of pain but in reality, it is the tooth extraction. We always do our best to keep you as comfortable as possible during your entire treatment length.
A surgical guide is a custom fabricated appliance that resembles a night guard. During the surgery, it is seated over your teeth just like a night guard. It acts as a guide that allows the surgeon to have more control over the exact implant positioning and angulation. This will provide the best possible restorative outcome. Not every single case will require a guide. We always try not to burden our patients with additional expenses but sometimes the use of a guide is a must.
Yes, you can get implants. However, certain measures should be taken to ensure proper long-term function because grinding will place additional stress on your implant and all remaining natural teeth.
- Wear a night guard to distribute the forces more evenly and minimize porcelain fracture. You should wear one even if you did not have an implant.
- It is recommended to get the largest implant width possible for better force distribution. Sometimes, a smaller sized implant may be placed to avoid a bone graft, hence, lowering the overall cost. This is not where you want to cut costs because it may lead to a higher failure rate. Make sure you mention to your dentist if you grind your teeth.
- Every implant prosthetic has a screw that connects the crown to the implant. This screw will have a higher tendency to loosen over time if the crown is subjected to higher than anticipated pressure, typically seen in those who grind. Loosening a screw is not a major setback. The downside is that you will have to see your dentist on a regular basis to torque the screw. Further, a frequently loosened screw should be replaced as it will fatigue and fracture. Replacing the screw will be an added cost.
An implant is not always the best option to replace a missing tooth. We always carefully evaluate each specific case and recommend appropriate treatment. Assuming your specific case is equally suitable for an implant or bridge, there are pros and cons to each treatment:
- Adjacent teeth do not need to be cut, hence, it is a very conservative treatment
- Implants will feel just like your own natural teeth during chewing
- It can never decay
- When the crown needs to be replaced, you will only pay for 1 crown vs. paying for 3 crowns in a bridge
- It involves surgery
- Has a higher upfront cost but keep in mind that in the long run it will cost less to maintain
- In some instances, it is more challenging to obtain a high aesthetic outcome
- It can take anywhere from 3-7 months to restore the implant
- It is a non-surgical procedure
- In certain cases, it can be more aesthetic than implants
- Lower upfront cost
- In most case it will take 2-4 weeks to complete the treatment
- If anything happens to any of the crowns, such as large fracture or decay, the entire bridge will need to be replaced
- The cement under the crown will eventually leak and form decay. A new bridge would be required which is more expensive than a single implant crown
- It is not that uncommon for one side of the bridge to become loose while the other side remains securely attached to the tooth. Leakage and caries formation is guaranteed. Sometimes the bridge can be tapped off but comes with the risk of tooth fracture. The safest method would be to replace the entire bridge.