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    • Everything I have had done at Premier Smile Center has been top-notch. The treatment I received was thorough, precise and extremely professional. I never felt like just another patient because they took the time to listen to my concerns. They addressed my issues and we agreed on the treatment plan together.

      The staff is very friendly, warm and extremely knowledgeable. I felt relaxed and comfortable knowing I chose the right place to get the dental work I needed. Dr. Johnson is very humane and very knowledgeable, and she does amazing work. I like the friendliness and honesty of the whole practice. I was not confident with my smile, in fact I was very self conscious and rarely smiled. Premier Smile Center has changed all that. My smile is one of the things I like the most.

      Maria
    • I was terrified to receive a root canal, but I knew it had to be done. After meeting with Dr. Johnson and Dr. Bui, I felt better about the procedure. They educated me on the process. I was comfortable and had no pain—which was my biggest worry. I love coming to the office. Everyone is super friendly and knowledgeable. The doctors and staff educate you on what they are doing and why it is needed.

      The dentist was a place I visited only when I desperately needed to, and now I’m in the office every few months. I don’t live near the office anymore, but as long as they’re there, I will be driving over to Fort Lauderdale. Thanks to Premier Smile Center, I now have healthy, pearly white and almost perfectly straight teeth.

      Adriana
    • When I first came to the practice, my teeth were in terrible condition. From the beginning to the end of my treatment, Dr. Johnson and her entire practice were outstanding, professional and extremely understanding of my needs. Dr. Johnson is honest and very hands-on, and the practice feels like a family and not a factory. Thanks to Dr. Johnson, I now have a great smile.

      Arthur
    • Coming to Premier Smile Center was a life-changing experience for me. Although I was a registered nurse, I had the worst teeth ever—a missing tooth, discolored teeth and a crooked smile. Dr. Johnson explained to me in detail how she could give me a beautiful smile. She and her staff have been truly supportive and non-judgmental about my teeth. Dr. Johnson is compassionate, understanding and a joy to talk to, and the staff are friendly, efficient and caring. They encouraged me to go on when I was feeling down, and now I can smile confidently.

      The treatment I received has greatly increased my self-esteem. I can smile and laugh unashamedly and join into a group conversation, and not just be a passive listener. I also have better health and nutrition. It is the best investment I have ever made for myself.

      Gloria
    • Premier Smile Center has always treated me like family, and my experience as a patient of Dr. Johnson’s has been nothing but satisfactory. Dr. Johnson is brilliant, and the practice is clean, friendly and professional. Before I came to the office, the condition of my teeth was depressing. As a result of my treatment, I have more confidence and less anxiety associated with a messed-up mouth.

      Clayton
    • Before coming to Premier Smile Center, I had not been to a dentist in some time. I needed some periodontal work done, fillings and wisdom tooth extractions. What initially struck me was the warm welcome I received from the front office staff, and I had virtually no wait time before I was greeted by Dr. Johnson. She was incredibly professional and explained everything she was doing as she conducted the initial exam. She made her recommendations and scheduled a return visit to repair some fillings and pull two wisdom teeth.

      What was truly amazing was that within 24 hours Dr. Johnson herself called to check on me and asked how my experience was. My wisdom tooth extractions went flawlessly, and I experienced very little bleeding and no pain during or after the procedure. Again, Dr. Johnson called me afterward to check how I was doing. I like Dr. Johnson’s warm and sincere concern for her patients, and I also like her professional staff. I am always impressed by the warm, professional nature of everyone in the office.

      Daniel
    • From the moment I arrived at Premier Smile Center over a year ago, Dr. Johnson and her entire staff have been amazing. Needless to say, anytime you have a cosmetic procedure done there will be nerves and lots of questions. Within minutes into my initial consultation, these concerns subsided. Unlike other dental practices I have been to, Dr. Johnson took her time and explained what I should expect from beginning to end with Invisalign. I continue to receive compliments on my smile every day. I love it! I have already and would recommend her again to anyone I know. A huge thank you to Dr. Johnson and the Premier Smile Center staff for making my experience fabulous!

      Erica

    Charmaine Johnson DDS Premiere Smile Center

    April 7, 2021
    2 weeksago

    When you lose a tooth, it’s not just the crown of a tooth that is gone, but the tooth roots as well. If this hole in the jawbone is not filled, the mouth will eventually collapse in that space and, at some point, may not have enough jawbone available to hold a dental implant in place. When this problem occurs, the only way you can get a dental implant is to undergo a bone grafting procedure first.

    The Bone Grafting Procedure

    Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that transplants bone and supporting tissues and rebuilds and recreates the jawbone that is lost because of a missing tooth.

    It doesn’t matter how you lose a tooth – whether to gum disease, a blow to the mouth in an accident or sporting match, or an extraction – the important thing is to make sure you fill in the space that’s left behind as soon as possible. Filling the hole with a dental implant begins with a bone graft. Here’s how it works:

    • A piece of bone is removed from another part of your body and transplanted into the jawbone (though often cadaver or ceramic-based grafts are used).
    • Healing will take place over several months so the natural bone can grow and absorb the graft material.
    • The graft must be fully integrated into the jawbone so the dental implant will be thoroughly supported once put in place.

    The longer you wait to have a bone graft done after tooth loss, the more intense this procedure will be. If you have the graft done quickly, it will improve your chances of receiving a successful dental implant in the future. If your dentist extracts your tooth, you can trust that a discussion about bone extraction will be part of the procedure.

    Types of Bone Grafts

    The type of bone graft your Fort Lauderdale dentist decides to use for your mouth will depend on several factors, including how much deterioration has occurred in your mouth, the location of the lost tooth, their preferences, and your budget or insurance allowances.

    Options typically include:

    • Sinus lift: If you are missing teeth in the back of the upper jaw, the sinuses can expand and then be positioned to closely to the area where a dental implant is to be placed. The sinus lift opens more vertical space so an implant can fit.
    • Block bone graft: A small block of human bone is taken from your chin or lower jaw and reestablished in the missing tooth area.
    • Socket graft: Conducted immediately after a tooth extraction – particularly in cases of severe infection or decay – a socket graft stops bone deterioration completely by filling the vacant socket right away.

    Replace Your Missing Teeth

    Bone grafting and dental implants are sensitive, multi-step procedures that require the practiced hands of a specialist. Between healing from an extraction or treatment of an infection, healing from the placement of a bone graft, and then healing from the actual placement of the implant, the procedure will take time to fully complete.

    Get on the path to reconstructing your smile and fill in all the holes left behind by missing teeth. Contact Dr. Diane Alvarez, in-house periodontist at Premier Smile Center in Fort Lauderdale, to schedule a consultation and discuss these advanced procedures.

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