Wisdom Tooth Extractions in North Miami Beach, FL

dentist speaking to patientRestore Missing Teeth with a Permanent Tooth Loss Solution

If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants are a popular and effective option for restoring your smile. North Miami Beach, FL implant dentist, Dr. Eli Abbo of Dr. Abbo Advanced Dentistry, is one of the best implant dentists in South Florida

 Our team uses the latest technology to plan and place dental implant restorations. Learn more about this treatment and why our office is the top choice for Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, and Key Biscayne dental implant patients. Call 305-945-0909 to learn more.  

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from biocompatible materials like titanium. These implants are surgically placed into your jawbone, where they fuse with the bone through a process called osseointegration. This creates a strong and stable foundation for supporting replacement teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

A woman points to her smile that looks beautiful after her dentist appointment.A dental implant procedure to replace missing teeth comes with numerous advantages over other tooth replacement options. Some of the many benefits of dental implants include:

  • Improved Aesthetics: Implants look and feel natural, enhancing your smile and overall appearance.
  • Enhanced Speech: Missing teeth can impact speech clarity. Implants restore natural speaking patterns.
  • Increased Confidence: A complete smile can significantly boost your confidence in social and professional settings.
  • Improved Oral Health: Unlike dental bridges, implants don’t require altering adjacent teeth, preserving your natural dentition.
  • Better Chewing Ability: Implants function like natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy a wider variety of foods without discomfort.
  • Long-Term Durability: Dental implants offer a permanent solution with a high success rate when properly cared for.

Candidacy for Dental Implants

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for dental implants. Here are some factors determining your candidacy for dental implant surgery:

  • General Oral Health: Healthy gums and sufficient jawbone density are crucial for successful implant placement and osseointegration.
  • Missing Teeth: Implants can replace a single tooth, or multiple teeth, or even support entire dentures.
  • Medical Conditions: Certain conditions may require additional considerations before implant surgery.
  • Smoking: Smoking can hinder healing and increase the risk of implant failure. Quitting smoking may be necessary before proceeding.

A thorough evaluation by Dr. Abbo or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is essential to determine your candidacy and discuss the best course of treatment. Schedule your consultation by calling our North Miami Beach, FL, dental office at 305-945-0909

Supplemental Procedures for Dental Implants

In some cases, additional surgical procedures might be required before or during dental implant placement to ensure optimal outcomes:

  • Bone Grafting: If your jawbone lacks sufficient density to support the implant, bone grafting procedures can add bone volume and create a suitable foundation.
  • Sinus Augmentation: For upper jaw implants, sinus augmentation might be necessary to create space for implant placement if the sinus cavity is too close to the jawbone.
  • Gum Disease Treatment: While dental implants provide a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth, they require healthy gums and bones for optimal support.
  • Tooth Extraction: Tooth extraction plays a crucial role in preparing the mouth for dental implant placement, especially in cases where insufficient space is available for the implants to be properly positioned.

The Dental Implant Surgery Procedure

Consultation and Planning

woman in dental chairThe first step involves a thorough examination by Dr. Abbo. X-rays and scans will help our dentist assess your oral health and jawbone suitability for implants. Based on this information, Dr. Abbo will create a personalized treatment plan that details the number and placement of implants, and the overall timeline, and allows you to ask questions and address any concerns you may have.

Pre-Surgery Preparation (if necessary)

In some cases, additional preparation might be needed before implant placement. This could involve removing any damaged or unhealthy teeth or undergoing bone grafting procedures to strengthen the jawbone if it lacks sufficient density.

Implant Placement

The actual surgery is performed under local anesthesia to ensure comfort. Dr. Abbo will surgically insert the titanium implant posts into your jawbone based on the predetermined locations. Following this, the jawbone will require several months to heal and fuse with the implants through a process called osseointegration.

Abutment Placement

Once the healing period is complete, Dr. Abbo will attach a small connector piece called an abutment onto each implant. These abutments extend slightly above the gum line.

Restoration Attachment

The final stage of dental implant therapy involves securing the permanent artificial tooth onto the abutments. This could be a bridge, crown, or denture, depending on your needs. Once attached, the dental implant process is complete.

Aftercare for Dental Implants

Following your dental implant surgery, meticulous aftercare is essential for optimal healing and long-term success with artificial teeth. Here’s a guide to ensure a smooth recovery:

  • Initial Discomfort: Mild discomfort and swelling are common in the first few days. Apply ice packs to the affected area for brief intervals (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off) during the first 48 hours. Slight bleeding might occur; use gentle pressure with gauze pads to control it.
  • Dietary Adjustments: For the first few days, stick to a soft food diet. Avoid hot, spicy, or crunchy foods that can irritate the implant site. Gradually reintroduce harder foods as your mouth heals.
  • Meticulous Oral Hygiene: Brushing and flossing are crucial for preventing infection. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid directly brushing the implant site initially. Dr. Abbo will provide specific instructions on flossing techniques around the implant. Utilize lukewarm salt water rinses and follow Dr. Abbo’s prescribed mouthwash regimen to promote healing.
  • Prioritize Rest and Recovery:  Limit strenuous physical activity that could disrupt the healing process. Get adequate sleep to allow your body to focus on recovery.
  • Schedule Follow-Up Appointments: Attending scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Abbo is vital to monitor healing progress, address any concerns, and ensure the implant integrates properly.

Financing Dental Implants

At Dr. Abbo Advanced Dentistry, we understand the importance of a healthy smile, and we don’t want financial limitations to hinder your oral health journey. That’s why we offer various financing options to make dental implants accessible:

  • Free Consultation: During your initial consultation, Dr. Abbo will assess your needs and provide a transparent cost estimate for your implant treatment.
  • Flexible Payment Plans: We work with you to create a personalized payment plan that fits your budget, allowing you to spread the cost over time.
  • Insurance Coverage: We accept most dental insurance plans and can help you navigate your policy to maximize your coverage.
  • Third-Party Financing: We partner with trusted financing companies like CareCredit® to offer low-interest loans specifically designed for medical procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. Maintain optimal oral health and hygiene for the best results. Don’t forget to consult with your dentist for any concerns. 

How painful is getting a dental implant?

Implant placement isn’t painful. Local anesthesia effectively numbs the area, and you won’t feel any discomfort during surgery. You might experience some mild soreness, swelling, and discomfort after the procedure, which can be managed with pain medication prescribed by your dentist.

How many teeth do you need for implants?

Dental implants are incredibly versatile and can replace a single missing tooth, or several missing teeth scattered throughout the mouth, or even support an entire denture. The number of implants needed depends on individual circumstances and the dentist’s recommendations.

Are you asleep for dental implants?

While some patients opt for general anesthesia or sedation, most dental implant procedures are performed using local anesthesia. This ensures you are comfortable throughout the whole dental surgery, but remain awake and responsive. The type of anesthesia used will be determined by your dentist in consultation with you, considering your preferences and medical history.


Alleviate Tooth Impaction Pain with Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If wisdom tooth pain disrupts your life, or removal is recommended, schedule a consultation without delay. Wisdom tooth extraction prevents potential dental issues, enhancing oral health. 

Reach out to our North Miami Beach office at 305-945-0909 or fill out our online contact form for swift assistance from our dedicated team. Don’t let tooth pain dictate your life; take charge today! We also welcome patients from Ojus, North Miami, and Golden Glades, FL. 


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