Dental Implants in Plantation & Hollywood FL

Tooth Implants – The Most Natural Tooth Replacement Method

You’ve got a missing tooth, and it’s affecting so many aspects of your life.

You’re overwhelmed. There are several options, but you’re not sure where to begin.

You’re looking for the most natural tooth replacement method, for a procedure that will give you a new tooth that looks and functions like the others.

Dental implants have revolutionized the way we treat missing teeth.

Dental implant placement is a routine procedure that poses very few risks. With a long-term success rate of over 95%, this trusted and proven treatment continues to remain the preferred tooth-replacement method while continually making advancements.

The chance of complications–infection, injury to adjacent structures, etc.—is very low.

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

Functional Benefits

  • Permanent tooth replacement
  • No mobility
  • Improved facial aesthetics, bite pressure, speech function
  • Jawbone and teeth preservation
  • Prevention of shifting of teeth

Health Benefits

  • Improved general health, overall nutrition, eating & taste
  • Healthy digestion
  • Normal levels of B12, folic acid, albumin
  • Enhanced quality of life

Why Plantation Oral Surgery?

The short answer? We are equipped with the experience, expertise, and equipment to handle the most complicated cases. Missing several teeth? No problem. They’ve been gone for a while? We can take care of that. Your jawbone has shrunken a bit? We’ve got you covered.

Simply put, dental implants are what we do every day. And we use the most reputable tools and materials, so every tooth replacement we place is top-notch. We routinely have our patients come back just to thank us. We are changing lives daily.

Missing Teeth? Consider Dental Implants!

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The Three Parts of a Dental Implant

Much like natural teeth, implant-supported teeth are designed with a root and a crown. The 3-part artificial tooth has:

  • A titanium screw, placed in your jaw, acting like a root, anchoring the tooth, and securely holding it in place under the gums.
  • An abutment, or supportive post, protruding from the implant which holds the final restoration, the crown, in place.
  • A crown, the visible part of the implant that is placed by your dentist.

Permanently Bonded in Place

Implants are made of titanium and permanently bond with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This fusion of metal and bone allows for completely natural eating, chewing, and biting.

The Time Factor—Don’t wait!

Did you know your jawbone is a lot like a muscle and must be stimulated regularly to maintain its volume? So, when a tooth is extracted (or falls out naturally), the jawbone begins to deteriorate almost immediately. In fact, studies show that within a year of tooth loss, there is a large decrease in bone width.

Thankfully, dental implants can take the place of natural teeth to provide the stimulus needed by the jaw. If done early, the need for bone grafting is greatly reduced down the road.

The Process—How Dental Implants Work

  1. Consultation and treatment plan: During the initial phase of the dental implant process, we gather imaging along with your medical and dental histories to get a clear picture of your current health. We will then explore your treatment options with you to form a plan that ensures we meet both your health goals and budgetary needs.
  2. ExtractionThe next step is to extract the tooth in question. In some cases, we may be able to place the implant, also known as an immediate implant, at the same time of extraction. In others, we must do bone grafting before implant placement.
  3. Bone graftingIt is common for the jawbone to lack the mass needed to accept an implant. In that case, we will perform a bone graft to strengthen the target area. Bone grafting is typically followed by several months of healing before we place the implant.
  4. Dental implant surgeryDuring the implant procedure itself, we insert a titanium post into your jawbone. We will give you anesthesia for comfort during the surgery, which takes about 30-60 mins.
  5. OsseointegrationAfter placing the implant, we cover it with the surrounding soft tissue or a healing cap and let it sit for 3 months to fuse with the bone.
  6. Final restorationAfter osseointegration is complete, we test the stability of the implant with an ISQ machine to ensure it is perfectly healed and ready for the final crown restoration which is done by a general dentist.

Immediate Dental Implants

The advanced technical process of an immediate implant reduces the number of surgeries necessary to complete your treatment. This means there are fewer office visits and less time required to heal.

If you are a candidate for an immediate implant, the process entails the following all within the same procedure:

  • Extracting your tooth (if needed)
  • Inserting the dental implant
  • Doing any necessary bone grafting
  • Placing the healing abutment.

You will be ready for your final crown after a three to six-month healing period.

Start Taking Care of Your Smile TODAY!

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Dr. Joel A Berley, DMD

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I had no pain no swelling and Dr. Berley was one of the nicest oral surgeons I've met. He worked with me on the prices and accepts lots of dental plans.

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Excellent doctor and staff. Dr. Berkley is very thorough and efficient. His staff is professional and friendly

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The care I've received at Plantation Oral Surgery is superior to any other dental office I have visited. My first visit early this year, I knew this office would be my primary dental office. From the receptionist, dental assistant, and Dr. Berley, I felt like a valued patient. I have never had implant surgery and Dr Berley took all the time to explain and made he feel at ease with quality and friendly dental service. I would highly recommend Dr Berley and the staff at Plantation Oral Surgery. Top notch!

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