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How Dental Implants Prevent Further Tooth Loss

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Avoiding further tooth loss after losing one or more teeth is one of the main concerns by our patients here at our Pompano oral surgery practice. What we often tell these patients is that if they make the choice to have dental implants as a tooth replacement option, they wouldn’t have to worry as implants could actually help preserve the integrity of their remaining natural teeth.  Awesome, right? Read on below to learn how.

More Stable Than Other Tooth Replacement Options

First of all, dental implants are more stable than other tooth replacement options such as dentures and bridges as they have the ability to bond with your jawbone (like the root of your missing natural tooth) through a process called osseointegration. Due to the implant replacing the root structure, the jawbone doesn’t wear away, which often occurs after a tooth loss. When the jawbone wears out, further tooth loss will most likely follow suit.

In addition, implants can stand alone and does not require support from surrounding tooth. This advantage is unlike fixed permanent bridges which require crowns from adjacent teeth to function.

Such aspect of implants could prevent weakening of the surrounding teeth which in turn will help you save further tooth loss.

If you’d like to prevent further tooth loss after missing a tooth or teeth, dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement alternative for you! Discuss your dental implant options with us by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment with Dr. Sultan. We look forward to your visit!

 



Why Choose an Oral Surgeon for Your Dental Implants in Pompano

Posted on . Filed under: Dental Implants, Fort Lauderdale Oral Facial Surgery, Pompano Oral Surgery

Dental implants are now increasingly popular and has become the first choice for many when it comes to replacing single or multiple tooth loss. Here at our Pompano oral surgery practice, we are confident that our oral surgeons, headed by Dr. Leslie Sultan, have the expertise and finesse to permanently restore your naturally beautiful smile!

The process utilized in dental implants is a combination of art and science. By choosing and trusting an oral surgeon to help you deal with tooth loss, you are guaranteed that a specialist possessing a whole wealth of knowledge on the subject and who received specialized training is looking after your oral health.

Apart from the education and training an oral surgeon possesses, you also benefit from the surgeon’s experience when it comes to aesthetic aspects of the procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Leslie Sultan for Your Dental Implants in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano, and Nearby Areas
Although board certification is not required to practice oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Sultan has completed a rigorous written and oral examination given by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1992. In addition, Dr. Sultan passed the re-credentialing process of his board certification in 2001 and again in 2012. You can learn more about Dr. Sultan here.

Get in touch with us today by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment with Dr. Sultan. We look forward to your visit!

 



5 Ways an Oral Surgeon in Fort Lauderdale Can Help You

Posted on . Filed under: Botox, Dental Implants, Fort Lauderdale Oral Facial Surgery, Impacted Wisdom Tooth, New Teeth in a Day, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Wisdom Tooth

Do you live in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano or nearby areas and is looking to get the perfect smile? Or maybe you’re currently suffering from an impacted wisdom tooth? Dr. Leslie Sultan is a Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon who can absolutely help you out! Here are 5 ways Dr. Sultan and his team could help you when it comes to matters of the mouth, teeth, and face!

 1. We’ll help you deal with tooth and bone loss. Dr. Sultan and his staff are experts in the advanced technologies that will help you deal with tooth and bone loss such as the ALL ON 4 / TEETH IN A DAY technique, computer guided placements with dental implants, zygomatic “cheekbone” implants, and bone grafting/regeneration.

2. We’ll help you deal with wisdom tooth issues, including removal of impacted wisdom tooth.

3. We can evaluate your sleep habits and figure out whether you have sleep apnea or not. Dr. Sultan utilizes highly advanced diagnostic techniques and will make treatment recommendations based on the findings. We offer both surgical and non-surgical options in treating sleep apnea.

4. We can help improve the appearance of your face and appear younger than your real age through chin, cheek, and facial implants.

5. We offer various facial rejuvenation options to help preserve, protect, and maintain the appearance of your smile, jaw, and the skin surrounding it. We have Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and customized facials!

Get in touch with us today by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment with Dr. Sultan. We look forward to your visit!

 



Preventing Tooth Loss: Never Let (Your Teeth!) Go

Posted on . Filed under: Dental Implants, Fort Lauderdale Oral Facial Surgery, New Teeth in a Day

There’s no denying that your teeth are important — from being able to chew what you eat to increasing your self-confidence when people notice your naturally beautiful smile. Here at our Fort Lauderdale oral-maxillofacial surgery practice, we educate our patients on the importance of preserving their teeth to avoid the health risks associated with tooth loss.

 Dr. Leslie Sultan recommends the following quick tips to preventing tooth loss:

  • Use your teeth for its intended use which is chewing the food you eat. Refrain from using them in opening bottles or tearing away packaging.

  • Bruxism or tooth grinding (often at night) is closely associated with tooth loss. If you think you suffer from bruxism, we encourage you to visit us right away for an initial consultation.

  • Limit your intake of highly acidic foods as they could easily wear your enamel (the outermost protective covering of your tooth) down.

  • Be consistent with your brushing and flossing.

Teeth in a Day at the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery

Tooth loss is inevitable. The good news is that you can get New Teeth in a Day in Fort Lauderdale at the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery. The concept behind this technique is the ability to attach a screw retained, implant supported bridge to specially placed implants, all in the same day! 

Let us help you regain your self-confidence with our New Teeth in a Day technology! Get in touch with us today by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment with Dr. Sultan. We look forward to your visit!

 



The Importance of Early Detection in Battling Oral Cancer

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According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, oral cancer roughly kills 1 person every hour, with approximately 600,000 newly-diagnosed cases each year. Here at Fort Lauderdale oral surgery practice, we recommend that those at high risk for oral cancer, namely smokers, drinkers, users of chewing tobacco perform a self evaluation monthly. When detected in the early stages, oral cancer may be more easily treated.

What You Should Know

The problem with oral cancer is how it could go unnoticed during its initial stages; it usually starts as a small white or red spot. In some cases, it starts as a mouth sore that doesn’t heal. Although around 25 percent of oral cancer doesn’t have known risk factors, those who regularly use tobacco products and alcohol seem to have higher risks of getting oral cancer.

What You Can Do

Regular dental appointments could help detect oral cancer in its early stages. A quick, painless diagnostic process referred to as brush biopsy could help figure out if the lesions are cancerous or not. Please do not ignore any suspicious lumps or sores, or pains in or around your mouth. Should you recognize any of the above signs or symptoms, please contact our office to schedule a consultation!

Get in touch with us today by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!

 



When to Get Botox in Fort Lauderdale

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Despite its soaring popularity over the years, it should be noted that Botox is not the panacea for all facial aging problems. Here at our Fort Lauderdale oral surgery practice, Botox is one of our most popular cosmetic procedures and we make it a point that our clients are knowledgeable of the procedure they’re about to undergo.

Ideal for “Wrinkles in Motion”

It should be noted that Botox is ideal for “wrinkles in motion” or wrinkles that are produced when you do something such as squint at the sun, grin, or scrunch your nose. Worry lines and that downturn expression in your mouth tend to positively respond to Botox. Furthermore, Botox has been shown to be very effective in relaxing prominent neck bands.

For wrinkles that do not respond well to Botox, we recommend dermal fillers such as Restylane. Fillers are very effective in improving the appearance of sunken cheeks and fill in folds around the nose and lip areas.

Getting Botox in Fort Lauderdale

BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered in our Ft. Lauderdale and Plantation offices, normally without anesthesia. Although the injections are quick and tiny, some patients prefer to numb the skin over the injection sites. Post-treatment discomfort is minimal, and a return to normal activities is common immediately after the procedure.

Get in touch with us today by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!

 



Soft Food Ideas After Your Oral Surgery

Posted on . Filed under: Fort Lauderdale Oral Facial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery

Shortly after your oral surgery, you will most likely be told to consume a semi-liquid/soft diet to avoid hurting the surgical site as well as the incisions. Here at our Fort Lauderdale oral surgery practice, we recommend the following soft food ideas for a smoother and quicker recovery:

Carbohydrates – mashed potatoes, risotto, porridge, bread softened in soup, waffles, pancakes, very soft pasta/noodles, baked or boiled sweet potatoes

Fruits – smoothies, fruit juices, applesauce, baked bananas/apples

Vegetables – vegetable soup (almost all types of vegetables could be turned into tasty and filling soups), soft-cooked carrots/squash, vegetable juice

Protein – poached or scrambled eggs, tofu, baked/mashed beans, soft-cooked fish, meat or poultry that is finely chopped or blended, fisherman’s pie, crab cakes

Milk/Dairy – milkshakes,yogurt, melted cheese, ice cream without the crunchy parts

Finding a Fort Lauderdale Oral Surgeon

Dr. Leslie Sultan in Fort Lauderdale offers oral surgery to patients in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano and neighboring areas in Florida. Get in touch with us today by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!

 



Dental Implants vs Traditional Dentures

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The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimated that roughly 69 percent of adults between 35 to 44 years old experience at least one permanent tooth loss due to tooth decay, gum disease, or accidents. In addition, it has also been revealed that 26 percent of adults above 74 years old will lose the entirety of their permanent teeth altogether.

Here at our Fort Lauderdale dental practice, most of our clients visit us for a consultation regarding dental implants. One of their main concerns is whether they should opt for dental implants or the traditional dentures.

More People Are Now Choosing Dental Implants

By and large, there has been quite a lot of positive feedback amongst dental implant users rather than those who use traditional dentures. Dentures, for some users, are an embarrassment and are often considered to make someone look and feel older.  Also, removable dentures may cause clicking sounds while speaking or eating and has been found out to consequently result to bone loss. Furthermore, dentures may need to be replaced for a certain period of time.

The aforementioned disadvantages has made dental implants the top choice nowadays when it comes to tooth replacement.

Finding a Fort Lauderdale Dental Implant Surgeon

Dr. Leslie Sultan in Fort Lauderdale offers oral surgery to patients in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano and neighboring areas in Florida. He also specializes in dental implants Get in touch with us today by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!

 



Quick Guide on Nutrition Following Oral Surgery

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An individual’s nutritional needs following oral surgery may need special attention. First, postoperative swelling may impede eating and swallowing, not to mention the presence of surgical incisions in the mouth. Also, the need for increase intake of nutrients needed for healing and quicker recovery should also be taken into consideration.

On Proper Nourishment Following Oral Surgery

When thinking about proper nourishment following surgery, the following tips will surely be helpful:

  • Keep hydrated. One of the most overlooked aspects of nutrition after surgery is hydration. It is very important for one to take steps to meeting one’s hydration needs despite the discomfort post-surgery.

  • Increase your caloric intake (you may have to consult your surgeon and a dietician about this) as you may need extra nutrients for quicker recovery. You have to make sure though that your food consumption comes from whole food sources rather than highly processed food items. Most highly processed food sources have been stripped off their nutrients and only offer “empty calories”.

  • Pay special attention to protein consumption as protein plays a huge role in wound healing.

  • A non-chewing diet may be prescribed during the first few days post-surgery and your surgeon may prescribe liquid nutritional supplements.

Finding a Fort Lauderdale Oral Surgeon

Dr. Leslie Sultan in Fort Lauderdale offers oral surgery to patients in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano and neighboring areas in Florida. Get in touch with us today by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!

 



Wisdom Tooth: To Keep or Not to Keep

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There seems to be a confusion as to whether you should keep your wisdom tooth or not. Majority of our clients here at our Fort Lauderdale oral and maxillofacial surgery practice often ask our dental team if they can keep their wisdom tooth as it’s not bothering them at all.

 Dr. Sultan recommends that you have your wisdom tooth extracted if you notice the following:

  • presence of infection and/or gum disease

  • damage to surrounding tooth structures

  • presence of tumors, sores, and cysts

  • cavities that do not respond to prophylactic dental treatments

 It is also highly recommended for young adults to visit their dental professionals and oral surgeons more frequently that they used to as the ages of 18 to 25 seem to be the age periods wherein wisdom teeth present themselves.

When to Keep Your Wisdom Tooth

By and large, you can keep your wisdom tooth when it’s not bothering you with chronic pain and if the surrounding gum tissues are generally healthy. It should be noted, however, that should you decide to keep your wisdom tooth, you still need to regularly see your dental team for periodic radiographs to monitor the position of your third molars and for professional cleaning as well.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Fort Lauderdale

One of the most effective ways to avoid health complications from an impacted wisdom tooth is to have it removed. For wisdom tooth extraction in Fort Lauderdale, get in touch with us today by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!