Dental Implants, Tampa FL
If you have one or more missing teeth and you’d like an alternative to traditional bridge or partial denture, the answer you’re looking for may be dental implants
Implants differ from traditional dentures in that they are actual prosthetic roots upon which a denture is attached. A small titanium screw is inserted into the bone where the missing tooth’s root used to be. Over a period of a few months, this screw will actually conjoin with the bone, forming a fully functional root that is even stronger than the original. A custom-made denture or crown is attached to the screw, and it functions just like a normal tooth. No more worrying about dentures falling out when you eat or laugh, or having to remove them for cleaning or sleeping!
Single Dental Implant click for a larger view
We at our office make it a point to keep up with the latest implant technology, and Dr. Johnson has received extensive training in implantology. We’ve performed many of these procedures, and patients are always excited about the results.
If you’re interested in dental implants we can provide the care you need. We want to help you have confidence in your smile again!
Dental implants are metal anchors/screws that act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are attached to the implant to provide stable anchors in the gums for replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. Healing time following surgery varies from person to person and is based on a variety of factors that include maturation of bone around the dental implant fixture.
For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures or retainer and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture that will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
Full Mouth Restoration click for a larger view
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Johnson will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. After two weeks your general dentist will be able to start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Call North Tampa Periodontics & Implant Dentistry‘s office today at Tampa Office Phone Number 813-264-1258 with any questions or concerns.