Dental Implants

There can be many reasons an individual will be self-conscious about their smile, but the one dental issue that always comes up with our patients, is that of missing permanent teeth. When an individual loses a tooth, it can have detrimental effects on their self-esteem, confidence, and overall outlook on life. A missing tooth can cause neighboring teeth to shift which will eventually affect the bite. If you are missing a tooth and are finding that conversing is difficult, eating is tenuous at best, and you fear hanging out with or talking to your family members and friends, dental implants may be the solution for you. They can completely revitalize your smile without requiring the use of glue, you worrying about them shifting, or worrying about consuming certain foods. Let’s take a look at what dental implants are all about and how Tampa Palms Dentistry can make sure you feel confident in your dental decisions moving forward.

Before and after dental implants

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a surgical procedure that places a sterile titanium fixture into your jawbone. This fixture is fused with the bone through osseointegration and is then outfitted with a replacement tooth or teeth that functions and acts like a real tooth. With a healthy lifestyle, regular flossing and brushing, and routine maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. 

  • Dental implants have a natural appearance and are the closest thing you can get that resembles a real tooth.
  • Dental implants deter future tooth loss as they do not rely on other teeth for support. Therefore, your other teeth are not impacted by the procedure.
  • Dental implants do not require the use of denture adhesives as they are a stable solution.
  • Dental implants are permanent, meaning that they can be brushed, flossed, and used with mouthwash. 
  • Dental implants can be used for single tooth replacements and multiple tooth replacements and have minimal discomfort associated with the entire procedure.

To be a good candidate for dental implants, you must have good overall health and must have a strong jaw-bone. In addition, healthy gums are necessary for the long term success of a dental implant. 

An illustration of the dental implant process as the implant and ceramic crown are inserted into the bone replacing the real tooth

What Makes Us Different to Other Dental Offices in the Area?

At Tampa Palms Dentistry, your implant procedure is completed all in one place. We will surgically place you dental implant and place a crown or a bridge using the implants. We offer various sedation options for a relaxing and comfortable procedure. After your implant procedure is completed, we will invite you back at least every 6 months for a dental cleaning to maintain your dental implants and you natural teeth. 

We thrive on providing personalized service that caters to the individual and their needs. We focus solely on the needs of the patient, our services are not dictated by any type of insurance restrictions or quotas. We provide a comprehensive and healing approach to all dental care. We choose to take this approach because we believe that dental care should go above and beyond your gums, teeth, and oral care. 

We offer digital x-rays for all of our patients. These allow us to immediately view the imaged area, expose you to less radiation (70% less!), and are able to digitally enhance the image so that you can view it on our computer screens easily. In using digital x-rays, we can electronically send them to your insurance company to ensure claims are processed faster, while simultaneously providing you a copy. If we ever need to make corrections to the x-ray, you will not have to come in again, as we can use the existing images. 

If you have any questions regarding dental implants or think you may be a good candidate for dental implants, call us today at (813) 333-1922 to schedule your free implant consultation. Take the next step to getting the smile you’ve always wanted.  

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