Traditional Dental Implants: A Dependable Implant Option
If you are missing one or more teeth, there are several options for restoring the function and aesthetics of your smile. Traditional dental implants placed by our oral surgeons in the Tampa, FL-area can provide the ultimate support for dentures and other restorations. Traditional dental implants require two surgeries and several months of healing time, but with proper care, they can last a lifetime. To learn more about how traditional dental implants can give you a healthy smile that is both attractive and functional, contact us today.Illustration of traditional dental implant in the jawbone.
Who is a Good Candidate?
A good candidate for traditional dental implants are those who have suffered from tooth loss and are looking to bring form and function back to their mouth. Traditional dental implants have a diameter of three to five millimeters, and provide the most dependable support for a restoration.
However, they require ample bone tissue for support. If you have waited to address missing teeth, you may have experienced some degree of bone atrophy. In this case, a bone graft may be necessary to create a suitable base for traditional implants.
However, certain diseases or conditions may affect whether you are a good candidate for a bone graft procedure. This can be discussed with Dr. Michael A. Pikos during your initial consultation.