The Health and Aesthetic Benefits of Dental Implants

Patients who have lost one, several, or all of their teeth may be concerned that they will never regain the ability to chew, speak, and smile with complete confidence. Fortunately, dental implants can give your smile a healthy, functional, and beautiful new lease on life.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically embedded into the jawbone to support a crown, bridge, or denture. For patients who have suffered tooth loss, dental implants are often the best restorative dentistry option. The health and aesthetic benefits of dental implants are numerous. Our Tampa, FL, (Tampa Bay Area Florida Offices) practice provides world-class dental implant placement by renowned experts in the field of oral surgery.

 Should you decide to undergo this treatment, you will be under excellent care with Dr. Michael A. Pikos and our skilled team of surgeons. The team at Coastal Jaw Surgery has been leading the way in developing advanced techniques in implant dentistry since 1983. If you are missing teeth and would like more information about the benefits of dental implants, please contact our office to arrange a consultation with one of our doctors.

Did You Know?

Although dental implants have been widely available for over three decades, many patients are still unaware of the many benefits they offer. Implants are titanium alloy posts that are inserted into the jaw where teeth are missing and act as a tooth root substitute.

The Health Benefits of Dental Implants

When tooth loss occurs, the jawbone stops receiving stimulation from the tooth root. The loss of this stimulation can lead to atrophy, or shrinkage, of the jawbone. Additionally, gaps left in the teeth can lead to malocclusion, as surrounding teeth migrate into the void. Dental implants are the only solution that can prevent these effects.

Missing teeth can affect the way you chew, eat, and speak. For instance, only chewing on one side of your mouth can lead to jaw and neck pain, chronic headaches, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Replacing the entire tooth structure with a dental implant and a crown or denture can restore and maintain normal functionality in your bite.

The Aesthetic Benefits of Dental Implants

The most apparent aesthetic benefit of dental implants is that implant-supported restorations look natural and can make your smile whole again. Crowns, bridges and dentures can be crafted from the highest quality materials and color-matched to your natural teeth for a seamless integration into your smile. The enhanced appearance of your smile can often lead to improved confidence, and can dramatically boost your quality of life.

A Legacy of Innovation and Excellence

In 1990, Dr. Pikos founded the Pikos Institute, an organization for teaching and developing innovative techniques in implant dentistry. The surgeons at Coastal Jaw Surgery have performed thousands of implant surgeries and helped their patients experience optimal restorative and cosmetic results. Rest assured that when you choose our practice for your procedure, you will receive the best possible care. Our surgeons will plan your entire treatment using the most advanced state-of-the-art technology to ensure your comfort and safety.

Contact us today to learn more about our dental implants services including Same Day Teeth®–our same day dental implants service that sends you home with new teeth the very same day. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment. Coastal Jaw Surgery has locations in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill. Call us at 1-800-NEW-LOOK (Outside Florida: 727-877-0011) or send us a message using the form below.