Restoration of Dental Implants: Placement of Custom Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures

Once a patient receives dental implants, these small titanium posts are restored with crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dr. Michael Pikos can coordinate with your dentist to create a plan that helps you experience the maximum benefits of this treatment. To learn more about the restoration of dental implants, contact our practice serving greater Tampa, FL (Tampa Bay Area Florida Offices).

About Implant Placement and Restoration

Dental implants are a true landmark in dentistry. They have helped millions to regain the ability to speak clearly and enjoy foods like crisp pears and rare steaks without having to worry that their restorations might shift or slip out of place. However, many do not realize that implants themselves are only half of the equation. Implants are small titanium posts that replace lost tooth roots. They provide the ultimate anchor for crowns, bridges, and dentures. Together, an implant and restoration provide virtually the same level of functionality as your natural teeth. Meanwhile, dental implants are the one and only restorative treatment that can halt jawbone atrophy following tooth loss. Therefore, unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures rarely, if ever, require reshaping to accommodate changes in the jaw.

Dr. Pikos and his team are equipped to coordinate with your dentist to create a treatment plan that gives your new crown, bridge, or denture the very best foundation. It is important to understand that in some cases, patients require a preparatory surgery in order to receive implants. For instance, if a patient waits a long period to replace a missing tooth, the jaw may not have sufficient bone tissue to support an implant. In this case, we can perform a bone grafting procedure to restore your candidacy. In other cases, x-rays may reveal that the sinuses lay too close to the treatment site. A sinus lift is a process of augmenting the upper jaw to gently lift the soft tissues of the sinuses and create room for the implants.

Restorations

Dental implants can be restored with crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Crowns are traditionally used to restore teeth that have suffered extensive decay or trauma, but can be used to replace single missing teeth in conjunction with a dental implant.

Bridges consist of several consecutive replacement teeth. Also called partial dentures, bridges typically replace two or more missing teeth.

Dentures replace an entire dental arch, either on the top or bottom jaw.

Meanwhile, Same Day Teeth® are a relatively new solution providing immediate benefits. While most implant options require a period of healing before permanent restorations can be placed, Same Day Teeth® can restore the implant immediately following placement. Dr. Pikos and your dentist can determine if you are a candidate for Same Day Teeth®.

Contact Us Today

Dr. Pikos and his team can help you experience a better quality of life with dental implants. They will work with your dentist to create a comprehensive restorative plan that allows you to chew, speak, and smile with complete confidence. To learn more about the restoration process, please contact us today to schedule your consultation at our Palm Harbor, Trinity, or Spring Hill location.

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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.

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