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.

Types of Dental Implants

Coastal Jaw Surgery offers traditional implants, mini implants, and Same Day Teeth®:

Traditional: These implants require several months of healing before they can be restored with a permanent crown or dentures. However, since they achieve greater surface contact with the jaw, they provide exceptional support, and are considered more durable than mini implants.

Mini: These dental implants are particularly smaller in size, and do not require flap surgery. They are a good option for patients who do not possess sufficient jawbone density for full-sized implants.

Same Day Teeth®: This process places and restores traditional implants in one visit, providing increased functionality and immediate enhancement. In most cases, mini dental implants can also be placed and restored in a single session.

Dr. Pikos will carefully review your goals, needs, and budget with you, and fully explain your implant options, so that you choose the right solution for restoring your smile.

Benefits: Traditional Dental Implants

Traditional dental implants provide most of the same benefits as mini implants and Same-Day Teeth®. They allow your new smile to look natural and healthy, but also provide many functional purposes. Implant-supported dentures keep your teeth from shifting, and help maintain facial symmetry. Implant-supported restorations are the closest alternative to your original teeth, allowing you to live life without feeling self-conscious as a result of missing or damaged teeth.

Most importantly, they help you maintain a healthy jawbone. When patients suffer from tooth loss, the jawbone begins to atrophy, or shrink. Only dental implants can stimulate the bone in a way that prevents atrophy. Like your teeth, the durable implants require regular checkups. With proper care, traditional implants can be more dependable than mini implants, typically lasting 40 years or more.

Traditional implants keep your restorations firmly in place, allowing you to enunciate clearly, as well as enjoy all of your favorite foods without hesitation. Implant-supported restorations are the closest alternative to your original teeth, allowing you to live life without feeling self-conscious as a result of missing or damaged teeth.

Find Out More

Our comprehensive implant dentistry practice offers the best treatment and procedures for patients wishing to restore decayed, broken, or missing teeth. We can guide you through your options, and help you decide whether traditional dental implants are the best option for your needs. Please contact us today to schedule your consultation at our Palm Harbor, Trinity, or Spring Hill location.

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.