Jim talks to Dr. Pikos about his fast recovery, his comfortable surgical experience, and the newfound joy of being able to smile with confidence. Before his procedure, Jim says he couldn’t smile without putting his hand over his face. He also shares the reactions of his grandkids to pop-pop’s new look. “I don’t have any pictures of myself and my grandchildren with me smiling, so it’s going to be nice to do that.”
Dr. Michael A. Pikos and the surgeons of Coastal Jaw Surgery are at the forefront of patient care with Same Day Teeth®, a revolutionary procedure that allows our doctors to place your new teeth the same day you get your implants. No more waiting means you get to leave our office with your new smile.
Contact us today at 1-800-NEW-LOOK (Outside Florida: 727-877-0011) to learn how Same Day Teeth® can transform your smile and change your life.
These images of patients’ smiles before and after their procedures are just a few examples of the breathtaking transformations we see with Same Day Teeth®. To find out how Same Day Teeth® can transform your life, call us today at 1-800-NEW-LOOK (Outside Florida: 727-877-0011).
Immediate Bite Restoration with Same Day Teeth®
Dental implants can be the very best available restorative option for patients who have suffered tooth loss. An implant-supported restoration can replace the entire structure of the tooth, from root to crown. However, traditional implants require at least two surgical procedures that are spaced months apart to allow the implant sufficient healing time to integrate within the jawbone. With Same-Day Teeth® placed at our Tampa, FL, (Tampa Bay Area Florida Offices) oral surgery practice, we are able to immediately place your restorations on the same day as your implant procedure.
Dr. Michael A. Pikos has played a major role in advancing implantology since 1983. In 1990, he founded the Pikos Institute, where he teaches advanced surgical procedures to other implant dentists. He is an expert in his field, and can provide superb care. If you are missing teeth and would like more information about our Same Day Teeth® treatment option, please contact our office to arrange a meeting with Dr. Pikos or one of our other skilled implant surgeons.
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The Same Day Teeth® Protocol
The Same Day Teeth® protocol uses some of the most advanced state-of-the-art technology in the industry to help us plan your surgery with the greatest accuracy and precision available. All of our procedures begin with a full imaging workup, using a 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan. This allows us to evaluate your underlying bone structure and plan for the optimal placement of your dental implants. With these images, we use a surgical planning software that develops a treatment strategy and acts as a guide throughout your entire procedure.
Our computer-guided dental implant surgery uses the nSequence® proprietary protocol to find the optimal placement locations for your dental implants. Next, we can place a bar-supported, immediate-load, full-arch restoration during the same visit as your surgery. Our custom-designed prosthetics are milled from a solid block of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) using impressions and computer images of your bite. This material is non-toxic and highly biocompatible. PMMA is very strong and durable, and our laboratory technicians can color-match your full-arch restoration to your natural teeth for a seamless integration into your smile. This method provides an immediate enhancement to the function and aesthetics of your bite.
Candidates for Treatment
Patients who are missing some or all of their teeth may be candidates for Same Day Teeth®. Before the procedure, your bite should be free from periodontal disease and decay. Some patients may require a bone grafting procedure prior to their implant surgery in order to restore lost bone tissue. In the absence of tooth roots, the jaw will begin to atrophy, and if you have waited to address missing teeth, the jaw may not have enough tissue to support the implants. We are able to perform whatever treatments are necessary to prepare our patients for their Same-Day Teeth® procedure. If you would like to find out about your candidacy, we encourage you to schedule a personal consultation.
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“As a prosthodontist, it is my goal to provide patients with the highest level of compassion, empathy, and care. I am blessed with the opportunity to change lives on a daily basis by providing individuals with optimal esthetic, functional, and healthy smiles. This provides me with great personal satisfaction.”
-Dr. Philip J. Hedger
Dr. Philip J. Hedger works with Coastal Jaw Surgery on Same Day Teeth® cases.
Dr. Philip J. Hedger was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and grew up in Palm Harbor, Florida. He attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies in Nutrition and received his dental doctorate from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Hedger then completed an Advanced Prosthodontics Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
Dr. Hedger maintains an active involvement within the dental community, serving on committees and providing educational lectures to peers. He lives with his wife Stacy (his high-school sweetheart) and their three daughters in Tarpon Springs. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
- Prosthodontics Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
- Master of Science: University of Illinois College at Chicago College of Dentistry
- DMD: University of Florida College of Dentistry
- Class President and Class Representative: University of Florida College of Dentistry
- Member: American College of Prosthodontists, Florida Prosthodontic Association, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast District Dental Association, Upper Pinellas County Dental Association, West Pasco Dental Association, Pinnacle Study Club of Tampa Bay
- Board Member: Upper Pinellas County Dental Association, Upper Pinellas County Dental Peer Review
- Faculty: The Pikos Institute