If missing or lost teeth are preventing you from smiling freely, dental implants can help restore your smile and self-confidence. They are a more durable and stable alternative to traditional partials, dentures, or bridgework and offer a host of advantages.
If you’re interested in exploring advanced treatment options at Westbay Dental, please contact our trustworthy dentist near you for an appointment.
A dental implant is made of three different components: A screw or titanium cylinder surgically placed in the jaw bone, a connector or abutment, and an attachment. The attachment could be a single prosthetic like a crown or partial or a full dental arch or full set dentures.
Implant-supported restorations are durable, lasting, and much more stable compared to conventional prosthetics. Dental implants in Tampa, FL can replace the crown and the roots of the missing tooth. Dr. Sorelle or Dr. Boe inserts the implants into the jawbone through a safe oral surgery process.
Once the implants integrate with the bone, we will place an abutment and attach a prosthetic of choice. Implants provide near-natural functionality and aesthetics and dramatically improve your smile.
Patients who receive implants are able to chew, speak, and smile confidently. Dental implant surgery has a high success rate, and patients with adequate jawbone density and good general health are usually eligible for the procedure. Once you book a consultation at Westbay Dental, we will assess your candidacy for dental implants.
If the jawbone density is insufficient, Dr. Sorelle or Dr. Boe may perform a bone graft procedure before inserting dental implants near you. Please contact our trained dentist in Tampa, FL for an oral assessment today.
Missing teeth often cause bone loss. The patient may experience loss of bone as there is no tooth to support. In the absence of a tooth root, the jawbone recedes or resorbs and changes its shape. Once the jawbone starts to shrink, it results in an altered facial structure. The chin starts to protrude, and fine lines and wrinkles appear around the mouth.