Dental Implants


When your overall oral health is good but you have lost teeth due to injury, periodontal disease, or other causes, implants may be the solution you need. By adding an artificial tooth root into your jaw, your dentist at Suncoast Dental can create a structure to support crowns, bridges, or dentures. The advantage of implants is that they look and feel more natural than other methods of tooth replacement. After the root is in place, the dentist completes the job by securely affixing the artificial teeth.

Implants are devices that replace the roots of missing teeth, and are used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implants are placed in your jawbone surgically. Most of the time, implants feel more natural and secure than other methods of replacing missing teeth, such as dentures.

What Dental Implants Can Do For You

  • Types of Dental Implants in Use Today
  • Implants Over Dentures or a Bridge
  • How Implants Compare With Other Tooth Replacement Therapies
  • A Candidate for Implants
  • What Is The Treatment Like
  • After Treatment Care

Since implants are not attached to adjacent teeth, they are a better way to save a tooth than by adding traditional bridgework which is fastened to other teeth. The problem with traditional installations is that they may require clasping the bridge to other teeth with clamps or by cutting away at other teeth to allow installation.

Dental implants are high-tech yet they look and feel natural. Many who have had implants put in remark that the implants feel just like original teeth. They can make chewing easy again and restore your confidence and make you ready to smile widely, since your teeth will no longer be an embarrassment.

When put in place by an experienced dentist and treated with proper oral hygiene, they can last a lifetime. Put in place precisely, often using modern CAD dental software, implants are increasingly more successful according to long-term studies.

How Dental Implants Benefit You

  • Serve as a replacement for one or more teeth without putting additional stress on the neighboring teeth
  • Eliminate the necessity for removable partial dentures by supporting a bridge
  • Supports dentures for multiple teeth comfortably and securely

Most Popular Implants in Use Today

While there are different types of implants in use, most are endosteal, or placed in the bone with screws, cylinders, or surgically placed blades. Each implant can hold one more prosthetic tooth and replace traditional permanent or removable bridge work.

The Advantages of Dental Implants over Dentures or a Bridge

Whether you want an implant to make your teeth look and feel more like your originals or you want to preserve your new teeth, implants are a sound way of replacing missing teeth.

They look great! Aesthetic dental implants bring back your old smile as you now have replacement teeth that look and feel like the originals. They feel natural in your mouth, and when other people look at you, they will have no idea that you have artificial teeth. When you have dentures, you experience bone loss, which ultimately makes your teeth recede to let the world know you have a bridge.

They save your other teeth! Because your other teeth don't have to support the implant, they put less stress on the teeth, a good thing for long-term oral health.