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Dental Implants

Missing teeth can affect your ability to eat and speak comfortably, as well as your sense of self-esteem.

The doctors at Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa can place dental implants to restore the appearance and function of your smile.

Why should you consider dental implant surgery at our practice in Valrico, Land O' Lakes, and South Tampa, FL?

The Benefits of Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime

Lifelike Feel

Implants fuse to your jawbone to replace lost tooth roots. This means that restorations like implant-supported dentures look and feel more secure than conventional prosthetics. Once your jaw has healed, you can care for implant-supported restorations just like your natural teeth.

Jawbone Protection

On their own, bridges and dentures can fill a gap left by missing teeth. However, dental implants are the only treatment in modern dentistry that can stop the jawbone recession that occurs after a tooth is lost.

Unparalleled Longevity

Titanium dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness estimates that 95 to 98 percent of implants are successful for 40 to 50 years after placement. 

How Do Dental Implants Work?

illustration of implants going into a jawbone and supporting dentures
Our Tampa-area surgeons place dental implants directly in the jawbone. Later, we attach connector pieces known as abutments to the implants. Finally, custom-designed crowns, bridges, or dentures are attached to the abutments. 

A Great Review From a Happy Patient

"I was referred to Dr Edwards by my dentist. From the time I saw him and his stuff I knew I am in good hands. They treated me with amazing care and explaining every little detail to me and my surgery was painless. I was able to get my mouth back and they was able to save my tooth! Dr Edwards and his team is definitely someone you can trust and go to for your dental work." Bibi R.

The Distinct Advantage Implants Can Bring to Dentures

While regular dentures are effective, they may also slide or slip as you are eating or talking. There is a way that your dentures can remain firmly in the place, though: dental implants, placed by our skillful Tampa dentists. You'll never have to worry about having a functional smile.

Expert Dental Implant Surgery In the Heart of Tampa

At Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa, Drs. Jason Edwards and Thomas Backeris complete dental implant placement using the most modern techniques and technologies. Both of our doctors are highly trained oral surgeons, and they are affiliated with several notable organizations, including:

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

If you are missing teeth, we encourage you to request a consultation with our surgeons at our office in Valrico, Land O' Lakes, or South Tampa, FL. You can give us a call at:

(813) 452-6380

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We look forward to welcoming you and beginning your treatment.

Real 5-Star Reviews "My Surgery Went Perfectly."


Julie C


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What a top notch facility and doctor. Dr. Edwards and his entire staff made my experience completely stress free. My surgery went perfectly  and I had no pain afterward. I would recommend this practice to anyone needing any type of oral surgery!!!

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Deb Vegeto


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Dr Edwards and staff are one of a kind.  Going the. Extra mile to make sure you get the best care.  They treat you with respect, gentleness, kindness, and always professional.  Dr. Edwards is my oral surgeon for life!

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Proudly Providing Exceptional Care Three Reasons to Choose Us for Dental Implants

Extensively Trained Team

Dr. Edwards, Dr. Backeris, and our team are all extensively trained in a broad range of treatments, including IV sedation, CPR, and surgical processes. Additionally, our treatment coordinators actively pursue continuing education opportunities to improve their skillsets and the patient experience.


We treat our patients like family, so all aspects of our Tampa practice are tailored to provide you with the best possible experience. We will take our time to ensure that you are receiving the best solution for your needs. We have been serving patients in Valrico, Land O' Lakes, and surrounding communities for nearly a decade.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Our practice is fully digital and equipped with the latest technology. This benefits our patients at every stage of treatment. When planning your dental implant procedure, we can use our intraoral scanner and Digital Smile Design (DSD) technology for precise placement and lasting results. After implants are placed, we also use a mobile lab that allows us to provide your temporary restorations sooner.

Take a Look at the Dental Implant Process

Restoring your smile with dental implants requires titanium posts, abutments, and prosthetic teeth. The separate pieces join together to form a strong and dependable solution for missing teeth. 

Qualifying for Dental Implants

If you are interested in implants, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Tampa, FL, will evaluate your oral and overall health to determine if you qualify for the surgery. Several factors can influence your candidacy for dental implants, including: 

Jawbone Strength

When you lose a tooth or have a tooth extracted, the bone tissue in your jaw almost immediately begins to recede. If your bone has experienced too much atrophy, it may be too weak to support implants. Fortunately, our doctors can perform a bone grafting procedure to restore your candidacy.


Smoking has been linked to many oral and overall health complications, including an increased risk of implant failure. If you smoke, try quitting the habit for good to promote the success of your procedure and reduce your risk of other diseases.

Gum Disease

If you have active gum disease, it will need to be treated prior to implant placement. Like smokers, patients with gum disease carry a higher risk of implant failure. A dentist or periodontist can perform gum disease treatment to restore your oral health prior to implant placement.

Overall Health

Patients with uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disorders face higher risks during surgical procedures. If you suffer from a condition that will impair your body's ability to heal, we may recommend an alternative form of treatment.  

How long will it take to restore my smile? 

The Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

Dental implant treatment usually takes several months. After your initial consultation at our Tampa practice, you can expect: 

Your comfort is our priority. We are fully certified to administer all levels of anesthesia.
Your comfort is our priority. We are fully certified to administer all levels of anesthesia.


Our practice is equipped with all-digital imaging, including a cone-beam computed tomography (CT) scanner to assess the health of your smile and precisely plan your treatment. 

Preparatory Procedures

Some patients may require tooth extraction, bone grafting, or a sinus lift in preparation for dental implants. Our surgical team can perform all of these procedures in-house and monitor your treatment every step of the way. 

Implant Surgery

Depending on the extent of your tooth loss, your surgeon will embed one or several titanium implants in your jawbone. Our advanced imaging technology ensures that we place the implants precisely where they need to be. Rest assured that you will be comfortable during the procedure, as we are fully certified to administer all levels of anesthesia.

Healing and Recovery

A healing period of three to six months is required for the titanium post to fuse with the bone tissue in a process known as osseointegration. In the meantime, you will wear a temporary restoration to retain your dental function. 

Abutment Placement

Once the implants are fully fused with the jawbone, you will undergo a more minor procedure to receive abutments. Abutments screw into the titanium posts and connect the implants to your custom-made prosthetic teeth. After placing the abutments, patients typically need four to six weeks for the gum tissue to heal before they can receive their restorations. 

Permanent Restoration

Finally, you will be ready to receive your crown, bridge, or denture. Some patients return to our offices in Land O' Lakes, South Tampa, or Valrico to receive their custom-made restoration, while others may see their primary dentist. Either way, you will receive a lifelike prosthetic that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth, restoring appearance and function to your smile. 

Find Peace of Mind With the Right Solution and the Right Team

Having a missing tooth or teeth can be stressful. Because this problem is so common, we have many proven dentistry solutions to offer, like titanium implants and custom dental restorations.

With care from Dr. Edwards, Dr. Backeris, and the rest of our compassionate team, you'll soon be feeling much better. From planning your custom treatment virtually to placing your titanium implant, our knowledgeable team strives to give you an excellent experience. And of course, our dentists are always happy to answer questions. They can even give you a personal number to call 24/7.

At Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa, we want you to feel fully confident in the care that you receive. To begin, contact our offices by calling:

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Come get to know our friendly team. We have three conveniently located dentistry practices in Tampa, Valrico, and Land O' Lakes, FL.

"Remarkable in every aspect." Patients Throughout the Tampa, FL, Area Love Our Practice


Andrew Sailers


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This is the best dentist/oral surgeon office I have EVER seen. They are remarkable in every aspect from the front desk, to nurses, to assistants, to surgeons! As a person who is not keen on dental work and visited over 4 offices in the past 2 months, take it from me, COME HERE you will wish you found this place sooner!

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Michele Siebert


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I give Dr Edwards and his assistants a 10. So friendly, making sure you have no pain, answering all your questions and they check up on you once your home. This is my 2nd implant and I would recommend them 100 per cent.

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Implants Are Well Worth The Wait

Although the dental implant process can span several months, the results of treatment are worth the wait. Your new restorations will look, feel, and function just like the real thing. You can continue to eat your favorite foods and speak with confidence knowing your teeth will remain securely in place.

Furthermore, implant-supported tooth restorations require minimal daily maintenance. You will not have to rinse the teeth after meals, take them out at night, or worry about denture adhesives. Just clean them like your natural teeth. 

Scared of the dentist or worried about undergoing surgery? 

Sedation Options Are Available!

If you are nervous about your upcoming procedure, we can discuss sedation options with you during your consultation. Our surgical team is highly trained and fully qualified to administer intravenous (IV) general anesthesia.

We carefully administer sedation to ensure your safety and comfort throughout treatment. Depending on your needs, we can offer light, moderate, or heavy sedation. In some cases, patients can be totally asleep for the entirety of the procedure, potentially waking up with a brand-new smile.

See the difference dental implants can make...

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Precise Planning and Skilled Technique Reducing Your Discomfort

Dr. Edwards and Dr. Backeris perform virtual surgical planning (VSP) to better anticipate your unique needs and minimize the risk of complications during your procedure. Planning and executing every surgery with digital technology ensures: 

  • Reduced discomfort during planning (no goopy impressions)
  • Faster procedures 
  • Expedited healing 
  • Fewer incisions and invasive alterations 

Your comfort and safety are our top priorities at Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa. Request a consultation at our Valrico, Land O' Lakes, or South Tampa office today by calling:

(813) 452-6380

"Dr. Edwards is authentically caring." Another Glowing Review From a Patient

"Dr. Edwards is authentically caring, confident in his knowledge, and provided much more service than necessary. I would not hesitate to refer him to anyone or request his services if ever needed again." Patricia S. from Plant City

Understanding The Value Of Dental Implants

A variety of factors will determine the ultimate cost of your dental implant treatment. The only way to know for sure what implant dentistry will cost you is to visit us for a consultation.

Dental Implant Costs Vary from Patient to Patient

One of the main concerns patients have about dental implants is the cost. While it is impossible to give a price estimate without first evaluating the condition of your smile, know that our practice provides fair and competitive prices for treatment. We will be happy to give you an estimate during your initial consultation and discuss your treatment options. 

Drs. Edwards and Backeris are also available to meet with implant patients looking for a second opinion. If you are unsure about the quality of treatment or price offered by another doctor, request an appointment with us today. We can review your case and give our expert opinion on your treatment needs. 

Dental Implant Cost Factors

Number of Missing Teeth

The cost of treatment rises with the number of implants you require. A single implant and crown will cost less than replacing a full arch with an implant-supported denture.

Condition of Your Smile

Before your implants can be placed, you must be in good oral health. If you have gum disease or other dental conditions, these will need to be treated prior to implant placement. Extractions and other procedures can add to the final cost of your treatment. 

Condition of Your Jawbone

If you have some degree of bone loss and need to undergo a bone graft or sinus lift prior to receiving dental implants, these preparatory procedures will add to the overall cost of your treatment. 

Type of Sedation

If you have a particularly complex procedure, difficulty sitting still, or suffer from anxiety when visiting the dentist, investing in sedation may be the right choice. However, it will add to the final cost. 

How am I going to pay for dental implant treatment? 

Don't be ashamed of your missing tooth...

Missing Teeth Are Common But We Have a Solution

Adults lose an average of 7 teeth by age 64
*According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

The American College of Prosthodontics estimates that 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and over 36 million adults do not have any remaining teeth. 

Missing teeth are unfortunately common, but you do not have to let an incomplete smile continue to affect your life. Dental implant treatment is more accessible than ever before. Even if you have bone loss or are on a tight budget, our Tampa practice can design a custom treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. 

World-Class Dental Implant Treatment Just a Short Drive from Tampa, FL

Our Valrico, Land O' Lakes, and South Tampa offices are easily accessible by patients in the greater Tampa, FL, region.

We have many patients who make the short trip over to our practice to receive unparalleled dental implant care. Drs. Edwards and Backeris can provide safe treatment and will work with your dentistry practice of choice to ensure the highest-quality results.

To request a consultation, call our office at:

(813) 452-6380

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Our Valrico office is on Lithia Pinecrest Road.

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"In the best hands possible."

"The entire staff was amazing! They knew of my EXTREME dental fears and they went above and beyond to make me comfortable. They’re very caring, gentle, and I can tell they love their work. The office staff is ACLS certified (advanced cardiac life support) which is important to me. They called and check up on me after the procedure. The doctor  even provided her cell phone number just in case I ran into any issues. I can’t say that I’m ‘looking forward’ to the next step in my procedure... but I KNOW that I am in the best hands possible for my dental care." Chris Falter

Don't Dental Bridges Serve the Same Purpose  as Dental Implants?

Before the widespread use of implants, doctors typically used dental bridges or partial dentures to fill the gaps left behind by missing teeth. However, implant-supported restorations offer benefits that traditional dental bridges do not. Implants eliminate the need for resizing adjacent teeth, which is typically necessary to accommodate dental bridges. Dental implants also function like tooth roots and deliver regenerative signals to the jawbone, helping you preserve a healthy and youthful jawline. 

For these reasons, Dr. Edwards, Dr. Backeris, and many other professionals recommend dental implants for all patients with missing teeth. They can be paired with an implant-supported bridge. Our team can explain more about it when you visit us in Tampa.

Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa office

Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa

Dr. Jason EdwardsDr. Thomas Backeris, and Dr. Jason Blundell use the latest techniques and have advanced training. They are members of various notable organizations, including: 

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To request your consultation at our state-of-the-art office, call us at (813) 452-6380.

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