Dental Implants

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

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

Explore why you should consider dental implant surgery at our practice serving the greater Tampa, FL, area.

The Benefits of Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime

Lifelike Feel

Implants fuse to the bone 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% of implants are successful for 40 to 50 years after placement. 

How Do Dental Implants Work?

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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

"Dr Edwards & Staff are extremely helpful on relaying a pertinent detailed path to solve your dental problems! They are prompt, friendly and considerate of your time and budget! Highly impressed on my visit & look forward without apprehension to starting my process with Dr. Edwards!"
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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 EdwardsThomas Backeris, and Jason Blundell complete dental implant placement using the most modern techniques and technologies. 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 greater Tampa oral and maxillofacial surgery offices in Valrico, Land O' Lakes, Wesley Chapel, or South Tampa, FL. You can reach us online or call:

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We look forward to welcoming you and beginning your treatment.

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Ashley Sanders

Valrico, FL


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The whole staff was great from the beginning to the end. Dr Thomas Backeris took real good care of me and he removed all 4 wisdom teeth so fast. I was so scared because I hate the dentist office but they all calmed me down lol. Anyone looking to get oral surgery Dr Thomas is the guy for it

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Tampa, FL


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OMG...THE BEST DENTIST EVER..Jason Edwards one of the best in World.So polite and very knowledgeable..He explains very clear.Has the perfect plan for you.Takes his time.Do not discouraged or discriminate.He gives you all options rather then try to decide if you can afford it. OFFICE STAFF IS ALSO GREAT.They have different ways to sedate you so you feel no pain.Thanks for caring.

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

Extensively Trained Team

Dr. Edwards, Dr. Backeris, Dr. Blundell, 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' LakesWesley Chapel, 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.  

The Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

Wondering how long it will take to restore your smile?  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, Wesley Chapel, 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, Dr. Blundell, 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 oral surgeons 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 filling out the online form or by calling:

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Come get to know our friendly team. We have four conveniently located dentistry practices serving greater Tampa, FL.

"Highly recommend!" Patients Throughout the Tampa, FL, Area Love Our Practice


Tenille Marchido

Land O Lakes, FL


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We had an emergency situation with my son and brought him in to see Dr. Blundell. The office is beautiful and the staff is so kind and knowledgeable. Dr. Blundell thoroughly explained treatment and answered all of our questions. They took great care of my boy and of us parents too! We were nervous walking in but left all smiles. I am so appreciative of Dr. Blundell and his team. Highly recommend!

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Lauren Axelsen

Valrico, FL


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Office staff is very polite and helpful. They were able to get my son in when they had a cancelation. The Dental Assistant and Dr. were very thorough and took their time giving information and options we had. Their estimate for his procedure was 1k less than another oral surgeon in the area. We ended up scheduling his teeth extraction with them. They gave us the paperwork to read over and called in his prescription already. So far nothing, but positive things to say about them!

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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. 

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, Dr. Backeris, and Dr. Blundell 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, Wesley ChapelLand O' Lakes, or South Tampa office today. Fill out the online form or call us at:

(813) 452-6380

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"They were so nice and personable so thorough with information and I felt very comfortable. Looking forward to my surgery."
jessica Donaldson

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. 

Our oral surgeons 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. 

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, Wesley Chapel, 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. EdwardsBlundell, 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, fill out our online form or call our office at:

(813) 452-6380

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Our Valrico office is on Lithia Pinecrest Road.

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"They did a great job and love this place so much. They kept me at ease because I have really bad anxiety about dentist. I would recommend this place to anyone." Veronica Garza

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, Dr. Blundell, 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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