Missing teeth can affect your ability to eat and speak, resulting in poor nutrition and low self-confidence.
The doctors at Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa place dental implants to restore the appearance and function of your smile.
Why should you consider dental implant surgery at our offices in Valrico, Land O' Lakes, and South Tampa, FL?
The Benefits of Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime
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.
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.
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?
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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 either of our offices in Valrico, Land O' Lakes, or South Tampa, FL. You can give us a call at:
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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 skillset 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.
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 restoration sooner.
"Definitely Someone You Can Trust"
"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.
Take a Look at the Dental Implant Process
Qualifying for Dental Implants
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.
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.
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:
We are fully certified to administer all levels of anesthesia.
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 restoration will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth. You can continue to eat your favorite foods and speak with confidence knowing your teeth will remain securely in place.
Furthermore, implant-supported restorations require minimal daily maintenance. You will not have to rinse the teeth after meals, take them out at night, or worry about denture adhesive. 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 extraordinarily trained and can 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, and heavy sedation levels. 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...
Full Arch Implants for Patients Missing a Full Arch
Full Arch Implants restores an entire dental arch with just very few implants.
The Full Arch Implants treatment is a great option for patients with complete tooth loss who have sustained some bone atrophy. Our doctors utilize our industry-leading technology to place the implants strategically, making use of existing bone tissue without the need for bone grafts.
In some cases, our Tampa surgeons can place your dental restoration on the same day as your implant procedure.
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 the 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
"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
Dental Implant Cost Varies 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, schedule an appointment with us free of charge. 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 SmileBefore 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.
Type of SedationIf 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...
Many Adults Suffer from Missing Teeth
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 schedule a consultation, call our office at:
"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 dental bridges do not. Implants eliminate the need for resizing adjacent teeth, which is typically needed 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 and many other professionals recommend dental implants for all patients with missing teeth.