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If you are missing teeth, oral functions like chewing, speaking clearly, or smiling can become painful or embarrassing.

Dental implant-supported dentures can resolve these problems in ways that traditional dentures simply cannot.

Find out how the oral surgeons of Advanced Oral Surgery in Tampa, FL, restore smiles by combining dentures and dental implants...

Exploring Dentures

Dentures are artificial teeth that are designed to restore your smile after partial or complete tooth loss. Partial dentures replace several missing teeth, while complete dentures replace an entire arch. Complete dentures are also referred to as full dentures. Dentures address significant tooth loss; implant-supported crowns or other restorations may be better options for patients missing only one tooth or a few teeth. 

Implant-Supported vs. Traditional Dentures

In addition to partial and complete dentures, dentures can also be categorized as implant-supported or traditional. There are a few key differences between traditional dentures and dentures supported by implants.

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures rest along the gums and rely on suction and denture adhesives to remain in place. Partial dentures using this method clasp onto natural teeth to remain in place along the gums. However, both types can slip or shift when you eat or speak.

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Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are secured to dental implants that are surgically inserted into the jaw. Dental implants have numerous benefits, including superior stability for your dentures. There is no risk of slippage when you eat or speak.  

5-Star Reviews from Our Patients


Melissa Blasini


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From my consult to the day of the surgery, every person I interacted with was kind, informative and showed compassion for my fears. The Dr answered all my questions and put my worries to rest. I’d recommend them to anyone!

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Courtney Case


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Everyone at Advanced Oral Surgery are amazing! They treat you as if they have known you all their life. They are caring and companionate. Called me after surgery once I got home and settled to check and see how I was doing. If I ever have to have anymore work done they will be the only ones to see me again!!

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My Dentist Can Give Me Dentures... So Why Should I See an Oral Surgeon?

Oral surgeons undergo advanced training in order to treat complex oral health issues affecting the gums, jaws, and face. Board-certified oral surgeons Jason Edwards and Tom Backeris of Advanced Oral Surgery, serving Greater Tampa, FL, provide patients the option to improve the function of traditional dentures by attaching them to dental implants. Our doctors have many years of top-level experience performing safe and effective dental surgery procedures at their offices in Valrico, Land O' Lakes and South Tampa, FL.

What's Wrong with Traditional Dentures?

While many general dentists recommend traditional dentures as a good, simple choice to replace natural teeth, they do have some drawbacks when compared to implant-supported dentures created and placed at Advanced Oral Surgery, serving Greater Tampa, Florida:

Lack of Stability

Traditional dentures are removable, meaning they are not permanently secured in your mouth. Full dentures, used when every tooth is missing, are designed to fit tightly against your gums while partial dentures, which replace a few consecutive missing teeth, use metal clasps that attach to nearby teeth. Dental adhesive is sometimes needed to keep your full or partial dentures in place, but they remain prone to slipping out of place when you chew or speak.

Weak Chewing Strength

Traditional dentures are not permanently secured to your jawbone, so they only give you a fraction of the chewing function you actually need to eat healthy foods. In other words, biting into hard foods can dislodge your dentures or literally pull them out. 

Jawbone Atrophy

When you lose a tooth, the bone tissue that held it in place will shrink. Dentures cannot stop this dental issue from getting worse. Bone shrinkage associated with several missing teeth can eventually cause your face to look sunken and aged. 

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Sally Acuff


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Incredible staff and doctors and welcoming environment! Highly recommend! I was absolutely blown away by the kindness of everyone at this office.

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Emilia Miranda


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Everyone was very nice at the office . Assistant was very knowledgeable and took her time to explain everything . Doctor was very friendly and made me feel more comfortable about the upcoming procedure. Glad I chose this office for my dental needs

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Do Implant-Supported Dentures Work Better?

Yes. There are reasons why dental implants are considered to be the best solution in dentistry for tooth replacement. Here are a few reasons why this solution is better:

Increased Stability

Because your dentures will be firmly attached to your jaw, the possibility of them moving or becoming loose over time is virtually eliminated.

Full Chewing Strength

Dentures secured to implants restore your ability to bite and chew normally, allowing you to eat foods that would cause traditional dentures to shift out of place. 

Retain Jawbone Tissue

When the titanium devices are surgically anchored into your jawbone, it provides stimulation to the surrounding tissue. This actually stops and reverses the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss. 

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Missing teeth is a common oral health issue for millions of Americans. You don't have to live with the effects of tooth loss. Advancements in dentistry also mean you don't have to settle for traditional dentures that may slip when you talk and eat. Our skilled oral surgeons have extensive training in dental implants and implant-supported dentures to restore your oral health, function, and appearance. 

Implant-supported dentures look, feel, and act just like your natural teeth, giving you a smile that is gorgeous and functional. Don't wait. Start your smile restoration journey by calling our Tampa dentistry practice to request your consultation. 

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See How Implant-Supported Dentures Work

Titanium posts are surgically placed directly into the jaw. Your dentures are then secured to the implants for optimal stability.

"Dr. Edwards is my oral surgeon for life!" We are honored to improve our patient's lives


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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Digital Impressions: A Sophisticated and Mess-Free Solution

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When treatment requires taking impressions, we use a digital scanner instead of the traditional messy goop. As our patient, you'll find that treatment is always state-of-the-art and designed for your comfort.

Denture Conversion

If your dentures were already placed or are being created by your general dentist, our oral surgeons can make them function better by converting them to attach to implants. This saves you time and money since new restorations don't have to be created in our lab. We can work with your dentist to create a customized treatment plan.

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All our impressions are taken using digital technology – no messy goop needed! 
All our impressions are taken using digital technology – no messy goop needed! 


During your initial consultation at our Tampa Bay–area dental practice, your oral surgeon will perform an exam and discuss your history and goals to determine if implants and dentures are right for you.

Preparatory Treatment

If you need preparatory treatment such as bone grafting or tooth extraction, this will need to be done first. You will be given time to heal before your implant placement. 


Before implant placement, your mouth will be numbed using a local anesthetic. Sedation options are also available to help you remain comfortable during your treatment. 

Implant Placement

Once you are properly numbed, a small incision is made in the gums before the implants are placed into the jaw. The number of implants depends on your needs. A complete denture requires four to eight implants. 


Impressions are taken of your mouth using digital scanning technology. This eliminates the need for messy and uncomfortable putty impressions.

Using your impressions we create our high-quality tooth restorations at our in-house NDX nSequence dental lab to ensure the absolute best results. If you are undergoing a denture conversion, your set will be converted to attach to the dental implants. 

Dentures Placed

In some cases, a healing period is required to allow the implants to fuse to the jawbone. In other cases, your dentures can be placed immediately. 

Maintaining Your Dentures

Caring for your implants and dentures is easy. Because your denture is secured to the implants, you treat them as you would your natural teeth. Here are a few tips to keep your new smile healthy and beautiful for years to come.

Maintain Oral Hygiene

Brush twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste. Floss daily; a floss threader or water pick can help clean around your implants and underneath your restoration.

Don't Misuse Your Teeth

Do not use your teeth to open packages or bite your nails. This can damage your dentures. It is also best to minimize or avoid sticky or hard foods, like ice or caramel, to protect your new smile. 

Visit Your Dentist

Don't forget your regular dental checkups and cleanings. This will allow your dentist to catch any problems before they become worse and help you maintain your new dentures for years to come.

Financing and Insurance 


We accept most dental insurance plans and will work to maximize your benefits. For those without insurance or to help with costs not covered by your insurance provider, we also accept CareCredit®, LendingClub, and Compassionate Finance. This allows patients to finance their treatment in affordable monthly payments. 

"This place was great. They ever able to fit me in quick and easy check in. Every single person was great, easygoing and made me feel so relaxed. The oral surgeon was great and the assistants were fantastic. For something that supposed to be a horrible experience, they made it as pleasant as possible. Great convo and good music. If you have to have your surgery, might as well have it here. I wish I could give them more stars."
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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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