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Carrollwood General Dentistry | Dental Implants in Tampa

Tampa Dentist | Carrollwood General Dentistry

12603 Henderson Road
Tampa, FL 33625


Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are an alternative to a  bridge as no additional teeth need to be altered to replace the missing tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months by an oral surgeon or a periodontist. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a special screw is placed into the jaw bone where a small incision has been madeinto the gum tissue, it is then sutured and allowed to heal. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary.  

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. Once this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken by our office and is used to create your permanent crown. After the impression we will it to an outside lab. Once the crown is completed in about 2 weeks time you can return to the office to have the crown permanently seated.

Implants are also used to cover a large span where multiple teeth are missing and a bridge would be used in some cases implants are a great asset for those whom have an issue with an ill fitting denture.

Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

Tampa Dentist | Dental Implants. Edwin Hsiung is a Tampa Dentist.