At Upshaw Dental Studio in Tampa, FL, Dr. Maria Upshaw and our dedicated team understand the importance of a healthy and fully functional smile. If you have any missing teeth, dental implants offer a biocompatible and permanent solution to restore your bite. Dental implants in Tampa are the premier solution for tooth replacement, providing stability, durability, and a natural look and feel. Best of all, implants offer an exceptional return on investment because they’re able to last a lifetime.
Dental implants are a versatile tooth replacement option suitable for most healthy adults with missing teeth. Whether you are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full arch, dental implants can be customized to meet your specific needs.
During your consultation at Upshaw Dental Studio, Dr. Maria Upshaw will thoroughly assess your oral health, discuss your goals and expectations, and determine if dental implants are the best solution for you. Our team will provide you with all the information and guidance you need to make an informed decision about your dental health.
When considering tooth replacement options, it's important to understand the differences between your two most popular options: dental implants and traditional bridges. While bridges rely on adjacent teeth for support, dental implants are stand-alone of the missing tooth only. This prevents the neighboring teeth from being altered or compromised to support a restoration. Dental implants are non-invasive to the neighboring teeth.
Even if you’re missing several teeth in a row, implants can be paired together to support multi-tooth restorations. Thanks to their design, you don’t necessarily need a separate implant for each tooth that’s missing.
One of the main benefits of dental implants/crowns is that they closely resemble natural teeth in both appearance and functionality. Made from high-quality materials such as titanium, dental implants mirror natural tooth anatomy. They are custom-made to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, resulting in a beautiful and harmonious smile.
Implants are structurally stronger than natural teeth, allowing you to eat and enjoy all of your favorite foods. With dental implants, you can enjoy a comfortable and worry-free experience, knowing that your restoration is permanent.
The dental implant process typically involves several stages that span over a few months. It begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health and a detailed treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. During the surgical phase, the dental implants are placed into the bone, where they undergo a process called osseointegration. This fusion process with the surrounding bone structure ensures a strong foundation for the implants.
After the implants have fully integrated, abutments are attached to the implants, which serve as connectors between the implants and the restoration. Finally, custom-made dental restorations, such as crowns or bridges are securely affixed to the abutments, completing your smile transformation.
Dental implants offer numerous benefits that extend beyond just restoring your smile. By replacing missing teeth, implants help maintain the integrity of your bone, preventing bone loss and premature aging in your face. They also allow you to chew to eat the same way you did with natural teeth, so you can enjoy a varied and nutritious diet.
From a financial perspective, dental implants provide ultimate cost-effectiveness. While the initial fee for dental implants may be higher compared to other options, they offer superior durability and longevity. With proper maintenance, implants outlast all other popular types of tooth replacements, providing the best return on investment for our patients.
With dental implants, you can enjoy the confidence of a complete, functional smile that lasts a lifetime. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Upshaw today to discover the transformative power of dental implants. Affordable payment options are available.CONTACT US