Replacement of Missing Teeth with Implant Therapy
As your comprehensive dentist in Tampa, Dr. Toan Tran will evaluate your oral health circumstances, develop an understanding of your oral health goals, and collaborate with you in developing a comprehensive plan to achieve optimal oral comfort, health, function, and aesthetic appearance. If you are missing teeth, one of your options is likely to be dental implant therapy.
Dental implants can support and retain crowns, bridges, partial dentures, and complete dentures. Some implant dentures snap on and off of implant attachments and are removable by the patient for cleaning and sleeping. Implant retained crowns, bridges, and hybrid dentures are fixed on implants so they stay permanently in place.
With the exception of “mini implants,” which Dr. Tran places himself, Dr. Tran works in an interdisciplinary way with specialists who are experts in dental implant placement and the related surgical procedures you might need to develop bone tissue prior to implant placement and restoration. Working in collaboration with implant surgeons, who place thousands of implants a year, ensures optimal evaluation for implants, optimal site preparation, and optimal placement. Dr. Tran and one of his preferred specialists will plan your treatment together, communicate fully, and educate you about your needs and recommended treatment. They will answer your questions and help you make decisions regarding your treatment.
Once dental implants have been placed, have become integrated with your jawbone through the process of osseointegration, and your surgical specialist has cleared you for implant restoration, it’s Dr. Tran’s turn to complete your treatment. Dr. Tran will place your custom implant attachment and prostheses which may be an implant crown, multi-unit bridge, or denture. He will make sure the fit, function, comfort, and aesthetics are ideal. He will provide you with instructions for caring for your mouth and also do follow-up evaluations to make sure everything is going well.
When dental implant treatment is expertly achieved and you care for your mouth properly at home and via recommended dental visits, your implants can last the rest of your life.
The Many Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are considered the gold standard of care today for the replacement of missing teeth. This is because dental implants provide exceptional benefits when compared with traditional crown and bridge treatment and removable dentures.
- Easier, more comfortable eating, talking, and smiling
- A more attractive, natural looking smile with artificial teeth that do not move during use
- Improved jawbone health, since the stimulation of the dental implants prevents bone deterioration
- Better durability than traditional restorations
- No need to crown adjacent healthy teeth to hold a bridge or to modify adjacent teeth with removable bridge attachments
- No need to use messy adhesives (denture creams) to hold a denture in place
Quality-of-life benefits include improved oral health, the ability to enjoy all of your favorite foods, better nutrition (therefore improved systemic health), increased social confidence, less fuss and mess for optimal oral hygiene, and lowered risk of needing retreatment in years down the road.
Complimentary First Appointments for Patients Interested in Replacing Missing Teeth with Implant Therapy
If you live in the Tampa Bay-Clearwater area, Dr. Toan Tran in Oldsmar has expertise in comprehensive treatment planning and restoring mouths to optimal health, function, and beauty. If you would like predictable, highest quality treatment to replace one or more missing teeth, you won’t regret giving us a call. We’ll schedule your special time with Dr. Tran to discuss your oral health circumstances and the advantages and costs of various options, including dental implant treatment.
Call for your complimentary initial appointment today — (813) 314-7137.