Losing a tooth can affect many areas of your life, from the foods that you can enjoy to how you speak and even your confidence. All vital aspects of your quality of life! Tooth loss can also affect your ongoing oral health and can even lead to further tooth loss. Our top north Tampa dentist can help improve your way of living.
At North Tampa Dentistry, we provide several tooth restoration options after tooth loss, including implant dentures, dental implants, dentures, dental crowns, and bridges.
Ond of the most popular choices for patients in Carrollwood is implant-supported dentures. Implant retained dentures are great for patients who might have difficulties with traditional dentures and are seeking a permanent restoration that stays in place. Between two to six dental implants secure your denture in place and provide the stability that regular dentures cannot, allowing patients to eat with confidence and laugh often without any worries about a denture slip.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants act as an artificial tooth, right down to the root. Our north Tampa implant denture dentist uses thin titanium posts to anchor into your jaw bone. The biocompatible posts can support a full arch of missing teeth and will not be rejected by your body.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
There are many reasons why patients lose their teeth, from trauma and illness to gum disease and other oral health complications. Traditional dentures rely on adhesives or suction to stay in place. Without a tooth root anchoring the jaw bone in place, the bone can recede and change the shape of the oral cavity, resulting in ill-fitting dentures that may need to be replaced. Some patients may not like the movement and shifting that can occur with dentures and seek to find a non-removable alternative.
Once dental implants came on the dental scene, implant-retained dentures were soon to follow, allowing north Tampa patients to enjoy restored appearance, comfort, and confidence.
What Are Some Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures?
At North Tampa Dentistry, our patients can enjoy the benefits of restoring missing teeth and their smile. Some of the common advantages of fixed-implant dentures include:
- Restored ability to speak, eat, and bite without any concern
- Implant dentures look and feel natural; no one will ever guess they aren’t your natural teeth
- No anxiety or fear of slippage or falling out
What Is the Process of Implant Dentures?
Modern dentistry has allowed our Tampa patients to restore their teeth in one dental appointment. Dr. Bellegarrigue can perform the dental procedure in-house; that way, patients don’t have to seek out different specialists or drive all over town.
Our implant dentures are made locally in Tampa by a master denturist technician who has been making dentures for over 30 years. We use ZimmerBiomet for our dental implants, one of the top three for dental implants. Our dental implants come with a limited warranty and are highly regarded.
During the dental procedure, Dr. Bellegarrigue will extract any necessary teeth and place the dental implants along with temporary teeth. The smiles on our patient's faces when they see their smile transformation is a great feeling for us. We understand how painful it can be to go for so long with missing or bad teeth.
Dental implants take a few months to heal and be ready for the custom fabricated dentures. During this time, we can continue fine-tuning your permanent teeth based on any comparisons with your temporary teeth.
Are You Ready for a New Smile?
You don’t have to go another year of hiding your smile or denying certain foods. Starting today, your journey to your new smile can renew your confidence, appearance, and more. Give us a call at North Tampa Dentistry to schedule an implant-supported denture consultation with Dr. Bellegarrigue.