Dental Implants Tampa
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What are dental implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
Do you have one or more missing teeth? Take the next step, eat the foods you love, and smile with confidence!
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Surgical Advances in Dental Implants
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Barbick, Dr. Langston, Dr. Bedi and Dr. Hamilton are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Drs. Barbick, Langston, Bedi or Hamilton performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Tampa Bay Jaw and Facial Surgery
Dr. Langston and his entire staff were great!
- Carolyn I
AMAZING!! Dr. Langston and his staff are so nice!
- Pedro H
Very professional and courteous. Pleasant staff! Dr. Langston explained the procedure completely! GREAT service!
- Chris Z
I am a terrified patient,and I can truly say that the staff and Dr B are the most reassuring and skilled professionals I have ever trusted. I am pleased with the results of my surgery and follow ups and actually look forward to seeing everyone on my next visit. It is a fact: I would not go anywhere else for oral surgery. Dr Barbick and staff are the best!
- Barbara G
I was very pleased with overall office staff, procedures and Dr. Langston. He listens to patients and is very detailed and thorough in his explanations. Highly recommend this office. Thanks! 🙂
- Jane B
Excellent care. Very professonal
- Ste,be Szabo MD
Dr. Michael Burbick is absolutely the best. He has a very confident, friendly and honest manner. The procedure itself was easy - no pain. His resume speaks volumes about his knowledge and experience. The office staff was friendly and helpful. If you need an extraction or implant, do not waste your time shopping around - just make an appointment with Dr. Michael Burbick. Thanks again to Dr. Burbick and Debbie for making a potentially stressful experience as easy as a walk in the park!
- Daniel M
Excellent service and treatment by Dr Bedi and the staff. My comfort and needs were the priority. The procedure was painless and aftercare has been wonderful. I will be back.
- Anne I
Dental implant procedure was a great experience. My smile has never been better and I can eat the food I love with confidence.
- Milt H