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. Bedi, Dr. Hamilton, Dr. McCaskey, Dr. Watts, Dr. Yuan and Dr. Zastrow 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, Bedi, Hamilton, McCaskey, Watts, Yuan or Zastrow 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
I had a lot of apprehensions going into surgery for an implant. A coworker had hers done and she said, it didn't take long at all and you didn't feel anything. I have to say, she was right! Dr. Watts did the surgery, didn't take long at all, didn't feel any pain whatsoever, during, before or after. I had the implant done Friday Dec 21st and I was eating regular food within days. I am just so very happy with the way things turned out and will be scheduling implant for the other missing tooth! Dr. Watts was great!!!
- Isabel S
I can not say enough good things about Dr.Andrew Langston. My situation was that I needed to have a difficult procedure done of removing two, 30 year old, dental implants. I had seen another surgeon first, who did not want to do the procedure because of the great risk of breaking my jaw. I was scared when I first met Dr. Langston, but on my first visit he took an hour with me and explained the procedure, showed me the tools he would use and the risks involved. However, he was confident that he could do it so I trusted him and scheduled my surgery for a week later. The procedure took over two hours and he got the old implants out and did not break my jaw! I could also put my lower denture back in. I did not have much swelling or bleeding and very little bruising! I am so thankful that I trusted him as he did an excellent job! I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs to have oral surgery done. He is a very gifted surgeon with a calming personality. His office staff was extremely friendly and welcoming too! Thank you Dr. Andrew Langston!!!
- Darlene R
Excellent implant placement by Dr. Barbick in Carrollwood
- Stan K
Dr. Langston is Awesome!
- Tonya J
Awesome and Flexible
- margaret p
Dr. Langston is Absolutely great! Spent almost and half and hour explaining everything. Very caring.
- John P
I was referred to Tampa Bay Jaw & Facial Surgery from my primary dentist... All I can say is they were awesome from start to finish. Dr. Hamilton took his time to explain everything in great detail and I was pain free for the entire process. If you need dental implants, do not hesitate to make them your only choice for care, because that is exactly what the entire staff was focused on was "patient care" Thank you for outstanding professionalism and caring environment.... Sincerely, D. williams
- Darwin W
Dr. Langston was fantastic. No pain and made sure I was comfortable the entire time. The entire staff does a great job at accommodating their patients. High recommend.
- Tina S
Dr. Langston and his assistant Amanda were excellent. Nice experience for such a big job. Overall very nice visit. My thanks for everything.
- Bobby P
Professional and efficient procedure. Explained each step as it e Was happening. Very satisfied. Dr Barbick and his assistants made this as easy as possible.
- Stephen D
Great job all around great service, procedure was incredible smooth.
- Ryan B
And wisdom teeth removal. Doctor and his staff are AWESOME. Very professional and extremely caring. So happy I found them.
- Maria Corton H
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