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Dental Implants 101 in Clearwater, FL

Basics of a Dental Implant  

Dental implants are fused into the jawbone, allowing you the freedom to eat whatever you like without worry. The security of dental implants affords you the confidence to talk, laugh, and sing without concern for shifting, sliding, or clicking dentures. There are no unattractive clasps to detract from your appearance. Dental implants, in fact, look and function just like your natural teeth. 

The Benefits of Dental Implants Instead of Other Alternatives

• Function just like your natural teeth
• Require no special care or additional maintenance
• Halt bone loss
• Restore the appearance of teeth
• Will not damage the surrounding teeth
• Results can last a lifetime

The Process of Placing Dental Implants in Clearwater, FL

Dental implants inserted into the jawbone are made of titanium which has been found to be bio-compatible. These titanium posts replace the tooth root and will slowly fuse dental implants in the jawbone, forming a solid anchor. This fusing process can take three to six months to fully heal.

An abutment is then fitted onto the dental implant which will join the post with the crown. The abutment is a small metal attachment or extension that rises above the gum line and is completely covered by the crown, making it appear as if the crown is a natural tooth growing up from the gums.


Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants in Clearwater, FL?

A sufficient amount of bone density is required to accommodate dental implants in the jawbone. Loss of bone begins as soon as a natural tooth is removed so it is advisable to seek dental implants in as soon a time as possible after losing a tooth to injury or decay. If you have already suffered a great deal of bone loss and are not an immediate candidate for dental implants, increasing your bone density with a graft may be a possibility. A consultation will help you determine if dental implants are the right solution for you.

Northwood Dental, located in Clearwater, FL, is a Dental Practice which services patients from across all of Northern Pinellas County including Clearwater, Dunedin, FL, Palm Harbor, FL, Oldsmar, FL, Safety Harbor, FL, Tarpon Springs, FL, the East Lake area and Largo, FL. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!



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  • I can safely say Dr. Jill is the most painless dentist I have ever had.Vicki

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  • I highly recommend Northwood Dental to anyone who desires the finest care in a friendly environment. Ed

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