Why Dental Implants Are the Gold Standard of Care

The Implant Institute of Tampa is located in Serenity Dental’s Land O’Lakes (Lutz) location so our patients can receive all the many oral health services they need in the comfort of one easily accessible office. Our implant patients have the fully personalized attention of Dr. Nitash Patel, a dental implant expert who has placed and restored thousands of implants, providing our patients the highest standard of care.

Dental implants are the gold standard of care today for replacing lost and failing teeth because of their many benefits.

  • They provide the opportunity for having a “fixed” prosthetic tooth, bridge, or denture that is immobile and does not have to be removed to be cleaned. This is more functionally stable and comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, that you may come to think of your prosthetic teeth as your own natural ones.
  • Dental implants restore fully functional chewing, digestion, and speech. Denture slipping and discomfort are eliminated. You will be able to eat all the foods you enjoy. You will be able to drink all day long without fear of loosening your denture.
  • One or more missing teeth can be replaced without affecting adjacent teeth. In comparison, dental bridges require modification of adjacent teeth in order to anchor the bridge on crowns. In the case of removable partial dentures, clasps and repeated removal and reattachment can damage healthy teeth.
  • Dental implants stimulate bone tissue growth, much like natural tooth roots. When implants are placed in your jawbone, bone resorption is halted, and this preserves your jaw structure and overall facial appearance. Bone resorption is a primary reason why removable dentures need to be refitted every few years. A dental implant retained denture can last the rest of your life.
  • Restoring missing teeth immediately with dental implants will also prevent teeth from shifting into open space left by a missing tooth. Maintaining a healthy occlusion (the way your teeth come together and move against each other when you bite and chew) is important for the long term health of all teeth and supporting periodontal tissues. Without an optimal occlusion, many dental problems and painful TMD can develop.