Dental Implants

Do you have a missing tooth that compromises your smile or prevents you from enjoying eating or laughing? We can help with a little something that a dental implant! A dental implant is an implant that acts like your tooth’s natural root to help hold a crown, bridge, or denture in place. To replace your missing tooth with one that looks and feels just like a natural tooth, contact the team at Creating Smiles Dental led by Cindy Brayer DMD, PA, and Phong Phane, DMD. Creating Smiles Dental expert periodontist, Dr.Perera, works hand in hand with Dr.Brayer and Dr. Phane to ensure seamless communication. Call their offices in St. Petersburg or Clearwater, Florida, or book an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q&A

A dental implant is a cylindrical or tapered post surgically placed in your jaw to substitute for the missing root. It looks very similar to a small screw.

In three months, the implant fuses with your bone to form a sturdy and robust foundation for the prosthetic tooth placed on top of it.

Dental implants are the ideal solution for tooth loss due to any cause. They promote oral health and allow you to have an artificial tooth that looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

There are a couple of types of dental implants. A single dental implant is an implant that replaces a singular tooth. Additionally, there are dental implant bridges, which use multiple implants to replace multiple missing teeth. Lastly, there are implant-supported dentures, which are dentures that help in place by implants, allowing you to “snap” them in and out, without having to use adhesive. 

Anyone with a missing tooth and in good general health is an ideal candidate for a dental implant. After taking your detailed medical history, your dentist examines your jaw, teeth, and gums. Next, they take any necessary X-rays and evaluate your medical and dental health.

Men and women with poor oral health or loss of jaw bone and those who have diabetes or are smokers may not be candidates for implant surgery. In some cases, your dentist may recommend a bone graft to ensure you have a healthy jaw bone to support an implant. 

Dental implant surgery is usually an outpatient surgery performed in stages. In the first stage, your dentist provides local anesthesia and places a metal post in your jaw where the new tooth will be attached. In the second stage, your dentist cements the artificial crown over the implant.

Between these two appointments, you can carry on with your daily life. It takes weeks to months before the metal post fuses with your jawbone. Then, your dentist affixes the artificial tooth to the metal post.

A dental implant is an ideal solution for your missing tooth or teeth. This procedure has several benefits over dentures and bridges. Dental implants:

  • Last a lifetime
  • Are cost-effective in the long run
  • Retain your natural smile and face shape
  • Prevent bone loss
  • Protect the health of other teeth

A dental implant is a perfect solution for maintaining oral health and achieving a fantastic smile. To schedule a personalized consultation at Creating Smiles Dental, call or book an appointment online today.

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Our Locations

Serving the communities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, we have two conveniently located offices! Contact us to make your appointment at either of our two locations.

Creating Smiles Dental, St. Petersburg, FL

Phone: 727-323-0377

Phone (Text): 727-334-0953

Address: 3388 49th St N, St. PetersburgFL 33710

Creating Smiles Dental, Clearwater, FL

Phone: 727-791-8823

Address: 1831 N Belcher Rd, Suite F-3, ClearwaterFL 33765

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“Dr Brayer and her staff are the best in the Bay. Scratch that, Best in the world, seriously too! Most gentle hands, like a magician. Fillings, crowns, the whole nine yards, they are perfect! If you’re looking for a Dentist, google one. If you’re looking for a family to be there for you, ones with compassion, empathy and professionalism, Creating Smiles in Clearwater is who you’re looking for. Call Dana and she’ll welcome you warmly. Stella and Jess are the best there too. Sorry to sound like a Love Fest review, but that’s how you feel when you’re with them. 10 Thumbs up and 5 Stars for Creating Smiles!” – James Rietz