New Port Richey and Trinity, FL Dentist
James C. Lewis, DMD
4101 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
(727) 372-7887
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By Office of James C. Lewis DMD
May 26, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dental Implants Are you missing multiple teeth all in a row and wonder what your best tooth replacement option is? You could choose the strongest, longest-lasting and most beautiful prosthetics available--dental implants. Anchored into the jawbone, dental implants fill those embarrassing gaps and best of all, look, feel and act just like natural teeth.

What Dental Implants Are Made Of

Dental implants are comprised of titanium screws that are put right into the patient's jawbone where his or her natural teeth previously resided. Titanium is a metal which encourages bone to be denser and bigger. This natural process, called osseointegration, creates a secure anchor for the porcelain crown, customized to match the shape, size and color of neighboring teeth.

What If Multiple Teeth Ae Missing?

It used to be that fixed permanent bridgework or removable partial dentures were the only ways to replace teeth lost to injury, decay or gum disease. Unfortunately, these appliances can cause significant wear on surrounding teeth as they must be ground down to accept the supportive crowns or clasps necessary for bridges and partials.

With the development of the single tooth implant also came the multi-tooth implant which, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, can substitute beautifully for lost teeth and their roots. While the initial price for an implant is higher than more traditional prosthetics, implants last indefinitely with diligent dental hygiene at home and regular exams and cleanings at the dental office.

Metal Implants Can Support Several Teeth

Dental implants can anchor fixed bridgework, too. So instead of shaving down neighboring teeth to secure false ones, the dentist glues porcelain replacements to titanium screws he or she has surgically placed in the jawbone.

For the individual missing all the teeth on the top or bottom of the mouth, the doctor can permanently anchor an entire arch of natural-looking replacements to a series of several implants. Removable dentures may be secured in this way, too.

New Port Richey Dental Implants

While each patient has different dental needs and goals, James C. Lewis DMD has placed numerous single tooth and multi-tooth implants. Patients praise their natural feel, durability, ease of care and maybe best of all, great look.

Dr. Lewis will take an individualized approach to evaluating if implants are appropriate for you. With careful oral examination, x-rays and other state of the art imaging, he will formulate the right treatment plan for your smile.

Contact Dr.Lewis's staff today at his New Port Richey, Florida office. They will be happy to set-up your personal consultation. Call (727) 372-7887.


Dentist New Port Richey FL James Lewis DMD

James Lewis, DMD

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