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If you are missing teeth, you are most likely a candidate for dental implants! Dental implants are designed to be permanent replacements for your missing teeth, and when properly cared for with good oral hygiene and regular preventive care at a dental office, they can last for a lifetime.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant consists of two main parts — the implant post and the implant restoration. The dental implant post is a small screw, usually made of titanium or other biocompatible material, that is surgically placed into your jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. The implant post replaces your tooth root and performs the same functions in order to improve the health of your supporting bone and provide a stable foundation for your restoration.

After you have healed from your implant placement surgery, our dentist will work with you to create and place your implant restoration. Your restoration may be a crown, bridge or denture, depending on your individual needs and how many teeth are missing. The restoration is custom-designed to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically and provide you with a long-term solution for your smile.

Who is a candidate for implant dentistry?

Almost everyone with a missing tooth is a candidate for implant dentistry. As long as your teeth, gums and supporting bone structure are healthy, you should be able to receive an implant without complications. If you have a pre-existing condition, such as tooth decay, gum disease or bone loss, our dentist will require you to receive treatment to correct that problem before you can receive an implant.

How much does a dental implant cost?

The cost of your treatment will depend on how many implants you are receiving and whether or not any other treatments are needed prior to providing you with an implant. For example, you may need to receive a bone grafting treatment in order for your implant post to be placed successfully. Our team will provide you with a cost estimate following your initial consultation. RM Advanced Center for Cosmetic Dentistry also offers several financial options to work with your budget. Please feel free to contact us for more details.

Dental implants can look, feel and function just like your original teeth, giving you back a beautiful smile and improving your quality of life. We invite you to call RM Advanced Center for Cosmetic Dentistry at 727-202-4459 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roberto Macedo and find out if you are a candidate for dental implants in St. Petersburg, Florida.