At Periodontal and Implant Esthetics, we are pleased to offer many options for missing teeth or to replace extracted teeth. If you need to have a single tooth replaced, a dental implant may be the right choice for you. We invite you to contact Dr. Gustavo Ruiz to learn more.

Dental implants are artificial teeth comprised of a titanium screw topped with a dental crown. Unlike other dental restorations, a dental implant replaces the root as well as the crown of a tooth to create aesthetic, long-lasting stability. To be a candidate for a dental implant, you need to have adequate bone mass in your jaw and healthy gums that are free of periodontal disease. Dr. Gustavo Ruiz can help you determine if you qualify for implant placement.

To place an implant, Dr. Gustavo Ruiz will first surgically attach the implant post (or screw) to the jawbone. Many implant procedures qualify for Immediate Loading, or the process of attaching a temporary crown or dental arch bridge to the implant post. Immediate Loading enables you to enjoy a full smile while you wait for the implant post to bond with the jawbone. Once the post is ready, our periodontist can provide you with a custom-made permanent crown.

Please feel free to contact Periodontal and Implant Esthetics at 813-289-3640 to learn more about single tooth replacement in Tampa, Florida, and to arrange your visit to our office.