Dental implants in Clearwater provide a foundation for replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants are an alternative to dentures which rest on the gums or fixed bridgework which employ adjacent teeth to secure and provide support for the replacement of missing, natural teeth.
When given the choice, many patients chose dental implants over dentures and fixed bridgework because implants function much more like natural teeth. Dental implants are preferred by patients seeking the most comprehensive and comfortable solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants provide superior strength, stability and support to the mouth and jaw when teeth are missing and can help prevent bone deterioration that often results from missing teeth.
Our Dental Implants in Clearwater can be used to replace a single missing tooth; implants can be used to replace two or more missing teeth. Dental implants are sometimes used to secure a removable partial or full denture.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, it is important that the patient has a basic understanding of the available treatment options provided by our Palm Harbor office. Below is a chart that outlines the various treatment choices we are likely to discuss with each patient who comes into our office.
After osseointegration, an integrated implant can also be used to secure or stabilize removable teeth.
Implant(s) consist of titanium posts placed in the jawbone. The bone fuses with the titanium post through a process known as osseointegration creating a very strong foundation for a replacement tooth or teeth.
A significant benefit of dental implants and noteworthy difference compared to dentures or fixed bridgework is directly related to the fusion of the bone, i.e. the process of osseointegration. This process, the fusion of the bone to the implant, prevents future bone loss and bone deterioration that cannot be avoided when dentures or fixed bridgework are used. Once the implant fuses to the jawbone a crown can be created, fitted and cemented in place. Dental crowns replicate or improve the patient’s natural bite and appearance.
You may want to discuss your personal care plan directly with Dr. Caputo, taking some time to speak to him about your unique oral health needs. While this is not required, it provides an opportunity to discuss your overall oral health and any concerns and desires you have, as well as your needs and wants.
If you are ready to undertake a course of treatment, whether you’re new or returning, you can take advantage of Dr. Caputo’s “Special Offer” of $96 for a Comprehensive Examination and Consultation. The examination comes with a series of five (5) x-rays, facial photographs, and an examination with Dr. Caputo.
Dr. Caputo and his staff are generally able to schedule appointments quickly, regardless of whether it’s a first-time visit or a follow-up.
To learn more about the treatment, we invite you to visit our educational dental implant website.
Comprehensive Examination & Initial Consultation with Dr. Caputo. five x-rays, oral and facial photographs. Includes a review of your general and oral health history, complete with a treatment and/or personal care plan.
To those who walk through our door we pledge care. Our Mission and Goal is to provide honest, comprehensive and comfortable treatments. The focus of our attention is the satisfaction of our patients needs and desires to the best of our abilities. Commitment to our common goal of oral health and loyalty to one another is both given and needed to reach these highest of goals.Dr. Paul Caputo Meet Dr. Caputo
Note: The identification and description of dental services and associated fees are subject to ADA guidelines that promote uniformity in identifying procedures and related charges to the patient.
Our office utilizes on-site, state-of-the-art i-CAT, open CT scanning and 3-D software to diagnose complex situations and plan our patients’ treatments. I-CAT dental CT scanning is performed while the patient sits in an open-air chair. The I-CAT Cone Beam imaging system scans your head and jaw creating detailed 3-D imagery of the head, joints, and airways, which can be viewed from any angle or as cross-sections.
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Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A