Healthy Smiles: Dental implants — a smile makeover solution

BEFORE THE DEVELOPMENT of dental implants, removable partial dentures or fixed bridges were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.

Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge.

Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.

Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Dental implants also offer a way to keep dentures in place and allow the patient to go about their life with confidence. This improves chewing, speech, and comfort.

To learn a little more about dental implants, visit and browse the services area. Also visit the section called “gallery” to see some pictures from our own patients who received implants as part of their smile makeovers. Take advantage of our New Year implant offer. We are offering $200 off dental implants. For appointments or consultations, call (863) 216-5702.

This column is sponsored by Professional Smiles.


column by DR. JOSE F. LOPEZ

BIO: After following a lifelong dream of dentistry, Dr. Jose F. Lopez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Dental School in 2001. He established his Davenport, Fla., practice in 2008. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Lopez is very dedicated to his profession, and his number one priority is providing the highest level of patient care and dentistry in a relaxing and comfortable environment, while maintaining exceptional quality service.

Posted January 29, 2016

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