Reclaim Your Healthy, Beautiful Smile with Solid and Functional Dental Implants

Tooth loss is a common condition affecting millions of Americans. Whether missing one or several teeth, this leads to practical challenges like diminished speaking and chewing abilities and emotional distress, including reduced self-confidence. Dental implants in Belleair Beach, Florida, offer an innovative solution for tooth loss, restoring your smile’s function and aesthetics. 

Tired of your “gappy” smile? Schedule an appointment with Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry for expert dental implant services in your area. 

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a titanium post anchored in the jawbone to replace the root portion of the missing tooth. Over time, the implant fixture fuses with the jawbone to form one biological structure through a process called osseointegration. This fusion holds the implant in place to support one or more prosthetic teeth.

After fusion, the dentist attaches an abutment to the implant fixture to link it with a custom-made dental crown. Dental implants are versatile and can even replace several consecutive missing teeth by supporting a dental bridge. However, in cases where all teeth in one or both arches are lost, we offer tailored dentures to restore your smile.


Before and After 02

What can I expect from the dental implant procedure?

The dental implant treatment starts with a consultation to establish your eligibility for implantology. The objective is to ensure you have good oral health and a healthy bone to support an implant.

If you are eligible for an implant, we’ll refer you to a qualified oral surgeon for implant surgery. The oral surgeon will use modern anesthetics and possibly sedation dentistry to ensure you have a pain-free experience. If you have severe bone loss, the doctor may administer bone grafting to stabilize your bone for an implant. 

After the implant surgery, the doctor will leave the implant for four to six months to heal and fuse with the bone. After this period, you’ll return to the oral surgeon to attach an abutment. Unlike implant surgery, placing an abutment is a minor procedure that only requires two weeks to heal. 

After the implant and abutment placement, you’ll come to our office to restore your implant(s) with a porcelain crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants closely mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth, providing a permanent and durable solution for missing teeth.

Call Our Office for More Information
New Patients: (727) 608-4690 | Existing Patients: (727) 733-4113
Request an Appointment

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants don’t just change your smile—they transform your life. The following are the life-changing benefits of dental implants.

  • Enhanced confidence
  • They restore your oral function to nearly 100%
  • Improved oral health
  • Enhanced aesthetics
  • Long-lasting outcomes
  • Dental implants prevent jawbone loss
  • Caring for implants is similar to maintaining your natural teeth
  • Dental implants stabilize your bite and nearby teeth

Are dental implants right for me?

Don’t put off perfecting your smile any longer. If you have one or more missing teeth, call Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry at (727) 608-4690 to learn whether dental implants are suitable for you. Drs. Ryan Lepore and Erin Dougherty are eager to help you achieve the beautiful, complete smile you deserve.

Share this Article

Back to Blog Page
Our Dental Savings Plans

Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry believes that everyone should have access to high-quality dental care and that financial constraints or insurance status shouldn’t stand in the way for anyone to receive such care. That’s why we have introduced Dental Savings Plans as we don’t want you to compromise on your dental health. We have two plans – Standard and Wellness - offered at an annual membership fee of $429 and $729 respectively.

Membership will entitle you to a host of benefits including free and discounted treatments with a focus on your overall health.

Review by Jeanne M.

Just had a great dental cleaning at Lepore Dentistry. All the covid precautions in place AND it was the most gentle cleaning ever. I almost fell asleep!

Originally Posted On
Review Originally Posted On

We are your "home" in Dunedin for advanced dentistry and functional dental medicine. Within our inviting, highly personalized concierge environment, our team supports your whole "wellness" - not just the beauty and health of your smile!