Dental Implants

A dental implant is a substitute tooth root positioned into the jaw bone to provide a stable foundation for a replacement tooth. Unlike a bridge, an implant is an independent restoration that does not rely on adjacent teeth for stability.

By using implants Dr. Gumm is able to recreate the ability to chew and enjoy food, while ending the inconvenience and embarrassment associated with removable teeth. Though the implant requires surgery, it is the preferred to a bridge, because neighboring teeth don’t need modification to anchor an implant.

The best candidate for a dental implant will have good oral health, freedom from periodontal disease, healthy gums, and adequate bone in his or her jaw to support the implant’s artificial root.

These are just a few of dental implant’s advantages:

  • They have an extremely natural look and feel just like real teeth!
  • They won’t compromise neighboring teeth.
  • They’re permanent and stable.
  • They have an proven high success rate, and are considered an excellent option for replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth.


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Contact Us

  • Blayne J. Gumm, DDS,
  • 490 N Indian Rocks Road
  • Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770

  • Phone: (727) 584-5693
  • Fax: (727) 586-3331