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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
Wesley Chapel Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Veneers From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Magnum Opus Dental is dedicated to providing your comprehensive care...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including:                   Crowns and bridges                   Dentures                   Dental implants                   Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment                   Orthodontics                   Root canal therapy                   Teeth cleanings                   Bonding                   Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Periodontal Exams
... During your periodontal examination, your dentist will check:       For any lumps or abnormal areas in the mouth       Whether any of your teeth are missing or loose       The color, texture, size and shape of your gums       Whether you have fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures or implants       How much plaque is on your teeth       The depth of the space or “pockets” between your tooth and gum Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums...

Implants
Dental implants have become a reliable way of replacing teeth...

Crowns and Bridges
... Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, or prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse...

Underlying Factors for Gum Disease Require Long-Term Treatment Strategy
...The best choice by far are dental implants — not only are they functional and life-like in appearance, with proper care they could foster a healthier environment in your mouth by being stronger and more durable than the diseased teeth they’ve replaced...

Implant-Supported Teeth: a New Option for Patients With Total Tooth Loss
...And because it now only takes a few strategically-placed implants to support an entire fixed bridge of teeth, the implant option is more affordable than ever...

Iron Chef Cat Cora Discusses Her Positive Dental Implant Experience
... There is no question that over the last two decades, dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement and the field of dentistry...

Removing Certain Teeth can Benefit Orthodontic Treatment
...This creates a platform for future tooth replacements like implants or bridgework after orthodontic treatment...

For Michael Buble, the Show Must Go On... Even Without the Tooth
...Dental implants have the highest success rate of any tooth-replacement method (over 95 percent); they help preserve the quality of bone on the jaw; and they don’t result in weakening the adjacent, healthy teeth — which makes implants the treatment of choice for many people...

Use a Risk Management Approach for Dental Care Success
...But if the disease has advanced and you’ve already experienced bone or even tooth loss, we may then need to modify our treatment goal by including gum surgery or tooth replacement options like dental implants...

Actor Ed Helms' Tooth-Yanking Trick: It Was a Dental Implant!
...” Dear Doctor also has more on “Teenagers & Dental Implants...

Matthew Lewis's Metamorphosis
... Tooth Restorations This category covers a wide variety of different methods and materials — like cosmetic bonding, crowns, bridges, and dental implants — which we use to repair or replace teeth that are damaged or missing...

Certain Treatments for Osteoporosis Could Complicate Oral Surgery
...This can complicate certain types of oral surgery, particularly to install dental implants (which rely on stable bone for a successful outcome)...

Paying Attention to Certain Factors Helps Ensure Successful Implant Outcomes
Implants are highly regarded by both dentists and patients for their versatility and durability...

Complex Mouth Conditions Call for Dental Specialties
...Besides treating advanced cases of periodontal (gum) disease, they’re also adept at reconstructive and cosmetic gum procedures or the placement of dental implants...

Replacing a Back Tooth May Help You Avoid Future Dental Problems
... Implants, though, require a certain amount of bone structure initially to anchor and position properly...

A Bird's-Eye View of Tooth Replacement
...Fixed (not removable) bridges are made up of an artificial tooth/teeth fused between two crowns that fit over your existing teeth or dental implants (see below) on either side of the gap...

Your Teenager may need to Wait on an Implant for a Missing Tooth
...A teenager with lost teeth may also need to wait until they’re older to obtain dental implants...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Today, there are two widely used tooth replacement procedures: dental implants and bridgework...

Antibiotics Before Implant Surgery Could Lower Infection Risk in Some People
If you're considering dental implants, they'll need to be surgically placed in the jaw bone...

An Affordable RPD Could be the Answer to Your Missing Teeth Problems
You would love to replace your missing teeth with dental implants...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Dental implants look, function and “feel” just like natural teeth — and with proper care, they can last a lifetime...

Patient Education
... Mouth Lesions Mouth Lesions Swelling Mouth Lesion Ulcers Mouth Lesions White Spots Mouth Lesions Periodontal Treatment Bone Grafting Gum Grafting Non-Surgical Perio Therapy Surgical Perio Therapy Tooth Pathology Cracked Filling Cracked Tooth Discolored Filling Discolored Tooth Tooth Ache Tooth Decay Tooth Wear Tooth Treatments Core Build-Up Inlay and Onlay Post and Core Root Canal Treatment Silver FIlling Tooth Colored (Composite FIlling) Tooth Extraction Care Instructions Tooth Extractions Tooth Supported Bridge Tooth Supported Crown Silver Diamine Fluoride Silver Diamine Fluoride Consent Form Whitening and Veneers Teeth Whitening Veneers Implants, Dentures and Partials Complete Denture Complete Denture with 2 or 4 Locators Attachments Complete Denture with a Milled Attachment Complete Denture with Locator Attachment Dental Implants Implant Supported Bridge with Fixed or Detachable (Hybrid) Components Implant Supported Bridge with Individually Cemented Crowns on Superstructure Implant Supported Bridge with Screw Retention Implant Supported Bridge Implant Supported Crown Removable Partial Denture Removable Partial Denture with Locator Attachments Bruxism (Grinding) Bite Problems Jaw Joint Problems Night Time Tooth Grinding Correcting Bite Problems Equilibration Kois Deprogrammer Why Orthodontics Dental and Medical Concerns Adverse Effects of Antibiotics BPA in Dental Composites Sleep-Disordered Breathing Sedation and Appliance Therapy IV Sedation Dentistry Oral Appliance Therapy for the Treatment of Sleep-Disordered Breathing Oral Sedation Dentistry Oil Pulling Oil Pulling Children and Dental Concerns Why do Children Get Mouth Sores Why do Children Grind Their Teeth Why do Children have Bad Breath Why do Children have Crowded or Crooked Teeth Why do Children have Discolored Teeth Why do Children have Spaces Between Their Teeth Why do Children Snore Sealants and Fluoride Dental Sealants Fluoride

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...Photos show that he also had missing teeth, which, sources say, he opted to replace with dental implants...

Your New Implants Need Proper Hygiene Just as Much as your Other Teeth
So, you’ve just acquired an attractive restoration with dental implants...

Implant-Supported Dentures Could Contribute to Better Bone Health
...Implants are in essence a tooth root replacement...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
... If your risk of osteoradionecrosis is minimal, though, we may be able to restore any resulting damaged or missing teeth with a wide range of options like dental implants or crowns before or after your cancer treatment...

An Implant Restoration Could Prevent Bone Loss
...Fortunately, there are several ways to replace them, ranging from partial or full dentures to implants...

Janet Jackson: Even pop stars get insecure about their smiles!
...Dental implants, considered the gold standard in tooth replacement technology, anchor long-lasting, lifelike replacements that function like natural teeth...

Here's What to Expect Before, During and After Implant Surgery
...If you would like more information on the process for obtaining dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Getting a 'New Tooth in One Day' Will Depend on Your Bone Health
...If you would like more information on restoring missing teeth with dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Clean Your Implants Just Like you Clean Your Natural Teeth
Dental implants to replace teeth are a popular choice as much for their durability as their life-likeness...

Implants Can Make It Easier to Restore Missing Teeth in Stages
...Dental implants could make this type of staged restoration strategy much easier to manage...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
... Essentially, TADS are small, screw-like dental implants made of a titanium alloy...

Removable Dentures
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

Space Maintainers
...But timing is very important with dental implants — they can't be placed in a growing child...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
... Special tips are also available to clean composite or porcelain tooth restorations, titanium implants, or areas of demineralization (enamel loss) on your teeth...

Bone Grafting
... Dental Implants — In this optimal tooth-replacement system, a small titanium post embedded in the jawbone is attached to a highly realistic dental crown, permanently replacing the missing tooth...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Sinus Surgery
...Sinus surgery makes dental implants, today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement systems, achievable for people who otherwise would not have been able to take advantage of today's best tooth-replacement method...

Missing Teeth
...Dental implants can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Dental implants: Detailed CBCT images are used to determine the optimum location for the titanium implants while avoiding nerves, sinuses and areas of low bone density...

Bone Grafting
Replacement teeth supported by dental implants function so well and last so long because, like natural teeth, they are securely anchored in the jawbone for maximum support...

Dental Implants FAQs
What are dental implants...

Fixed Dentures
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... Now here's the good news: Dental implants — the state-of-the-art tooth-replacement method preferred by dentists — can prevent all this...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... While there are excellent methods of tooth replacement (such as dental implants), these involve further and more complex treatments, and they can be costly...

Root Canal Treatment
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Surgery
... Dental Implants...

Periodontal Therapy
... Dental Implants...

Technology
... Dental Implants...

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