SOURCE: Jeffery Spilman, DDS

St. Petersburg Dentist

November 30, 2015 15:51 ET

Discover New Way to Secure Dentures at St. Petersburg Dental Office

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwired - November 30, 2015) - St. Petersburg dentist Dr. Jeff A. Spilman has a new solution for patients who are tired of their ill-fitting removable dentures.

Mini dental implants are made from titanium and used to secure lower dentures. Mini dental implants are smaller in diameter than traditional dental implants and naturally fuse to the jawbone. This type of implant is designed to help patients with decreased jawbone levels.

"It is a less invasive procedure than traditional implants, and your dentures can be modified without having to make new dentures or needing to send them to the lab," Dr. Spilman said. "We did this to help the number of denture patients whose dentures just don't stay tightly in their mouths."

Millions of Americans struggle with missing teeth. When the teeth are lost, the jawbone begins to recede, which changes the shape of the face. Mini dental implants are ideal for patients with deteriorated jawbones because they can be placed, in many cases, without additional reconstruction surgery like bone grafting.

The biggest benefit of dental implants is that patients no longer need to use goopy material or adhesives to secure their dentures. Once the mini dental implants are placed, patients can secure their denture firmly on the implants and then remove the restoration at night.

Dr. Spilman, who has completed several hours in continuing education to offer dental implants, said patients with mini dental implants can smile and eat with confidence and no longer live in fear of having their denture fall out.

"It's rewarding to see patients who have used 'glue' for years and can now snap their dentures in," Dr. Spilman said. "They feel better and don't have to constantly worry about their teeth falling out or sliding around."

Dr. Spilman's practice, 4899 5th Ave. N., provides St. Petersburg dental care in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, same-day emergency care and even root canals. He practices in a modern, stand-alone building in a residential neighborhood.

Dr. Spilman has transformed countless smiles using state-of-the-art, safe cosmetic dentistry solutions. He uses at-home and in-office Zoom! whitening that can increase the brightness of teeth by up to eight shades. He also provides a special type of denture known as claspless dentures, a restoration that discreetly attaches to adjacent teeth to fill the gap created by a series of missing teeth.

Dr. Spilman practiced with his father for 10 years before opening his own practice.

Dr. Spilman, who has now been in practice for more than 25 years, earned his undergraduate degree from DePauw University in 1987 and graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1991. He holds memberships with the Florida Dental Association, American Dental Association and West Coast Dental Society.

Dr. Spilman uses digital X-rays to reduce radiation exposure and intraoral cameras to diagnose dental issues and teach patients about proper oral health care.

To learn more about Dr. Spilman's top St. Petersburg dental services, visit the website at www.jefferyspilmandds.com or call the office at 727-645-4727.

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