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Dental Implants

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Dental Implants

Dental implants restore a full smile after tooth loss due to disease, decay, or mouth injuries. At Smyl Manatee in Bradenton, Florida, dentists Nish Patel, DDS, and Chuck Laun, DDS, place and restore dental implants made to last a lifetime. Dr. Patel specializes in implant dentistry and has completed multiple certifications to enhance his skills. He has also served as president of Manatee Dental Association. To book a dental implants consultation, call Smyl Manatee or use the online scheduling feature today.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts designed to integrate with your jawbone and replace the roots of missing teeth. Along with an attachment piece called an abutment, a dental implant attaches to a restorative device like a single-implant crown, bridge, or a full arch of new teeth. 

Dr. Patel places your dental implant or implants with a minor oral surgery in the office. It takes at least two visits to complete the treatment, with the first being the placement of the implant. After a few months, your bone fuses with the implant in a process called osseointegration. 

Once the implant is sturdy in your jawbone, Dr. Patel welcomes you for a second minor surgery at Smyl Manatee. At that point, he places the abutment on the implant and attaches the restoration. Some restorations are cemented in place permanently while others are removable.

Why should I choose dental implants?

Like any dental treatment, implants aren’t the best option in every case, and you should work with Dr. Patel to decide what’s best for you. If dental implants are an option, there are plenty of advantages to consider. Implants can:

  • Replace one or multiple teeth — even a full arch
  • Improve eating ability
  • Improve speech clarity
  • Look and feel like natural teeth
  • Preserve your jawbone health and facial contours
  • Remain stable and won’t slip out or make noise 

Dental implants boast a success rate of up to 98%. As long as your bone integrates with them successfully, they’ll remain in your mouth for a lifetime. You can update the restorations if you choose without having to get entirely new titanium dental implants.

How does planning for dental implants work?

Dr. Patel plans your treatment with dental implants in great detail using the latest technologies and imaging tests. Since getting dental implants involves multiple steps and multiple devices, you can expect the planning to take some time. 

During a personalized consultation, Dr. Patel asks questions about your overall goals and performs a brief assessment to make sure your mouth and jaw are healthy enough for dental implants. He uses 3D cone beam digital imaging technology to take comprehensive X-rays of your mouth and jaw so he knows exactly how to position the implant or implants.

Before you get implants, Dr. Patel also discusses your options for sedation during the procedure and your options for your restorations. He can use Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) in some cases to prepare your restorations right after attaching the abutments of the implants. 

To book an appointment at Smyl Manatee for dental implants and restorations, call the office or use the online scheduling feature today.

Dental Implants

AMAZING PEOPLE! I've never had such a wonderful experience from the minute I walked into the dentistry office until the very end of the visit! Really amazing people, each and every one of them! So polite, so funny, so helpful, and so thoroughly involved and thoroughly knowledgable in the care and utmost health of your teeth. Sending them 5 STARS! Go see this amazing dentist and his team, you won't be disappointed! 

Jan and Andy Olynyk

I had Invisalign done with Dr. Patel, and it was a perfect experience from beginning to end. HE is a perfectionist and was attentive and professional from the initial consultation through to post-treatment. I've had orthodontic work done before and it can be a confusing and daunting process, but Dr. Patel provided confident and reassuring guidance the whole way. 


I personally did not like going to a dentist until I met Dr. Nish. Smyl Manatee makes you feel welcome the second you walk in the door the entire staff is friendly. I will continue to tell everyone I know about the regular checkup & cleaning experience I had. Amazing doctor with an amazing team. 


I was always scared of going to the dentist with the dental anxiety I had until I visited Smyl Manatee. The doctor told me about sedation dentistry and how the crown & bridge work. From the initial consultation to the final delivery, I was guided thoroughly, and the procedure went smoother than I thought. Highly recommended, if you are looking to improve your smile. 


Dr. Patel and his team are amazing! They're professional, considerate, and make you feel at ease. I had an implant done a few years and now returning for two more. As much as I hate dental work, I'm at ease returning to Dr. Patel and his team. After my consultation, I left with a lot of information, answered questions, and excitement to fix my smile again. There's no one I trust more for my dental work!