Same Day Teeth®: The New Way to Bring Back Your Beautiful, Natural Smile

Written by: Dr. Michael A. Pikos

“I love Dr. Pikos and Dr. Hedger, I’m over the moon with my new teeth,” recalls Ellen Konof. Ellen was missing multiple teeth, and because of that, she avoided going out in public, including getting together with her family. She came to Coastal Jaw Surgery looking for help with both her smile and her self-confidence.

For nearly 40 years, the doctors at Coastal Jaw Surgery have been caring for patients in the Greater Tampa Bay Area. Dr. Michael A. Pikos opened the Palm Harbor office in 1983 with the goal to treat patients like family, while ensuring their oral health needs are cared for. 

As the practice grew, we expanded to six locations across Tampa Bay, including Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Spring Hill, New Port Richey, Trinity, and Tampa. Our dynamic, surgical-based, multispecialty team consists of Dr. Michael A. Pikos, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon; Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson III, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon; Dr. Nicole Hernandez, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and MD; Dr. Austin L. Lyman, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon; Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati, Periodontist; Dr. Anthony M. Pikos, Periodontist; and Dr. Philip J. Hedger, Prosthodontist. 

We are all committed to the practice’s mission to provide exceptional dental care, under one roof, while creating a safe, welcoming environment to make all patients feel like family. The practice offers a wide range of services including Same Day Teeth®, traditional dental implants, Zygomatic implants, oral surgery, and periodontal services.  

Same Day Teeth® is an innovative surgical procedure that bypasses the traditional dental implant’s time-consuming process and allows for the placement of implants and new teeth to occur on the very same day. Same Day Teeth® protocol begins with a 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan, which will provide us with 3D images of your bone, nerve pathways, soft tissues, and teeth. This allows us to determine the optimal placement of your implants, using the best digital assessment software and related state-of-the-art technology, to ensure your treatment is truly customized. 

Most service providers, especially corporate-based providers, treat everyone the same way – with a one-size-fits-all mentality. But not at Coastal Jaw Surgery! You are as unique as your fingerprint and as a result, we draw from a variety of digital-based, precision solutions to give you a customized, beautiful, and natural smile which restores your ability to eat and chew the foods you love. Our unique approach not only includes a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient, but also a thorough and detailed explanation. 

“The best around, not only in Florida, but I am convinced the best in the nation”, states Nicholas Louis. Nicholas received traditional dental implants for his Same Day Teeth® procedure. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically placed in your jaw to support replacement teeth. These replacement teeth are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth, restore the aesthetic appearance of your smile, provide optimal functionality, and reduce your risk of developing other oral health issues. Coastal Jaw Surgery offers several dental implant options to ensure your smile is natural and custom to you. 

Same Day Teeth® offers patients a beautiful, natural smile completed on the same day with the use of dental implants, zygomatic implants, or subperiosteal implants. Patients who are missing teeth in their upper jaw, or whose teeth have broken down due to advanced periodontal disease, may be good candidates for zygomatic dental implants. These implants are longer and anchored in the upper jawbone near the zygoma bone. Patients who are experiencing significant bone loss in the lower jaw may be good candidates for subperiosteal implants. This type of implant must be custom-made to fit the contours of a patient’s bone. 

Plus, Coastal Jaw Surgery is recognized as the first ZAGA Center in North America. This is a prestigious distinction, as there are only 60 centers throughout the world, each of which is recognized as a Zygomatic Implant Specialty practice. 

If you have been told you are not a candidate for dental implants due to bone loss, Coastal Jaw Surgery is the answer for you! Our doctors have the opportunity to help you with your missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures with Same Day Teeth®’s solutions to traditional dental implants. We encourage second opinions. We make sure the best treatment possible is presented to you, so the end-result gives you back your smile and self-confidence. 

Our Coastal Jaw Surgery team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontist have 65 years of combined experience within the realm of implant dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, and prosthodontics. There is no better place to go for your comprehensive dental care. 

Are you ready to Transform your smile and Change your life with Same Day Teeth®? Contact Coastal Jaw Surgery!

Call 800-NEW-LOOK or visit to book your appointment today!