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Transform Your Smile and Boost Your Confidence with Tindal Prosthodontics in Sarasota, FL

At Tindal Prosthodontics in Sarasota, FL, under the expert guidance of Dr. Tindal and Dr. Serra, our dedicated team of dental specialists offers a range of periodontic treatments to enhance the oral well-being of our patients. 

Benefits of a Periodontist in Sarasota, FL
Your smile is our specialty.

When it comes to dental care, we often think about our pearly whites, but there's a whole world beneath the surface that plays a crucial role in our oral health. The supporting structures of our teeth, including the gums, bone, and connective tissues, require specialized care, and that's where periodontics comes into play.

At Tindal Prosthodontics in beautiful Sarasota, FL, you'll find a team of dental specialists led by the highly skilled prosthodontist Dr. Ben Tindal and Periodontist Dr. Ryan Serra. With a commitment to providing top-notch periodontal care, we offer a wide range of treatments and procedures to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape. Let's discuss some of the specialized services we offer with our in-house Periodontist.

Dental implants are a revolutionary solution for replacing missing teeth. Dr. Serra and our team excel in this area, offering services such as immediate placement when appropriate, immediate provisionalization, single-unit through full arch placement, and ridge augmentation for improved aesthetics and function. We're also experts in treating peri-implantitis, a condition that affects dental implants, and can perform both hard and soft tissue regeneration around diseased implants. If needed, we can handle the extraction of failed implants, followed by hard and soft tissue regeneration and replacement.

Board-Certified Periodontist Dr. Ryan Serra
Unlocking Synergy: The Dynamic Duo of Periodontist Dr. Ryan Serra and Prosthodontist Dr. Ben Tindal

When it comes to your dental health, having a team of experts who work seamlessly together can make all the difference. At our Sarasota, FL office, you'll find the perfect partnership in the form of Dr. Ryan Serra, a Periodontist, and Dr. Ben Tindal, a Prosthodontist. Together, they create a dynamic duo that provides comprehensive dental care tailored to your unique needs, all under one roof.

Specialized Expertise in One Location

Periodontists and prosthodontists are both specialists in the world of dentistry, but their expertise covers different aspects of oral health.

The Power of Collaboration

What sets Dr. Serra and Dr. Tindal apart is not just their individual expertise but their ability to collaborate effectively. This collaboration results in a holistic approach to your dental care. Whether you need periodontal treatments, dental implants, or restorative procedures, these specialists work together seamlessly to achieve the best outcomes.


Benefits of Having Both Specialists

Having both a periodontist and a prosthodontist in one office offers numerous advantages:

  1. Streamlined Care: You won't need to travel to different locations for specialized treatments. Everything is conveniently available under one roof.

  2. Coordinated Treatment Plans: Dr. Serra and Dr. Tindal can create comprehensive treatment plans that address both periodontal and restorative needs, ensuring a cohesive approach to your care.

  3. Improved Outcomes: With specialists working together, your treatments are optimized for success, resulting in a healthier, more beautiful smile.


In Sarasota, FL, Dr. Ryan Serra and Dr. Ben Tindal form a dental dream team, combining their expertise to provide unparalleled care. If you're seeking comprehensive dental solutions with a personal touch, their collaborative approach at Tindal Prosthodontics is where you'll find it. Your smile deserves the best, and this dynamic duo delivers it with excellence.

What is the difference between a General Dentist and a Periodontist?

The distinction between a general dentist and a periodontist is rooted in their specialized expertise and the scope of dental care they offer. General dentists serve as the primary providers of routine dental care, focusing on preventive measures, check-ups, and addressing common dental issues.  In contrast, periodontists are specialized dentists with advanced training in managing diseases affecting the supporting structures of teeth, especially the gums and bone.


Their expertise encompasses treating gum diseases, conducting surgical procedures for gum and bone health, and placing dental implants. Periodontists handle complex cases, including advanced gum diseases, gum recession, and bone loss, often collaborating with general dentists for referrals and specialized treatments.

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General dentists provide comprehensive dental care, while periodontists focus on advanced gum and bone-related issues, making them specialists for periodontal treatments and dental implant procedures.

At Tindal Prosthodontics in Sarasota, FL, your oral health is our top priority. Dr. Serra and our team of dental specialists are here to provide you with the highest level of periodontal care, ensuring your smile remains healthy, functional, and beautiful. If you have any questions or are in need of periodontal services, don't hesitate to reach out. Your journey to optimal oral health starts here!

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Do you stay in contact with my General Dentist?

Absolutely -- most of our patients are referred from their General Dental team for more intense restorative needs. We absolutely love our local General Dentists and do everything we can to continue a fluid working relationship with our patient's oral health at the forefront of every decision!


Prosthodontists and general dentists work together to provide comprehensive dental care for patients. Here are some ways we may collaborate:

  • Referrals: General dentists may refer patients to a prosthodontist for complex or specialized procedures, such as dental implants, full-mouth reconstruction, or the fabrication of custom dental prostheses.

  • Treatment planning: Prosthodontists may work with general dentists to develop comprehensive treatment plans for patients that incorporate both restorative and cosmetic dental procedures.

  • Consultations: Prosthodontists and general dentists may consult with each other to ensure that treatment plans are aligned with the patient's needs and goals.

  • Co-treatment: In some cases, prosthodontists and general dentists may work together to perform certain procedures, such as preparing teeth for dental crowns or bridges.

  • Continuing care: After completing restorative or prosthodontic treatments, patients return to their general dentist for routine dental care, such as cleanings and checkups.


Overall, the collaboration between our Tindal Prosthodontics office and local general dentists provides Sarasota, FL patients with comprehensive dental care that addresses their unique needs and goals. By working together, we can ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care and achieve the best possible outcomes.

How are we different?
What sets our office apart...

At Tindal Prosthodontics in the vibrant city of Sarasota, FL, we take immense pride in delivering the highest quality of comprehensive dental care that meets your esthetic, functional, and emotional demands. Our dedicated team includes Dr. Ryan Serra, a board-certified periodontist, and Dr. Ben Tindal, a skilled prosthodontist, who together form a dynamic duo committed to preserving your oral health, addressing your unique needs, and ensuring a positive long-term prognosis.

Do I need a periodontist?
You should seek a periodontist when...
  • If you want a specialist’s opinion

  • If your treatment requires the care of several dental specialists

  • If dental implants interest you

  • If you have periodontal pockets that measure 4mm or deeper

  • If your teeth feel loose or mobile

  • If you are experiencing bone loss or gum recession

  • If you want to improve the aesthetics of your smile

  • If you have a "gummy smile" or inadequate gum tissue around teeth

  • If you're undergoing orthodontic treatment and need surgical exposure of unerupted teeth

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