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Tioga Implants

Dental Implants

Dr. Justin C. Craighead, Welcomes You to Our Website

At Tioga Dental & Orthodontics, our team strives to give patients the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve with an exceptionally high standard of quality care. Our practice offers patients from Gainesville and surrounding communities a comprehensive approach, focusing on several specialties and offering services that are designed for patients of all ages.  We specialize in dental implants and implant supported dentures with our top educated and trained specialist, Dr. Justin Craighead.

Start-to-Finish Dental Implants

If you are missing teeth and struggling with loose, uncomfortable dentures, dental implants could change your life! At Tioga Dental & Orthodontics, we are happy to offer start-to-finish dental implants, so you don’t have to go all over town to get the care you need.

A dental implant is a great way to restore your smile if you are missing one or more of your teeth. The implant is a small post that is made of a biocompatible titanium material that Dr. Craighead will surgically place into your jaw. The post will fuse with your jaw and once it heals will become extremely solid and essentially act as the root for your new “fake” tooth. This implant can be used for crowns, bridges, and even dentures! If taken care of properly with good oral hygiene and routine dental checkups, your dental implant could last a lifetime!

Relax in a Worry-Free Environment

For many patients, dental visits call to mind cold, sterile, maybe even hostile environments. The sound of the drill, the smell of cleaning solutions, and dental practitioners who talk over them. Let Tioga Dental & Orthodontics change your mind about dental care. We welcome every patient making them feel at home from the moment they arrive. Warm greetings and attentive care are just the tip of the ice burg. We promise completely stress, pain, and worry-free care from start to finish.

State-of-the-Art Dentistry

Many patients don’t realize just how much impact technology has on their dental experience, but the right technologies make patient care faster, more comfortable, and more effective. The team of experts at Tioga Dental & Orthodontics is dedicated to utilizing the most innovative dentistry techniques to improve patient comfort and care. From a 3D x-ray using the industry leading i-CAT technology for advanced implant placement to pin-hole gum tissue regeneration techniques and both soft and hard tissue laser services, we are the leading edge of the dental field.

Computer-Guided Dental Implants

The advancement of technology has made dental implants even more accurate and natural. With 3D imaging software, we can digitally create your jawbone to help guide us when placing the implants. With a detailed map of your facial anatomy that the software provides, it will help us avoid sensitive and critical nerves, roots, and sinuses. This new technology means a better dental experience for the patient by saving you time and the number of visits generally needed for dental implants. Now that’s something to smile about!

Our General & Cosmetic Dental Services

Tioga Implants

Dental Implants

Dental Implants replace missing teeth and help support dentures. Implant placement is the fastest growing area of dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Change your smile with top rated dental team providing cosmetic dentistry in Gainesville.

Tioga Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry

Dental treatment for the entire family from ages 1 to 100. Routine cleanings to the most complex procedures.

Kids Brushing


Orthodontics or braces is the most effective way to straighten teeth, fix gaps and other alignment issues.

Tioga Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth issues can occur at an early age all the way well into adulthood.

Tioga Invisalign


Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable and virtually invisible. Providing a discrete option for braces.

Tioga Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Conscious Sedation Dentistry

IV sedation, pill sedation and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) allow our patients to experience less anxiety.

Tioga Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery covers a broad array of dental procedures including gum surgery and wisdom teeth removal.

Tioga Dental Emergency

Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies include extreme pain, swelling, broken teeth or an unexplained fever with a tooth ache.

Tioga Dentures


Dentures have evolved significantly over the past decade to include greater comfort and stability.

Tioga Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Professional in-office teeth whitening is the safest and most effective treatment available.


Thank you Dr. Craighead and the amazing staff at Tioga Dental & Orthodontics. I never thought I’d smile again with the serious condition of my mouth.  With only a few visits, you have made my smile beautiful again.  With a combination of dental implants and bridges Tioga’s team was able to restore my confidence.  After hearing amazing reviews, I finally (and thankfully) decided to join the Tioga Dental team.

R. Dolan

Tioga Dental blew me away!!  The term dental team is an understatement when it comes to their office.  Following my initial exam and x-rays the office took a 3D scan of my entire mouth.  I then met with my Dentist, Dr. Brush and her team of specialists – a periodontist and orthodontist.  I must have been a special case to get that treatment and team effort.  Hands down the best experience I’ve ever had relating to my medical health.  They know their stuff!

Vickie H.

I have teeth again!  I cannot thank the Tioga Dental team enough for giving me teeth again.  It has been nearly 15 years since I’ve been able to chew steak.  I had no idea I could have a fixed denture with dental implants.  I feel like a new man!  Your office gets 5 stars and many A plusses!

L. Calton

Justin C. Craighead, DMD, MS

Dr. Justin C. Craighead is a leader and educator in Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Craighead is the only dual certified dental specialist in Periodontics and Prosthodontics in the State of Florida, and one of only a modest few in the world with certificates in both specialties. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 2004 and his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry in 2008 from Boston University. Following graduation Dr. Craighead finished a one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Boston University. He was awarded the Excellent Award for best epitomizing greatness in character and clinical capability in 2009.

Dr. Craighead completed specialty certificates in Periodontics and Prosthodontics as well as a fellowship in Prosthodontics from the University of Florida College of Dental Medicine from 2009 to 2015. He earned his Masters in Prosthodontics from University of Florida and earned the distinction as a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2012.  Dr. Craighead  completed comprehensive implant training and education as a diplomat graduate of the Misch International Implant Institute, and the Pikos Implant Institute.

     Dr. Craighead is Gainesville’s most educated and experienced dental implant specialist.


Dr. Craighead performs conscious pill and IV sedation at our state-of-the-art office.  Most of the time patient have no memory of their dental implant procedure.


Trained at the University of Florida, Dr. Craighead is the only dual certified dentist in prosthodontics and periodontics in the state of Florida.


Dr. Craighead and our team of dentists and dental specialists provide each patient with the most compassionate and caring dental implant care.


Dental implant placement can be tricky.  Our dental implant team uses i-CAT 3D imaging technology to provide truly comprehensive dental implant placement.