Tooth loss makes life challenging. You may feel insecure about smiling, speaking clearly can be daunting, and you may have difficulty chewing many of your favorite foods. Missing teeth may also lead to further tooth loss and other related complications down the road.
While there are a few tooth replacement options available, no solution is as permanent or stable as dental implants.
We offer dental implants and implant-supported prosthetics in Prairieville, LA
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are root replacements. They are made from strong titanium and are able to integrate with bone. Your dentist surgically implants the root or roots, and when integration is finished, we top the root or roots with a tooth crown or arch of replacement teeth on a denture.
Implant-Supported Dentures vs. Single Implants
If you have several missing teeth or full tooth loss, you can opt for an implant for each of these. However, it is not cost-effective to go this route. Instead, talk to your dental implant dentist in Baton Rouge, LA about implant-supported dentures.
Because dental implant posts are strong. It takes only four to six implants to fix an entire denture to your jaw. With this option, you’ll never have to worry about denture slippage, relines in the dental office, or store-bought adhesives to keep your denture stable.
Not only is this approach usually more cost-effective, but it also means an easier implant surgery for you—implanting four to six roots instead of a dozen or more for single implants.
Learn Whether You’re a Candidate for Dental Implants in Prairieville, LA
If you have a single missing tooth or full or significant tooth loss, we invite you to schedule a consultation in our dental office. Your dentist will assess your gums, take a health history, and provide an exam to learn whether implant dentistry is a safe option for you—and whether it will give you the results you’ve been seeking.