If you have suffered tooth loss, you know how challenging it can be to enjoy a meal, laugh with friends, and feel confident day-to-day. But tooth loss also influences your oral health. It can cause shifting teeth, bone loss, and even future oral health complications.
Your dentist in Prairieville, LA offers tooth replacement to help restore your confidence and keep your oral health in check. Among these options, dental implants stand out as the more permanent and natural solution—closely mimicking your natural teeth.
The Dental Implant Process
If you’re considering tooth replacement—specifically dental implants in Prairieville—you have probably wondered about the process.
It begins with a consultation in our dental office. Your dentist wants to make sure that dental implants are a good choice for you. If dental implants are an option, we schedule your implant surgery.
Implant surgery finds your dentist thoroughly numbing the treatment area. Implants are thin posts secured in your jaw. Over time, these posts bond with your jawbone and create the perfect foundation for your replacement tooth.
Your replacement tooth is called a dental crown. It is colored and shaded to complement your teeth.
What to Expect
Following implant placement, you may have a few days of swelling and mild pain, which is easily treatable with store-bought pain relievers.
Once your crown is set, you’ll be surprised by how much the implant mimics your lost tooth.
Following crown placement, you simply brush and floss your teeth as you did before and visit your dentist on time for regular checkups and teeth cleanings.
With regular dental care and a proper brushing and flossing routine, dental implants can last for decades or life.
Contact Our Prairieville or Baton Rouge Dental Offices
If you’re considering dental implants, or want to explore your options, schedule a consultation today.