Dental Implants – Marrero, LA
Restore Your Smile Seamlessly!
If you’re looking for a tooth replacement option unlike any other, look no further than dental implants! Restoring your appearance with implants doesn’t only work to rebuild your smile. You can also expect many benefits that will last you decades, making you forget that you even had them placed! It all starts with scheduling an implant consultation with Dr. C.J. Landry and learning about the steps to a brand-new smile, whether it be for single teeth or supporting a denture!
Benefits of Dental Implants
Keep in mind that the benefits of dental implants don’t simply stop at aesthetics. By replacing your tooth root, not simply the crown itself, you also prevent bone deterioration. Without a root to stimulate bone, your jaw begins shrinking, which reduces your ability to chew foods. While they do give you the most natural looking smile possible, preventing deterioration works to restore your biting force nearly 100%, meaning you can eat all the foods you want with no issues.
Furthermore, dental implants offer a stable and secure solution to tooth loss that’s been proven to last for decades and even a lifetime when properly cared for. Part of the restorative function implants offer is additional support to your facial structure. Implants allow blood flow to your face again, meaning your facial tissue maintains its natural shape and elasticity. This prevents your face from prematurely aging.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants are not only for those missing a single tooth. If you’re struggling with full or partial dentures that just aren’t doing enough for you, you should know that implants can be used to keep it more stable without the use of adhesives.
Missing Single Tooth
A single implant can be placed if you need to replace one tooth. This involves performing minor oral surgery in order to place the implant, which our team is fully capable of doing entirely in-office. During the surgery, your dentist starts with numbing your mouth and then making an incision in your gums. Then, they’ll position the implant post within the jawbone where your natural tooth used to be.
After waiting 3-6 months for the implant to fully bond with your jaw, you’ll come back to have an implant-retained restoration placed on top.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you need to replace multiple teeth in a row, an implant-retained dental bridge can be custom-made to rebuild your smile. This does not require filing down existing teeth because the implant removes the need for using natural teeth as an anchor. Unlike traditional bridges, implant-retained bridges look more natural and typically last much longer as well.
Missing All Teeth
If your denture never seems to stay in place, it’s mainly because your mouth is constantly changing shape due to the lack of bone stimulation and current deterioration. By using multiple implants strategically placed throughout your mouth, we can customize a denture designed to fix directly to the implants. Not only does this create a more stable foundation for your denture, but it also gives you a stronger biting force overall, allowing you to enjoy a more varied and healthier diet.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants overall largely varies from patient to patient based on several factors. These include the number of teeth you intend to replace, the cost of surgery itself, the abutment that connects the crown and implant together, the restoration that goes on top, and any preparatory treatments necessary to make placing implants viable.
Keep in mind that dental implants are an investment that are designed to last for many decades. That means no extra cost to replace dentures or dental bridges over time, which is only inevitable. For this reason, dentists consider implants to be the most cost-effective solution for tooth loss to date.