If you are missing teeth, you could be a candidate for dental implants. An implant is a type of prosthetic tooth designed to replace your entire tooth from root to crown. Implants work to restore your oral health and function, giving you back not only your smile but also your ability to chew and speak normally.
Implants consist of two main parts: the implant post and the implant crown. The implant post replaces the tooth root. It is a small screw, usually made of titanium or another biocompatible material, that is surgically inserted into your jawbone. After you have healed and recovered from this placement, our dentists and team design the implant restoration to replace the upper portions of your tooth. Depending on your individual desires and the number of teeth you are replacing, the implant restoration may be a single crown, a bridge or a denture. Your restoration will be custom designed to fit your smile comfortably and provide you with a beautiful result.
Dental implants are designed to look, feel and function exactly like your original tooth, including stimulating your supporting jawbone to help keep it strong and provide a stable foundation for your teeth. When properly cared for with good oral hygiene and regular preventive care from our dentists, your implant can last for a lifetime.
Most people are able to receive an implant without any difficulty. As long as your teeth and supporting oral structures are healthy, you should be able to receive an implant. If you have another dental condition, such as tooth decay or gum disease, you will need to receive treatment for that problem before you can receive an implant.
We welcome you to call Louisiana Dental Center at 504-287-4467 to schedule your consultation with our dentists and find out if dental implants in Kenner, Louisiana, are a good option for you.