Today we want to talk about a painful subject: tooth loss in adults.
It can happen in a variety of ways. We actually handle a lot of accident cases here, but you may be surprised to learn that gum disease is the #1 cause. In any event, if this ever happens to you, it will make for a traumatic and embarrassing situation that will adversely impact your health.
To avoid bite problems, bone deterioration and other issues, you need to visit our New Orleans, LA dentist’s office right away. We can replace one or more missing teeth with beautiful, high-quality crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
Today we want to talk about dental implants. Read on, and then be sure to get in touch to schedule your consultation at 7 O’Clock Dental.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
The procedure involves a two-part process. In the first part you will have an implant (the root) surgically inserted into your jawbone. After sufficient healing/fusion has taken place, you will have a crown placed to complete the look of your great new smile.
Will The Implant Surgery Be Painful?
No! We will do everything possible to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. If you are prone to anxiety, we can offer dental sedation in the form of a pill you take prior to your appointment. We’ll prescribe the pill to you beforehand, and you’ll take it about an hour before you come in. By the time you sit down in our dental chair, you’ll feel so relaxed you might just fall asleep.
Are Dental Implants Comfortable?
Yes! Unlike false teeth from earlier eras of dentistry, our implants are crafted to feel like your natural teeth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is custom-made to fit your mouth. It will be the right size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your teeth.
Will Dental Implants Last Forever?
Dental implants are, in fact, designed to last a lifetime but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth. Nothing too complicated though.
Brushing twice a day for two or more minutes, flossing and rinsing regularly, and visiting the dentist every three to six months will keep you smiling.
Are Implants The Best Solution For Me?
Truth be told, the only way to determine if dental implants are the best solution for you is to schedule a consultation with our team. When you pay us a visit in-person, Dr. Tripp will be able to examine your mouth, take digital X-rays, and assess your bone structure.
After that, we can move forward if it is the right treatment for your situation.
Can I Start Today?
Yes! That is a great idea!
How Do I Schedule A Consultation?
If you think dental implants sound good, you can go ahead and schedule a consultation with Dr. Tripp and the rest of our New Orleans, LA dental team. To make it happen, you can give us a call at 504-266-0664 or contact us online to request an appointment. Either way, we will be ready for you.