Dental Implants From Our New Orleans Dentist
When you lose one or more teeth, you might be concerned with the look of your smile. What you may not realize is that a single lost tooth can be the beginning of a chain reaction of dental problems that can continue for the rest of your life! Our New Orleans dentist can prevent that through dental implants.
The bone in your jaw that surrounded your lost tooth will start to shrink, causing the surrounding teeth to begin to shift. This can lead to a change in your bite, which can have an effect on your other teeth, leading to more shifting and loosening. Left unchecked, you will likely lose more and more teeth until you’re left with almost none at all. Bone loss will still continue, leading to a sunken look in your jaw.
The Implant Advantage
While bridges can restore the look of lost teeth, they don’t stop the bone loss that comes with it. The best way to preserve your smile and save your bone structure is with dental implants. These amazing restorations are small titanium screws that are placed in your jaw where the missing tooth was. Titanium has the amazing ability to bond to bone, creating a root replacement that’s just as stable as your natural teeth!
Dental implants are restored with lifelike crowns and bridges that give you permanent new teeth that are just as stable as the real thing. You’ll be amazed at the results you can get from a dental implant!
Getting a Dental Implant
At 7 O’Clock Dental, we work with a local oral surgeon who is well qualified to take care of all your implant needs. We work closely with the surgeon to ensure you’re getting the best possible results from your implant procedure, and then we’ll finish the task with an amazing restoration!
Getting a dental implant first involves a full exam of your mouth. We need to be sure that you have enough remaining bone structure to successfully place the implant! Even if your bones have shrunk too much, implants are still a possibility! Oral surgery to restore bone mass is available and will have to be performed prior to your implant placement. Mini implants are also a possibility depending on the remaining bone mass. These smaller versions of traditional implants are a great way to get the stability and function of an implant when space is limited!
Once it has been determined that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, the oral surgeon will place them. Implants are threaded like screws and are placed directly into your jaw, where they are allowed to heal for a few months. This allows time for your implant to integrate with the bone, creating the incredibly strong bond that implants are known for.
Restoring Your Implant
Whether you need one implant or enough to support a full bridge, Dr. John Tripp can restore your implants with a lifelike set of teeth that are completely permanent! After taking an impression, our dental lab will create the perfect restorations for you, and at a second appointment, they will be placed permanently!
Implants are a fantastic alternative to dentures, allowing you to get a permanent set of teeth back! From partial mouth replacements to a full mouth, implant restorations at 7 O’Clock Dental will leave you smiling!
If you want to become one of the many satisfied patients who have benefitted from dental implants, call us today! You can reach our New Orleans dentist office at 504-266-0664 or by filling out our online appointment request form. We look forward to getting you your smile back!
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