October 27, 2016
A missing tooth presents many daily challenges that we take for granted. For example, eating and chewing the foods you once enjoyed becomes difficult, while smiling and talking to others may feel embarrassing without your tooth. Dental implants may be a good solution for your and Fremaux Dental Care can help! Your dentist in 70458, offers a specialist to place dental implants.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant utilizes a biocompatible titanium post to restore your root and create a stable foundation for your new porcelain crown, which takes the place of your tooth. Your implant is surgically placed into your jawbone and given time to heal and integrate with your bone.
After the appropriate healing time has passed, your new crown will be attached to your implant with an abutment. You’ll have a new tooth that closely mimics your natural tooth, which means you’ll be able to eat, chew, brush, floss, smile and talk as you were always used to doing.
Missing Teeth and Oral Health
Did you know that your missing tooth is also affecting your oral health? When your root is missing, your bone will begin to deteriorate since it has nothing left to support; this puts your remaining teeth at risk for more loss. Your healthy teeth will begin to shift into the open space left by your missing tooth, putting them at risk for periodontal disease and fractures. The reason that dental implants are so successful is because they restore both your root and your tooth.
Comprehensive Implant Care
At Fremaux Dental Care, we strive to meet all of your needs here at our Slidell practice, and dental implants are no exception. While many dentists will refer their patients to other specialists for the surgical placement of dental implants, we have our very own periodontal specialist here who handles all of our implant surgeries. This means that we will guide you through the implant process from start to finish, so the team you know and trust will always surround you.
Dr. Beard can determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants with an examination and x-rays. Implants do require a couple factors to be in place in order to be successful, and those are:
- The patient is in good overall health
- There is enough healthy bone structure to support the dental implant
If implants are not in your future, our doctors can discuss other options for tooth replacement with you. Contact our office today to learn more.
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