What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an extremely popular option for the permanent replacement of one or more teeth. Each implant consists of a titanium post, which acts as an artificial tooth root. This post is surgically placed beneath your gum line and into your jawbone, where it is then used to secure a permanent replacement tooth. Most patients love dental implants because they look and feel like natural teeth!
In New Orleans, dental implants are growing in popularity. You might need a replacement tooth because your natural tooth has fallen out, has been knocked out, or must be removed due to severe decay or injury. You might need just one tooth replaced, or you might need many or all of your teeth replaced. In any of these situations, you should feel free to contact us to discuss whether dental implants are right for you.
Should I Get Dental Implants in New Orleans?
If you are considering dental implants, you’re probably wondering what the implantation process is like. At Southern Dental Care, we pride ourselves on our effective, comfortable procedures:
- First, we administer a local anesthetic that should keep your procedure as painless as possible.
- Next, we will usually remove the root of the damaged or missing tooth, then replace it with the titanium post of your implant.
- After a healing period, which may last several weeks or months, we attach an additional connector post to your initial post and secure your replacement tooth.
The professionals at Southern Dental Care will be with you every step of the way in your procedure. We can answer your questions and address your concerns before the procedure, and we will give you any aftercare instructions you need once the procedure is completed. To get an idea of what recovery is like, please refer to this previous post from our blog.
Our New Orleans Dental Implants
For many patients, dental implants provide benefits that other tooth replacement options lack. Dental implants have a natural appearance, they’re durable, and they offer you more convenience than dentures. Read more about the advantages of dental implants in our blog or in this information published by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Southern Dental Care provides dental implants and other restorative, cosmetic, and orthodontic dental services to the entire greater New Orleans area, so contact us today to receive care for any and all of your dental needs!