Consider dental implants if you’ve lost some or all of your permanent teeth and want to restore your smile. At Fremaux Dental Care, located in Slidell, Louisiana, experienced general and family dentist Britney Beard, DDS, specializes in placing and restoring dental implants. Implants are easy to care for and function just like your natural teeth. Call Fremaux Dental Care today to request a dental implant consultation or make your appointment online.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that your Fremaux Dental Care provider inserts into your empty tooth sockets. The posts integrate with your bone, providing a base for crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures.
Dental implants are an excellent alternative to dentures. You don’t have to remove them, and with proper care, they often last a lifetime.*
Dental implants offer various benefits, including:
Dental implants reduce the risk of issues like gum recession and bone loss. What’s more, replacing missing teeth with implants prevents your remaining teeth from shifting.
You need strong bones and healthy gums to get dental implants. If you have gum disease or low bone volume, your dentist completes a prerequisite procedure first.
For example, if you have gum disease, your provider prescribes antibiotic therapy. After the infection is gone, you can move forward with dental implant treatment.
At Fremaux Dental Care, getting dental implants takes at least three visits spaced over several months.
Your dentist administers nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral conscious sedation. When the anesthetic sets in, they place a series of small titanium posts into your empty tooth sockets. The number of implants you receive depends on how many teeth are missing and the type of restoration you want.
After placement, your mouth needs to heal for several months. During that period, the implants fuse with your bone.
When the implants finish integrating with your bone, you return to Fremaux Dental Care. Your dentist takes impressions of your mouth and sends them to a nearby dental lab. Then, the lab creates custom restorations, like crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures.
When your crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures are finished, you visit Fremaux Dental Care for the last time. Your dentist attaches the restorations to your implants, polishes your teeth, and provides care instructions.
After leaving the office, you can bite and chew immediately.
Call Fremaux Dental Care today to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants or make your appointment online.