What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Who is a good candidate for Dental Implants?
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.
Dental Implant Procedure
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.
Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure.
Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.
Dental Implants Benefits
Dental implants fit securely and allow patients to chew normally. They are cosmetically similar to natural teeth, so patients can smile without being self-conscious. Implants also prevent decay in the jawbone that can accompany tooth loss.
Implants also help prevent decay in the jawbone that can accompany tooth loss.
Dental Implants Before and after results
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
At Sullivan Dental Center we offer affordable dental implants for our patients. Because each patient is unique a price will be determined once we have a completed a full evaluation of the tooth to be treated or teeth in the case of multiple implants.
Risks of Dental Implants
Dental implant surgery is a relatively safe procedure. As with any other surgery, some risks may exist. These include complications from surgery such as excessive bleeding or reaction to anesthesia.
The dentist will discuss the risks in greater detail prior to the surgery.
Schedule a consultation
If you are interested in Dental Implants procedure. Call our office today at 225-635-4422 to schedule a consultation. Sullivan Dental serves St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Zachary and surrounding areas in LA.