Dental implants are a wonderful solution for single tooth replacement
- Posted on: May 15 2019
A missing tooth from the smile is not only unsightly, but it can impact one’s oral health and wellness, as well as the functionality of their smile. Patients may have difficulty eating or speaking depending on where the missing tooth is located in the dental arch. However, with the help of the team at Sullivan Dental Center, patients can improve their smile and replace their missing tooth with a dental implant.
Understanding how dental implants work
Dental implants are restorations that are fabricated from titanium metal. They are used as a tooth root replacement as they are placed in the bone of the jaw. Then, the dental implant is restored over the top with a dental crown to act as a single tooth replacement. Dental implants have many benefits, making them the choice for many of our patients.
Advantages of dental implants
The dental implant has many benefits for patients to consider. Dental implants are a smart investment for our patients who want a permanent way of replacing missing teeth. They are costly when they are placed, but many patients find that this price is relatively inexpensive when considering how long dental implants last—a lifetime! Dental implants are easy to care for and will also help in maintaining the structure of the jawbone. This keeps patients from experiencing bone loss which can contribute to an unusually shaped jaw and mouth over time. Dental implants can be used for replacing more than one tooth as well, by holding up a dental bridge or by anchoring down a full denture. We encourage patients to work with the team to learn more about these restorations and find out which one is best for their specific needs.
The team at Sullivan Dental Center in St. Francisville, LA ensure beautiful, healthy smiles, and encourages patients to consider dental implants for tooth replacements. Call the office at (225) 635-4422 and visit us at 5436 Commerce Street. Drs. Frank Sullivan, Clay Couvillon, and Candice Sullivan are here to help, and are always accepting new patients and families into the practice for quality dental care.
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