Why patients choose dental implants for tooth replacement
- Posted on: Feb 15 2019
At Sullivan Dental Center in St. Francisville, LA, patients in and around the area can obtain quality dental care. This includes restorative solutions such as the gold standard in tooth replacement, dental implants.
Dentists describe dental implants
Our dentists describe dental implants as titanium metal tooth root replacements. These small posts are placed into the bone of the jaw during oral surgery. They are placed to offer a foundation for a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a full denture. These versatile solutions are commonly requested by patients who are seeking a sturdy and long-term alternative to bridges and dentures.
Candidates for dental implants
Dental implants do require patients to have substantial bone of the jaw in order to successfully place them into the smile. The dentists of Sullivan Dental Center can determine candidacy during an initial consultation appointment, during which x-rays are used to evaluate the smile and decide if oral surgery would be probably. If patients do not have enough bone to place a dental implant, they need to seek a way to build up the bone (such as bone grafting procedures) to prepare it for the implant, or consider alternative treatments.
Why choose dental implants?
Patients who are interested in dental implants are often drawn to its permanency and simplicity. Unlike other treatments, dental implants stand alone and do not require existing teeth to be affected, as is such with dental bridges. Dental implants are also known for lasting a lifetime with proper care and providing the stability and strength patients need to enjoy all their favorite foods without worry. While dental implants are often the costliest tooth replacement solution on the market today, they are well worth the investment considering their longevity.
Ready to learn more about dental implants?
Contact our dentists today at Sullivan Dental Center to discuss with our professionals the benefits of using dental implants to enhance the smile. We are conveniently located in St. Francisville, LA at 5436 Commerce Street and can be reached by phone at (225) 635-4422 for scheduling a consultation appointment.
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