Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery offers dental implants in Mandeville, LA. Dental implants are the ideal solution for replacing missing or failing teeth. Many patients love dental implants because their oral health is improved, they can eat the foods they like, and they can smile with confidence again.
A dental implant consists of three pieces: the medical-grade titanium post, the prosthetic crown, and the connecting abutment. The implant, placed into the jaw bone by your oral surgeon, integrates with the natural bone over time and acts as a root for the replacement tooth. After the post has fused with the jawbone, a prosthetic crown is attached and connected to the post by an abutment. The crown is fabricated to look just like your natural teeth and functions just like any other tooth. One of the benefits of dental implants is that patients do not have to worry about the tooth slipping or coming loose. With regular flossing and brushing, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery offers dental implant placement at our office in Mandeville, LA. Dr. Brown is an experienced oral surgeon and an expert at dental implants as well as other tooth replacement options.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are permanent. The titanium implant post fuses with the jaw bone and results in a strong foundation for the rest of the implant. Because of this, dental implants do not require any additional support like tooth-supported bridges.
Dental implants improve oral health. Bone loss can occur when teeth are missing because the jaw bone lacks the stimulation from chewing. Dental implants allow for the natural stimulation of bone because the implant post integrates with the jaw bone. And, since dental implants serve as a replacement for a tooth that is missing or failing, they restore the natural oral structure and function of the teeth.
Caring for dental implants is easy. Other tooth replacement options can wear down over time, require adjustments, or require special cleaning. With dental implants, regular brushing and flossing are all that is needed. They are designed to last a lifetime — with the right care, replacements and adjustments are not necessary.
Dental implants are ideal for many patients. Patients who are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth can all be candidates for dental implants. The versatility of dental implants makes them the ideal choice for a variety of treatments. Patients who may have limited tooth replacement options may discover that they are excellent candidates for dental implants.
If you think dental implants may be the tooth replacement solution for you, we encourage you to contact our office in Mandeville, LA. Dr. Brown will review your tooth replacement options and create a treatment plan just for you.
The first step is a consultation with Dr. Brown at our office in Mandeville, LA. He will perform an oral evaluation, review your health history, and take any necessary imaging to determine your exact condition and the best treatment plan for you. Anesthesia options and any other questions you may have will also be discussed during your consultation. We will send you home with pre- and post-operative instructions to review to ensure a smooth procedure and optimal recovery.
The day of your surgery will begin with a short preparatory period. This allows you to get comfortable and have any remaining questions answered. Once you feel ready, the anesthesia that was decided during your consultation will be administered, and the procedure will begin. Dr. Brown will place the implant post into the jaw bone, and stitch the gums closed.
The healing period begins right after your procedure, during which the implant post fuses with the jaw bone over the next several weeks. Your crown will be custom-made by your restorative dentist during this time and will be placed once the post has successfully integrated with the jaw bone.
If you are curious about your tooth replacement options and live near Mandeville, LA, we encourage you to give our office a call. A member of our staff will be happy to speak with you and schedule your initial appointment. At Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery, we do everything we can to make you feel safe, comfortable, and informed throughout your entire treatment. We look forward to caring for you.