If you’ve lost one or more teeth, you might be putting off having them replaced because you don’t think it’s that important, you don’t have the time, or you just don’t know what your options are. No matter the reason you’ve been avoiding having your smile restored, Canatella Dental in New Orleans, LA 70124 can help you get your smile back.
There are numerous ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth; however advances in technology allow us to replace your teeth more naturally using a dental implant that functions just like your original tooth. Other replacement methods can still be effective, and are a better option for some patients.
However, implants provide added security because they are anchored to the jaw, and help to retain healthy bone levels. With a more natural bite you can enjoy normal foods again, such as apples corn, and even steak. Implants can be more easily cleaned then other prosthetics and best of all, they are permanent. Like a knee or hip replacement, the implanted post becomes part of your body, and last a lifetime with proper care.
How Dental Implants Work
Titanium posts are surgically placed below the gum tissue, and over the course of 3 to 4 months the posts will fuse to your jawbone. After this fusion occurs, we will place your customized dental prosthetic.
Recent advances in technology allow dentists to more accurately and safely place implants, and have increased the success rate of dental implants to 98%.
3D Digital Imaging Technology
At Canatella Dental, we utilize state-of-the-art 3D digital imaging technology to give us the best picture of your jaw. Using the ORTHOPHOS 3D x-ray, we’re able to not only see the entire jaw with one scan, but Dr. Canatella can use the technology to interact with jaw bone. During your consultation, we can virtually place each implant and determine if any outside factors are likely to affect the procedure. That means we can determine the exact size implant you will need and where to place it before we ever start the procedure.
For More Information
If our modern dental implant placement sounds like something you would benefit from, don’t wait one more day to call Canatella Dental. In New Orleans, LA, we are the trusted general and cosmetic dentists because we care about your smile as much as you do. Our knowledgeable staff welcomes patients from New Orleans, Lakeview, Metairie, Kenner, Slidell, the North Shore, and beyond.