Dental Implants -- New Orleans, LA
Rebuilding Your Stable, Complete Smile
If you need to replace one or more teeth, dental implants can help you achieve stronger, more stable results. This special option combines a custom-made prosthetic with one or more titanium implants, mimicking your smile's natural structure in a way that traditional bridges and dentures don't. As a result, you can look forward to better oral health and wellbeing, plus improved confidence.
One or more implant posts will be placed in your jaw via surgery. Afterward, as your mouth heals, your implant(s) will fuse with your jawbone in much the same way that a natural root fuses with your jawbone. The result will be a solid foundation for your new restoration.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a number of advantages for eligible patients who are missing one or more teeth. Some of the most considerable benefits of dental implants are listed below. Which would you enjoy most?
- Rebuild the entire structure of the missing tooth, from the supportive root all the way to the visible crown.
- Prevent the loss of bone and periodontal tissue for a more complete and healthy smile.
- Promote a balanced, nutritious diet which helps patients enjoy better overall health.
- Make it easier to speak clearly, without lisps or whistles.
- Look and feel like your natural tooth structure.
- Are as easy to clean as the teeth you were born with.
- Can correct prior dental misalignments without the need for braces.
- Can last for a lifetime with proper care and routine maintenance.
Indications for Dental Implants
No matter how many teeth you have lost or from where in the jaw they are missing, dental implants offer a stable replacement option for many patients. The indications for dental implants include:
Missing a Single Tooth
An implant-retained crown can take the place of a single missing tooth. The implant post is surgically placed beneath the gum line, where it is allowed to grow together with the jaw bone to provide a stable foundation for the dental crown. This option eliminates the need to modify the surrounding teeth, which is required for a fixed, non-implant retained bridge.
Missing Multiple Teeth
In cases where several teeth have gone missing, a dental implant-retained bridge or partial denture can help to preserve those that remain. 1 to 2 implant posts may be enough to secure an implant bridge or denture.
Missing All Your Teeth
Patients who are missing all their teeth do not have to deal with the frustration of a traditional denture that slips or slides around at the most inconvenient of times. An implant denture can provide an effective solution.
While personalized crowns are the restorative choice for single tooth implants, patients with traditional dentures can have their prosthetic strengthened and stabilized with the power of implants. Once a certain number of implants have been carefully and precisely inserted into your jaw, they will hold your denture securely in place, eliminating the need for dental adhesive, improving your ability to chew, and giving you back the confidence you deserve. Implants can even help patients look younger by keeping the jawbone healthy and maintaining your facial structures!
Dental Implant Technology
Here at Canatella Dental, we're dedicated to providing patients with the most advanced treatment options and technology available for maximum comfort and quality results. With the help of the ORTHOPHOS XG 3D imaging machine, Dr. Canatella will be able to plan your implant procedure with more preciseness and confidence than ever before. This state-of-the-art machine allows us to determine the amount of bone present in the patient's jaw, the exact positioning of the implants, whether stents will be needed to help place the implants correctly, and other crucial factors. This minimally invasive technique helps patients enjoy a procedure that's as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
There is no fixed price for dental implant procedures. The price of yours will depend on a few factors, including how many teeth are missing, how healthy your jaw bone is, where in the jaw the teeth are located, and others. While dental implants may seem expensive, remember that they require several surgeries and high-quality materials. Plus, given the fact that they preserve your oral structure and can last for a lifetime, dental implants can end up costing less than a bridge that will need to be replaced several times over the course of a few decades. When it comes to dental implants, you really can’t go wrong making this investment!
Not every patient is a good candidate for treatment with dental implants. If you'd like to know if you're right for this procedure, don't hesitate to call our office for an appointment. Dr. Canatella is happy to offer implant care to his patients in and around New Orleans and Lakeview.