Quick and Quality Dental Implants in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
What Are Dental Implants?
Implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically anchored into your jaw. Made out of metal and ceramic, these roots create support and security for a single replacement tooth, a bridge (three or more replacement teeth) or dentures (a full row of artificial teeth).
Implants are a preferred method of artificial tooth replacement because of their ability to fuse with your jaw. This fusion replicates the feeling of natural teeth and prevents artificial teeth from slipping or shifting. Tooth security is an important factor in comfort and confidence, especially during activities like eating or speaking.
What to Expect
Implants are placed during an in-office procedure using local anesthesia. After placement, your jaw will need about six months to heal. Once the healing process has been completed, the implant and your jaw will have properly fused and you will be able to receive your new artificial teeth. Artificial teeth will then be mounted onto the implant. Teeth attached with an implant stay in your mouth and are cleaned just like ordinary teeth. With proper care, they can last you a lifetime.
Are Implants Right for Me?
If you are in good general health and have a healthy jaw and gums, you can be considered as a prospective candidate for an implant. Receiving an implant is an important decision and one that can significantly improve your health, confidence and smile. Talk to a specialist at Rabel Family Dentistry to learn more about implants today.