What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a surgical treatment used to permanently replace one or more missing teeth. When compared to other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants are a great choice because they do not require adjustments to the neighboring healthy teeth, and they are exceptionally natural looking and feeling. That is because they are designed to feel, function, and look just like your natural teeth. Made from small titanium screws implanted into your jawbone, dental implants are used to replace your entire tooth, from root to cusp. The dental implant screw provides an artificial tooth root and ensures that the restoration is stable and lasting. After the implant post is surgically placed in the jawbone, we allow a healing period, and then the dental implant restoration is attached to the top. The implant restoration is custom made to aesthetically restore your smile, and it can be a dental crown, bridge, full denture, or partial denture. Dr. Shelly Barone, our knowledgeable dentist, will help you determine which type is right for your specific smile needs.
A dental implant in Metairie, Louisiana, might be just what you need to restore your smile’s function, health, and beauty. For more information about dental implants, we invite you to contact us today at GNO Dental Care.