Dental Implants in Slidell, Louisiana

Dental Implants

Dental implants are considered the gold standard when it comes to tooth replacement. Since dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone (much like a natural tooth root), you can enjoy your favorite foods, speak clearly, and smile confidently. Plus, dental implants can last a lifetime with regular care.

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Dental Implants Explained

Dental implants are surgical components that connect with the jaw or skull bone and are crafted from commercially pure titanium or zirconia. Dental implants are used to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, denture, or bridge.

Having a dental implant placed is fairly straightforward. The Dr. Daigle uses a CT scan to determine the best placement of the implant and a hole is drilled into the bone. An implant post is then inserted into the hole. The reason titanium and zirconia are used in implant procedures is due to their biocompatibility with bone. Over time, the implant fuses with the bone in a process known as osseointegration.

Depending on the type of implant being placed, Dr. Daigle may place a healing abutment to allow the soft tissue to heal, or an immediate loading temporary crown or bridge may be placed. Once the tissues have healed around the implant it should function just like a natural tooth.

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Dental implants might be the best choice for replacing your missing teeth. Off The Trace Dental can help you determine if this treatment is right for you.