It’s time to give yourself the smile you deserve. If you’ve been avoiding cameras or meals with your friends, you need to call Bayou Dental Group. Our Monroe, LA dentist can give you a smile solution that looks and feels as good as your natural teeth. And Dr. Finley can place and restore your dental implants all in one office.Dental Implants - Bayou Dental Group - Monroe, LA - Dr. David Finley Read Transcript
There’s a number of different ways of using a dental implant to replace missing teeth. Some patients that have, say a denture and need to have that denture stabilized can have four, six little small what we call mini implants placed where a denture snaps onto that. Most of the time, patients need something a little bit more durable and longer lasting in that respect, and so there’s a lot of other different ways of placing implants in such a way that the patient can benefit.
For instance, a patient with dentures, you can place two implants in an arch and a patient can have a denture then that snaps on, but maybe up in the upper arch still has to have the palate covered by the denture because you have to have some suction to create retention. In that same patient if we place four implants in the upper arch, then we can make a denture that snaps on but shaped more like a horse shoe, and so the palate is not covered. So when they drink that hot coffee, they know it’s hot before it hits the back of the throat. It’s a real benefit for a patient that’s worn dentures all their lives because there’s taste buds in the palate that let us know what kind of food we’re eating or what kind of liquid we’re drinking.
Another way of solving patient’s denture-related problems and missing teeth would be some form of restoration that is placed on implants but doesn’t come out, and there’s two ways of doing that. One way is where we can place either four or six implants in the arch, and then create sort of a denture that is held in place by screws and only dentists can take it out.
Another way of doing dental implants would be placing more implants and doing more individual type of teeth which we’ve done all the time. [inaudible 00:01:46] place eight or 10 implants in an arch, you can go back put crowns in all those and a person’s got what God intended them to have at the beginning. Obviously, if you’re missing a front tooth, we can put an implant in and in just a short period of a couple of months you’re back smiling the way you want to smile.
There are several benefits to choosing dental implants:
- They are the closest in function and appearance to your natural teeth.
- You’ll feel an increase in your self-confidence when you have a full, beautiful smile.
- Because they are not removable, you won’t have to worry about keeping up with your teeth.
- Eat all of your favorite foods, regardless of how hard, sticky, or crunchy they may be!
- Speak clearly and with ease.
- There’s no risk of slipping; they are anchored to your jawbone.
- This is a long-term solution. With proper care, they can last a lifetime!
- Patients with dental implants have had decreases in the amount of bone loss.
If you’re unsure about the cost of a full set of dental implants, you might benefit from a denture supported by four or six implants.
Call us now at 318-302-4236 to see how we can make you smile!
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Having your implants placed and restored in one office means you’ll receive consistent care throughout the entire process. There’s no risk of anything falling through the cracks because you’ll have the same doctor and staff from start to finish.
We use cutting-edge technology, including cone beam radiography, which takes the guesswork out of implant placement, and digital X-rays that allow instant feedback.
After your consultation, Dr. Finley will perform a thorough examination, during which he will:
- Check your mouth and bite
- Do a 3D scan
- Check bone levels
- Take measurements for full dental implants
The implant is then placed and allowed to fuse with bone. Next, Dr. Finley will take impressions to make the final restoration. Finally, the dental crown, bridge, or denture is attached to the implant or implants. This entire process (and healing between procedures) will take a few short months to complete.
Avoid Dental Anxiety With Our Comfort Options
You may have some concerns about your procedure or some general dental anxiety. We understand! Many people are afraid of the dentist. That’s why our office has amenities to lower your stress level, like:
- Cozy chairs
- Soft, comfortable blankets
- Headphones to listen to music
- Screens for you to watch your favorite movies
You won’t even feel like you’re having a dental procedure! And if you need a little more help relaxing, we can provide one of two sedation options.
See how dental implants can change your life for the better. Call Bayou Dental Group at 318-302-4236.