Welcome to another summer in Louisiana! Here at Bayou Dental Group, we couldn’t be any more excited about the Fourth of July, and we hope the same is true for you. This important celebration of freedom is the highlight of many Americans’ summer, but if you are experiencing pain and discomfort from poor oral health, you will have a hard time enjoying the wonderful food and fellowship that makes the Fourth of July in Monroe so great.

The traditional food and fun associated with Fourth of July cookouts and festivals essentially depend on your having a healthy set of teeth in order to get the most out of the celebration. Missing teeth, or teeth that are seriously compromised by decay, will limit your freedom when making food choices. And if gaps in your smile are making you feel insecure, you will not be as friendly and outgoing as you should be at such a joyous occasion.

Missing or unhealthy teeth do not have to be an obstacle to your summer fun this Fourth of July in Monroe. Bayou Dental Group offers tooth replacement solutions that will have you smiling the biggest in family photos. The greatest tooth replacements are the ones that most closely match the look and function of your natural teeth. Dental implants are wonderful at replicating the look and feel of a natural tooth because they replace the root along with the crown, whereas other solutions only replace the crowns.

How Implants Work

The thing that makes dental implants different from other tooth solutions is the implant itself, a small titanium screw set directly into your jawbone. As the implant heals, the screw fuses with your natural bone in a process called osseointegration. Titanium is especially good at bonding with bone, that is why it is so widely used for dental implants, as well as other surgical implants.

With this synthetic root, your new tooth will be secure and stable as your natural ones. Even with common tooth replacements, like dentures and bridges, you may have to limit your diet to a certain extent because they are not secure enough to handle foods that require a lot vigorous chewing. Dental implants, however, require no such restrictions. Since they are anchored to your in a manner very similar to a natural tooth, you will have to stability and chewing power to handle any food you decide to eat.

All on Four and All on Six Solutions

One of the biggest drawbacks to missing teeth that few people consider is the loss of bone density in your jaw. Unfortunately, dentures and dental bridges, since they only replace the tooth above the gumline, do nothing to aid this situation.

Thankfully, dental implants promote the growth of new bone in your jaw, so that deterioration will not be an issue, but sometimes the loss of bone mass prevents the placement of traditional implants. In cases like these, Bayou Dental Group offers All on Four and All on Six implants solutions.

A traditional dental implant replaces a single tooth and requires healthy amount of bone mass in order to hold the titanium screw. All on Four and All on Six work differently, though. This process works by placing a lesser number of implants in your jaw, either four or six, and using them to anchor a full set of dentures. This will give you the security and stability of dental implants without having to replace every single tooth.

Have Fun This Fourth of July!

Don’t let missing teeth keep you from enjoying yourself this summer. Come to Bayou Dental Group in Monroe for an examination and consultation that will allow us to help you find the tooth replacement solution that best suits your needs.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.