Missing teeth are bad for you in many aspects. They can make it difficult to chew, increasing the pressure and stress on your remaining teeth. This can wear down your remaining teeth, endangering their health and leaving you at risk for more missing teeth. One missing tooth often leads to many missing teeth if nothing is done to correct the problem.

But that’s not the only problem from missing teeth. They can actually adversely affect your overall well-being and health. Missing teeth make it harder to feel confident about your smile; this often leads to many people smiling less and less. Not smiling has actually been shown to increase your risk of depression and general unhappiness.

Plus missing teeth make it difficult to maintain a varied diet. You may have a harder time chewing, which leads you to select softer foods and avoid foods you used to enjoy. Over time, this can actually lead you to develop malnutrition and other problems.

But there is good news on the horizon. Missing teeth can be replaced and dentures are no longer the only option you have. At the Bayou Dental Group in Monroe, LA, we offer several solutions for non-removable replacement teeth. These solutions look good; they can restore your ability to chew with comfort and ease in addition to leaving you with a beautiful smile.

Non-removable replacement teeth are a dental restoration which stay fixed in place. We anchor these restorations with dental implants ; dental implants are artificial teeth roots which we embed in your jaw. As it heals, a dental implant will actually fuse with your jawbone, making it as strong as a natural tooth root.

We then place replacement teeth onto the dental implant. These teeth are carefully crafted to match the appearance of your natural smile. They not remove adhesive or other support to stay in place, unlike dentures. They are the ultimate tooth replacement option when it comes to stability and comfort.

We offer several types of non-removable replacement teeth. Our All-on-Six option is extremely popular for many patients. We can actually replace an entire row of teeth with the All-on-Six method; we install a set of six dental implants into your jaw which can then support an entire row of replacement teeth. This prevents the need for using a dental implant for every tooth, or can replace dentures.

We also offer the All-on-Four method of dental implants. As the name suggests, this method uses four dental implants to replace all the teeth of your upper or lower arch. This method is more affordable than many other options for dental implants.

If you’re not a candidate for a traditional dental implant, than the mini dental implants we offer may work for you. Mini dental implants are smaller and skinnier than traditional dental implants; this means they require less jawbone to install and are actually less expensive. They can also be used for the stabilization of dentures and dental bridges.

Are you ready for replacement teeth you can feel confident about? Then take the first step towards a new smile by scheduling an appointment at the Bayou Dental Group in Monroe, LA. Make an appointment by calling 318-302-4236.