Dental Implants in Monroe, LA
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root made of titanium. The small titanium post is surgically embedded into the jaw and allowed to become one with the bone, a process called osseointegration. After the dental implant has successfully fused with bone, the replacement crown, bridge or denture is placed on top.
Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth or several missing teeth. A type of implant procedure uses only six or four implants to anchor a complete upper or lower denture. Unlike removable bridges and dentures, non-removable replacement teeth:
- Provide maximum comfort and stability
- Fully restore your chewing ability so you can eat whatever you want, even steak and raw vegetables
- Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
- Can last for decades with proper maintenance
- Preserve bone density
The Dental Implant Proceduredental crown and bridge, or denture is attached to the implant.
In general, anyone who can undergo a routine tooth extraction can undergo implant surgery. You must also be in good oral and general health, and the bone at the site must be dense enough to support the implant.