Dental implants are ideal for replacing a missing or damaged tooth. They offer patients a natural-looking and fully functional solution. Patients who receive dental implants can eat the foods they love and smile with confidence. You can learn more about dental implants by watching the patient videos below. These stories will help you understand what to expect when you come in for your placement procedure.
At Oral Surgery Services, our goal is to provide our patients in the Gretna and Metaire areas with a beautiful, healthy smile. However, missing teeth can be an obstacle that limits your confidence and inhibits your desire to smile. Dental implant placement is an advanced technique that is a truly effective solution to replace missing teeth because it addresses both the visible missing tooth as well as the missing root beneath the gumline. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime and with proper placement and care, provide the same appearance and function as your natural teeth.
As trusted oral surgeons in the Gretna and Metairie areas, Drs. Smith and Ferguson are board-certified oral and maxillofacial specialists who can expertly place dental implants. Our surgeons provide the most natural-looking outcome possible while delivering exceptional durability.
To get the most out of your dental implants, it is imperative to have them placed by highly skilled surgeons with the experience and training to identify the ideal locations for each implant and to perform the procedure accurately.
Dental implants are made up of three parts: a titanium implant, an abutment, and a crown. The implant is made up of medical-grade titanium and is surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. Over the next several weeks, the dental implant fuses with the jaw bone to create a stable foundation for the replacement tooth. This means that the dental implant is completely secure and does not pose any risk of falling out, slipping, or making any clicking sounds. This also means that the health of the jaw bone is preserved because bone loss is stopped with dental implants. After the implant has healed, the connecting abutment is placed by your oral surgeon. Your general dentist will place the crown.
The three-part design of the dental implant is what makes it unique and provides several benefits to patients. Dental implant patients can expect to enjoy
Oral Surgery Services strives to provide every patient with the best result possible. We utilize leading-edge techniques and stay on top of the latest industry trends to bring our patients the most advanced oral and maxillofacial solutions available today.
Dental implants offer a stable, permanent, and natural-looking tooth replacement solution with a very high success rate. If you are interested in dental implants, we encourage you to give our office a call to schedule a consultation. We look forward to accomplishing your tooth replacement goals at Oral Surgery Services.