Replace missing teeth with dental implants in Thibodaux, LA
Facing tooth loss or extractions and then deciding on your best tooth replacement option can be daunting. We are here to help you navigate through your choices at Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux, LA. We offer several tooth replacement options and take the time to walk through the pros and cons of each with you so you can feel confident about your path forward. One of the most popular options that patients choose due to their great function and durability is dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a versatile tooth restoration option for patients missing one or more teeth. The dental implant itself is about the size and shape of a small screw and is designed to function like the tooth root for your replacement tooth. The way this happens is through a process called osseointegration—after surgically placing the implant into your jawbone, the implant fuses with the bone to form a strong, sturdy foundation for your new tooth.
Dental implants are a great choice for many patients because they are:
- Versatile – implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even to secure a dental bridge or a full arch of dentures
- Functional – simply put, out of all the tooth replacement options, dental implants feel and function the most like a natural tooth
- Good for your oral health – because they maintain a healthy amount of force on your jaw bone while you are chewing, implants help prevent jaw bone deterioration that otherwise occurs with tooth loss, in addition to keeping your other teeth in their optimal position to avoid bite issues and uneven wear and tear
- Long-lasting – with good oral hygiene and regular dental care, dental implants can last a lifetime
In addition, while other tooth replacement choices may require alteration of healthy neighboring teeth (such as to place crowns on to affix the replacement teeth in place), dental implants are a true one-tooth replacement solution and do not negatively impact the health of surrounding teeth.
Schedule your consultation today!
To learn more about the process to replace teeth with implants, call Acadia Family Dentistry at (985) 303-2920 today! Our team is here to answer your questions and help you determine whether dental implants are right for you.