Dr. Chad Morris provides dental implants to patients in his Zachary, LA dental office. Dental implants are a dental restoration that provides many benefits to patients with missing teeth. Compared to removable dental bridges or dentures, implants offer a more stable, natural, and long-lasting restoration. Dr. Morris recommends that patients receive dental implants to support their dental bridge or dentures. Dental implants are small titanium posts that fuse with the jaw bone to secure a tooth crown or dental prosthetics. Here you can learn more about how multiple or even single dental implants benefit patients with missing teeth.
Dental Implant Benefits
When compared to removable dental restorations, dental implants offer far more benefits. Dental implants:
- Look Natural: Dental implants are capped off by dental crowns. Made of porcelain ceramic, dental crowns reflect light just like natural teeth. They are also customized to match the shape and contours of each tooth. Tooth crowns can cover single teeth or dental prosthetics such as bridges and dentures.
- Provide Stability: Removable bridges or dentures can shift around the mouth when patients bite or chew. Dental implants stay in place once they are healed. After an oral surgeon places the implant or implants into the bone tissue, they fuse over a period of 3 to 6 months. During this period, the implants fuse to the jaw bone. Dental implants provide a stable foundation for dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. They make it more comfortable for patients to eat, speak, and chew.
- Last for Many Years: Implants are permanent dental restorations. This means that with the right care and maintenance, dental implants can last patients for 20 or 30 years. Dental implants are made of high-quality, durable materials like titanium metal and porcelain ceramic. These materials can withstand years of routine use.
Restore Your Teeth Today
Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you self-conscious about your smile? Call to see if you are a candidate for dental implants by contacting Morris Family Dentistry at 225.725.7565. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Morris online. Dr. Morris will welcome any questions or concerns that you may have at your next consultation.