Dr. Chad Morris provides a full range of dental implants as a restorative dentistry treatment for patients with missing teeth in Zachary, LA and surrounding areas. Dental implants have countless benefits. Implants have a high success rate when used to replace missing teeth. This is because Dr. Morris ensures that the teeth and gums are infection-free and healthy before recommending dental implants.
Implants and implant restorations support the health of remaining natural teeth and prevent further bone loss, particularly if a patient has lost their teeth due to a dental infection. Dental implants are also capped off with dental crowns, so they look and feel like natural teeth. They help patients speak comfortably and eat without dietary restrictions.
Dental Implant Treatment
Dr. Morris always ensures the health of his patients before undergoing restorative treatment. He thoroughly examines the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth to determine the best spaces to place dental implants. It is particularly important for Dr. Morris to map out implant placements for patients who are receiving implant-supported dental bridges or dentures.
Once Dr. Morris has completed treatment planning, he will coordinate the surgical process with a local oral surgeon. This specialist will surgically place the dental implant posts. They will insert these small metal posts into the bone tissue. The implant posts fuse to the jaw bone during a process called osseointegration. After this 3 to 6-month process, Dr. Morris will restore the implant by attaching a custom dental crown, bridge, or denture.
Dental Implant FAQs
Want to know more about dental implants? Read answers to popular questions about implants here:
Am I a candidate for dental implant treatment?
The best candidates for implant treatment have healthy teeth and gums as well as enough bone tissue in the mouth to support implants. However, even if patients are not in good oral health, they can undergo treatments to remove a severe infection or remove problem teeth. Patients who do not have enough bone tissue benefit from bone grafting. During bone grafting, the dentist takes healthy tissue from another part of the body and places where it is needed.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants and implant-supported restorations are permanent. This is because of the implant material and the implant healing process. After the dentist inserts a dental implant, it fuses to the jawbone. Dental implants are durable titanium posts that become attached to healthy bone tissue. They will stay stable for years to come.
How do I care for a dental implant?
In most cases, you will care for your new dental implant in the same way as natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing will minimize the incidence of gum disease and routine dental care will allow us to monitor the condition of the implant. If you have implant dentures we will provide any special care instructions to help you keep your new smile healthy.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation Today
Restore one or more missing teeth with dental implants today. Call Dr. Morris at 225.725.7565 or request a dental appointment on our website. Feel free to ask questions during your consultation with Dr. Morris. He will be happy to help clarify parts of the dental implant process and address your specific concerns.