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Dental Implants Zachary, LA

Dr. Chad Morris provides dental implants as a restorative dental treatment for patients with missing teeth in Zachary, LA. 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 placing 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 Implants in Zachary, Louisiana

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 begins the surgical process. First, he takes dental impressions, which are used to craft dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. Then, he surgically places the dental implant posts. These small metal posts are inserted 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 attaches the implant abutment, a metal piece that connects the implant post to a dental crown.

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, healthy tissue is taken from another part of the body and placed 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 a dental implant is inserted, 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.

Is dental implant treatment painful?

Dr. Morris provides anesthesia for patients during dental implant surgery. He ensures that his patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their procedures. Dr. Morris also works with patients to help assuage any anxiety that they have about oral surgery.

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 consultation 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.