Shreveport Dental Implants
Safely and Effectively Replacing Missing Teeth
Tooth loss is an incredibly common oral issue for many patients. For a tooth to be replaced, a dental surgeon must first replace the root of the tooth with a dental implant. The implant is then fitted to function exactly like a natural tooth.
At Sterling Dental Center, we use state-of-the-art techniques to treat missing teeth due to trauma or disease. Whatever it may be that’s stopping you from showing off your smile, you can count on us to help you regain your confidence.
About the Dental Implant Procedure
The procedure for one dental implant generally takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and the treatment for multiple implants is about 2 to 3 hours. Depending on the severity of your case, additional appointment times may be required. Prior to the surgery, you may receive a local anesthetic or antibiotics to maximize comfort. To begin the operation, our dentist will make a small incision to the gum tissue to reveal the bone and create a space to gently insert the implant. Healing times may vary due to the unique conditions of each patient.
Our patients experience several benefits from Shreveport dental implants, including:
- Prevents bone loss
- Improves speech
- Improves comfort and overall oral health
- Experiences chewing powers similar to natural teeth
- Fills gaps left by missing teeth
- Improves confidence and self-image
Is Everyone a Candidate for Dental Implants?
No, there are some people who are not a good candidate for dental implants. While dental implants are an effective and popular solution for many people with missing teeth, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. Patients who have certain health conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or cancer, may not be able to undergo dental implant surgery.
Additionally, patients who have inadequate bone density or quality may not be able to support dental implants. Patients who smoke heavily may also be at higher risk of implant failure and may not be good candidates for the procedure. It is important for patients to discuss their medical history and any concerns with their dentist or oral surgeon to determine if dental implants are a viable option for them. In some cases, alternative tooth replacement options like dentures or bridges may be recommended.
How Do I Care For My Dental Implants?
It is important to properly care for your dental implants in order to ensure they don't get damaged. Some of the steps you should take include:
- Brushing at least twice a day, while being sure to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles
- Utilize a small, interdental brush on a regular basis
- Floss daily
- Avoid foods that may potentially be too hard for you implants
Call our office today at (318) 374-1411 for a consultation for dental implants in Shreveport. We accept patients with or without insurance.
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