It is no surprise that missing teeth can negatively impact the beauty of your smile, but did you know it can also reduce how effectively you can perform daily functions like biting, chewing, and speaking? It is important to address missing teeth right away to minimize the impact on the rest of the mouth. At Smile In Style, Diem Do DDS, we assist in the final stages of implant restoration to help our patients who are missing teeth.
Tooth replacement options
There are many different techniques for restoring missing teeth. Bridges are one option. Dental Bridges are a prosthetic restoration made of dental crowns on either side of the missing teeth, with an artificial tooth in the middle to fill in the gap. Dentures are another option. They can be full or partial and they sit on top of the gums to help restore appearance and functionality to the mouth.
Both options have long been the standard when it comes to missing teeth, however they both come with their own set of challenges and can be more costly in the long wrong.
These days, dental implants are gaining in popularity as the “go to” option for replacing missing teeth. They are the most durable and long-lasting solution.
Dental implants are a replacement for the missing tooth root that is inserted into the jaw as a permanent support for a dental prosthetic. As it heals, the implant fuses to the jawbone to create an extremely strong and stable restoration. The implant is then topped with a crown, bridge, or dentures to complete the procedure. Patients are left with a restoration that looks and functions like natural teeth.
Dental implants require sufficient bone structure so patients who have experienced bone loss may require a bone graft prior to the implant procedure.
Completing your new smile
When patients choose implant restoration, we work together with a team of experienced professionals to complete your new smile. Once the implant has been placed by a specialist and is fully healed, patients can return to Smile In Style, Diem Do DDS for placement of the final dental crowns or bridges.We understand that deciding which restoration is right for you can be overwhelming, which is why we are here to help. Our team is dedicated to repairing smiles after tooth loss through implant restoration. To make an appointment, call us at (504) 340-9400. We proudly serve the areas of Marrero, Harvey, Gretna, Westwego, New Orleans, Avondale Metairie, Kenner and Lafitte.