Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

Dental Implants in New Orleans Area

Are you searching for dental implants near me? Families in New Orleans can receive dental implants in Metairie and Mandeville. Oak Family Dental has dentist offices on both sides of the lake. They can replace missing teeth with dental implants using their experience and advanced technology.

If you have missing teeth, replacing them is crucial. Each tooth has a job in your mouth. They all work together so you can chew and talk properly. When you have a missing tooth, it alters your bite, and simple actions like chewing and speaking become a challenge.

At Oak Family Dental, we aim to improve your dental health and boost your confidence in your smile. Dental implants restore your appearance, function like a natural tooth, and protect your oral health.

Our dentists are skilled and experienced in placing dental implants. They can perform the entire procedure at our Metairie or Mandeville office. This means you never have to see an outside specialist or visit another dentist to receive your dental implant.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a small titanium root that is connected to your jawbone. It is placed in the same location where the original tooth root was. Over time, the titanium root integrates with natural bone and tissue. This forms a stable foundation for the dental restoration that will be attached to it.

While other restorative dental options focus on only replacing the above-the-gum-line dental crown, dental implants solve the big-picture need for a complete tooth replacement.

Why Choose Oak Family Dental for Dental Implants?

Dental implant experience and in-office technology improve a patient’s comfort and outcome. Our dentists have been serving the New Orleans area for decades. Dental implants have been used successfully for many years to replace a single tooth or many teeth throughout the mouth!

Your dental implant and crown can be conveniently handled in our office. We have eliminated the need for multiple appointments, impression molds, and temporary dental crowns. Oak Family Dental’s office is equipped with one-day crown technology.

Keep reading to learn more about our natural, sturdy dental implants or contact our dental team to book an appointment.

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Are Dental Implants a Solution for Missing Teeth?

Dental implants are a permanent replacement for the root and crown of your natural tooth. In many cases, it is the best tooth replacement option.

Dental implants are special because they mimic the appearance and function of real teeth. Additionally, they will match the appearance of existing teeth. They are unique because they are the only dental option that replaces both the tooth and root. Dentists have successfully used dental implants for many years to replace a single tooth or teeth throughout the mouth.

Once the process of placing a tooth implant is complete, the dental implant looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Our dental patients love teeth implants because they do get to the “root” of the problem!

What are Same-Day Crowns?

When it comes to affixing your dental crown to the implant abutment, we can take care of this whole process right here under our roof! At Oak Family Dental, we aim to provide our dental patients with smooth and seamless dental treatments.
We can make a dental crown on the same day as your appointment, unlike most other dentists in New Orleans. You don’t need to experience the discomfort of mold impressions. You don’t need to deal with temporary dental crowns. You don’t need to wait for a dental lab to make and deliver a crown.

Our dental implant team uses CEREC one-day crown technology. CEREC technology eliminates the need for multiple dental crown appointments as well as the need for temporary dental crowns.

How does it work? Our in-house CEREC machine takes a digital impression of your smile. This technology enables us to create a beautiful, custom dental crown for your implant right in our office. CEREC technology makes dental crowns more accessible, and the dental implant process easier than ever.

To learn more about our dental crown technology or dental implants, please contact our office. You can ask our dental team for further information.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Aside from the gap in your smile, missing teeth come with a host of other problems.

When you are missing one or more teeth, your face tends to look older and sunken. This is because there are not as many teeth to support your lips and cheekbones. The bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing will cause your skin to sink and sag.

This is where dental implants come in! A dental implant doesn’t just solve the esthetic problem that results when you’re missing a tooth.

The titanium post stops your natural teeth from moving and becoming unstable by replacing your tooth root. The support provided by the implant also prevents deterioration of the jawbone, which commonly results after tooth loss. Simply stated, dental implants will prevent or slow the process of sinking after natural tooth loss.
Dental implants have many other benefits. Implants also allow you to eat, drink, and speak with ease. With dental implants, you can eat your favorite foods without worrying about a weak jaw.

Additionally, since they are so stable, dental implants often support a dental bridge or full or partial dentures.
While oral health concerns are more important than cosmetic worries, dental implants can also help restore your confidence in your smile. Gaps in your mouth can be embarrassing and can make you feel self-conscious or afraid to show your smile.

Dental implants alleviate these worries! Porcelain crowns in dental implants are strong and look like real teeth, so nobody can tell that your crown is fake. Your dental implant is hidden under your gums, so no one else will notice it.

Do you want to learn more about the many benefits of dental implants in Metairie? Call us at Oak Family Dental to schedule a dental implant evaluation appointment with one of our caring dentists!

Are Dental Implants Painful?

You should not expect to feel significant pain during the dental implant placement process. When you receive a dental implant, our dentists will first anesthetize the area to numb it. This process will be similar to the numbing process you would experience if you were having a cavity filled.

Your dentist will need to make small incisions in your gums to place your dental implant. As described above, we numb the area before the procedure. However, it is normal to experience mild discomfort or slight pain once you are home and when the anesthesia wears off.

You can use over-the-counter pain relievers such as Advil to treat this discomfort. If the pain becomes too severe or pain relievers don’t work, our office can prescribe a pain reliever.

After receiving the implant, it is important to be gentle while brushing and avoid consuming hard foods for a few days. This is because the implant site will be sensitive. If you experience any post-op irregularities, do not hesitate to contact us! We will always address your concerns right away and do everything we can to make you more comfortable.

How to Care for My New Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a significant investment in your overall oral health. We believe that once you have invested in your implant, it should be easy to care for that implant for life. Proper oral hygiene and regular dentist appointments are important.

Our knowledgeable New Orleans team is always available to answer any questions you might have about caring for your dental implant. Likewise, if you have any concerns or problems with your new implant, you can always make an appointment with our front office staff. We will get you into our office for the next available dental appointment for a dental exam.

As long as you are not having any problems with your implant, continue to care for and clean the area at home each day. It only takes a few minutes every day to keep your dental implant healthy, and a well-cared-for dental implant will rarely develop any issues. If you are diligent in caring for your dental implant, it will take care of your smile for the rest of your life!

Friendly and Convenient Care

We want every visit to our Metairie dental office to be a pleasant, stress-free experience. Our team will always treat you like a member of our family. And we know that building lasting relationships is the best way to help you achieve optimal oral health.

We strongly believe that dental implants are one of the best dental treatments around. We will always tell you if we think you are a strong candidate for successful dental implants.

At our modern dentistry office, we always strive to provide friendly, convenient care. Our patient-friendly hours and easy scheduling make it easy for you to arrange appointments that fit your family’s busy lifestyle. We accept any dental PPO plans, offer a concierge membership plan, and provide affordable third-party financing options.

Schedule Your Exam for Dental Implants

We would love the opportunity to show you the difference that a friendly and caring approach can make to maintaining excellent dental health. Please contact our office for more information or to schedule a convenient appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!