Dental implants provide a long lasting replacment for missing teeth! | Barataria Dental

Do you often hide your smile due to missing or damaged teeth?

Missing or damaged teeth do not have to mean a missing smile!

At Barataria Dental in Marrero, LA, Dr. Maria Burmaster and Dr. Valerie Hemphill offer implant dentistry for their patients who need a tooth replaced. Considered the “gold standard” by dentists, dental implants are often the best solution for teeth replacement. With proper oral hygiene and regular visits to Barataria Dental for routine preventive care, they can last a lifetime!

To begin the process, Dr. Burmaster of Dr. Hemphill will coordinate with a local oral surgeon to have the tiny, titanium “root” implanted into the jawbone. Following a healing period, they then attach a crown or prosthetic tooth to it, custom designed and fit for the patient. The replacement has the look and feel of an actual tooth. It functions like a natural tooth, and there are no health risks involved. Until the healing process from post implantation is over, sometimes a temporary implant is used. This allows the patient to function normally.

Patients may be concerned about pain and discomfort. The dental implant procedure typically produces no more discomfort than having a tooth extraction. Although patients may experience minor swelling and tenderness after the procedure, this will subside in 2-3 days.

The cost for dental implants depends upon the oral conditions of the patients. Dr. Burmaster and Dr. Hemphill will offer patients a comprehensive treatment plan and work within a budget that they feel comfortable.

There are no more reasons to hide your smile because of missing teeth! There is also no reason to put up with improper-fitting dentures. With dental implants, patients have a “natural” replacement for missing teeth that is comfortable and long lasting- no more concerns over slipping dentures when eating.

Contact Barataria Dental in Marrero to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.