The replacement of missing teeth has been an important facet of modern dentistry and the focus of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry as new options have become available that are both highly functional and natural looking. One of the problems associated with tooth loss is the subsequent loss of bone in the jaw where the natural tooth root used to be, causing additional dental health issues and bite problems.
Dental implants, considered the “gold standard” for tooth replacement, address this issue offering patients who have lost a tooth a “replacement in kind”: a prosthetic tooth that is anchored into the jaw bone with a tiny titanium post that mimics the tooth root. The tiny post implanted acts much like a natural tooth root, which helps to generate natural bone growth to support the tooth structure. A dental implant not only provides patients with a secure, natural looking and functioning tooth, but it can also help to reduce further bone loss and support long term dental health.
Dental implants can also be used to secure dentures when a patient has either multiple missing teeth to replace or wishes to fix the problem of ill fitting dentures. Strategically placed implants will serve to support the denture and also help to maintain sufficient bone retention and growth for better long term oral health.
At Barataria Dental in Marrero, Dr. Burmaster and Dr. Hemphill offer implant dentistry and will create a customized treatment plan to suit a patient’s dental health needs and budget. Dr. Burmaster and Dr. Hemphill will coordinate the entire treatment process to ensure patients receive consistent, high quality results that will support oral health for the long run.
Dental implants allow patients to function normally, with no dietary concerns or daily maintenance- a typical requirement with dentures or other removable dental appliances.
If you have questions concerning the implant process or how dental implants can improve your dental health, contact Dr. Burmaster or Dr. Hemphill at Barataria Dental in Marrero.