Many patients are now choosing dental implants over other tooth replacement options because of their superior look, feel and function. Here are some additional reasons why dental implants have become so popular:
Choosing a proper and experienced implant specialist could make a difference in the success of your dental implants procedure. If you want your procedure to be successful and to avoid complications, it is best to seek out a specialist with lots of experience and many positive results. Be sure to check your doctor’s licensing, references and ask questions. The professional you choose should have many years of experience with dental implants and pictures to show you his/her success stories.
First, Dr. Barksdale will conduct an examination. During this exam, he will take x-rays and measure your mouth and teeth. This is an important part of creating the specific plan for your dental implants procedure.
Next, during a simple in-office procedure, a small titanium fixture will be permanently attached to your jawbone. The wound will be sutured and you will be sent home to heal. During this time, you should avoid putting any pressure on the implant to allow for proper healing.
After the fixture area has healed sufficiently, you will return to have a middle piece called an abutment attached. More healing will follow and while your abutment is healing, Dr. Barksdale will begin carefully creating your replacement tooth.
Finally, once all parts are sufficiently healed, you will return to have your natural-looking replacement tooth installed.
The staff at Barksdale Family Dentistry loves to transform smiles and help patients regain self-confidence. If you live in Baton Rouge, LA or surrounding areas, Dr. Barksdale can help you get a beautiful and healthy new smile with dental implants in just a few short visits. Come in today to find out how Dr. Barksdale can make you grin from ear to ear. Still want to know more about the process, the benefits or how to finance your dental implants? Please feel free to peruse the rest of our informative dental implants website or call our offices. We can’t wait to schedule your no-obligation consultation and get you started on the journey to your best smile ever!