You may have been suffering for years from confidence issues caused by missing or damaged teeth. However, today patients have many great options to restore a beautiful and functional smile. One of these options is the amazing dental implants tooth replacement procedure. In just a few short visits with Dr. Barksdale, you can restore a beautiful smile and regain your self-confidence. Patients are raving about the exceptional dental implants results they have gotten with Barksdale Family Dentistry. Read on to discover for yourself why dental implants are a superior tooth replacement treatment.
Part of the beauty of dental implants is that they are easily installed in four easy steps: 1) examination, 2) installation of a fixture, 3) connecting an abutment and 4) attaching a crown (prosthetic tooth). These four simple steps are conveniently conducted in the comfort of Dr. Barksdale’s state-of-the-art offices. Here is some additional information about the steps involved in installing beautiful dental implants:
Step One: Schedule an examination with Dr. Barksdale. This examination is necessary so that he can measure your teeth and jawbone. At the same time, he will also evaluate your specific dental needs to determine what the best treatment plan is for you.
Step Two: During your next appointment, a small incision will be made in your gum line and a titanium fixture will be inserted. The incision will then be sutured and you will be sent home for a period of healing.
Step Three: After your dental implant area has properly healed, you will return to have a small piece called an abutment attached to your titanium fixture piece. At this time, Dr. Barksdale will begin carefully crafting on your new replacement tooth to perfectly match the shape, color and texture of your real teeth.
Step Four: The last step in the dental implants process is for Dr. Barksdale to attach the crown to your abutment piece. Once this piece has been placed, you can enjoy your beautifully restored smile.
The level of pain experienced during the dental implants installation procedure largely depends on a patient’s individual pain tolerance. Just like many medical and dental procedure, some patients report more pain than others. However, during the procedure, discomfort is usually well-controlled with anesthesia. After the procedure, most patients report that the small amount of pain they feel is easily controlled with over-the-counter pain medications.
There is no reason why you need to hide missing or damaged teeth for one more day. A superior option for function and appearance, dental implants can help fix your damaged smile and your flagging self-confidence. Still have more questions about the benefits, what makes a good candidate or financing options? Our informative dental implants website contains a wealth of information. Alternatively, you can call our Baton Rouge, LA office. One of our friendly staff members would be happy to speak with you or schedule a consultation. Come transform your smile with dental implants today!