A dental implant is an artificial tooth replacement solution. It’s composed of three parts: the implant post, a connecting abutment, and a crown. The implant post acts just like a tooth root, which fuses with the jawbone several weeks after dental implant placement surgery. This fusion is what supports the implant for long-term stability.
Dr. Smith and Dr. Ferguson perform dental implant-based tooth restorations in the New Orleans, LA, area, with offices conveniently located in Metairie and Gretna. If you are interested in replacement teeth with dental implants, contact our office today.
You can learn more about dental implants by watching the patient videos below. These stories will help you understand what to expect when you come in for your placement procedure.
If you are interested in learning if dental implants are right for you, we will schedule a consultation appointment to discuss your treatment options with one of our experienced surgeons. Your surgeon will perform an oral examination, review your medical history, and discuss your goals for treatment.
We will also perform 3D scans, which will give your surgeon an in-depth look at your facial anatomy and allow for the most accurate treatment planning. Once complete, your surgeon will create a treatment plan and review the details of this plan with you.
If you require bone grafting, this procedure must be performed before dental implants can be placed. For many patients, bone grafting allows them to become a candidate for dental implants.
When you receive dental implants, your surgical procedure will begin with the administration of anesthesia. In general, IV sedation will be used, but we have several anesthesia options available that we will discuss with you during your consultation appointment.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your surgeon will place the dental implant post into the jaw bone. If you are having immediate implants placed, your surgeon will first extract the selected teeth before placing the implants. Once the procedure is complete, sutures will be placed.
Your healing will take place over the next several weeks, and we will provide pre-operative and post-operative instructions to ensure you have a comfortable and successful recovery. Once the implant post has fused with the jawbone, it will be time to place the crown. Your restorative dentist will place the crown, which will be fabricated to blend in with your natural teeth.
At Oral Surgery Services, we stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry to provide patients with exceptional care and results. We have locations in Metairie and Gretna and are only 20 minutes away from New Orleans. Schedule your consultation today to explore your tooth restoration options and begin your journey to a healthier smile you can feel confident about!
Dental implants require simple dental care: just brush, floss, and see your dentist for regular checkups. We will provide detailed instructions before and after your surgery to ensure you have a smooth recovery and establish good oral hygiene habits from the start.
Like any oral surgery, some degree of discomfort is to be expected. However, we have several options for anesthesia so you are completely comfortable during the procedure, and we will provide you with detailed instructions to manage any discomfort after your procedure.
We make every effort to provide exceptional oral surgery services at a reasonable cost. We create custom treatment plans for every patient, and the exact cost of your treatment is determined by several factors, such as the number of implants, type of anesthesia, and if additional procedures will be performed.
Oral Surgery Services provides the full scope of oral surgery to the greater New Orleans area. We have two offices, located in Metairie and Gretna, and we welcome patients of all ages. If you would like to learn more about dental implants, talk to one of our experienced oral surgeons. We look forward to restoring your oral health and confidence.