Implants you’ll be proud to show off
If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, our compassionate team here at your Lafayette dentist understands the embarrassment and the frustration, as well as the functional and health issues that follow. If you are looking for a more permanent, stable solution for missing teeth than removable dentures or partials, dental implants might be a fantastic option for you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are tooth root replacements that are surgically implanted into the jawbone using advanced precision technology. Once the implant is healed and secure, it can be fitted with a tooth replacement like a crown, bridge, or dentures if you are missing multiple teeth.
What are the benefits of Dental Implants?
The benefits of dental implants range from aesthetic, to functional, to health:
- Look and feel just like natural teeth
- Unmatched stability
- Prevent surrounding teeth from moving or rotating
- Prevent bone loss of the jaw
- Regain ability to enjoy your favorite foods
- Regain confidence
Why replace missing teeth?
Our Lafayette patients who are unconcerned with the aesthetic or functional value of replacing missing teeth – maybe they are missing one of the back teeth that is not frequently seen – often ask, “why?” The truth is, missing teeth can be detrimental to your health. Not only is the health of surrounding teeth compromised when a tooth is missing, but the jaw bone actually begins to deteriorate when there is no tooth root to stimulate it. This deterioration is what leads to the “sunken face” appearance that is neither attractive nor healthy. Dental implants act as a tooth root replacement, and will ensure the health of your mouth and jawbone remains intact for years to come.
A member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Dr. Muse is prepared to guide you every step of the way. If you are seeking a dentist in Lafayette that can provide a long-lasting, stable solution for missing teeth, look no further than the office of Dr. Muse and Dr. Moss. Give us a call today at (337) 446-2397 to find out what dental implants can do for you.