Complete Dental Implant Treatment in Covington, Louisiana
With a very high success rate of around 95%, dental implants have evolved in dentistry as a very viable solution in tooth replacement. At MoreSMILES, many of our implants are placed here in the office and then restored by one of our three qualified doctors. Implants are used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or even full dentures. The implants are placed into bone which grows around the implant to secure it. Then the porcelain restoration replaces the missing tooth on top of the implant.
Thanks to technology like the Galileos 3D imaging system, Dr. Moreau is able to use guided surgery to more accurately insure the implant is placed in a way that will allow for the most aesthetically pleasing result. This technology also allows Dr. Moreau to view bone and sinus before, during, and after placement to aide in assuring the placement is successful.
Dental implants are so successful because of their unique structure – by replacing both the crown (the white, visible portion) and the root of the natural tooth, the patient is able to enjoy enormous health and aesthetic benefits that will keep them smiling brightly for several years to come. The implant itself is the replacement for the root, and with help of state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Moreau will be able to precisely and safety ensure its ideal placement.
Following the surgical placement of the new implant(s), patients will need time to heal; this breathing room allows the implant to form a strong and gradual bond with the natural oral tissue, setting the stage for custom-made restorations. Depending on the number of teeth that require replacement and the patient’s personal preference, we may recommend individual dental crowns or an implant-retained prosthetic to recreate your strong, natural-looking smile. Our in-house prosthodontic specialist Dr. Israel Finger is here to help with complex cases, which means patients can enjoy added convenience without sacrificing high-quality results.
All-on-4 Implant-Retained Dentures
With All-on-4, our dental team is able to restore an entire arch of missing teeth with just four strategically placed implants instead of requiring one implant for each tooth. In addition to the reduced cost, All-on-4 also allows patients to have their smile restored with a stable, aesthetically pleasing denture on the same day as their initial implant placement, which means they’ll spend virtually no time without the fully confident smile they need and deserve.
Mini Dental Implants
Over the years, mini dental implants have grown in popularity as a worthwhile alternative to the traditional design. This is because many patients don’t have an adequate level of oral health and/or jawbone density to support the successful placement of regular dental implants; thankfully, the bone requirements for mini implants are significantly lower because of their smaller size, and they can be placed in a minimally invasive fashion as well. In many cases, mini implants are able to be surgically placed and then restored with a lifelike prosthetic in just one day here at MoreSMILES.