Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.
Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
At our Glenstone Dental office in Baton Rouge, LA, we do not place dental implants. Our experienced team is ready to help you restore your implants so that you can have a beautiful and healthy smile.
Dental implants help improve the appearance of your smile, but also restore functionality and improve oral health. Let our professional dental experts take care of your smile.