If you’re among the more than 178 million Americans who is missing at least one tooth, you’ve likely experienced embarrassment and daily challenges. In the not so distant past, people who lost a tooth or multiple teeth had to settle for fixed dental bridges or conventional dentures. If you’re struggling with missing teeth or the downsides of conventional dentures, the good news is you have far more options today. Dental implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that fuses with underlying bone over the course of several months. Once they integrate with your jawbone, dental implants function like the roots of biological teeth to provide strong support for replacement crowns. Dental implants are the most versatile tooth replacement because they can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full arch lost to trauma, decay or gum disease. From single implants to removable and fixed implant supported dentures, our implant dentist Dr. Bruni provides a wide range of dental implants in Baton Rouge, LA that will restore your smile, health and quality of life!
In general, you have two options for replacing your teeth: fixed and removable. You’re aware of dentures, which is the bottom tier of tooth replacement. These artificial teeth are set on an acrylic base that fits over your gums. They return only 20% of natural function and will eventually become loose and ill-fitting as your jaw changes shape. A functional upgrade, implant supported dentures in Baton Rouge, LA are stabilized by two or more dental implants to restore 60% of dental function. They still consist of a removable acrylic denture and may crack or fracture over time.
Full mouth dental implants consist of a fixed prosthetic bridge of teeth permanently supported by 4-8 dental implants. This solution restores over 98% of natural function with teeth precision-crafted to look, feel, and function like the real thing. You can eat without limitations, enhance your quality of life, and talk, laugh, and smile confidently! We encourage you to consider all your options, then schedule a consultation to receive an evaluation and personalized treatment plan.
When making the decision to get dental implants to replace missing teeth, it’s important to choose a professional with years of advanced training, in-depth knowledge of oral structures and extensive restorative expertise. Our implant dentist Dr. Bruni received advanced training, participates in continuing education specific to dental implant techniques and has vast expertise placing dental implants in Baton Rouge, LA. You’ll also benefit from our state-of-the-art technologies, including dental implant surgery guided by precision digital software. With personalized treatments at Pearl Dental Group, we customize a tooth replacement solution that precisely fits your smile goals, oral health needs and budget. Our treatment process is straightforward and efficient. The first step is a personalized consultation and evaluation by Dr. Bruni in Baton Rouge, LA. While most patients who come to us are ideal candidates for full mouth dental implants, bone loss or gum disease require preliminary treatments to enable receiving dental implants. You’ll walk out of our office with a clear understanding of all the steps involved in your smile journey—from the cost of care—to clinical information specific to your unique smile restoration.
On the day of your implant placement, we offer several anesthesia options for your ultimate comfort. Dr. Bruni may be able to extract remaining teeth and perform bone grafting during this same appointment. Small incisions are made in your gums, then the required number of implants are placed underneath your gums in preplanned sites in your jawbone. At Pearl Dental Group, we use a top-rated guidance system that ensures each implant is placed at the exact angle, depth and location in your jaw with the densest bone for optimal long-term function. During this visit, we’ll provide you with a temporary set of teeth that look and feel natural so you won’t have to suffer another day with a missing smile. After your implants fuse with your jawbone over a period of three to six months, you’ll return to our office to receive your final customized restoration.
Although they come with a higher upfront cost, dental implants are a cost-effective treatment when you consider they can provide decades or even a lifetime of oral health and happiness, with proper care. The cost of dental implants is based on necessary preliminary treatments and your customized treatment plan. Fixed full mouth dental implants cost more than removable implant supported dentures. Although most insurance companies don’t provide coverage for dental implants, some may partially pay for the crown component. At Pearl Dental Group, we want everyone to enjoy the life-changing benefits of dental implants, so we offer top-rated third-party financing to make them more affordable.
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