Dental Implants

Pearl Dental Group

Dentists located in Baton Rouge, LA

Missing teeth are detrimental to the appearance of your smile and the quality of your oral health. At Pearl Dental Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Andre Bruni, DDS, and Jessica Bruni, DDS, fill in the holes left by missing teeth with state-of-the-art dental implants, giving you a smile that looks great and feels even better. To learn more about what dental implants can do for you, schedule a visit with Pearl Dental Group today by calling the office or booking online.

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are tiny screws that are surgically implanted into your jawbone and work as artificial tooth roots. They’re typically made from titanium, which your body doesn’t recognize as a foreign substance. This allows the implant to actually fuse to your jawbone as you heal, providing a strong and sturdy foundation on top of which your dentist can place a crown, bridge, or dentures.

What are the drawbacks of missing teeth?

Your mouth was designed to function with all of its teeth working together in harmony. Missing teeth throw that ecosystem off balance, leading to complications like: 

  • Teeth falling out of alignment
  • Bone loss in your jaw
  • TMJ syndrome
  • Altered facial appearance

Having a full set of teeth keeps the delicate machinery of your mouth functioning as it should. 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

By providing a replacement for your missing tooth root, dental implants prevent many of the complications associated with missing teeth. The implant stimulates your jawbone, which prevents bone loss, and provides a stable foundation for a restoration that can make your smile whole again.

Dental implants also have a wide range of advantages compared to other restorations. They don’t require the removal of any enamel, unlike crowns and bridges. Because they mimic the natural structure of your tooth, they feel very natural and don’t require any special maintenance, unlike removable dentures. 

Do dental implants work with dentures?

Yes, they do! If you need to replace all of the teeth in your mouth or already have dentures, implant dentures offer a modern, convenient, and effective solution to fully restore your smile.

Pearl Dental Group offers a revolutionary new treatment called All-On-4 that holds an entire denture arch in your mouth with only four dental implants. With All-On-4, you no longer have to worry about sticky dental adhesives or deal with a denture that slides around in your mouth. 

With four strategically placed dental implants, your dentures are firmly affixed in your mouth and provide healthy stimulation to your jawbone to prevent further bone loss. 

What’s the process of getting dental implants?

Dental implants require a few office visits and some minor surgery. Your dentist numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic, makes a tiny incision in your gums, drills a small hole in your jawbone, and inserts the implant. Once the implant is in, they stitch you up and send you home. 

Over the next few months, your gums heal and the implant fuses with your jawbone. After you’ve healed and the implant fuses, you come back to Pearl Dental Group for another visit. Your dentist fits your implant with an abutment, which is a tiny post that sticks up out of your gums, and attaches your restoration.

Once the restoration is in place, you’re done! You leave the office with a newly functional smile that makes you forget you were ever missing a tooth in the first place. 

The sooner you get you started on your dental implants, the sooner you’ll have a smile that you love. Schedule a consultation with Pearl Dental Group today by calling the office or booking a visit online.