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7 Life-Enhancing Benefits of Dental Implants

August 31, 2021
Posted By: NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry
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Living with a mouthful of missing teeth isn’t ideal, especially if it’s painful or embarrassing. Fortunately, our team at NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry offers permanent tooth-replacement options, like dental implants. 

Our dental implants replace missing teeth with beautiful prosthetics that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Dr. Russell Schafer designs each patient’s smile with their preferences, oral health needs, and aesthetic goals in mind. Whether you need a single dental implant or an entire arch, we’ve got your smile covered! 

Here are seven life-enhancing benefits of dental implants in New Orleans, LA. 

#1 Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss.

Because we surgically place the dental implants in the jaw, they are permanent and do not shift or slip like dentures often do. 

#2 Dental implants prevent bone resorption and deterioration. 

When your dentist places the implant, the implant and jawbone naturally merge through a process called osseointegration. As a result, the implant stabilizes and promotes bone health. 

#3 Dental implants stabilize nearby teeth and support facial muscles.

When you have tooth loss, the remaining teeth tend to shift into the empty spaces left behind. An implant fills in that space, supports nearby teeth, and supports facial muscles, giving you a more youthful appearance. 

#4 Dental implants help prevent gum disease. 

Empty spaces in the mouth are more likely to trap bacteria, which can lead to gum disease. Dental implants fill in vacant spaces and give you a complete smile. 

#5 Dental implants don’t get cavities.

Believe it or not, dental implants do not get cavities. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t brush, floss, or visit the dentist for cleanings and exams. Excellent oral hygiene is essential for keeping your mouth, especially your gums, strong and disease-free. 

#6 Dental implants are comfortable and fully functional. 

Unlike dentures that slip out of place, dental implants stay secure in the mouth. With dental implants, you don’t have to worry about ill-fitting teeth, and they feel normal and comfortable to your cheeks and tongue. 

#7 Dental implants can give you the smile you have always wanted.

Dental implants function, feel, and look just like natural teeth. Over time, you won’t even realize they’re not your natural teeth, and no one else will either! We believe that having a healthier set of teeth can improve your confidence and quality of life. 

Are you ready to complete your smile with dental implants? If so, please call our New Orleans dental office today at (504) 392-5104

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