St. Tammany Periodontics & Implants
Periodontists located in Covington, LA & Slidell, LA
Each year, millions of Americans experience tooth loss. Fortunately, dental implants can help restore the lost function and aesthetic changes that accompany it. Caesar Sweidan, DDS, Laura Smith, DDS, and the team at St. Tammany Periodontics & Implants in Covington and Slidell, Louisiana, have years of experience placing dental implants. Call the office today and speak with a friendly team member to schedule your appointment or request an appointment online.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Even with proper brushing and flossing, many people will lose a tooth during their life. Periodontal disease, facial impact or trauma, tooth decay, and normal wear-and-tear are all common reasons for tooth loss. However, losing a tooth does not mean that you need to settle for the lost function and degraded appearance that comes with it.
A dental implant is a proven and reliable method for replacing a lost tooth. With a dental implant, a titanium post is inserted into your jawbone, where the original tooth root was located. Over time, this post fuses to your jawbone, rooting firmly in place. Your provider then places a dental crown onto the implant, effectively restoring your lost tooth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are a sturdy, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing method to restore a lost tooth. Once the implant is placed, you will regain your ability to chew and speak normally. Dental implants often remain in place for the rest of your life. Since it is a permanent option, you care for the implant the same way as you would a natural tooth.
In addition to their utility and function, dental implants help to restore the beauty of your smile. Because of their design, dental implants look just like your normal teeth. In fact, nobody will be able to tell that you have an implant, helping to restore your confidence.
Do my dental implants require special care?
Your new dental implants require the same type of care as your natural teeth. Like your natural teeth, your implants are susceptible to bacterial plaque that can cause peri-implantitis.
To protect yourself from losing bone around your implant, you need to exercise proper oral hygiene, which includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristle brush and flossing at least once a day.
As you continue your routine checkups at St. Tammany Periodontics & Implants, the team monitors your oral health and provides excellent care.
To learn more about dental implants and whether they may be the right solution for you, use the online booking feature or call St. Tammany Periodontics & Implants today to make your first appointment.