Dental Implants

Replace your teeth with strong, natural-looking, FDA approved dental implants in Lafayette, La.

Is your confidence struggling due to a missing tooth or teeth?

If you want a replacement tooth that looks and feels like you’re not missing one, consider a dental implant. Once the implant is firmly set in your mouth, we will attach the replacement tooth. This solution is often a better option than a bridge, as it does not stress the surrounding teeth for support.

When you’re missing one or more natural teeth, your jaw can shrink to compensate from the missing space. This can cause all of your other teeth in the area to shift. A shrinking jaw gives the appearance of premature aging and can cause general pain and discomfort. That pain and discomfort can increase while eating, drinking, and talking. Getting dental implants will slow down and can even reverse the that shrinking appearance and process.

We provide the highest quality of dental implants

A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, the dentist then works to attach the replacement tooth. The permanent solution has the advantages over bridge work that it does not stress the surrounding teeth for support. Implants can also be used as support as part of an implant bridge and dentures. This is an alternative to partial dentures and has several advantages. Dr. Toups provides the latest in traditional implants from Zimmer Dental, Megagen, LEW Mini O-Ball and Straumann provide the best fit within the patient’s budget and needs. 
There is no adjustment period for you to become acclimated, as once the work is done, you’ll only feel teeth, not the metal supports. This also slows the bone loss that can be caused by missing teeth. Additionally, you won’t have any discomfort or difficulty in eating.

Lafayette, La

Implant Specialist

Single or Multiple Dental Implants

Implants are versatile. If you are only missing one tooth, one implant plus one replacement tooth will do the trick. If you are missing several teeth in a row, a few strategically placed implants can support a permanent bridge (a set of replacement teeth). Similarly, if you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with a strategic number of implants.

Advantages Compared to Dentures or Bridges

Conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, and can therefore be unstable. This can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Implants not only look more natural, but also feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force. And because they don’t directly rely on neighboring teeth for support, implants don’t compromise the health of your natural teeth. In fact, bridges are only expected to last seven to ten years, even less with root canals, whereas implants will typically last a lifetime.

Post-Treatment Care

Consider your replacement teeth to be the same as natural teeth. They require the same daily brushing and flossing, and the same amount of regular checkups. Just like your natural teeth, the better you take care of your replacements, the longer they will last. Implant Services

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