What are dental implants?
A dental implant may be recommended for an individual who has lost a tooth. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post, an abutment and a dental restoration.
The dental implant post is surgically placed into the jaw. As the jawbone heals, it fuses with the implant post. The healing process takes some time. Then, the abutment is attached to the exposed portion of the implant post. A dental restoration, like a dental crown, is custom made and attached to the abutment.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Implants can also restore your ability to eat and speak properly and with ease. Dental implants are a part of your smile, so they will not slide in your mouth. Also, dental implants do not require the shaping of healthy tooth enamel.
How do I care for my new dental implant?
Apart from practicing proper dental hygiene and visiting our office often, there is not anything that you need to do to care for your implant. There are no special instructions. Simply brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit Oak Park Dental at least twice a year for your routine appointments with our dentists and team.
Contact our office at 337-478-3232 today to learn more and to schedule a visit with our dentists in Lake Charles, Louisiana.