Dental Implants Have Made Restorative Dentistry BetterNovember 2nd, 2016
You feel the need to cover your mouth with your hand when you speak. You hold a napkin over your mouth while you eat. Maybe, it’s time to consider restorative dentistry, too.
Our dentist has been helping patients in and near Geismar, LA, for years, and he would be happy to help you, too.
Many of us take our teeth for granted. Losing teeth can do a lot more than create a gap in your smile, however. Losing teeth can make eating more difficult. It can hurt your self-confidence as well.
We want you to get all those things back. We have seen dental implants make that possible for many patients already.
Schedule a consultation to find out more about implants and how they could help you, too. Call Ascension Premier Dental at 225-963-5548 or contact us online to get started.
Dental Implants With Crowns
At one point, dental crowns were primarily used to repair teeth that had been damaged in some way. Broken, chipped, worn down, and decayed teeth could all be fixed with a good dental crown.
If you lost a tooth, however, a single dental crown wouldn’t be enough to fix your problem. As a result, many people got dental bridges. That meant grinding down two healthy teeth so they could support the bridge that spanned the gap between them.
Now that we have dental implants, we have a way to replace a missing tooth without harming healthy teeth.
Dental implants replace the roots of lost teeth. Dr. Calvin Bessonet, our dentist, can precisely place your implant and attach a dental crown to recreate the appearance of your smile.
Dr. Bessonet has completed a 400-hour program on dental implants and bone regeneration. He understands exactly what implants can do for patients and why they have become such a valuable tool in our restorative dental care.
To learn more, contact us today to make an appointment.
Dental Implants For Dental Bridges
As we mentioned above, dental bridges can be used to replace individual teeth. They can also be used to replace multiple teeth.
While traditional bridges can still work, an implant-supported bridge is more stable and more secure.
To put this in transportation terms, would you feel more confident driving across a beam bridge that is anchored on each end, or would you rather cross a girder bridge with strong supporting structures underneath it?
Traditional dental bridges are more like the beam bridge, while implant-supported dental bridges are more akin to the girder bridge with the added support.
The implant-supported bridge is more likely to last and to remain firmly in place for a longer period of time. This dental bridge will be stronger and sturdier, too.
When patients come to Ascension Premier Dental, we want to give them a restorative solution that with last, hopefully, for the rest of their lives. We know that’s much more likely with an implant-supported bridge.
Call 225-963-5548 if you would like to learn more about how an implant-supported bridge could make a difference for you.
Dental Implants With Dentures
Dental implants make a big difference regardless of the number of teeth that need to be replaced. Yet, they make the most noticeable difference when they are used to support dentures.
Studies and research have shown that a person with dentures can bite and chew with around 50 pounds of force. That’s about 25 percent of the bite force of a healthy person with all of his or her teeth.
This explains why many people with dentures have difficulty eating hard, crunchy, and chewy foods. For many, eating can become uncomfortable over time.
Dr. Bessonet want you to eat what you want to eat (not what you have to eat) and to feel comfortable and confident when you bite into or chew something whether it is an apple, a piece of steak, or some buttery corn on the cob.
With implant-supported dentures, you can regain 80 percent or more of your original bite force. This is more than enough to eat comfortable again.
You will be able to dine out with your friends knowing that the entire menu is available for you to eat. And knowing that your dentures are secured in place, you may be more inclined to accept those dining out invitations from you family and friends.
Visit Ascension Premier Dental To Learn About Dental Implants
Dr. Bessonet’s dental education didn’t stop when he graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Instead, he has continued to learn more about dental implants and the ever-changing world of dentistry by completing more than 100 hours of continuing education every year.