Visit New Orleans Implant Dentistry, Timothy J. Delcambre, DDS, MHA
In cases when restorative dentistry is needed, saving your natural tooth is always the preferred course of action. However, there are certain instances where the tooth has been damaged beyond repair or where leaving it in place can threaten the health of other parts of your smile. At the New Orleans dental practice of Dr. Timothy Delcambre, we offer comprehensive dental implant treatments to help individuals protect the overall health, function, and aesthetics of their smile after tooth extraction.
Why Consider Dental Implants?
Teeth play a critical role in the overall dental health and function. In addition to facilitating chewing, swallowing, and speaking, teeth also help preserve jaw strength and shape, protecting facial structure.
Traditionally, bridges and dentures have been used to replace missing teeth. Over time however, these restorative treatments can have a negative impact on gums and neighboring teeth. Additionally, as these conventional teeth replacement options do not include any interaction with the underlying jaw bone, they do not address bone deterioration that often accompanies missing teeth. As a result, the health of supportive bone structure is further compromised, increasing the risk of additional tooth loss or other complications.
Unlike traditional restorative treatments, dental implants are surgically placed into jaw bone, incorporating this important supportive structure into treatment. By mimicking the natural tooth root, implants help to stimulate healthy bone volume and prevent bone resorption, while simultaneously preserving teeth alignment and replacing the missing tooth.
Weighing My Dental Implant Restoration Options
Dental implants are also incredibly versatile in comparison to traditional teeth replacement solutions. While single implants are commonly used for replacing one missing tooth, several implants can be used to support multiple teeth restoration, eliminating the need for numerous individual implants.
At Timothy Delcambre, DDS, MHA, our implant dentist works closely with a local dental laboratory to create customized restorations that fulfill your teeth replacement needs. In addition to single unit implants, our New Orleans dentist also offers All-on-4 implants. With this treatment option, four dental implants are strategically placed to permanently support a full arch bridge.
The versatility of dental implants makes this an ideal treatment for almost every patient, including those with existing restorations like full or partial dentures. For these patients, implants can be used to secure dentures to the jaw, preventing them from shifting around while chewing or talking.
Schedule Your Implant Consultation Today
Our New Orleans implant dentist is committed to providing patients with comprehensive solutions for restoring their smiles. To learn more about the long-term benefits that come with dental implants, contact Dr. Delcambre and his team today.