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Dental Implants in Metairie, LA Will Keep Your Jaw Strong After Tooth Loss

Your smile’s appearance and oral function suffer when you lose teeth. Your jaw does too. The natural pressure and stimulus of chewing keeps your jawbone intact. Without it, your bone shrinks, further impacting your appearance and oral health. Dental implants preserve your chewing action in way that other teeth replacements don’t, so they keep your jaw strong.

In addition to preventing bone loss, implants from Dr. Gregg May:

  • Keep Replacement Teeth in Place – Implants are embedded in your jaw. So when Dr. May attaches replacement teeth to them, they won’t go anywhere. You’ll have no more worries about teeth coming loose or even coming out.
  • Make It Easy to Care for Teeth – Depending on the dental restorations you choose, you’ll care for your teeth simply by brushing and flossing as usual. Plus, you won’t need adhesive to secure your teeth.
  • Allow You to Eat All Kinds of Foods – Your bite will be nearly as strong as before. So your diet won’t be restricted to easy-to-chew foods. Get whatever you want in your po’boy!

To see if implants are right for you, call our Metairie, LA dentist office at 504-291-0042.

Replace Any Number of Teeth With Implants

It doesn’t matter how many teeth you’ve lost; we can replace them with implants. Fill gaps in your smile with:

  • Dental Implants With a Crown – It’s easy to replace one missing tooth with a dental crown attached to an implant.
  • Dental Implants With a Bridge – To fill a gap left by several missing teeth, we’ll attach a dental bridge to implants.
  • Dental Implants With Dentures – To replace many teeth, or even all of them, we can attach partial dentures or full dentures to implants. They’ll stay securely in place without adhesive. Attaching dentures to implants in your upper jaw leaves your palate exposed, which means you’ll be able to more fully taste your food.

Our Skilled Dentist Performs the Entire Dental Implants Procedure

Many dentists restore implants that have been placed by an oral surgeon, but they don’t place implants. Thanks to Dr. Gregg May’s extensive training and experience, he can perform an entire dental implants procedure in our office, from placement to restoration. This saves you time, hassle, and usually expense.

In fact, you may be able to get a same-day smile with a special procedure called All-on-4®. Dr. May will carefully place four implants in a way that enables them to support a full arch of fixed replacement teeth. You can get All-on-4 implants placed in your upper jaw, your lower jaw, or both.

No matter which dental implants procedure you get, we can provide an oral sedative to keep you relaxed. If you require deeper sedation, we can provide it with the assistance of an anesthesia specialist.

For more information on dental implants, call Deep South Family Dentistry at 504-291-0042. In addition to Metairie, LA, we welcome patients from nearby communities like Elmwood, LA, Kenner, LA, Gretna, LA, and Harahan, LA.

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