Placement and Restoration of Dental Implants in Lafayette, LA
Tooth loss can make simple everyday actions like chewing and speaking a challenge. You also have to deal with the embarrassment of a noticeable gap in your smile, which can have a devastating affect on your self-esteem.
We don’t want you to have to live with this situation a moment longer than necessary! State-of-the-art dental implants placed by Dr. Jerome Smith and Dr. Daniel Domingue can restore your appearance and self-confidence and allow you to enjoy eating all your favorite foods again.
Both Dr. Jerome Smith and Dr. Daniel Domingue have received recognition as Diplomates for the International Congress of Oral Implantology for their outstanding work in Implant Dentistry. Their experience, combined with state-of-the-art technology, ensures that the implant procedure at our Lafayette, LA dental office will be uncomplicated and stress-free.
How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant consists of three parts:
The implant – An implant is a small titanium post that is placed in the optimal position in your jaw. After placement, it is allowed to heal and form a secure bond with surrounding bone and tissue.
The abutment – This is a small connector piece that is attached to the implant to secure the dental restoration after the implant has healed.
The restoration – A restoration may be a crown, bridge or denture. As part of the treatment planning process, our doctors will go over the benefits of each and help you decide which option is best for you.
Titanium is biocompatible so, over time, the implant forms a secure bond with surrounding bone and tissues. After healing is complete, the implant provides a permanent, stable foundation for the restoration - crown, bridge, or denture - that will be attached to it to restore function and appearance.
State-of-the-Art Dental Implant Placement
Our doctors’ advanced training allows them to offer you the benefit of state-of-the-art technology that makes placement of your implant an uncomplicated, straightforward process. In order to provide you with the best possible outcome, we have invested in 3-D Cone Beam Computerized Tomography Imaging (CBCT).
CBCT is used to measure the quantity and quality of bone for optimal placement of your dental implant. This technology allows us to identify the quality and quantity of the jawbone as well as anatomical features like teeth, sinuses, airways, and nerves and tissues in your mouth. These high-resolution images ensure highly accurate placement of your dental implant for the best possible outcome.
Drs. Domingue and Smith have decades of experience with dental implant placement, which makes placement of your implant a stress-free process. However, every patient is unique, so we are pleased to offer various sedation methods, including IV sedation, for your complete comfort.
The Results Will Make You Want to Smile Again!
Although implant placement at our Lafayette, LA is highly advanced, the results are basic; you will be able to smile with confidence again! No more embarrassing moments in front of friends or co-workers while you try to hide your smile or chew your favorite foods.
Dental implants restore not only your oral health, but your appearance and self-confidence as well. If you would like to learn more about our state-of-the-art dental implant placement, please call our office to arrange a convenient consultation with one of our experienced doctors.