25% of your jawbone is LOST in the 1st year of a missing tooth.
The longer a tooth is missing, the greater the amount of bone loss, causing you to look prematurely aged. Dental implants maintain bone volume and density levels over many years and when properly cared for, implants can last the rest of your life. That's what makes them such a good value.
After Tooth Loss
After Bone Loss
Dr. Ryan Haygood and his staff care about you. I would recommend them to anyone. The best dentist. The best staff. I sent my mom to them and she loves her smile again. I can not praise Ryan and his staff enough! Go see them today and you will be glad you did!!!
WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that serves as the foundation to replace a tooth or teeth.
There are 3 parts to a dental implant:
Implant post (or body) - this is the foundation. It is placed in the jaw and acts as anchor.
Abutment - this piece connects the implant post and crown
Crown - this is the visible portion in the mouth. This could also be an implant bridge across multiple implants.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
Placement of implant post in jaw
Impression for crown and abutment
Attach crown and abutment to implant body
After being thoroughly numbed, the implant body (the titanium screw) is surgically placed in your jaw. The implant body is made of surgical-grade titanium (the same material used in hip and knee replacements), which means your bone will fuse with it over a 4-6 month period (a process known as osseointegration).
Once the dental implant is properly integrated, we will take impressions to have your abutment and crown fabricated. The crown is the part of the implant tooth that you actually see in the mouth and the abutment is the support piece that connects the crown to the implant body.
Now I smile all the time.
Smile With An Extra Dose of Confidence
Dr. Haygood always goes the extra mile for the people of Northwest Louisiana. He comes highly recommended for placing or restoring dental implants.
If you're missing teeth and it causes you embarrassment, let our attentive team consult with you about this long-lasting tooth replacement. Our Bossier City dentist can replace your missing tooth or teeth with strong, natural-looking implants.
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