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Lifelike Tooth Replacements with Monroe, LA Dental Implants

Have you lost one or more of your natural teeth? Our team offers several reconstructive solutions here in Monroe, LA, but none that are more effective than dental implants. With implants, patients can regain an exceptional amount of dental strength and beauty, as well as their oral health. The result is so seamless that patients may even forget their new tooth isn’t natural after some time has passed!

If you’re interested in attending a consultation for implants or any of our other restorative treatment options, please contact the office of Dr. Patrick McGee today. We welcome patients from the nearby areas of Bastrop, Oak Grove, Sterlington, Swartz, and beyond for walk-ins, emergency appointments, and any other assistance you and your smile need during regular business hours.

Choosing Dental Implants

Today, important advances in technology and technique have made it possible for virtually any patient to enjoy dental implants. However, there are some situations where Dr. McGee may require additional treatment or consultation before we begin the implant process. These include:

Dental Implant Placement

Once Dr. McGee has determined that you’re ready for dental implants, the first step towards a new and improved smile is their surgical placement into the jawbone. The biggest advantage of dental implants when comparing them to traditional reconstructive options is that they actually replicate the root of the tooth as well as the crown. This root is hidden beneath the gums, stimulating your jawbone, and without it, that vital tissue can begin to deteriorate. Your new implants are essentially new tooth roots, helping to keep your jawbone full and healthy. Better yet, Dr. McGee can personally perform your implant placement here in Monroe, LA, as well as the rest of your overall treatment plan. This sets him apart from other dentists, who typically must refer their patients to outside specialists for this portion of their care.

Following the implant placement, patients will need to undergo a period of healing. This time allows the new implants to fuse with your natural tissue, creating a sturdy foundation. Once this process is complete, it’s time to return to our office so that Dr. McGee can design and place new, custom-made restorations on top of the implants, completing your smile.

Implant Restorations

The type of restoration our team recommends will depend on the number of teeth we’re replacing, as well as your own preferences. For individual teeth, custom-made crowns provide natural beauty and strength without sacrificing the health of surrounding teeth in the process. Patients missing two or three consecutive teeth may need an implant retained dental bridge, those missing nonconsecutive teeth receive a partial denture, and those missing an arch of teeth receive a full implant supported denture.

Implant-Retained Dentures

For multiple teeth, implant-retained prosthetics provide complete coverage. They’re designed to attach over the implant posts giving patients a sturdy and confident fit. Implant retained partial and full dentures effectively replace any number of teeth or a full arch of missing teeth. These dentures closely resemble their traditional, removable counter parts, but because they are attached to dental implants, these dentures offer patients increased stability restoring up to 70% of chewing function compared with traditional dentures.