Today, dental implants are a state-of-the-art solution to tooth loss that provide invaluable health benefits, superior aesthetics, and enduring longevity – in fact, many patients are able to enjoy their newly rebuilt teeth for the rest of their natural lives. Here in New Orleans, Dr. Deborah Lesem is always happy to work with patients who are ready to reclaim both their complete smiles and a higher quality of life. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation! Our team welcomes new patients from New Orleans, Metairie, the Northshore and other surrounding areas.
Unlike traditional replacement options, dental implants are designed to replicate as closely as possible, a natural tooth. The dental implant is placed in the jawbone and replaces the missing tooth root, and a dental crown is eventually placed on top of the implant above the gum, replacing the visible portion of the tooth. Without a functioning tooth root in place, patients are likely to experience gradual jawbone deterioration and even a “sunken” facial appearance later in life; by providing a new, biocompatible “root”, implants minimize this risk and benefit your overall wellbeing while creating the new, reliable tooth you deserve.
Dr. Lesem’s recommendation for your implant restoration will depend on the number of teeth and/or implants that require coverage, as well as your oral health and overall preferences. The available options include: