Zachary Restorative Dentistry
Zachary restorative dentistry can positively impact both your dental and overall health by working to solve a wide range of dental concerns. We can replace missing teeth, provide dental implants, offer dental crown and bridge therapy, fit full or partial dentures, and offer periodontal care for gum disease with restorative dentistry. Our team can help to relieve the discomfort of a toothache, cavity, root canal, or tooth loss by healing your smile and restoring functionality.
Benefits of Dental Implants & How They Work
Dental implants are small titanium posts designed to replace missing teeth while mimicking the function of natural tooth roots. Dental implants do not involve a removable prosthetic appliance that sits along the gums like dentures.
Dental implants are actually inserted into the gums and anchored to the jawbone, where they should fuse to the bone during a process called "osseointegration." A permanent dental crown attached to the post then serves as the replacement tooth, which can give you results that feel and appear like an original tooth.
Benefits of dental implants from Smile Studio:
- Next best thing to natural teeth
- Built to last. Dental Implants are a long-term solution
- Keep your teeth in your mouth - Not in a cup!
- Protect healthy bone
- Avoid unnecessary treatment on adjacent teeth
- Implants don't get cavities
Types of Zachary Dentures & How They Work
When all of your teeth are missing, full, complete dentures can replace them. This is the type of dentures that you typically see in cartoons and movies. Technology has improved in recent years, making dentures more comfortable and natural-looking than ever.
If you're only missing a few of your teeth, a partial denture can be a good solution for replacing them. Unlike a full set of dentures, these are held in place by a plastic base that is the same color as your gums. A metal framework is typically created in order to secure the base and prevent it from falling out. As long as you have natural teeth in place, you cannot wear a full set, so a partial set of dentures is necessary.
We treat patients throughout the Zachary area that want to know if a partial set of dentures is better than a cosmetic procedure. They function differently because dentures are removable and cosmetic dentistry solutions are typically permanent. If you live in the Metairie LA area, call for your consultation and we can provide you with a list of options to consider.
For full dentures, Dr. Carter can determine if this is the best way to replace your teeth or if he can help you reach your new smile through another strategy. If you proceed with getting a complete set of dentures, your gums will be healed and ready in eight to 12 weeks after your teeth have been removed. Following teeth removal, the bones and gums will start to shrink.
How Do Zachary Dental Crowns Work?
A crown is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth, strengthening it and improving its appearance, shape, or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a more functional tooth-like shape and structure.
At Smile Studio, we believe dental crowns should look, feel, and function like real teeth. We use a proprietary milling process to fabricate all of our crowns, and our careful delivery techniques ensure they maintain this anatomy when they are adjusted to fit. We can also match any available shade of tooth you desire. By choosing a blending shade similar to the neighboring natural teeth, we can allow these teeth to "disappear," and not stand out as 'fake' or 'prosthetic' once they are placed in your mouth. Our Zachary crowns provide beauty, fit, and stability, along with long-term results you can trust.
Contact us today to learn how dentures, dental implants, dental crowns, we are happy to be your Zachary Restorative Dentistry provider.