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Dental Implants – Uptown New Orleans, LA

Permanent, Comprehensive Tooth Replacements

If you’ve lost a tooth or two, you already realize that those gaps can alter how your smile appears, but did you realize that there are other health issues that come along with tooth loss? The other teeth can spread out to compensate for the hole, increasing the likelihood of jaw pain, headaches, and inefficient chewing for digestion. Also, when a tooth’s root is gone, the body sends the nutrients that went to the supporting jaw bone elsewhere. This weakens the jaw bone and therefore weakens the support that the remaining teeth have, potentially leading to additional tooth loss. The good news is that Dr. Camenzuli offers dental implants in Uptown New Orleans, LA, which replaces the tooth structure in its entirety. Want to learn more about dental implants? Contact our Uptown New Orleans dental office, and we’ll schedule a consultation for you.

Why Choose Camenzuli Dental Excellence for Dental Implants?

  • Implant Placement and Restoration Performed In-House
  • Financing Options Available
  • Dentist with Years of Advanced Training and Experience

What Is a Dental Implant?

Three animated dental implants

A dental implant is the most comprehensive solution for replacing missing teeth. Instead of just replacing the crown, or top portion of the tooth, dental implants go deeper than the surface. Using biocompatible titanium and porcelain prosthetic materials, we can recreate the missing tooth from root to crown. By replicating the tooth’s structure and integrating with the jaw bone, a dental implant is able to resolve every problem that tooth loss brings.

Benefits of Dental Implants

X-ray of implant supported replacement tooth

Compared to other replacement options, such as traditional dental bridges and dentures, dental implants have many advantages, including the following:

  • Increased confidence —you don’t have to worry about your replacement teeth slipping when you eat or speak.
  • Longer lifespan —dental implants have been known to last well over 30 years!
  • More stability —instead of relying on the surrounding teeth for security, dental implants are firmly embedded in the jaw bone.
  • Natural appearance —with a strong jaw bone, your face can retain its youthful shape.
  • Better support for remaining teeth —dental implants keep the jaw bone stimulated, giving your healthy teeth added reinforcement.
  • Stronger biting force —dental implants can give you about 70 percent of your original biting power.

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

Closeup of smile with missing tooth

Most patients qualify for dental implants. Basically, you need to be in good oral health and have a jaw bone with enough density to grow and surround the implant. During your consultation, Dr. Camenzuli can evaluate your mouth to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Missing One Tooth

Closeup of smile with dental implant post in place

A single lost tooth can be replaced by one dental implant. The titanium post is surgically inserted into the jaw bone, and then an abutment and dental crown are later attached. Unlike a dental bridge, which anchors to the surrounding teeth, the dental implant doesn’t negatively impact the teeth around it.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Animation of implant supported fixed bridge

Depending on how many teeth need to be replaced and their location within the arch, we can offer implant-retained bridges or implant-retained partial dentures. Traditionally, these restorations rely on the remaining teeth for stability, but we can attach your bridge or partial denture to just a couple of implants, giving you far more security.

Missing All of Your Teeth

Model of implant supported denture

Even if you’ve lost every tooth in an arch, you can benefit from dental implants. Using just four to six strategically placed posts, we can keep full dentures in place and allow you to bite and chew just as confidently as you did before tooth loss.

All-on-4/Teeth-in-a-Day

Model jaw line with all-on-4 implants set up

Although dental implants traditionally involve a healing period of several months in between placing the posts and attaching the abutment and restoration, you may not have the time to wait for your restored smile. We can customize your treatment with All-on-4/Teeth-in-a-Day, which takes advantage of the strongest part of your jaw, to give you your replacement teeth right away.

Start to Finish Convenience

Animation of dental implant parts

Many other dental offices have to refer patients to a specialist for the complex placement procedure, but that’s not the case here at Camenzuli Dental Excellence. From your initial consultation all the way through to restoration, our team will be with you the entire journey. You won’t have to worry about going to another dental office because Dr. Camenzuli can perform the placement procedure with skill and precision, saving you precious time and ensuring successful treatment.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Model smile with implant supporte replacement tooth

At first glance, dental implants are clearly more expensive than traditional dentures or bridges. However, upon closer inspection, you’ll see that dental implants are actually the smarter financial choice. Traditional bridges and dentures need to be adjusted and replaced about every five to seven years, but implants can last for over 30 years. The cost of these replacements adds up, surpassing the initial cost of implants. Basically, you can consider your dental implants a long-term investment in your smile.

At your consultation, we’ll evaluate your mouth and review your treatment options. Your implant treatment plan will be unique to you, adjusting according to the number of implants, the type of restoration, and the location of the implants. These factors will impact the associated cost. Our team offers several financial options to make dental implants more easily fit within your budget, and we will happily explain them to you during this initial visit.