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Bailey Family Dentistry | Dental Implants in Covington

2301 North Hwy 190 ~ Suite 4
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 809-9697
[email protected] 
Thomas Bailey, DDS

Restoration of Dental Implants

 

                        
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to have the implant inserted into the bone by a surgeon.  Dr. Bailey can help you coordinate this process.  Multiple implants can be placed at once, if necessary.

The implant will be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration.  A temporary tooth may be fabricated while you heal if indicated or desired for esthetic reasons.  After healing, the surgeon will uncover the implant and you will return to Dr. Bailey for impressions for your replacement tooth/teeth.   

Once the impressions are obtained, they are sent to a laboratory for processing.  The final step occurs when the finished product returns from the lab.  A component called an abutment is secured to the implant.  Think of the abutment as the base for the crown.   The new crown is secured to the abutment.  Sometimes the abutment and crown are 1 unit and this combo is secured to the implant.  Once the restoration is completed, we verify that the bite and fit are correct.  Your smile will look just like it used to or better than before, and it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

 
 
 
Covington Dentist | Dental Implants. Thomas Bailey is a Covington Dentist.
2301 North Hwy 190 ~ Suite 4
Covington, LA 70433