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By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
March 15, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

If you are missing a tooth you may be curious about what options you have when it comes to restoring your smile. Dental implants are in many ways the best solution to tooth loss. They are meant to be a final and complete restoration of a missing tooth. This treatment will last much longer and will be stronger than other options. Learn more about dental implants in Slidell, LA, from Dr. Susan Silvestri and Dr. Ronnie Deniger of Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry.

Better Support

The key difference between dental implants and other methods of restoration, such as bridges and dentures, has to do with the way in which they are supported. Dental bridges depend on adjacent teeth to serve as support for the tooth they are replacing. To accomplish this, these healthy teeth need to be reshaped so that a crown can be attached to them, then they will hold your new tooth in place.

Dentures depend on suction as their main method of support. These require a proper fit to perform at their best. So many of the common complaints people have regarding dentures are due to this factor. A dental implant is supported in a very similar way to your natural teeth. They use a titanium post that is permanently implanted onto the bone of your jaw, and it's onto this that your new tooth will be attached.

Dental Implants in Slidell, LA

One downside to dental implants is that they do require a longer initial investment of time, as the implanted post can take months to heal and fuse with the jaw bone. Implants can last a lifetime with proper care, and they don't need any special treatment when it comes to hygiene or diet, although good dental habits remain key to maintaining your smile.

If you're ready to restore a single missing tooth or a complete smile, find out if you're a candidate for dental implants. Call (985) 641-7200 to schedule a consultation in Slidell, LA, from Dr. Silvestri and Dr. Deniger of Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry.

By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
April 22, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Are you nervous about smiling because of one or more missing teeth? Do you hide your smile in pictures because you aren’t happy with any gaps in your smile? If so, dental implants may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Dr. Susan Silvestri and Dr. Ronnie Deniger at Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, LA, are here to help you determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants and if they could benefit you!

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that is durable and long-lasting and can complete your smile with a natural-looking finish. Your dentist in Slidell, LA, will implant a titanium post into your gums, which will then fuse into your jawbone, mimicking a root. Once the post is fused into the jawbone, it will be topped off with a dental crown. This crown can be color-matched to the rest of your teeth and no one will ever know you were missing a tooth, to begin with.

Before you can receive your dental implant, your dentist will have to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. They will determine this by inspecting the area where you’re missing a tooth and check to see if the area is suitable to support an implant. They will have to be sure that your jawbone hasn’t deteriorated and can fuse with the implant.

Once you receive your dental implant, care is easy. Treat your implant as if it was a regular tooth and be sure to brush and floss daily. Another benefit is that dental implants can help prevent facial sagging from happening in the future. The titanium post provides stimulation to the gums that were missing after the tooth was lost. This helps provide support to the jawbone and stops it from deteriorating.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

If you’re missing one or more teeth, be sure to contact Dr. Susan Silvestri and Dr. Ronnie Deniger at Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, LA, to see if you are an eligible candidate for dental implants. Call (985) 641-7200 today!

By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
May 28, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

Struggling with tooth loss? Dental implants not only restore missing teeth but also offer a few other benefits.

Have you thought about asking your Slidell, LA, dentists, Drs. Susan Silvestri and Ronnie Deniger of Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry, if dental implants are right for you? Read on to learn all about this treatment option.

Dental implants provide a complete tooth restoration option

Before dental implants were invented, replacing a lost tooth involved restoring the crown, or top, of the tooth only. Fortunately, it's now possible to replace the missing roots, as well.

Dental implants are tiny posts added to your mouth during a minor oral surgery at our Slidell, LA, office. Made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that naturally bonds to bone, the implants serve as artificial tooth roots that connect to dental crowns to form new teeth.

Implants offer longevity and excellent biting power

Good root strength is necessary to bite into hard foods or thoroughly chew tougher foods. Without replacement roots, your ability to eat certain foods may be compromised. Implants are attached to your jawbone the same way as your natural roots, which ensures that your biting power doesn't suffer just because you have an artificial tooth.

Dental implants are among the longest-lasting tooth restorations. In most cases, they'll never need to be replaced, although, due to normal wear and tear, you may need to replace your crowns periodically.

Dental implants offer important oral health protections

Some shifting of nearby teeth is bound to occur after tooth loss. Unfortunately, as the teeth drift, your appearance and bite can change. If your teeth were once perfectly straight, they may soon begin to overlap. Severe shifting may affect your bite, causing jaw pain, excessive wear on teeth, gum damage, headaches, and other issues. Filling the gaps in your smile with dental implants prevents your teeth from moving.

Implants also offer an important benefit for your jawbone. Jawbone resorption, a common problem after tooth loss, occurs when your jawbone shrinks due to decreased stimulation from tooth roots. Eventually, resorption can cause loose teeth and sagging facial muscles. Implants provide constant stimulation that prevents resorption.

Dental implants can help you restore your smile whether you've lost one tooth or all of them! Call your dentists in Slidell, LA, Drs. Silvestri and Deniger of Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry, at (985) 641-7200 to schedule your appointment.

By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
December 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental ImplantA missing tooth can cause a whole array of issues with your smile. From shifting teeth to bone atrophy, leaving a gap untreated can have a detrimental effect on the health of your teeth. The versatility of dental implants lets you fill in your smile in various situations — from a single missing tooth to a whole arch of gaps. Find out more about dental implants with Dr. Susan Silvestri and Dr. Ronnie Deniger at Silvestri and Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, LA.

What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are a restorative dental procedure that focuses on replacing one, several, or all of your missing teeth. Implant dentistry is unique from other forms of tooth replacement options because it integrates into the bone below your missing tooth, providing a secure foundation for the replacement tooth itself. Implants are often considered the most lifelike solution to missing teeth and are made to last a lifetime.

Are dental implants safe?
Implant dentistry is FDA-approved and considered safe for use. Like any dental procedure, especially one requiring anesthetic, there are certain risks associated with implants and the process to place them in the mouth. However, the risk is considered low and most people can benefit from this powerful dental procedure.

Dental Implants in Slidell, LA
If you think you can benefit from dental implants, you should first determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Someone considering dental implants should be free from teeth decay and gum disease or be willing to undergo the procedures necessary to reverse these conditions prior to placing their implants. The patient should also have a strong at-home oral care routine to ensure that both their natural teeth and implants remain healthy and free from complications such as cavities or gingivitis.

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Susan Silvestri and Dr. Ronnie Deniger at Silvestri and Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, LA. Call (985) 641-7200 to schedule your appointment for a consultation today!

By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
May 18, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crowns   Dental Implants  

A smile gap due to missing teeth is so embarrassing. Besides that, your bone structure, gums, and remaining teeth deteriorate. How can you close a smile gap? At Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, LA, dental implants fully restore oral function and personal appearance. They are today's best replacement for missing teeth, and Dr. Susan Silvestri and Dr. Ronnie Deniger are proficient in implant placement, beautifully restoring damaged smiles.

The dental implant

Conventional bridgework or dentures cannot mimic real teeth the way dental implants can. The single tooth implant is composed of an artificial titanium root, a metal alloy post, and a realistic porcelain crown. Because the dentist inserts the implant right into the patient's jaw bone, this prosthetic is firmly anchored, and it actually improves the density and size of the bone through an amazing process called osseointegration.

Every time an implant patient bites and chew on his or her new tooth, the jaw bone strengthens. Contrast this with traditional prosthetics which simply rest on the receding gums and bone.

In addition to single tooth applications, Silvestri and Deniger Dentistry can use multiple dental implants to support full and partial dentures. These appliances deliver optimal biting and chewing and clear speech.

Qualifying for dental implants

Most older teenagers and adults qualify for dental implants. During a restorative dentistry consultation at their Slidell office, Dr. Silvestri or Dr. Deniger will examine your remaining teeth and gums for decay and gum disease. Also, you must have adequate jaw bone density to receive dental implants. Digital X-ray imaging and a CT scan tell your dentist if your jaw is sufficiently sized. If it is not, the doctor may advise a bone grafting procedure performed in-office at Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry.

Caring for dental implants

Most dental implant procedures succeed and stay in place for decades, says the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness. But, of course, you must brush twice a day and floss daily just as you do your natural teeth. While implants do not get cavities, implant sites can develop an infection called peri-implantitis if plaque and tartar accumulate. This condition frequently leads to implant failure. Your hygienist will show you ways to keep your implants sparkling clean and fully functional.

No more gaps

Make that a reality with dental implants from Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry. Contact our office today for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Silvestri or Dr. Deniger in Slidell, LA. Call (985) 641-7200.

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