Even a single missing tooth can impact your ability to eat and speak, and can lead to jawbone atrophy.
Dental implants can pair with a variety of restoration treatments to restore oral function and prevent jaw deterioration.
The dentists at Oak Harbor Family Dentistry in Slidell, LA, craft custom restorations for your dental implants using advanced technology.
Dental implants are posts made of titanium or ceramic that are surgically placed in the jawbone. They act as prosthodontic tooth roots, providing much-needed stimulation to your jaw to prevent deterioration. Dental implants are combined with other restoration treatments like dentures, crowns, and bridges to replace one or more missing teeth.
Who Can Benefit From Implants?
Implants are most commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. Missing teeth can be caused by trauma, poor dental hygiene, gum disease, or even genetics.
Trauma to the natural tooth can cause damage that leaves a tooth unable to be saved. In this case, it may be recommended that the tooth be extracted and replaced with an implant and custom restoration.
A Closer Look at Dental Implants
Why Choose Oak Harbor Family Dental?
The dentists at Oak Harbor Family Dentistry in Slidell, LA, craft custom crowns and bridges to pair with your dental implants using state-of-the-art CEREC technology. This accelerates your treatment timeline as you do not have to wait weeks for your restoration to be created in a lab. Paired with dental implants, these restorations can restore both the function and appearance of your smile. Dr. Michael J. Appleton and Dr. Christopher Braud have over 25 years of combined experience restoring smiles and helping patients speak and chew normally again.
Not sure if dental implants are right for you? Contact or call our office or request an initial consultation online today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Five-Star Reviews From Happy Patients
This dentist is the best dentist I've ever been too. it gives you a cozy atmosphere, amazing staff, and comfortable dentist chairs. I love this dentist and the staff. BEST DENTISTIN SlIDELLView on Google
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Advanced Technology at Our Slidell practice
We can craft your custom crown or bridge in-office using our advanced CEREC technology. This allows our dentist to skip the messy putty impressions and fabricate custom crown and dental bridge restorations in as little as an hour.
If you need dentures, the digital impressions will be sent to our trusted lab where they are crafted and returned to our Slidell practice within four to five weeks.
What Other Patients Say About Oak Harbor Family Dentistry
Recently moved to south Louisiana and was referred to Oak Harbor Family Denistry by a colleague. Every staff member I spoke to or interacted with was fantastic. The facility is state of the art and the quality of care was the best I have experienced in years. Dr. B and Carlie treated me like family - seriously, top notch team and flawless results. Thank you!View on Google
Very clean office and helpful and friendly staff. It has been about 8 years since I became a patient here, and I always recommend them to anyone who looking for a dentist or is not satisfied with their current dentist office. They also provide a nice range of services which is pretty cool.View on Google