Missing teeth? You may not be able to enjoy speaking, laughing, smiling or socializing as much as you used to due to embarrassment. That’s just the start of your problems. You see, your jawbone stays strong and healthy because of the stimulation it receives from your tooth roots when you chew food or speak. When you lost your teeth, the vital roots went with them. This can cause your jawbone to decay and recede, resulting in more tooth loss and a facial appearance that may look unfamiliar or prematurely aged. The best way to replace missing teeth and avoid all of these issues is through dental implants. Our team specializes in providing you with tooth alternatives that actually have some advantages over natural teeth. Led by Dr. Jack O’Neill, a board-certified periodontist, we can give you up to a full set of strong, lifelike teeth that are made to last a lifetime right here in our Shreveport, LA office. Dr. O’Neill has extensive training and experience in dental implant placement.
Whether you’ve got a single missing tooth, or all of them are missing, decayed or damaged, Dr. O’Neill has a solution for you. During a free consultation, he can determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants and what the extent of your treatment will be. You may have some existing teeth that need to be removed or a deteriorated jawbone that has to be rebuilt to support implants. Dr. O’Neill will create a treatment plan that includes everything you need to get your mouth’s full function and beauty back. You may be able to get new teeth in just one appointment! During the procedure, Dr. O’Neill surgically inserts titanium implant posts into your jaw (the amount varies based on the number of implants you’re getting) and tops these with temporary crowns. Whatever amount you need, you will leave the office that day with a full set of provisional teeth. No more problems from teeth that have fallen out! Our team will coordinate your final crown placement with your general dental provider.