Dental Implants

Skilled Dental Implant Restorations in Covington & Abita Springs, LA

Missing or damaged teeth can not only affect oral function but also take away from the appearance of your smile. Dental implant restorations are a great way to renew your smile and your confidence. At St. Pierre Dental, our dentist has invested many hours into learning how to deliver effective custom restorations for each patient. He can give you the quality and professional care you deserve to achieve the smile you've always wanted.

Located in Covington, Dr. St. Pierre provides restorations for single-tooth implants, implant bridges, dentures, and All-on-4®. Oral restorations are his strength, and he can't wait to help you complete your smile. Our team is ready to help restore the health and beauty of your teeth with dental implants in Covington. Call our office today!


What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implant restorations are artificial teeth designed to act and appear as a natural-looking tooth in your smile. There are several reasons a tooth may need to be replaced. Whether it be excessive decay or accidental damage, our dental professionals are eager and ready to help you rebuild your smile. Dental implants contain three parts:

  • The post is composed of body-safe material, like titanium, and is inserted into the jawbone to function as an artificial tooth root.
  • The abutment is a small connector piece that connects the post and the visible portion of the implant.
  • The restoration is the visible portion of the dental implant and acts as your new tooth or teeth. It is composed of durable and aesthetically pleasing materials.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Implant restorations provide many health benefits worth considering. Dental implants act as your natural teeth, restoring chewing power and jaw movement. Your implants will help keep nearby teeth stable and preserve the health of your gums and jaw. Implant restorations also help prevent the jawbone from shrinking due to bone loss.

The most visible benefit of tooth implants is restoring your confidence in your smile by replacing missing teeth with implant restorations. We design your dental implants to closely mimic the appearance of your natural teeth, both in color and shape. They can effectively restore the functionality and aesthetics of your teeth, helping you share your smile more easily.

What Are My Dental Implant Options?

Our office offers many dental implant options, depending on the care you need. We're proud to serve you and ready to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. Whether you want to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, our team has the dental implant restoration for you. Dr. St. Pierre has helped countless patients with implant restorations like:

  • Single-Tooth Implants: Restoring only one tooth is a simple process with a single-tooth restoration. The surgeon extracts the tooth if needed and inserts the post into the jawbone. Our dentist completes the implant with a crown restoration created to mimic the appearance of a natural-looking and functioning tooth.
  • Bridges: A dental bridge can replace 2-4 teeth in a row. This restoration uses a dental implant post at each end to keep it secure, with the prosthetic teeth suspended between them. This allows us to fill larger gaps in a smile with fewer implants.
  • Dentures: Dentures can be full-mouth restorations or replace large gaps of missing teeth. Partial dentures are designed to fit around your remaining healthy teeth, while a full denture can rebuild your entire smile. Our dentist will evaluate your teeth to determine if any of your teeth can be saved and which type of denture meets your unique needs.
  • All-on-4: All-on-4 treatment has revolutionized implant dentistry by offering a more efficient solution for replacing multiple missing teeth. By using only four implants, this technique provides a stable foundation for a full arch of prosthetic teeth. One key advantage is the reduced healing time compared to other implant dentures.

Why Choose Us for Your Restorations?

While restoring the health of your natural teeth is always our priority, there may be cases where implants are necessary. Dr. St Pierre strives to give you quality care for your implant restorations. He continues to improve his skills with implant restorations and stay current on his care by enrolling in 1200 hours of continued education. He believes nothing is more important than your smile, and by focusing on the restoration aspect of dental implant treatment, he can provide you with quality, long-lasting results.

Dental Implant Restorations FAQ

Getting a dental implant can be a new process for some. We know you have questions, and we're happy to answer them. Some common questions include:

How do I take care of my dental implant?

Taking care of your dental implant is crucial for its long-term success. Here are some essential tips to properly care for your implant:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene
  • Use proper oral hygiene tools
  • Attend regular dental checkups
  • Avoid hard foods
  • Quit smoking
  • Follow all post-operative instructions given by our dentist and the oral surgeon

Prior to receiving dental implants, our dentist will examine your gum health and jawbone density to ensure they are healthy enough for implant surgery. We will evaluate your oral health, discuss your medical history, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. We will refer you to an oral surgeon to receive the necessary care if any pretreatments are needed.

Your implant post bonds to your jawbone, making it a permanent part of your smile. With proper care, your restoration may last 10-15 years, though it will face wear and tear over time and may eventually need replacing. Fortunately, replacing your restoration is easy, and you will not require surgery again.

Reliable Dental Implants in Covington

Whether you need to replace a single tooth or your full bite, the experienced team at St. Pierre Dental is ready to help rejuvenate your smile. Dr. St. Pierre is excited to develop a treatment plan for your smile to meet your dental goals and give you the care you deserve. If you're looking for dental repair in Covington, call our office today to learn if our dental implant restorations are right for you!