Dental Implants New Iberia LA
Why Choose Us For Your Dental Implant?
There are many dental implant providers in Acadiana area, and it can be difficult to choose the best one. We set ourselves apart with state-of-the-art office, modern technology, professional staff and our expert board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Donald Boudreaux Jr. Dr. Boudreaux has been offering dental implants in New Iberia, Louisiana for over fifteen years and is regarded as a dental implant expert in the oral surgeon community. He actively lectures and trains his colleagues in his state-of-the-art training center, and promotes training programs to enhance their abilities to provide premier results to their patients. Whether you are considering a single tooth implant, all on 4 hybrid implant prosthesis or implant supported overdentures, our office would be happy to assist you. Contact our New Iberia oral surgery office today to learn more about why Dr. Boudreaux is the number one choice for many patients in the Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martinville, Vermillion, & St. Mary parishes!
Replace Missing Teeth
Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
What Are Dental Implants?
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental Implants Can Improve Your Life
Don’t suffer the consequences of missing teeth! Dental implants can replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Contact us to learn more.
The Surgical Procedure
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is forming new replacement teeth.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Boudreaux will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums and will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Boudreaux is able to place single-stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction – further minimizing the number of surgical procedures.
Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While Dr. Boudreaux performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
What Types Of Prosthesis Are Available?
A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth – each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by the dentist.
Dr. Boudreaux performs in-office implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility. In-patient hospital implant surgery is for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip, or tibia.
Why Dental Implants?
Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth – whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years – chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.
Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.
A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.
Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?
There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.
Are You A Candidate For Implants?
If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.
What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used?
The majority of dental implants and bone graft can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, usually with or MAC anesthesia (intravenous sedation).
Do Implants Need Special Care?
Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.
Choose Superior Care for Your Mouth, Jaws, and Face
Dr. Boudreaux can provide you with exceptional services such as dental implant placement, wisdom teeth removal, jaw surgery, and more. Contact us today!
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- Christine H
I received friendly and professional service from the entire staff and doctor. The doctor called me personally to check on me after the procedure and to answer any questions I had.
- Celeste D
Dr. Boudreaux was very easy to discuss the procedure(s) with. He is extremely qualified through his initial and continuing education. Comes highly recommended by his piers. Has a great bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone requiring his types of services.
- Christopher V
I appreciate how Dr Boudreaux takes his time to explain exactly what he’s going to do and answers any questions. He also follows up with me the same day of my procedure to make sure I’m doing okay. Scheduling is easy, being seen on time, not so much. I understand Dr. Boudreaux can run behind. A text or phone call telling me when it’s going to be 30 minutes or more would be much appreciated.
- Alice C
My daughter needs an evaluation for her wisdom teeth. It’ll definitely be with Dr Boudreaux!!!! He is the BEST. And his staff is always nice and helpful. LOVE that he calls himself to check up!
- Tamika S
Very pleasant staff. I had dental implant surgery and all is well.
- Connie C
Easy peezy procedure
- Mary U
- Cheryl C
Best staff of any medical office I ever been in
- Bret B
The staff was very helpful and respectful. The doctor called after the procedure to check in.
- Henry M
- Wayne P
They took me immediately from a dental visit. It was all done quickly and painlessly. Very satisfied
- Hal H
- Yvette P
The kindness of the doctor and the staff was deeply appreciate it for everything he did for me. It was a blessing
- Lavergne B
Dr. Boudreaux and staff are excellent. Very friendly, caring environment. Would highly recommend his medical practice. Our community is fortunate to have him/staff.
- Dale H
Dr Boudreaux and his staff are very welcoming and patient. He was very thorough in his explanation and answered all of my questions. I am completely satisfied with his work.
- Cheryl D
Overall, Dr. Boudreaux and his staff are amazing. They are hands down a 5 star (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) establishment!!
- Scott L
Very friendly and accommodating staff! Made everything smooth and made me feel comfortable. Thoroughly impressed that Dr. Boudreaux called personally after procedure to check on me! Would definitely recommend them for any oral surgery needs!
- Jayd F
My experience with Doc and staff has been great. They are welcoming, caring and efficient. Doc built trust right away and I feel I’m in good hands when I go.
- Deborah L
Friendly & professional staff. Procedure was explained thoroughly. I felt completely at ease & confident in Dr. Boudreaux’s care. Dr. Boudreaux followed up with a phone call that evening to see how I was doing. Would highly recommend.
- Annette P