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What Rayne, LA patients need to know about dental implants

Uncomfortable dentures or missing teeth can quickly take the joy out of smiling, speaking in public, and even enjoying your favorite foods. Dental implants are a favorite solution among dentists and patients, as they provide unique benefits not available from other tooth replacement options.

Residents of Rayne, LA and nearby communities are fortunate to have access to a highly trained and experienced implantologist. Dr. Patrick Briese will restore your smile with exceptional skill, artistic talent, and a friendly chairside manner that makes a dental appointment feel like a visit with an old friend.

What is dental implant treatment?

Common dentures and bridges only replace the crowns (part visible above the gumline) of teeth. Implants are entirely unique in the fact that they replace tooth roots for complete dental reconstruction. The process involves a very minor oral surgery, which can take a little as 15 minutes. Contrary to the expectations of many people, the procedure is virtually painless. Additionally, Dr. Briese offers oral sedation to take the stress out of any dental procedure.

Post-surgical discomfort is minimal, and soft tissue heals very quickly. However, it takes about three months for the bone to heal and fuse with the implant. Once that happens, the implants are as strong as tooth roots and ready to support your new crown, bridge, or denture. With good hygiene habits and oral health, dental implants and restorations can last a lifetime.

Why choose Patrick Briese, DDS

In addition to general dental training, Dr. Briese has completed extensive continuing education, learning advanced techniques including dental implant placement. He is a member of the AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry), as well as a Master and Fellow of ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists). He has the skillset to offer a wide variety of options including:

  • Mini implants
  • Full dental implants
  • Metal-free zirconia implants
  • Snap on implant supported dentures
  • Implant supported dental bridges
  • Single tooth replacement with one implant and a porcelain crown

Discover the benefits of dental implants for yourself. Just give us a call at (337) 223-9454 and schedule a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate.

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