Had Enough of Missing Teeth?

Get Back Your Smile and Your Life!

One missing tooth can make a big difference in your life. You may have difficulty eating certain foods or have developed a reversible speech impediment. The confidence to laugh and smile freely has been loss. 

Fortunately, there’s a long-lasting way to regain the function, beauty, and confidence of a complete smile. 

Dental implants are replacement teeth that enable you to do everything you did before you lost teeth. They look and perform just like real teeth. Renowned cosmetic dentist and implantologist, Dr. John Barksdale, invites you to see how much even a single dental implant in Baton Rouge, LA can change your life!

Dr. Barksdale’s implant credentials are unmatched. He’s a Diplomate of the International College of Oral Implantologists and the American Board of Oral Implantology. He’s also a graduate and Fellow of Misch International Implant Institute, acknowledged as one of the world’s top implant education institutions. 

He is also the only American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI) board certified specialist in Baton Rouge, and 1 of only 4 board certified specialists in the state of Louisiana.

Recognized for leadership in implantology, he’s also Director of the LSU Dental Implant Continuum and an in-demand lecturer on the topic. 

To enjoy all the benefits of implants, you often have to visit multiple providers. Not here!

With his training and experience (in practice since 1975), Dr. Barksdale can place and restore your dental implants in one convenient location.

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Major Benefits of Dental Implants

Reclaim a Complete Smile in Three Steps

Step 1: Personalized Consultation and Planning
A personalized consultation will give Dr. Barksdale the opportunity to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants. The consultation will also him to learn your unique smile goals as well as perform a thorough dental health assessment. All treatment options will be discussed, which may include fixed bridges or removable partial dentures. Digital impressions of your teeth will be taken with an intraoral scanner—no unpleasant sticky putty. Detailed 3D x-rays, with low-radiation cone beam CT (CBCT) scanner, will capture images of your mouth to better understand all dental issues and aid in the development of an appropriate treatment plan.

Key to the planning process is nSequence® and Blue Sky Bio technology that allows Dr. Barksdale to perform your implant surgery virtually on a computer. In tandem with that, he’s able to create customized surgical guides with in-house 3D printers. During the actual implant placement procedure, Dr. Barksdale uses these guides to produce quick, precise, and predictable results.

One of the most exciting aspects of your initial visit is the chance to see your post-treatment smile and give it your approval. Digital Smile Design technology enables you to see photos of what your mouth will look like with dental implants before you’ve actually have treatment.
Step 2: Ultra-Precise Implant Placement
When you return for your implant placement, we’ll first make you comfortable with anesthesia options that may include IV sedation, which essentially allows you to sleep painlessly through your treatment. Dr. Barksdale will then perform any preparatory treatments you may need, such as bone grafting to rebuild deteriorated jawbone and tooth extractions remove decayed teeth that will be replaced with implants. Depending on the condition of your mouth, you may not need either of these treatments.
Dr. Barksdale will then place your customized guide or guides over your jaws. These have pre-positioned holes through which he’ll insert screw-like titanium implants into your jawbone. Dr. Barksdale uses only top-quality implants from noted manufacturers including Straumann®, BioHorizons®, Nobel Biocare, and Blue Sky Bio. He’ll then put provisional crowns and/or bridges, created in-house, on top of the implants, immediately giving your mouth the appearance and function of a full set of teeth. These will allow you to eat comfortably and speak normally during your recovery.
Step 3: Final Restoration
It typically takes three to six months for the bone to fully heal following dental implant surgery. During this period, your dental implants will bond with your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. As a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI), Dr. Barksdale is highly qualified to oversee your recovery and deal with any issues that might arise, though that rarely happens. He is the only ABOI board certified specialist in Baton Rouge, and 1 of only 4 board certified specialists in the state of Louisiana. The final restorative process begins after your dental implant(s) have healed. Proper care and maintenance will ensure a perfect smile for decades to come!

A Restored Smile Is in Your Budget

Dr. Barksdale is committed to getting you the treatment you need to have the smile you desire. That’s why our practice works with CareCredit® and United Medical Credit, both leading third-party financing companies. They can help you cover the cost of your treatment with flexible, manageable monthly payment plans. The approval process takes as few as 10 minutes and no down payment is required with some plans. We also accept dental insurance and will complete a complimentary benefits check with your provider. We’ll work to make a dental implant in Baton Rouge, LA affordable for you!

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