Dental Implants Dentist Monroe Louisiana
Dr. Jeffrey V. Anzalone has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a Dental Implant Dentist.
Dr. Anzalone is an Implant Specialist Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery since 2006.
Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology
Only approximately 380 out of 196,000+ dentists in the USA hold Diplomate credentials from the American Board of Periodontology.
Diplomates of the ABP are among the top dentists in the country at performing implant dentistry procedures.
Plus he offers a wide range of dental implant procedures including single tooth implants, implants for dentures, hybrid implants, implant bridges, snap-on dentures, full-arch fixed-in implants and full mouth reconstruction.
Dr. Anzalone is at the forefront of dental implant technology with highest success rates using 3D Cone Beam scans for high-precision guided dental implant planning and the use of biological growth proteins to speed healing.
14+ Years Clinical Experience in Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Anzalone has averaged 35 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout his career; the minimum requirements for the state of Louisiana are 20 continuing education credit hours per licensing period.
Dr. Anzalone takes great pride in practicing implant dentistry; he performs sinus lifts, bone grafts and complex bone augmentation procedures.
Find information about dental implants below including types of procedures, costs of dental implants and more.
Dr. Jeffrey V. Anzalone, with high-tech offices located in Monroe & Ruston, has been serving patients from Northeast Louisiana, Arkansas & Mississippi since 2006.
Author of: “The Truth about Implants” & “The Consumers Guide to Safe, Anxiety-Free Dentistry”.
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First steps to your dental implants with Dr. Anzalone:
1. Schedule your $79 consultation + exam & x-rays
2. Perform your comprehensive exam
- Oral exam including 3D CT scan (and any other x-rays as necessary) and complete review of mouth (teeth, gums, jaw bone, bite, etc).
- Consultation with Dr. Anzalone
- Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants
- Learn about your treatment options
- Get all your questions answered
3. Review our findings and discuss your options
Graphic illustration shows dental implant components including a titanium screw, an abutment and a crown.
Dental implant placement is a precise procedure that requires detailed diagnostics and meticulous execution. Dr. Anzalone uses many of the latest technical advances to make your implant placement accurate, efficient and minimally invasive.
Dr. Anzalone and our staff do everything they can to make your treatment as comfortable and gentle as possible. For added comfort during treatment, we offer blankets, pillows and headphones for listening to music. If you need extra help for anxiety, Dr. Anzalone provides several sedation options, including IV sedation that is administered and monitored by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
State-of-the-art diagnostics and planning
Dr. Anzalone first starts with detailed diagnostics, which includes a full panoramic X-ray and a comprehensive oral exam. When needed, he will also arrange for you to receive a full 3D CT scan. Dr. Anzalone uses this information to perform precise treatment planning.
Thorough education about your procedure
Before your treatment starts, Dr. Anzalone will explain in detail what your plan includes. He will explain all procedures in easy-to-understand terms and answer all of your questions. In this way you will be fully informed and can feel at ease about your treatment.
If an extraction is needed, Dr. Anzalone removes the tooth gently and in a way that minimizes any damage to the surrounding gum and bone. This greatly reduces any swelling, speeds healing and often lowers or eliminates the need for bone grafting to create enough bone support for the implant.
Expert bone grafting
When the bone volume needs to be increased so an implant can be adequately supported, Dr. Anzalone will place graft material at the implant site to stimulate new bone growth. He uses minimally invasive procedures and advanced materials for effective bone regeneration.
Immediate temporary teeth
When needed to maintain the appearance of your smile, Dr. Anzalone will provide a temporary restoration for you to wear while your implants are healing. Your final new teeth will be placed when your implants have fully healed.
Your beautiful, final new teeth
Dr. Anzalone will work closely with your dentist to ensure your new teeth are aesthetically pleasing and correctly aligned with your bite. Your new teeth will look completely natural and will feel and function like natural teeth, giving you excellent chewing power and allowing you to eat all the foods you enjoy.
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Dental Implants Costs Price List
Dental implants prices are exclusive of any insurance plans, which may alter cost.
|Single implant, (abutment, & crown is separate charge placed by general dentist)||$1799|
|2 implants, (abutments, & crowns is separate charge placed by general dentist)||$3399|
|3 implants, (abutments, & crowns is separate charge placed by general dentist)||$5099|
|2 implants for an existing upper or lower denture, (abutments are separate charge placed by general dentist)|
(“snap in denture“)
|4 implants for an existing upper or lower denture, (abutments are separate charge placed by general dentist)|
(“snap in denture“)
Cost Of Additional Procedures
|Sinus Lift (internal – per site)||$1199|
|Sinus Lift (lateral window – each quadrant)||$2199|
|Simple Bone Graft||$339|
|Complex Bone Graft||$1299|
|CT ( 3D Cone Beam) Scan||$100-200|
|Alveoloplasty (bone reduction/recontouring – per arch)||$599|
Lucia, a smile makeover patient of Dr. Anzalone, after dental implants & gum disease treatment.
“Dr. Anzalone is very nice and takes the time to fully explain what he plans to do. He always called and checked in on me after each surgery. He did a wonderful job. He was able to treat my gum disease and get it cleaned up. There was absolutely no pain. The staff are wonderful and made me feel right at home and at ease. My experience with Dr. Anzalone and his staff was fabulous. I highly recommend him for all your dental needs.”
Are dental implants worth it?
Your teeth are an aspect of many facets of your life—eating, speaking, first visual impressions and how they fit in to and support your overall facial structure. Beyond how you feel physically, having stable and attractive teeth also affects your confidence and interaction with others.
Restoring and replacing your teeth to the best of appearance and function helps you to enjoy life to the fullest.
Though dental implants cost more than other dental restorations including dental bridges, partial dentures, and traditional full dentures, they are a wonderful investment for many of our patients.
Because dental implants can last a lifetime, patients are able to make an initial investment in their smile but reap the benefits of a permanent restoration that can maintain the jaw structure and eliminate the risk of unwanted bone resorption.
Dental implants preserve jaw bone.
Photo shows an edentulous (lacking teeth) person after several years and the resulting changes to facial appearance with jaw bone loss.
The facial changes that naturally occur in relation to the aging process can be accelerated and potentiated by the loss of teeth. Several esthetic consequences result from the loss of jaw bone after teeth are removed. As the jaw bone resorbs, the vertical dimension between the upper and lower jaws comes closer (collapses or decreases in height). The chin rotates forward, and creates a prognathic (witch’s chin) appearance.
Dental implants are the best solution for tooth loss.
Aside from maintaining bone density in the jaw and keeping the jawbone from shrinking, dental implants have other benefits that patients can consider as well. These restorations are natural-looking and fully functioning, acting just as previous natural teeth did at one time.
This stable, strong, and durable restoration is often touted as the “gold standard” in tooth replacement.
Vickie, a smile makeover patient of Dr. Anzalone, after dental implants.
“The surgeries have been painless and the results have been successful. Dr. Anzalone has always called after each surgery to check on how I am doing, which has not been the common practice with most doctors or dentists I have used, and is most appreciated. The treatment I have received from Dr. Anzalone and his staff has been by far the most enjoyable experience I have ever had with dental procedures.”
Pat shares her experience getting dental implants:
Video 01:45 |”All of a sudden I got this implant and my mouth was solid. That to me, was the most amazing thing!”
Video courtesy of Nobel Biocare.
Dental Implants For Dentures
A great option to replace all of your teeth is an implant retained denture. Some may call this a “Snap-In Denture”.
The advantages of this are simplicity, cost, and hygiene. The denture still comes in and out but is very retentive for chewing and functioning. This is considered implant retained (unlike a fixed option which is completely supported by the implants).
Graphics above show models of false teeth (denture) and dental implants to retain and support the denture.
Dr. Anzalone can place several implants on your arch that will securely retain a denture through the use of special snap-on attachments. The denture will not slip, and will have significantly increased chewing power. For an upper denture, there will be no false palate covering the roof of your mouth which inhibits your sense of taste or your perception of heat and cold.
If you currently have a denture that fits well and is in good condition, Dr. Anzalone can retrofit your current denture with special snap-in attachments so it will rest securely on implants. Your denture will function similarly to the snap-on denture above and will have enhanced chewing power.
Eat What You Love!
Obtain better stability and retention of your dentures with dental implants. Eat steak, corn on the cob and apples.
Willie with his new dental implant supported dentures:
“I like everything about Dr. Anzalone and the practice.”
“When I came to see Dr. Anzalone, my teeth were bad. He got rid of all my bad teeth and gave me implant-supported dentures. I like everything about Dr. Anzalone and the practice.”See pricing for Snap-In Dentures above
Full-Arch Fixed-In New Teeth
(“Teeth in a Day”)
A minimally invasive solution with a fixed full-arch restoration for high patient satisfaction.
Dr. Anzalone can place a series of implants to support a full set of replacement teeth that are firmly fixed-in and can only be removed by a dentist. Your new teeth never need to be removed, will not slip or irritate your gums, and will provide nearly the same chewing power as natural teeth. There will be no false palate to inhibit your sense of taste, and you will be able to eat all the foods you want and need for proper nutrition.
Basically, “Teeth in a day” is when we remove someone’s teeth, place implants and then deliver them a fixed hybrid bridge (an acrylic type of bridge like a denture with the palate cut out) and screw in the bridge the same day. They wear this for approximately 6 months, then come back and have impressions for a final zirconia bridge. This is the closest thing to natural teeth that we have, and the patient gets something fixed in place from the get-go.
Surgical guides for accurate, efficient placement.
For complex cases, Dr. Anzalone creates a state-of-the-art surgical guide to aid in accurate placement of the implants. A surgical guide is a template that fits over your dental arch and marks exactly where and at what angle the implants should be inserted. Use of a guide also makes the procedure faster.See pricing for Full-Arch Fixed-In New Teeth above
For various reasons, the bone supporting your teeth can dissolve away and be lost. Loss of bone can create a variety of oral health problems, such as difficulty with chewing and loose teeth. Bone loss can also be an impediment to the placement of dental implants, as dental implants need a certain amount of bone support to be stable.
Dr. Anzalone is able to regenerate lost bone and restore the full volume and density of bone around the teeth with modern bone grafting procedures.
The “Sinus Lift” Bone Graft
There are large sinus cavities on each side of your face that are positioned above the back teeth in your upper jaw. When you lose one of these teeth, bone loss occurs in the tooth socket and may cause the floor of the sinus cavity (which lies directly above the socket) to “sink.” A sunken sinus floor makes the jawbone too shallow to support the full length of a dental implant.
In this situation, Dr. Anzalone can perform a type of bone graft known as a sinus lift. He will place bone graft material along the floor of the sinus cavity, which will stimulate the regeneration of new bone. This will provide the bone depth necessary to securely support a dental implant.
As a periodontist, Dr. Anzalone is a specialist in the treatment of the bone and gum surrounding the teeth. He is highly skilled in grafting procedures that regenerate lost bone. He keeps up with the latest developments in bone grafting techniques through regular continuing education so he can always provide the highest-quality treatment to his patients.
The Causes of Bone Loss
The following are the main causes of bone loss around the teeth:
Gum disease — Gum disease is a continuous bacterial infection and inflammation of the gums. The bacteria emit toxins that eat away the ligaments and bone surrounding the teeth. As the disease becomes more severe, the bone loss worsens until tooth support is minimal or gone altogether. This can cause teeth to loosen or even fall out.
A missing tooth — The bone in your jaw needs stimulation from regular biting and chewing pressure to maintain its volume and density. Once a tooth is missing, that pressure is absent and the bone gradually dissolves away.
A misaligned tooth—A tooth can be misaligned so that it fails to make contact with the tooth in the opposing arch when you bite down. This can severely reduce the chewing and biting pressure on the misaligned tooth and can result in bone loss.
Infections in the jaw—Tumors and bacterial or viral infections not connected to gum disease sometimes develop in the bone tissue around the teeth and precipitate bone loss.
Tooth injury or trauma—An injury to a tooth can cause it to become misaligned or infected. Either situation can lead to bone loss.
How Bone Grafting Works
Dr. Anzalone places bone graft material into the space where bone is missing in order to add bone volume. Rather than take bone from another part of the body, he uses lab-processed material that is equally effective and noninvasive.
The graft material itself does not actually turn into new bone. It stimulates the regeneration of new bone tissue by the body and acts as a “scaffold” (platform) around which the new bone grows. The graft material harmlessly dissolves away as new bone tissue fills the space.
Advanced Technology for Minimally Invasive Treatment
Dr. Anzalone uses advanced diagnostics and materials to provide bone grafting that is minimally invasive, efficient and comfortable.
Digital panoramic and 3D X-rays
To determine where a graft needs to be placed, Dr. Anzalone takes a digital panoramic X-ray of your entire mouth. The panoramic X-ray provides a detailed two-dimensional view of all your teeth, the bone levels in your jaw, your sinus cavities and other anatomical structures.
Using these images, he will be able to plan your bone grafts with great precision and perform the grafting procedure efficiently.
When needed to guarantee strong regeneration of new bone, Dr. Anzalone will mix a powerful formulation of biological growth proteins in with the bone graft material. These proteins greatly intensify the regeneration of new bone tissue by providing added stimulation for new cell growth. They also reduce any post-treatment discomfort.
Dr. Anzalone uses dissolvable sutures to close up a graft site for healing. They are made out of a biocompatible material that dissolves naturally over time. This means you won’t have to come back for a second appointment for suture removal.
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Featured Patient Experience
“Dr. Anzalone is sweet, kind, gentle and professional, and his entire staff are so professional, kind and caring. Being paranoid of dentists and needing so much work done was a challenge for me. However, from the very first visit I felt the understanding of all who were involved in my treatment. I was treated with respect and never made to feel foolish because of my fear. I could never have had the work done that I so needed, without the help of Dr. Anzalone and his staff.”