We offer a wide array of financial options, so you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

At Westside Dental Group, your dentist will discuss your smile goals with you in order to recommend the interventions that can help you achieve those goals.

We offer a wide array of financial options, so you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

At Westside Dental Group, your dentist will discuss your smile goals with you in order to recommend the interventions that can help you achieve those goals.

Dental Implants

We take great care to focus on even the smallest design details of your crown, bridge or denture, to make it look as much like your biological teeth as possible. The restorations are made of cutting-edge materials that reflect light much in the same way that natural tooth enamel does. Furthermore, they can be tailored to match the shade of your current smile or improve on it, if you wish.

As noted above, dental implants can be used to secure a crown to replace a single missing tooth, a dental bridge to fill in a gap of several absent teeth or a denture to restore an entire missing arch of teeth. Therefore, dental implants are used in a variety of scenarios. When you have biological teeth remaining in your smile, we take great care to match your restorations to those teeth so that the restorations do not stand out noticeably from the rest of your smile.

As the patient, you have a significant amount of input into the design of your restoration.

Your dentist will work closely with you to choose the characteristics of your crown, bridge or denture, especially the shade of the prosthetic appliance. It’s important that the patient is comfortable with the appearance of the appliance, as it is intended to last for decades. If you have any concerns about the way your implant-supported crown, bridge or denture looks, be sure to discuss them with us so that we can address them or make adjustments to the restorationsas needed.

Typically, the osseointegration of the dental implant must be complete before a permanent restoration is placed on the implant. However, depending on the circumstances, some patients may be able to be fitted with a temporary restoration at the time the implant is placed. Your dentist will collaborate closely with your surgeon on the timing of the restoration, in addition to consulting on any aspects of the surgical process that may affect the restoration.


Meet the Doctors

dr-rouhana-dentist new orleans louisianaDr. Michael Rouhana

Dr. Rouhana is experienced in the fields of root canals, crowns (caps), bridges, restoration of dental implants, dentures and partials, and full mouth makeovers. He was voted the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Top Dentist by his peers in New Orleans Magazine.

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dr-querens-dentist-new-orleans-louisianaDr. Alan E. Querens

Dr. Querens is a 1982 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and the University of Tennessee Center for Health Science. He is certified in Invisalign®, and is a member of various dental organizations.

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dr-jayakrishnan-dentist-new-orleans-louisianaDr. Nina Jayakrishnan

Dr. Jayakrishnan earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU School of Dentistry in 2011 and her General Dentistry Residency in 2012. She has a wide array of dental skills, ranging from pediatric dentistry to root canals and cosmetic procedures.

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Finance Options

We look forward to you visiting our practice and offer the following traditional PPO plans:
  • Aetna PPO
  • Assurant PPO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • Dentamax
  • Guardian
  • Humana PPO
  • Metlife
  • United Concorida
  • United Healthcare PPO
We also offer interest free financing with CareCredit payment plans. This is a great way to spread out the cost of your dental health care needs to fit any budget. There is no cost to the patient! Simply create a payment plan that works for you and you can have the dentistry you need to avoid costly delays. There are no up-front costs, no-prepayment penalties and no surprises.

Patient Reviews

Dr. Nina is SO great–the best dentist I have ever had, and that’s saying something! My 8yr. old daughter and I both love going to the dentist. How many people can say that about going to the dentist. Her bedside manner is wonderful, and then backed up with gentleness. I have never had root canals performed with this little during and AFTER pain before. Completely impressed with this Lady, beginning to end.

Michelle S.

I absolutely LOVE this dental office. My first visit was amazing they all were very nice and welcoming and they literally held great conversations. I felt very comfortable! I’m looking forward to my next cleaning. I highly recommend Westside Dental!

Trini V.

Dr. Rouhana is an AMAZING dentist. The staff is very professional and friendly. We drive from Mississippi and the service is well worth the trip!

Michelle T.

Common Questions

If you are considering dental implants to upgrade your smile, here are a few questions you may have:

A dental implant is a small cylinder that is made of titanium, a metal that is biocompatible. That means that the surrounding bone is able to form a bond with the metal, rendering the implant as a permanent fixture in the mouth. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root, and it is inserted into the jaw in a surgical procedure. After the dental implant has been osseointegrated, it can support a permanent restoration of some sort, whether that is a single crown or a dental bridge or denture. In many cases, patients can be fitted with temporary appliances immediately after the implant is placed.

The most important consideration for long-term dental implant success is the quality of bone available at the implant site. If there is inadequate bone, then the bond between the bone and the implant may not be strong enough, and the implant can fail prematurely. Because bone loss occurs over time after tooth loss, patients who delay dental implant placement may find that their jaw has eroded too much in the area to support a dental implant. If this occurs, you may not be an immediate candidate for dental implant placement. However, preliminary bone grafts can help to make the implant site more suitable in cases of bone loss. If you want to avoid the additional procedure, though, you should pursue dental implant placement soon after your biological tooth is removed.

Generally, the osseointegration process should be complete before the patient is fitted with a permanent restoration. This process unfolds over the course of several months, although there can be some variation from patient to patient. Your dentist and oral surgeon can tell you what sort of a timeframe might be expected in your case. Certain patients may be able to wear a temporary appliance that is fitted on the day the dental implant is placed. If this is the case, your oral surgeon and dentist will collaborate on treatment planning and the timing of that temporary restoration.

There is no one answer to the question of costs associated with implant restoration. It varies on a case-by-case basis. The types of materials used in the restoration, along with any auxiliary treatments, will influence the cost. Your dentist can give you more specifics about the anticipated costs at your evaluation.

After you’ve suffered tooth loss, you likely will want the most aesthetically pleasing restoration possible, with emphasis on a natural look that fits in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. We can help you to achieve that goal. If you are considering dental implants, schedule an appointment at our office to get started on your path to a lifelike restoration.

Do you have more questions about dental implants and whether it can benefit you? Call our office to set up a consultation with one of our experienced, knowledgeable dentists. We can educate you about the various cosmetic interventions that may be helpful in your case and answer any additional questions.

Our Office Location

4001 MacArthur Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70114

(504) 603-­0721

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4001 MacArthur Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70114

(504) 368-­7000

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