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Dental Implants

Even a single missing tooth makes it difficult to eat a balanced diet. Tooth loss can also leave you self-conscious about your appearance.

Thanks to implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures from Dr. Jeffery A. Hennigan, your smile can be fully restored.

Learn how dental implants can help people in the DeQuincy, Sulphur, Kinder, and Lake Charles, LA, areas.

A Dental Implant Smile Transformation

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Before Implant Surgery and Restoration Placement
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After Implant Surgery and Restoration Placement
A single implant can make your compromised smile complete. And the surgeries to place your implant, as performed by our trusted local specialists, are virtually painless. Our dentists only collaborate with local Lake Charles oral surgeons who make the comfort of our patients a priority.

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We switched to this office after a bad experience from our last dentist, nothing but positive experiences here. Fast, friendly, and my children love the staff.

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About Dental Implants The Basics of Implant-Supported False Teeth

Dental implants are small posts that are surgically embedded in the jawbone. Each implant is topped by an abutment in order to hold a dental restoration securely. The implant placement is performed by skilled oral surgeons and periodontists we've partnered with for years. The Lake Area Dentistry team handles the custom implant restoration.

Artificial Tooth Roots

The implant posts that are anchored in the jawbone function much like the roots of natural teeth. The titanium fuses with the bone structure over time, a process known as osseointegration.

Custom Restorations

The implants are not the false teeth themselves. A custom restoration made from zirconia or IPS® e.max ceramic snaps into place on the implants. The restorations are very strong and look realistic.

Stability and Durability

With the implants and restoration completed, patients will have a restored smile that looks just like natural teeth. The restoration remains securely fixed in position while biting, chewing, and speaking.

Implant restorations consist of three pieces.

The implant, usually a titanium rod, a connector, called an abutment, and finally, a prosthetic tooth.

Missing a Tooth? It's a Common Condition

Dental Implant Options How Dentists Can Treat Tooth Loss

There are numerous implant treatment options available depending on the extent of a patient's tooth loss and the health of their jawbone. We'll always tailor implant procedures to meet a person's needs.

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Implant-Supported Crowns

For people missing a single tooth, a crown supported by an individual dental implant is ideal. The implant and crown fill the gap in your smile, improving smile aesthetics and dental health.

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Implant-Supported Bridges

Implant-supported bridges are excellent for people who are missing a few teeth in a row. The bridge spans the space left by the missing teeth, with two or more implants used to fix the restoration in place.

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Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are ideal for people missing most or all of their teeth. The denture can be used on the top or bottom dental arch. The number of implants required for the denture varies based on the patient's needs.

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All-on-4 Dental Implants

Those in need of a full denture may qualify for All-on-4® implants. This system supports a denture using four strategically placed dental implants. Digital X-rays and software help determine the best implant placement.

Are You Concerned About Cost and Dental Anxiety?

Many people have legitimate concerns about the cost of dental implants and other details of treatment. That's why our dentists work closely with you at our offices in Lake Charles, DeQuincy, Kinder, and Sulphur.

Prices and Financing

Implants are not usually covered by insurance, but we will help to maximize coverage for your crown, bridge, or denture. We also accept CareCredit® financing to break up out-of-pocket costs so our patients can afford implants on nearly any budget.

Sedation Dentistry

Many people suffer from anxiety when undergoing dental treatments. To minimize fear of dental care procedures, we offer nitrous oxide and mild oral sedation. These techniques help you achieve a relaxed state while we work on your smile.

Patient Education

Open communication empowers patients and is the best way to ensure success during all phases of the dental implant process. We will offer detailed aftercare advice and oral hygiene tips and will answer any of your questions regarding dental implants.

Speak With Caring Family Dentists Who Put Your Dental Health First

The team at Lake Area Dentistry builds strong relationships with everyone who comes to our practice, and we take time to go over all aspects of care so you can make informed decisions about your dental health.

Our state-of-the-art facility goes one step further to ensure safety and comfort. We use 3D X-rays and cone beam scans as diagnostic tools, plus our CEREC® scanner for superior treatment planning. We also offer sedation to ease fears about visiting the dentist. We currently have locations in the Lake Charles, DeQuincy, Kinder, and Sulphur areas, with each office providing dental treatments for every member of your family.

For more information about dental implants and other procedures that improve the quality of your smile, contact our skilled team of dentists.

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Dr. Ardoin and his whole staff go above and beyond to do a great job! I know I am in good hands when I am there. They always ask if I'm having any issues or mouth pain and work until they resolve the issue/pain. Ginger is so sweet, it is like talking to a long-time friend when I see her to get my teeth cleaned. She is a great asset to the team! Over the last year, Ginger even checks my blood pressure before any work is started. Wonderful dental work, fantastic employees...you just cannot go wrong by calling on Dr. Ardoin's office for your dental needs.

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It has been more years than I can count since my last dentist appointment. The last three, with three different dentist, did not go well. I did not have any confidence in them and did not go back to them. Two broken teeth last week changed my situation to a have to. I called Lake Area Dentistry last Thursday and was given an appointment for the following Monday. I was so satisfied with Dr. Price, he saved my two teeth, I scheduled my next appointment for Friday to get more much needed work done. Thank you Dr. Price and Lake Area Dentistry! Good people!

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

Crowns, bridges, and dentures supported by dental implants have numerous advantages over traditional options.

Prevents Bone Loss and Gum Recession

Without dental roots to support, the jawbone and gumline lose density. Dental implants stimulate the jaw, preventing these oral health problems from occurring.

Excellent Stability for False Teeth

A removable denture could slip out of place while eating or speaking, even with strong dental adhesives. Implant-supported restorations will not budge, and you can enjoy all of your favorite foods.

Improved Appearance and Confidence

A crown, bridge, or denture held in place by dental implants helps you look younger and healthier. You can smile with renewed confidence, and the results are indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Am I a Good Dental Implant Candidate?

It's quite likely if your Lake Charles Dentistry dentist determines you meet these qualifications:

  • You do not smoke or you can quit for good before surgery. Tobacco inhibits healing.
  • You have enough healthy jawbone to support the titanium implants. If not, a bone graft may need to be performed.
  • You can devote several months to dental implant treatment from the first surgery to the final restoration placement.
  • You promise to practice regular brushing and flossing to preserve your implants and oral health.
  • You do not have dental issues like gum disease or severely decayed natural teeth. These would have to be addressed first.
  • You should be in good overall health, without chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes.

Tell me more about what to expect.

The Dental Implant Procedure

For most patients, the dental implant process will take around four to six months. This treatment timeline offers a general overview of what to expect.

We partner with trusted specialists for complete and streamlined implant care.
We partner with trusted specialists for complete and streamlined implant care.

Initial Consultation

During your first visit, we'll perform a full dental exam and assess your candidacy for dental implants. We'll go over potential risks so you can make an informed decision.

First Oral Surgery

During the first oral surgery, the implant post is fixed into the jawbone and gum tissue. Sedation and local anesthetic are used to make the process virtually painless.

Osseointegration

Over the next four to six months, osseointegration takes place. The bone heals around the titanium post as if it were a natural tooth root. This process makes implants successful.

Placing the Abutment

After osseointegration is complete, the implant abutment is placed. This piece connects the implant post to the implant restoration.

Second Healing Period

Patients have another recovery period after the second oral surgery — usually four to six weeks — so their gums can heal around the abutment.

The Implant Restoration

Using advanced modeling and planning software, we create a custom crown, bridge, or denture that is natural-looking and long-lasting.

Attaching the Restoration

With the restoration completed, we'll make sure it fits comfortably atop the abutments. The final results of treatment are dramatic.
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Dreaming of a Bright, Complete Smile? Lake Charles Dentistry Can Make Smile Dreams Comes True

Imagine if you could laugh, smile, and talk with people without feeling self-conscious about gaps caused by missing teeth. Or not dealing with messy adhesives that could still allow your dentures to fall out in public. Or better yet, being able to bite into and savor a crunchy apple or juicy steak without fear of gum pain. 

There is a way to make these dreams a reality. Schedule a dental implant consultation with Lake Charles Dentistry, in Lake Charles, LA. Dr. Hennigan and his esteemed colleagues can create a personalized treatment plan to have your missing teeth replaced with dental implants and beautifully customized restorations.

You deserve a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles. Contact us online or give us a call. Let's sit down and talk about how we can give you something to really smile about.

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When I started the process of getting my smile back I had anxiety to the 10th power. By the end of the process I no longer needed anxiety meds to get through the treatment. Dr. Price and the staff are the best. I am so thankful for choosing them. Thank you guys for everything.

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I love Dr. Hennigan and all the staff. Everyone makes me feel welcome. They introduce themselves immediately in such a friendly manner. I’ve never experienced discomfort and they always are so gentle. Thank you Lake Area Dentistry.

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Lake Area Dentistry

The dentists at our family-friendly practice use the latest technology and techniques to enhance your care. We are proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Louisiana Dental Association

Set up your first appointment by requesting a consultation or calling our Lake Charles office at (337) 478-8470.

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