Even a single missing tooth makes it difficult to eat a balanced diet. Tooth loss can also leave you self-conscious about your appearance.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 Drs. Jeffery A. Hennigan and Nathan Bray, your smile can be fully restored.
Learn how dental implants can help people in the DeQuincy, Sulphur, and Lake Charles, LA, areas.
About Dental Implants The Basics of Implant-supported False Teeth
Artificial Tooth Roots
The implant posts that are anchored into the jawbone function much like the roots of natural teeth. The titanium fuses with the bone structure over time, a process known as osseointegration.
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...
Missing a Tooth? It's a Common Condition.
Dental Implant Options How Dentists Can Treat Tooth Loss
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 as well as dental health.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 Lake Charles, DeQuincy, and Sulphur area, 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.
Compassionate State-of-the-Art Dentistry for the Families of Lake Charles
The entire experience gets 5 stars. From the first phone call to make an appointment as a new patient, then the dental tech, the dentist, and even the bookkeeping staff were all awesome!! I will highly recommend Lake area dentistry to my friends and family. The atmosphere in particular, was so comfortable, and quiet, and very relaxing.View On Google
Great place for all your dental needs. The staff is very attentive and professional in helping you feel important and relaxed. Excellent at assisting you in devising a plan of action for you to have your best and healthiest smile.View On Google
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Prevents Bone Loss and Gum RecessionWithout 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 TeethA 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 ConfidenceA crown, bridge, or a set of dentures 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.
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The Dental Implants Procedure
We partner with trusted specialists for complete and streamlined implant care.
Exceptional Patient-Centered Dental Care for People Throughout Lake Charles
Super service as always. Efficient and friendly office staff, excellent dental assistants with vast knowledge about dental care, and great dentists who really care about their patients! I’d give more than five stars if I could!!!View On Google
Dr. Hennigan, Dr. Bray and all of their staff are fantastic. They have been taking care of my dental needs for many years and continue to surprise me with new ways to show how much they care about my comfort and wellbeing. Many, many thanks.View On Google