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Dentures

Following the loss of multiple teeth, the dental team at
Lake Area Dentistry can provide affordable, high-quality dentures.

A custom denture from our practice can restore your bite and your self-confidence–even your quality of life. 

What else can a full denture or partial denture do for you?

Benefits of Dentures

Tooth loss can lead to significant oral health problems and quality of life issues. Gaps between teeth can lead to bone loss and further tooth loss, which can eventually impede your ability to eat comfortably. Once you have been fitted with a quality denture or partial denture at our Lake Charles dental practice, you can benefit from:

Restored Oral Function

Proper and efficient chewing requires that teeth interlock snuggly when the jaws are closed. This is known as occlusion, and tooth loss can negatively affect this important oral function. A full or partial denture restores bite balance. This can reduce your risk of developing uncomfortable jaw conditions. 

More Youthful Facial Features

Missing teeth are associated with advanced age. Beyond addressing gaps in your smile, a full or partial prosthetic can ensure that your cheeks do not appear sunken-in. If you are looking for a treatment that can leave you looking several years younger, custom dentures might be right for you.

Improved Speech Clarity

Teeth play an important role in speech function. Following the placement of your denture at one of our dental practice locations you may notice that speaking becomes easier and clearer.

Boosted Self-Confidence

Living with missing teeth can be embarrassing. A high-quality full or partial denture can give you the ability to speak and chew with confidence. Our custom prosthetics are definitely a cause for smiling.

Schedule Your Denture Consultation Today

Our Lake Charles-area office accepts most major insurance plans and offers financing through CareCredit. No matter what your oral health needs are, Dr. Jeffery Hennigan and the dental team of Lake Area Dentistry is here to provide you with quality and affordable care. Our doctors emphasize preventative care as a means of saving you time and money down the road.

A denture can deliver life-changing benefits. To schedule your initial consultation at one of our offices in Lake Charles, DeQuincy, or Sulphur, please contact our office online or call:

(337) 478-8470

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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.

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Lesia White

2020

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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.

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What If You Are Only Missing a Few Teeth? 

Dentures are only used following considerable tooth loss. If you have lost one or a few consecutive teeth, you may be a better candidate for a dental bridge. An individual lost tooth can be replaced using a crown and dental implant.

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Enjoy Added Benefits with Dental Implants

Dental implants offer further benefits. If you are dissatisfied with the performance of your removable denture, one of our dentists can guide you through the dental implant placement process. Our office works with an experienced oral surgeon who will perform the implant placement.

Dental implants allow your false teeth to feel and function like natural teeth. Following tooth loss, the implant will replace your missing tooth roots. This unique restoration prevents jawbone atrophy and preserves the health of your jaws. The implant-supported option is also gentler on your gums. 

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How Much Do Dentures Cost?

If you are looking for a traditional prosthetic, the cost can range between $1,100-$2,000. Dental implants come with a higher cost and lengthier treatment timeline, but the benefits are well worth it.

No matter which option you choose, you will never be pressured to choose one treatment over another. Our Lake Charles dental practice offers individualized care and you can rest assured your investment is well spent. We are proud to have over 370 five-star Google reviews from satisfied patients. 

Treatment Overview

The specific steps of your treatment will depend largely on what denture type you choose. However, most patients can expect:
A custom denture from our practice can restore your bite and your self-confidence–even your quality of life. 
A custom denture from our practice can restore your bite and your self-confidence–even your quality of life. 
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Planning 

Once your candidacy has been established and your questions have been answered, a date will be set to make images or impressions of your mouth. This information will be sent to a trusted dental laboratory that will fabricate your partial or full denture.
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Surgery

If you opt for an implant-supported prosthetic, you will be referred to a trusted oral surgeon. Once you have fully healed, you will be fitted with your final implant-supported denture. It can take three to six months on average for your recovery before one of our Lake Charles dentists can place your denture.
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Fabrication

The fabrication process will be completed with close coordination from our dentist to ensure that the final restoration fits comfortably and matches the natural features of your face, gums, and remaining teeth.

Fittings

Once your denture arrives at our practice, one of our dentists will ensure that it is a comfortable fit. The aesthetics of your acrylic resin teeth are also important. If you are a first-time denture wearer, a member of our dental team or your dentist will take the time to explain how to care for and maintain your denture.

Maintenance and Aftercare

General tips for maintaining the integrity of your dental appliance include

Overnight Denture Care

If you have a removable denture, you'll need to take it out each night and place it in a glass of water. Placing the prosthetic in water ensures that the base material maintains its proper size and shape. 

Denture Cleaning

Cleaning your false teeth is easy. Simply brush the prosthetic with water using a soft-bristled toothbrush. There are also denture cleaning solutions that you can purchase.

Brushing and Flossing

Implant-supported dentures are often not removable. They should still be brushed twice a day as you would brush your natural teeth. Most convenience stores offer floss threaders that can be used to remove food particles from beneath your implant-supported denture.  

Regular Dental Care

False teeth require periodic adjustments to account for changes to your gums. If you already visit our Lake Charles dental practice for check-ups and cleanings, our dentist can use those visits to ensure that your denture is still fitting properly. Dentures do not last forever. After several years or longer, it may need to be replaced. 

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Cordelia Peevy

2020

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First time there.  I was very impressed.  Everyone was very professional.  I would highly recommend them.

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Kitty Bleich

2020

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I love the ladies that work there.  They are very warm and personable.  And Dr. Hennigan is the best dentist I have ever been to!  Makes you feel very at ease and does a very good job on my teeth.

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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:

  • 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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