If you are missing most or all of your teeth, Lake Area Dentistry offers several options to meet your needs. Dentures can restore a full arch of teeth, or they can fill large gaps in your smile resulting from the loss of several consecutive teeth. You can select from full, partial, or implant-supported restorations. Dr. Jeffery A. Hennigan and Dr. Nathan Bray can evaluate your smile to determine which option is right for you. Our dentures are custom-made using durable, lifelike materials. After you receive your denture, you can enjoy a beautiful smile and restored dental function. To learn more about dentures provided at our Lake Charles, LA, practice, contact our office.
We carefully customize each denture we provide in order to help patients experience the best possible functionality, comfort, and aesthetics.
Types of Dentures: Understanding Your Options
Partnering with a top-quality lab, we offer several types of dentures. Your choices include:
Traditional full dentures: Traditional full dentures can be a good option if you are missing all or most of your teeth. These removable dentures have a plastic base that will fit over your gums. They can replace your upper arch, lower arch, or both.
Traditional partial dentures: Like traditional full dentures, partials are removable. These restorations will replace several consecutive missing teeth. They also consist of a plastic base. Small metal clasps connect the partial denture to nearby teeth.
Implant-supported dentures: Implant-supported dentures attach to small metal implant posts that are surgically placed in the jaw to replace lost tooth roots. Implant-supported dentures are available as both full and partial restorations.
Which Type of Denture Is Right for You?
The type of denture you select will depend on your cosmetic preferences, oral health, budget, and the number of teeth you are missing. Our team will take as much time as needed to explain your options and help you make an informed decision.
It is important to understand that although implant-supported dentures are more expensive than traditional dentures, they can be a much better investment in the long run. They will never shift out of place as you speak or eat, and dental implants are the only solution that can prevent the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss. While traditional dentures often require refinement as the jaw changes shape, implant-supported dentures rarely require any refinement. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. During an in-depth consultation, you and your dentist can discuss your goals and budget to determine which denture option is best for you.
They provide a "no pain' and 'no anxiety' atmosphere, with the kindest staff in the area. dr.bray gave me a smile I could be proud of!
April 22, 2015 - sarahj, Lake Charles
Completely Personalized Care
We carefully customize each denture we provide in order to help patients experience the best possible functionality, comfort, and aesthetics. When planning your dentures, your dentist will take careful impressions of your gums and any surrounding teeth. He will also take pictures of your teeth, sending both the images and the impressions to our lab. Our technicians use top-quality restorative materials. Using premium materials and great attention to detail, lab technicians can craft a restoration that is identical to your natural teeth, and looks completely natural.
Schedule a Denture Consultation
Our dentists can help you experience a comfortable, healthy, and attractive smile. Contact Lake Area Dentistry to learn more about how our custom dentures can help you enjoy an enhanced quality of life and boosted self-confidence.