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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.

See How Dental Implants Work

Implants are surgically placed in the jawbone to replace tooth roots. A connector piece called an abutment is then placed on the implant to support a prosthetic tooth. 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.

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 scanners as diagnostic tools, plus our CEREC® technology 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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At Lake Area Dentistry, we strive to make guests feel welcome and cared for.

(337) 478-8470

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Ava Earl

Lake Charles, LA


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This is the greatest office staff! Everyone is kind and professional. My dental care is provided by state of the art equipment. All the dentist and hygienist do great work! Thank you all so much!

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Melissa Posey

Kinder, LA


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They were very nice and versed in the topic of dentistry. I would definitely recommend them. The dentist had very good bed side manor and made sure I was comfortable and not in pain.

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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.

Implant-Supported Crowns

For people missing one 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.

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Are You Concerned About Cost and Dental Anxiety?

Many people have 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, Moss Bluff, and Carlyss. Anything you're worried about can be addressed before your treatment.

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 any fear you associate with dental care, 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.

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Lederle Taylor

Lake Charles, LA


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I was very impressed. Every one was very nice and as I usually get so anxious and scared I felt very calm. I think I have found my new dentist. Thank you all very much.

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Kristie Harris

Lake Charles, LA


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The staff at Lake area Dentistry a very nice. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about what's going on with your teeth. The atmosphere is relaxing and calm and very very friendly.

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Am I a Good Dental Implant Candidate?

It's quite likely you're a good candidate if your dentist determines you meet these qualifications:

  • You do not smoke or you can quit for good before surgery. Smoking or chewing tobacco inhibits healing.
  • You have enough healthy jawbone to support the titanium implants. If not, a bone graft may be needed.
  • You can devote several months to dental implant treatment from the first surgery to the final restoration placement.
  • You can commit to practicing 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.

Dreaming of a Bright, Complete Smile? Lake Charles Dentistry Can Make Smile Dreams Come 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. Request 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.


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 is placed into the jawbone. Sedation and local anesthetic are used to make the process virtually painless.


Over the next four to six months, osseointegration takes place. The bone heals around the titanium implant 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 to the 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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Exceptional Patient-Centered Dental Care for People Throughout Lake Charles


DIANE Harris

Lake Charles, LA


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It is always a pleasure to go to the dentist at Lake Area. They are always cheerful, polite , professional and friendly. They never seem rushed . Each person gets their undivided attention. Your not just a number here

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Harold Findley

Kinder, LA


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Everyone in the group really goes out of their way to make sure that you are taken care of in a very professional manner with a very friendly atmosphere. If anyone asks me for a recommendation, Lake Area Dentistry is whom I'd highly recommend.

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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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