If you’ve lost most or all of your permanent teeth, dentures can restore your smile and encourage optimal oral health. At Fremaux Dental Care located in Slidell, Louisiana, experienced general and family dentist Britney Beard, DDS, offers several types of dentures, including partial, full, and implant-supported dentures. Call Fremaux Dental Care today to request a denture consultation or make your appointment online.
Dentures replace your natural teeth. They restore your biting and chewing abilities and reduce the risk of issues like gum recession and bone loss.
Fremaux Dental Care regularly partners with area denture labs to design and create comfortable custom dentures that fit perfectly.
Fremaux Dental Care offers several types of dentures, including:
Partial dentures, or partials, replace only a few of your teeth. They have a plastic base attached to a metal framework that holds the denture in place. Partial dentures fill the gaps in your smile and prevent your existing teeth from shifting.
Complete dentures replace all the teeth in your upper or lower dental arch. These dentures have a horseshoe-shaped baseplate, acrylic or plastic gums, and a full arch of artificial teeth.
Implant-supported dentures are similar to complete dentures. The difference is that they attach to dental implants –– titanium posts inserted into your jaw. Because implant-supported dentures function like your natural teeth, you don’t have to remove or soak them overnight.
At Fremaux Dental Care, getting dentures takes at least two visits.
Your dentist takes a series of digital X-rays to assess your jaw and tooth roots. Then, they take three-dimensional (3D) scans of your mouth with an intraoral scanner. Your dentist sends the scans to a denture lab that designs and manufactures your custom denture (or dentures).
When the lab finishes your denture, you return to Fremaux Dental Care. Your dentist has you try it on and adjusts it, ensuring a comfortable fit.
Getting implant-supported dentures is very similar. The only difference is that you undergo an implant-placement procedure first.
During implant placement, your dentist inserts a series of small metal posts into your empty tooth sockets. Afterward, the implants integrate with your jaw, providing an anchor for your dentures.
Your dentist can determine the type of dentures that will most benefit you.
Partial and complete dentures last 7-10 years* on average, but it’s possible to extend their lifespan with good oral hygiene. Fremaux Dental Care recommends brushing your dentures regularly, soaking them in a denture solution when sleeping, and visiting the office twice a year for oral exams and preventive teeth cleaning.
Call Fremaux Dental Care today to see if you’re a candidate for dentures, or make your appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.