Dentures in Lake Charles, LA
A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces lost or extracted natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips to help patients achieve a fully functional and natural-looking smile. At Fleur De Lis Dentistry, our dentist custom designs dentures for each patient based on precise impressions to ensure a secure and comfortable fit.
Since the gum tissues and jawbone slowly change shape over time, the fit of your dentures may need to be adjusted periodically. Our dentist may also recommend implant-supported dentures if you are looking for a more durable and convenient option.
If you are only missing one tooth or a few teeth in a row along the upper or lower arch, our dentist will recommend a partial denture. Partial dentures are secured using metal clasps that hook onto your existing teeth. If you are missing all of your natural teeth, the dentist will recommend a full or complete denture. These dentures rest on the gums and are kept in place by suction or denture adhesives.
How Are Dentures Made?
For complete and partial dentures, our dentist will take impressions and send them to the dental lab where the dentures will be fabricated. Our dentist will also take precise measurements to ensure your comfort after the denture is placed. The dentures are typically ready in about two weeks.
You can also opt for immediate dentures which are installed on the same day as your tooth extraction.
You may need to schedule several visits to adjust the dentures until you achieve the perfect fit. To care for your new dentures, brush them daily to remove plaque and food deposits and soak the appliance when it is not in use.
The Benefits of Dentures
When you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, your speech and ability to chew food properly are impaired. In addition, missing teeth can affect your facial appearance and cause you to look older than you really are, and cause you to feel embarrassed when smiling or talking to others.
Dentures restore your ability to speak and eat properly and support your facial muscles. In addition, patients report that their self-confidence is greatly improved after receiving new dentures.
Dentures are a convenient and reliable tooth replacement option that can restore your smile after tooth loss. Visit Fleur De Lis Dentistry at 2020 Country Club Road Ste 130, Lake Charles, LA 70605, or call (337) 502-8855 to learn more about the benefits of dentures.