How can we help you?
Keeping our patients informed about the benefits of excellent oral health is the cornerstone of our Metairie practice. We think you’re more likely to take steps to protect your oral health when you know the impact that healthy teeth can have on your life.
We don’t expect you to be an expert about dentistry, and we’re here to answer any and all of your questions. The more information you have, the better prepared you are to make important decisions when the time comes.
If you don’t see your question listed here, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out our convenient online contact form.
Full & Partial Dentures
At Oak Family Dental, we make every effort to save your teeth when possible. However, it may be in your best interest to have a tooth removed. If you have a tooth or teeth extracted, we offer numerous ways to replace the missing tooth.
Ways we can replace your missing teeth:
- Fixed bridges
- Partial dentures and complete dentures
Replace Your Missing Tooth
We understand having a tooth pulled is a very scary thought. At Oak Family Dental, we will be here for every step to make the procedure as easy as possible for you, so please give us a call today.
Over time your bone that helps support and helps hold your denture in will change. When this happens, you may notice your dentures feeling loose or you may develop sore spots. When this happens, it is time for an exam with Drs. Patterson to determine the appropriate solution.
Dentures in Metairie
Solutions may include a reline of your existing denture which remakes the existing inside of the denture to fit your bone in its current state. A new denture may have to be made, and implants may be an option to help provide more retention to help your dentures feel even more secure.
A modern dental implant is the best option for replacing a missing tooth. They secure a dental crown to your jaw, making them more secure and realistic than ever before. An implant is essentially an artificial tooth root. Implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth.
The technology and quality of implants have drastically improved, making them more accessible and more affordable. It is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Our bodies then integrate into the implant by cells growing around and attaching to the biocompatible metal. Once this process is complete, an abutment is placed into the implant, and a crown then goes on top of the abutment. Dentures and partials can also attach to implants to give more retention to the prosthesis in the mouth.