Dentures are removable prosthetic appliances that replace missing teeth. These false teeth are generally made of acrylic plastic materials. The denture base is usually composed of either acrylic resin or metal. Both the gums and teeth come in a wide assortment of colors to best imitate your natural appearance. The dentures are removable and are available either as complete or partial dentures, based on the number of teeth that need replacing.
Missing teeth can make the face appear sunken in or wrinkled, in turn causing a person to look older. With the help of dentures, we will restore function so you can chew again as well as help support the structures of the face and lips. Dentures are not perfect, as with any prosthesis, they will take time getting used to. However, when correctly made they will restore your ability to function and the confidence to smile again.
Whether you are missing a few or all of your natural teeth, at our office, we can create comfortable and natural-looking partial or dentures to re-establish your smile.
Complete dentures restore all the missing natural teeth in either the upper or lower arch.
Partial dentures replace the spaces left by lost or missing teeth and are secured to your natural teeth. These restorations will suit patients who have lost just one or a few of their natural teeth.
Denture treatment, as will any treatment planning session, begins with a comprehensive evaluation to assess your current dental condition and suggest the best options for your individual needs. For partial dentures, we take X-rays to of your remaining teeth to make sure they are cavity free and are strong enough to support the appliance.
When you are ready for the dentures, Dr. Jacob Robichaux will take impressions of your mouth to fabricate your customized dentures. We can tailor your dentures size, shape, and color according to your requirements.
The construction of the traditional dentures generally takes between two to three weeks. When your dentures are ready, we will ensure the fit is perfect for you and, if necessary, make adjustments to make them as comfortable as possible.
To learn more about our denture restorations, visit the Robichaux Family Dentistry office at 235 Corporate Dr, Houma, LA 70360. You can also reach us at (985) 580-3200.