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10154 Jefferson Hwy
River Ridge, LA 70123
(504) 738-5171 Kerry T. Plaisance, Jr, DDS • W. Keith deJong, DDS

Dentures and Partials

Dentures in River Ridge are a sturdy, natural-looking tooth replacement option. They take the place of multiple missing teeth or a full arch in the upper or lower jaw. Don’t put off finding an effective replacement after tooth loss -- learn about how removable dentures and partials from deJong and Plaisance can restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence again.

A set of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base, dentures offer their wearers a number of benefits. Some of the most significant advantages of replacing teeth with a full or partial denture include…

A full, or complete, denture is a prosthetic device that replaces all the missing teeth in the top or bottom of the mouth. When at least one healthy natural tooth is present in the jaw line, a partial denture fits in like a missing puzzle piece.

The full denture is held in place using natural suction and may benefit from the added security of a denture adhesive. A partial denture is retained with clasps or brackets. With proper maintenance, your denture will need to be replaced every six or seven years. Pay close attention and seek your dentist’s care if you notice your denture starting to lose its fit. Loose dentures are uncomfortable, and they can negatively affect your overall health.

Looking for the very best in tooth replacement? Dental implants provide added security for a full or partial denture.

Implant-Retained Dentures Are a Comprehensive Solution

For unsurpassed stability in your tooth replacement, dental implants are the best solution. They replace your missing tooth as well as its stabilizing root.

A dental implant is a small titanium cylinder that is surgically placed beneath the gum line. Over a period of four to eight months, the jaw bone gradually fuses with the implant. A complete denture can be completed on four to six dental implants.

When cared for properly, implant-retained dentures can last for a lifetime.

Denture Maintenance

Taking care of your new denture requires regular cleaning and careful handling. Your denture may break if it is dropped on a hard surface, so always cushion the bathroom counter or sink with a washcloth while handling your denture.

Clean your prosthetic regularly, rinsing it after every meal and snack. Always brush your mouth and any existing teeth before re-inserting your denture. And give your mouth a rest at night by soaking your denture in water or a soaking solution while you sleep. Avoid using hot water or abrasive cleansers to retain the shape and beauty of your prosthetic. 

Let’s Discuss Your Tooth Replacement Today

Are you dealing with an ill-fitting denture? Or are you on the brink of tooth loss or extraction? If so, don’t put off finding a stable, secure replacement. Full or partial dentures in River Ridge restore the proper function of your smile -- and that contributes to your overall health. Please get in touch with deJong and Plaisance Family Dentistry and schedule an appointment today!