Missing most or all of your teeth can make it difficult to eat and speak, impacting your quality of life.
Dentures are prosthetic devices that can restore your oral function and appearance by replacing your missing teeth.
Dr. Michael J. Appleton and Dr. Christopher Braud in Slidell, LA, can craft custom dentures for a beautiful and functional smile.
Implant-Supported Dentures Carry Many Benefits
Implants are the only restorative dentistry procedure that can stop and prevent jawbone loss. When you are missing a tooth, the jaw no longer receives stimulation from the tooth root. Without that stimulation, the bone can begin to deteriorate. Dental implants act as prosthetic tooth roots to provide that stimulation and keep your jaw healthy.
Because traditional dentures rest on the gums and rely on adhesives, there is the possibility for them to slip. Implant-supported dentures are different. Dental implants are surgically placed directly into the jawbone, and your dentures are then secured to the implants. There is no risk of them slipping off your gums when you chew or talk.
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You Don't Have to Live With Tooth Loss Request an appointment to begin your smile restoration journey
Tooth loss affects millions of Americans, but that doesn't mean you have to suffer from its effects. Our dentists, Dr. Michael J. Appleton and Dr. Christopher Braud, use state-of-the-art technology to craft custom traditional or implant-supported dentures that restore the appearance and function of your smile. With a new set of dentures, you can eat the foods you love and speak confidently once again.
We offer comprehensive treatment options so you can get all the dental care you need in one location. Start your journey to a beautiful, healthy, and functional smile. Request a consultation by contacting us online or calling our Slidell, LA, dental practice today.
Hear From Satisfied Slidell, LA, Patients Just a Few of Our 5-Star Reviews
Oak Harbor Family Dentistry is the place to go if you want the absolute best care for your teeth. My teeth were a train wreck. Dr. Appleton and his team gave me the help that I needed.View on Google
I highly recommended Oak Habor Dentistry. The staff, hygienist and most of all the both Dentist are wonderful and caring. Dr Braud is gentle and caring.View on Google
You Have Sufficient Jawbone
You must have sufficient jawbone to qualify for traditional or implant-supported dentures. If you suffer from existing bone loss, you may qualify for the All-on-4® method, which uses four strategically placed dental implants. However, if your bone loss is severe, you may need bone grafting before you qualify for dentures.
You Are in Good Oral Health
You must be free from gum disease or other oral health concerns, such as tooth decay in remaining teeth. Oak Harbor Family Dentistry offers comprehensive treatment options, including general and restorative dentistry, to improve your oral health before dentures. This ensures a healthy foundation for your new smile.
You Have Multiple Missing Teeth
You must suffer from multiple missing teeth to qualify for dentures. This often means at least three or more consecutive missing teeth. If you only have a few missing teeth, we have other treatment options available to help restore your smile, such as a dental bridge.
Denture Treatment Timeline
Dentures can restore your oral function so you can eat the foods you love and speak with confidence.
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Insurance and Financing Options
We work with most insurance plans and providers to reduce or even eliminate out-of-pocket expenses associated with dentures. We also accept CareCredit® to help those without insurance or to finance costs not covered by insurance. CareCredit allows patients to pay for their treatment in affordable monthly installments.
Do Dentures Hurt?
No. Your dentures should not hurt you. If you experience gum irritation or any pain with your dentures, contact our Slidell practice. Your dentist can make adjustments to eliminate the discomfort.
Are Implant-Supported Dentures Removable?
No. Your dentist will secure your dentures to the dental implants. You will treat them just like natural teeth. Our team will provide you with all the education you need to maintain your new smile.
What Are Your Dentures Made With?
Your dentures will be crafted with acrylic for a durable, natural-looking appearance.
More 5-Star Reviews for Oak Harbor Family Dentistry
Absolutely the best experience.View on Google
You will not find a better equipped or better staffed dentist around here. The place is modern, clean, and everyone that works there is cool, especially Dr. Appleton. They are not even in my insurance network and I still go there if that tells you anything.View on Google