Dentures – Monroe, LA

Rediscover Your Smile with Confidence

Are you missing multiple teeth? You can find a reliable solution to restore your smile and confidence. Look no further than for top-quality dentures in Monroe, LA from Dr. John J. Roberson. Our experienced dental team specializes in providing custom-fit complete and partial dentures to help you regain the function and aesthetics of your teeth.

A pair of full dentures in Monroe, LA

Why Choose John J. Roberson, D.D.S For Dentures?

  • Lifelike & Long-Lasting Dental Treatment Results
  • Accepts Dental Insurance & Offers Alternative Financing
  • Friendly and Relatable Dentist

Who’s a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Anyone who has lost some or all of their teeth is a potential candidate for dentures. Before you can move forward, however, you’ll need to have a consultation with Dr. Roberson. He’ll examine your mouth and let you know whether there are any areas of concern that need to be addressed before proceeding. If you’re not currently eligible, he can provide solutions to help like bulking up your jawbone or addressing gum disease. If you have questions or are ready to schedule your appointment, you’re welcome to contact us and we’d be happy to assist you.

Effects of Missing Teeth

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According to the American College of Prosthodontists, the top three culprits behind missing teeth are gum disease, tooth decay, and injury. If your gums become infected, they could eventually recede which leaves your teeth without the connective tissue they need for support. Meanwhile, tooth decay can penetrate deeply into the roots of your tooth and below your gum line which weakens your jawbone. These both leave your pearly whites without the foundation they need to stay healthy and connected. Not to mention if you’re an athlete or sustain a blow to your mouth somehow, this can knock a tooth out of place.  

When you lose teeth, your body begins to reabsorb bone mass from your jaw that’s no longer necessary to support them. As it deteriorates, it changes the shape of your mouth and face. This makes daily tasks like eating and speaking more challenging. Plus, you’ll develop more sunken, sagging cheeks that can impact your self-esteem.

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

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If you’ve lost several or most of your teeth, then you are a potential candidate for dentures. That said, certain requirements need to be met for you to be fitted with them successfully. You need to have a healthy mouth first because tooth decay and gum disease put your jawbone at risk. If it is too thin, there’s not enough structure for your dentures to adhere to. It’s important to consistently brush and floss your remaining teeth twice daily to maintain your oral well-being.

Dr. Roberson will recommend the appropriate kind of dentures based on his findings during your consultation. Dentures are versatile and can be used to replace a few missing teeth or a full arch. If you need extra stability, implant dentures may be best for you.

Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options

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If you’re not a viable candidate for dentures, don’t lose hope! There are other options that you might qualify for that can help, such as:

  • Dental bridges. This restoration is ideal for replacing one or several missing teeth in a row. You’ll need to have healthy teeth on either side of the space that will be used to anchor your bridge in place.
  • Dental implants. This method involves a titanium post that’s surgically inserted into your jawbone. It allows your replacement teeth to function as stand-alone structures that don’t require neighboring teeth for support. While they may cost more upfront, they’re incredibly durable and can last for 15+ years.

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Types of Dentures

Different types of dentures in Monroe, LA

During a personalized consultation, we'll discuss your unique situation and form a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Different types of dentures involve different attachment methods, aesthetics, and methods of care. Dr. Roberson will discuss all this at your initial appointment to offer you a preview of what your treatment could look like.

Partial Dentures

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If you're dealing with large gaps between your remaining teeth, partial dentures offer a practical solution. The base of partials consists of metal clasps that grasp the back of adjacent teeth. These are customized to fit seamlessly into your smile, providing a natural appearance and increased functionality when you chew.

Full Dentures

Implant Denture from Monroe, LA

A full denture restores a complete dental arch; top, bottom, or both! It’s attached with natural suction via a custom-fitted acrylic base. During your denture appointment, impressions will be taken of your mouth and sent to a dental lab where your new prosthetic will be customized to perfectly fit over your gums. This means that your denture will fit with comfort and provide a complete and dazzling smile.

Implant Dentures

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For a more permanent and stable option, consider implant dentures. These dentures are attached to titanium posts surgically implanted in your jawbone. This procedure anchors your dentures in place so you don’t have to remove them for cleaning. As an added bonus, the implants will keep your jawbone strong and healthy. This can help keep your face looking youthful for many more years.

The Benefits of Dentures

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Our dentures are crafted by skilled technicians and customized to ensure a perfect fit and natural appearance. With one, you’ll be able to enjoy nutritious food, maintain your face shape by preventing cheek hollowing, and smile with confidence. Dentures offer a cost-effective and reliable tooth replacement option that’s easy to clean and maintain for long-lasting oral health. For patients who struggle with multiple missing teeth, dentures offer a new lease on life where they don’t have to stress about their teeth.