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Picking out the Perfect Tooth

Woman | Dentures in New Orleans

    One of the most important aspects of a denture is the smile.  People typically get dentures because they want to have their smile improved, but one of the biggest concerns that my patients have is they want the right teeth for their mouth.  Everyone seems to have a story about someone who has teeth that are way too small or way too big for their face. I can understand this fear about getting the wrong tooth because very few people want others realizing they have dentures.  People want their teeth to look either natural so they blend with their face or they want them to look beautiful with the ...

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Immediate Dentures

Woman Smiling | Immediate Dentures New Orleans LA

One of the most common concerns that patients have when coming to NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry is they want their smile fixed.  Fixing smiles is one of the key foundations of dentistry along with keeping the mouth healthy, ensuring good chewing, and speaking well.  Unfortunately, often times when smiles need to get fixed it is because the teeth are no longer fixable and they are either loose or broken.  However, these teeth are usually still functioning because they are providing some level of a smile even if the smile itself isn’t very pretty.  To fabricate a final prosthesis and fix the smile long term, often five to seven months ...

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Options For Fixing a Broken Denture

Fixing a Broken Denture

Unfortunately, one of the most common ways I meet a patient is when their denture broke and they need it fixed. It also rarely happens at a convenient time such as a long holiday week where the owner will have no one around to interact with. When your denture breaks, first and foremost, please do not use super glue to put it back together. Super glue will not hold it together and may make it impossible to repair. When a break occurs, please go to the dentist immediately and bring all the pieces and parts that you can. The three most common breaks that I see are a tooth fracturing ...

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Worried about Dentures? A New Study Shows You Might Be Surprised

New Orleans Dentures

If your grandparents or parents had dentures, you might shy away from choosing them to replace your missing teeth. Dentures of the past shifted, fell, and looked pretty fake, making it obvious that you have dentures and making it difficult to enjoy a meal with friends without worrying about a denture malfunction.

No one wants this level of stress on a day-today basis. After all, our area is known for delicious food and music to be enjoyed with friends and family.

We Create Modern, Beautiful Dentures

A recent article in The Journal of Prosthodontic Dentistry shows in a study of modern dentures that patients are more satisfied than they expected to be with ...

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Healing Dentures

Dentist | Gretna LA Dentures

When a person is ready to transition to dentures, one of the most common questions is how long will they need to wait before they can get new teeth.  Many people cannot be without a smile for any period of time either due to their job or fear of embarrassment, we make immediate dentures also known as healing dentures.  Healing dentures are a wonderful prosthesis that help change lives and give patients back their smile immediately.  When I discuss healing dentures with my patients, I like to discuss the how these dentures are made, the overall healing process, and what we at NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry do to help ...

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What You Should Know about Dentures

What You Should Know about Dentures | NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry

If you are in New Orleans and need dentures, we can help. Dentures are a big part of what we do in our dental practice. Dr. Russell Schafer sees hundreds of denture patients each year and has a gift for creating dentures that look and feel great for our patients – something not every dentist is able to do effectively!

If you are considering dentures, facing extractions, or if you have ill-fitting dentures, here are a few things you should know about dentures.

Dentures do not last forever! 

Because your bone density changes as you age, your dentures may need to be replaced every five years or so. It is common that we ...

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Types of Partials

Types of Partials | NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry

At NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry, we make a lot of partial dentures or RPDs in dentist speak.  Dentures come in a two different classifications: partial dentures or complete dentures.  As the name suggests, complete dentures replace all the teeth in a patient’s mouth whereas partial dentures replace part of the teeth.  When patients need a partial denture, one of the first decisions to be made is what type of partial denture to make.  In this blog, I’d like to discuss the three types of partial dentures: hard acrylic, flexible acrylic, and cast metal.

Hard acrylic partials are the most common type of partial to be made.  They are made often ...

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