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Treating Children

Treating Children | Nola Dentures and General Dentistry

One of the things Dr. Russell Schafer loves about dentistry is helping children develop healthy habits early in life so that they can enjoy healthy, comfortable smiles and better overall health.

If you are looking for a dentist to provide outstanding and gentle children’s dentistry for your child, we invite you to join our dental family at Nola Dentures and General Dentistry.

Early Dental Visits for a Great Start

We recommend that you bring your child in for a first dental visit by his or her first birthday. At this special appointment, we spend time discussing kid’s dentistry and home care with parents, answer any questions you may have about nutrition to support ...

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Choosing the Right Gretna, LA Family Dental Office

Choosing the Right Gretna, LA Family Dental Office | NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry

Choosing a dentist is am important decision for your family. Having a dentist that focuses on preventive dentistry can make a difference in the future of your oral health and wellness. If you are searching for family dentistry in Gretna, LA, you can count on Dr. Russell Schafer to give each member of your family the detailed, customized, and high-quality care he would give to his own family.

When you are searching for a new dentist, you probably want one that can take care of every member of your family. Dr. Schafer actually loves treating children and elderly people alike as well as everyone in between. In short, we love caring ...

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Healing Dentures

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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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When to replace your denture

When to Replace Your Dentures | NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry

                At NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry, we make quite a few new sets of dentures for our patients.  While a well-made denture can certainly last for many years, eventually dentures do wear out and have to be remade. One of the most common questions that I get asked is “when is it time for a new set of dentures?”  About half the time, it is obvious that a new denture needs to be made such as when a denture is broken and unwearable or has holes in it.  I want to discuss though the other half of the time when it isn’t so ...

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Laughter is the best medicine

Laughter is the Best Medicine | NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry

                I probably hear the comment, “No offense, but I hate dentists” at least twice per day, and I understand it.  Going to the dentist can be a stressful experience.  Dentistry is probably the only branch of medicine with a large surgical focus that does not routinely knock people out but rather just does local anesthesia or numbing to get treatment completed.  While numbing works really good, it still leaves you uncomfortable.  While being fully knocked out is certainly an option for doing dentistry, insurance rarely covers it and it can add a lot of expense to the procedure.  A great ...

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