Dental Bridge

Bridging the gap to a perfect smile: Discover the transformative power of dental bridges at Melancon Dentistry!

Consider A Dental Bridge To Fill The Gaps In Your Smile

You have several options to replace them if you have teeth that are missing. We can help you choose the treatment option that is best for you, depending on the number of your missing teeth.

A fixed bridge is one replacement option if you only have one or two missing teeth. This restoration option is highly functional, aesthetic, and made from porcelain. Where a partial denture is removable, this replacement option is a permanent solution.

Below are several reasons for the need for a fixed bridge:

  • Restore and improve your smile
  • As an upgrade to a more permanent solution from a partial denture
  • To prevent your remaining teeth from moving out of place or drifting
  • To restore your ability to speak correctly or chew your food
  • Filling in the space of teeth that are missing
  • The maintenance of your faces’ natural shape

Getting a Fixed Bridge – What’s Involved

You will need to be prepared for a couple more appointments if you decide to get a fixed bridge after consulting with our doctor. The teeth that will support the bridge have to be prepared for the reception of the crown while your teeth are still numb.

To prepare for the restoration, we will need to make impressions of your teeth, including the missing area of your teeth. A temporary bridge that will be worn until the next appointment will have to be created.

We will put your fixed bridge in place, checking to make sure there are no problems and that it fits appropriately at your second appointment. The instructions on the proper care for the permanent bridge will be given to you then.

A fixed bridge may undoubtedly be a good solution for you if you have missing teeth. More office time could be required, and other, more costly issues could arise the missing teeth are not replaced.

Call us for an appointment today, and let us get started with the consultation to determine which solution will be the best for you.

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Sedation Dentistry

For your convenience, we offer these three types of comfort and sedation dentistry:

Nitrous Oxide

This “laughing gas,” as most people know it, is used for simple fillings or routine cleaning treatments and is the most common form of sedation. Thanks to this simple form of sedation, your entire dental treatment can be a relaxing experience.

Sedation By IV

During IV Sedation, the patient’s vital signs are monitored throughout the entirety of the procedure, as the sedation is administered via IV. The patient will have been sleeping during the entire process, in this case, and will awaken only after the procedure.

Suppose a patient must return to school or work after completing the procedure. In that case, it will be especially beneficial for them to understand their need for sufficient recovery time before they leave.

Conscience Oral Sedation

We currently offer oral sedation for our patients who wish to remain conscience and yet come to us with gagging problems or a higher than average amount of fear and anxiety. Throughout the entire procedure, we closely monitor their vital signs once giving a combination of oral medications.

Once taking the oral medication we provide, the patient becomes highly relaxed and drowsy, and after their appointment, most patients remember nothing of the fear or anxiety they may have thought to experience without.

You will not be put to sleep with oral sedation, and during the entire procedure, you will be able to respond to Dr. Melancon and his team.

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In Pain?

Patients who self-pay and contact us due to pain, such as those requiring root canal treatment, fillings, or crowns, will incur a $75 charge for their appointment. This fee encompasses the examination and x-ray essential for diagnosis. Excludes patients with dental insurance.

Need a Cleaning?

New patients, paying out of pocket, who schedule a cleaning will be charged $175 for a basic cleaning. This fee covers an examination, two sets of x-rays, and a regular cleaning. Excludes deep cleaning procedures and patients with insurance.

Need an Extraction?

New patients, paying out of pocket, requiring an extraction will incur a charge of $205. This includes the cost of X-rays, an examination, and the extraction procedure itself. Excludes patients with insurance.

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We are passionate about taking care of our patients. We strive to provide you with a comfortable and anxiety-free environment. We are here to answer your questions and help you in achieving excellent oral health.

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: By Special Appointment Only
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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300 West Madison Street
Broussard, LA 70518