Full, Partial & Implant Dentures
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth. They are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
Full / Complete Dentures
A full denture, also called a complete denture, replaces all of the natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips. By replacing missing teeth, dentures not only support sagging facial muscles, but also improve a person’s ability to speak and eat. Full dentures are divided into two categories – conventional and immediate – depending on when they are made and inserted into the mouth.
Implant Retained Dentures (Snap In Dentures)
Traditional Dentures are a way to replace a number of missing teeth so that functionally, you can chew your food and have a nice smile. However, since dentures sit in the mouth on top of the gums there are no tooth roots to anchor and stimulate bone growth and strengthen the jawbone. This leads to bone loss, receding gums, changes in the shape and profile of one's face as well as periodontal disease.
In addition to the physical changes they cause in your face, dentures often need to be resized, they can cause sores in the mouth from friction, they slip and can impair your ability to speak clearly.
A healthier alternative to traditional dentures is the Implant Retained Denture. This is a combination of a number of implants surgically implanted into the jawbone (good for bone stimulation and growth) and a denture which can be removed and cleaned. This option prevents bone deterioration that can lead to periodontal disease. Patients who go this route also experience an easier time talking and chewing. In addition to these benefits, since there is no bone loss in the jaw there is no slippage and the denture does not need to be resized.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are attached securely to dental implants for added comfort and stability. We offer both removable implant-supported dentures that you can easily take out for cleaning, and fixed implant-supported dentures that are even more stable.
Removable Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture fills in the space created by missing teeth and fills out your smile. It usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by a metal framework, and attaches to your natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments. Precision attachments are nearly invisible, but often require crowns on your natural teeth for a precise fit and generally cost more than those with metal clasps.
Denture Relines and Repairs
We do relines and most repairs right in our office. For more complicated repairs we may send out to a local dental lab to get the quickest and most efficient service.
We recommend using dental implants to stabilize your dentures. The more implants used, the greater the stability. With several implants per arch we can even do away with the upper palate material that covers the roof of the mouth improving the ability to taste food, reduce gag reflex and, for some, improves the ability to speak or sing.
Contact us today to set an appointment to review your options for long-lasting restorative services.
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