Replace Missing Teeth
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We know that not everyone’s smile or mouths are the same. That is why we offer various dental solutions for different patient’s needs. We offer 4 different types of dentures: immediate, traditional, removable partials and implant supported.
Our immediate dentures are just that — dentures that are placed the same day, at the same appointment that the teeth are removed. Patients appreciate never going a day without teeth!
Complete dentures are called "traditional" or "immediate" according to when they are made and when they are inserted into the mouth.
Bones and gums can shrink over time, especially during the period of healing in the first six months after the removal of teeth. After your teeth are removed, you will be provided with a set of temporary dentures to allow adequate time for healing while your permanent dentures are being fabricated.
Removable Partial Dentures
The third option is a removable partial denture (known as a “partial”) that replaces one or more teeth, and is created from all-acrylic, or acrylic with a metal base (for increased strength). As a less expensive alternative to attached bridges, and when there are not enough stable teeth for fixed bridges, we may recommend a partial as an option for tooth replacement.
Patients wear their partials throughout the day, but they should be removed at night. This gives your gum tissue a break, and also helps prevent fungal infections.
Implants – Implants are the best way to replace missing teeth when you do not want to alter the adjacent tooth structures. Implants can also be used to help partials and dentures stay in place without clamps that are visible around remaining teeth. These are placed by one of our specialists and then restored, all in our practice.
Some Advantages of Dental Implants Include:
- Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
- Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
- Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
- Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
- Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
- Improved oral health. Dental implants don't require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
- Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
- Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
For more information, make an appointment for a consultation with one of our specialists and they will be happy to answer all of your questions.