Are Dentures Right for You?


Modern Dentures Provide a Comfortable Fit and Natural Look

Advancements in restorative dentistry have made it possible to create natural, lifelike dentures to replace missing teeth. Local density encourage patients with several missing teeth to consider dentures. They can help design a treatment plan, incorporating custom-made prosthetics to restore form and function to your smile. There are several different denture options available, and your local dentist will work closely with you to choose the option that best meets your needs.

Most dentists offer traditional and implant-supported dentures, and they can convert your removable restoration into an implant-supported prosthetic. Often, your dentist and his partner oral surgeon will use the All-on-4® method to provide implant-supported dentures with reduced impact to your jawbone.

Are Dentures Right for You?
If you are missing some or all of your teeth, dentures are a great restorative solution for your smile. We offer partial dentures, which can replace multiple missing teeth, even if they are not next to each other. We also offer full dentures, which can replace an entire row of missing teeth in the upper or lower jaws, or both. Most patients are candidates for dentures, and these restorations are a great alternative for patients who are not eligible for dental implants.

Customized Denture Treatment Plan
During a consultation with our team, your dentist will carefully evaluate your oral health to determine your candidacy for dentures. He will create a customized treatment plan, which may include an extraction or periodontal treatments, in addition to your custom-made dentures. If an extraction is required, your dentist may recommend waiting up to eight weeks before placing your dentures to ensure your gums heal properly. In some cases, we are able to provide qualified patients with immediate dentures.

Advancements in restorative dentistry have made it possible to create natural, lifelike dentures to replace missing teeth.

Creating Personalized Prosthetics

Dentures can help prevent the appearance of sunken cheeks due to tooth loss. You can chew, speak, and smile with comfort and confidence.

NATURAL LOOK
To create your dentures, your dentist will take a series of highly detailed impressions of your gums. Your dentist will use these measurements to design your custom-made restorations. Together, you can choose the size, shape, and shade of the teeth, as well as the gums so that your dentures will complement your natural features. Generally, the replacement teeth are crafted from an acrylic resin, though porcelain options are also available. The base of your dentures will be made from high-grade plastic that is artfully tinted to match the shade of your gums.

If you are receiving a denture for your top dental arch, you may have the option to choose between a hard palate or an open palate. A hard palate uses natural suction to keep it in place, eliminating the need for a denture adhesive. This type of denture, however, will cover the entire roof of your mouth and can affect your ability to taste certain foods. An open palate uses denture adhesive to remain in place. After you and your dentist have decided on these various elements of your dentures, he will send the design to a dental lab for creation. Once your dentures are ready, you will return to the office so that your dentist can ensure they fit properly, feel comfortable, and look natural.

 

Benefits of Dentures

The greatest benefit of dentures is that they are custom-made, so they feel comfortable and look natural while restoring function to your smile. Modern dentures provide you with a better fit, and lower the risk that they will slip out of place or feel uncomfortable in general. Dentures can also help prevent the appearance of sunken cheeks due to tooth loss. You can chew, speak, and smile with comfort and confidence.

It typically takes two weeks to fabricate your permanent restoration. When your permanent crown is ready, you will return to the dentist’s office, and the dentist will cement the crown in place. Your dentist will ensure that it feels comfortable and that it does not interfere with your bite alignment. In some cases, your dentist can design, create, and place same-day crowns.

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