Are you missing a full arch or all of your teeth?
Edentulous patients can restore the appearance and function of their smile with a cosmetic denture or partial denture. Today’s patients enjoy tooth replacement options that are more comfortable, stable and natural-looking. Dental implants can be used to secure your new denture for a permanent smile restoration that will also provide key benefits for overall dental health.
We place dentures for patients with missing teeth and often recommend implant secured dentures for the most stable result and the restoration of natural chewing function. We will work with you to determine the most suitable option for your needs and aesthetic goals.
Dentures & Partials What to Expect
Can I replace an ill-fitted denture with an implant denture? In many cases, yes, we can place dental implants to secure a new hybrid denture for a new smile that is stable, comfortable, and restores the best quality of life.
Replacing missing teeth with a denture or implant denture will begin with a consultation and dental exam. We will thoroughly evaluate the condition and function of your oral health before recommending the best treatment option(s) for your needs. We will also discuss your personal concerns and goals you may have for the appearance of your new smile.
If there are any teeth that need to be extracted or gum disease needs to be addressed, we will ensure that a healthy oral foundation is established for the best possible outcome.
Once a treatment plan is in place, dental impressions will be taken for the fabrication of your custom denture. We will work with you to create a new smile that is complementary to your natural appearance. A temporary denture will be placed after impressions are done and teeth are extracted. After the gums have healed and adjusted to the fit of a denture, the final restoration will be placed and adjustments made for a stable and comfortable fit.
If implants are to be placed to secure a hybrid denture, we will coordinate the surgical phase with an experienced local specialist and follow up with you for the next steps and final placement of your new denture.
Why Choose Implant Dentures?
The loss of a full arch or full mouth of teeth has many effects on both oral and overall health and well-being. From a loss of confidence in your appearance to the changes that can occur in the shape of the lower face and your ability to eat a range of foods, tooth loss can detrimentally impact your quality of life.
An implant secured denture will give you back a smile that is permanent, stable, comfortable, and allows for normal eating and speaking. Replacing a poorly fitted denture with an implant denture can also be life-changing, giving back the ability and confidence to enjoy your favorite foods and interact with others. Dental implants will stabilize bone tissue in the jaw and minimize shrinkage of the lower face due that can occur when teeth are lost. They also reduce irritation of the gums and increase the risk for decay and gum disease.
Dentures & Partials: FAQs
What are partial dentures?
Partials are a type of tooth replacement prosthetic that helps in filling in gaps in your smile. After the loss of many teeth, they let you retain healthy teeth and restore healthy function. The base of these prosthetics is gum-colored, and the prosthetics are designed to fit between healthy teeth.
Will dentures change my appearance?
The technology behind dentures has advanced in recent years, so it is likely that you will barely detect any difference in your appearance. Dentures are created to fit your unique mouth, gums, lips, and tongue. Before receiving your permanent dentures, molds can be created so that you can try them out to see how they look.
Do I need to remove my denture at night?
In most cases, yes if you have a traditional removable appliance. In some cases, dentures may remain in your mouth when extra care is taken. Your dentist will advise you on how to care for your dentures at night. Be sure to clean your dentures following meals and before going to sleep.