What Are Dentures?
Unlike fixed tooth-replacement options like dental implants and bridges, dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth and gum tissue.
Types of Dentures
There are two kinds of dentures available: full and partial. Partial dentures are used when some but not all of the patient’s natural teeth remain, while full dentures are used when all the patient’s teeth are missing.
Are Removable Dentures An Option?
When multiple teeth are missing or lost, a removable appliance may also be a good option for replacing the areas of missing teeth.
These appliances are made to closely adapt and fit around the patient’s remaining teeth and gums.
Removable partials are appliances that are comprised of denture teeth set in a gingival or gum-colored material stabilized by either a metal framework set in acrylic, or a nylon based material that does not require a metal framework.
Removable partials are stabilized by the existing teeth and rely on closely adapting and resting on the tissues of the areas where teeth are missing.
Clear Choice for Fixed Denture of Implant Retained Dentures
Dental implant restorations are usually the treatment of choice to enhance the look and feel of your teeth when you are missing a single tooth or several teeth.
Today’s advanced technology with 3D planning allows for a precise restoration of the visible portion of a dental implant which is often referred to as the crown of the tooth. This is the portion that is on the very top of the implant, visible when you open your mouth to laugh, eat, talk and interact with others.
Implants which are metal screws designed to replace the root of a tooth to hold the crown of a tooth or a permanent appliance that functions and looks like natural dentition.
After dental implants are surgically placed we restore the lost tooth with a porcelain restoration that looks and functions like your natural teeth.
Implant restorations can replace one or all of your teeth. At Dentistry for Health we virtually plan all of our restorations prior to proceeding so that we understand and know the end goal to ensure success and predictability.
Dental implant restorations are either screwed in or bonded in place. They are made of high quality porcelain materials designed to mimic natural tooth color and shape.
Indications for implant restorations:
- Congenitally missing teeth
- Tooth loss due to infection, resorption or periodontal diseaserem
- Poorly fitting dentures
- Displeasing appearance or function of bridges
Different kinds of dental implant restorations
Single tooth replacement screw retained and cemented
Implant Bridge screw retained and cemented
Full arch restorations
Implant supported removable dentures
Full arch restorations
Implant supported retained full arch restoration like the All-on-4 technique
Do You Have These Problems?
Tired of ill-fitting, loose dentures?
Want to avoid slippage or awkward speech?
Now you can replace dentures with a permanent set of teeth and look decades younger!
These are not your grandma’s dentures; an ideal denture alternative, teeth secured by dental implants are beautiful, comfortable and can last a lifetime.
Whether you need to replace a lower set of teeth, upper or both, Our dentists can get you smiling again in just one visit. Call us at 402-932-0282 to make an appointment today!