An incomplete smile can have a significant impact on your life and even prevent you from doing the things you love. From eating, chewing, and speaking with confidence, dentures can fix several oral issues and improve your overall quality of life.
Dentures are made to replace your natural teeth and gums. The removable appliance helps to support facial muscles and improve your overall appearance. From partial to complete dentures, Love Your Smile Today offers a variety of restorative options to best meet your goals and budget.
What Kind of Denture Do I Need?
Complete or Partial?
Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth in either the upper or lower arch are missing and offer an easy and affordable solution to missing teeth.
Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. They not only fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, but also prevent other teeth from shifting.
Whether you need a full or partial set, dentures can replace teeth in a non-invasive way. There is no surgical element to worry about, and temporary dentures can be fitted immediately. This provides a quick and easy solution!
If, however, you are looking for something that feels more natural and permanent, there are denture alternatives to consider.
Partial and complete denture patients benefit greatly from implants, as snaps can be placed on top of the implantsinstead of crowns and bridges. These snaps help the denture fasten in place and provide a major improvement in stability, comfort, chewing forces, and phonetics.
A set of complete dentures can only provide about 25% of the chewing forces that a mouth of healthy teeth can. By adding in just two implantsat the lower canine positions, the patient improves to about 60% of their previous chewing ability. With every additional implant those forces increase, and the dentures can be designed to be smaller and less cumbersome which also improves taste, comfort, and aesthetics.
When a patient has lost bone, four or more implantscan be placed to support up to a full arch prosthesis that replaces teeth and the bone that used to support them. These are called All on X Solutions.
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Traditional dentures are dentures held in the mouth by nothing other than passive retention. This means that impressions are taken of the mouth (without teeth) and dentures are fabricated precisely to the underlying gum. People who have this type of denture have to rely on adhesives or pastes to keep the denture in place throughout the day.
This is especially the case on lower dentures because the ridge of bone and gum on the lower part of your mouth is not as substantial as that on the top, so the denture flops around more. A typical upper denture is usually a little more stable because it utilizes the surface area of your palate to help keep things in place.
This type of denture technically isn’t a denture at all, it’s more like a fixed bridge. Typically 4 or 6 dental implantsare placed on the upper and/or lower arch. The denture (implant denture) is actually fixed to the implants in the mouth. This is the most stable option and does not need to be removed each night. Some other names for this type of denture are “All on x″ or “Teeth in an Hour.” The advantage to implant supported dentures is that they are the most stable and aesthetic option. This is why they are the most sought after option and patients who undergo this procedure have the greatest satisfaction and results. See the example of an implant retained denture to the right. If you need dentures for the first time or need a replacement, contact us today!