Complete/Full dentures replace natural teeth and go over the gums. Whatever the reason for losing the natural teeth, complete dentures may be an option for you. Dentures often restore chewing function and aesthetics. Dentures should be replaced every 5-7 years for optimal fit and function. If you’d like a visual of what to expect when you get dentures for the first time, this video is a great resource.
Want to learn more about what happens when you don’t replace missing teeth? Check out this video.
More info on how to properly clean dentures can be found here.
Partial dentures are constructed when there is a combination of some missing teeth in conjunction with naturally remaining teeth. Partials are an excellent option to fill in the gaps of open spaces between teeth. Partials usually have a strong metal framework with clasps to ensure durability and stability. A partial can restore a full smile as well as improve chewing function and can be made very discretely to hide the clasps.
Check out this video for more info about partial dentures.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implants are a surgical grade metal screw that is placed into the jaw by an oral surgeon. These posts help to anchor the dentures into place to provide the most stable feeling denture in comparison to natural teeth. The denturist and the oral surgeon work closely to ensure the best outcome for this form of treatment. It is important to note that implants need to be cared for like natural teeth and require regular hygiene appointments at your dental office to maintain the health and cleanliness of the implant.
Here’s a video to give you a visual idea of how implants function.
Check out this video to learn more about the benefits of implant supported dentures.
Patients start wearing Immediate/ Surgical Dentures immediately after getting some or all of the teeth removed. These dentures often dramatically improve the aesthetics of an individuals smile, but often have the downside of not fitting very well directly after they get them. There is no way around this because the gums are constantly changing as they heal from the extractions. As the gums heal, we work together to help them fit better with different liners.
Great resource to learn more about immediate dentures can be found here.
Repairs can be done to most broken complete or partial dentures. A broken or missing tooth even cracked acrylic can often be repaired. Bring in your dentures for an evaluation to see if it can be fixed.
Relines are the re-fitting of dentures. This procedure is done when the denture no longer fits well against the gums due to resorption or shrunken ridges and tissue. If adhesive is being used to hold the dentures in place they likely need to be relined. A reline addresses the areas of the denture that touch your ridges. Relines are generally required every 2 years to re-establish a proper fit.
Permanent Soft Liners
Permanent soft liners are rubbery in texture and are placed inside a lower denture. They act as a cushion and are often desired by those with extremely sensitive or flat ridges/gums.
Teeth whitening can be done on healthy natural teeth with professional strength dental bleaching solution and custom fitting whitening trays. We can even bleach existing teeth prior to constructing a new partial denture to ensure that we achieve the brightest of smiles.
Sport guards are often required by teams for their athletes to promote the well-being of their teeth. Sport guards are known to help prevent concussions if made custom to the mouth of each athlete. The plastic materials used are available in clear sheets or a wide range of colors to be as discrete as possible or to match the sport teams’ colors.
An oral snoring device is constructed to hold the lower jaw in a forward position while sleeping. The small appliance promotes a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve airflow. Snoring can be an indicator of something more serious, and should be checked by a Doctor to rule out anything
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