You may have experienced tooth loss at some point in your life. If you’re looking to replace the missing teeth, dentures may be a great option. Dentures are prosthetic teeth that are usually removable and replace any missing teeth.
There are both full and partial dentures. Full dentures replace all of your teeth, while partial dentures are for you if you’re missing some of your teeth, but still have remaining natural teeth.
If you’re thinking about dentures, but don’t want to have to remove them for cleaning, consider implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are secured to your gums using a set number of dental implants, and behave like regular teeth once secured.
It is important with both regular and implant-supported dentures to maintain proper hygiene so that they can last you a long time.
TYPES OF DENTURES
- High-End Custom Dentures – High-end custom dentures are hand-crafted dentures usually designed by a Master Ceramist. They are created to look as natural as possible. Both full and partial dentures can be custom designed.
- Implant-Supported Removable Dentures – Denture implants can be used to secure removable dentures. If you’re looking for the stability of implants with the convenience of removable dentures, this might be an option for you.
The implants are fitted with ball bearings or a bar that your dentures can be “snapped” onto without the need of dental adhesive to keep them in place.
- Implant-Supported Permanent Dentures – Denture implants can be permanently secured to your gums without the need for removal.
Common Questions About Dentures
ALL ON 6 OR ALL ON 8
“All on 6” or “All on 8” are implant systems used to support a full set of dentures on a few strategically placed implants. For example, if you’re getting permanent dentures for your lower jaw, the entire denture can be supported on six or eight implants.
WHY CONSIDER DENTURES?
Dentures can return your beautiful smile. Missing teeth can make you self-conscious, can lead to crowding, and can make eating difficult. A good set of dentures can help you feel confident about your smile, prevent dental crowding, and make eating fun again!
HOW IT WORKS
Dr. Massie will examine you to determine if you’re a good candidate for dentures. Molds and impressions of your teeth may be taken, including x-rays, and then sent off to a ceramist to have your dentures custom made.
If you would like them implant-secured, we will discuss your implant options and go over all of the details of the procedure and schedule you for your implant surgery.
BE SURE OF YOUR SMILE!
At Premier Dental & Oral Health Group Lake Ozark, we understand that a healthy smile can make a big impact on your life. We work with experienced ceramists to create teeth you can be proud of. Call for your appointment today!