If you’ve suffered from tooth loss, things that used to be easy can be much more challenging. This includes chewing your food, speaking clearly, and smiling without feeling self-conscious. The good news is that you can show off a complete smile again! At Tylan Creek Family Dentistry, we offer dentures to restore the appearance and function of your smile. To learn more about dentures or determine if they are an ideal option for you, call us to schedule a consultation.
Dentures are ideal for people who are missing multiple, most of, or all of their teeth. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing and where they are located in the mouth, we will create a personalized treatment plan and prosthetic for you. If you are currently dealing with gum disease, tooth decay, or another oral health issue, we will need to address that before we can move forward in the process of replacing your missing teeth.
Dentures come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on your needs. After we examine your smile, we will be able to tell you which of the following is the best option for you.
Partial dentures are a great option for patients who still have some healthy teeth in their mouth. A partial denture fits between the teeth like a puzzle piece. This way, if you are missing teeth in different areas of the mouth, they can be replaced with a single prosthetic for each arch.
If you are missing all of the teeth on one or both of your arches, a full denture is likely a great option for you! Instead of being held in by existing teeth, full dentures are kept stationary by the shape and suction of the gums.
If you are looking for a longer-lasting, sturdier option, implant dentures can help. This type of denture is anchored into the jawbone with titanium, screw-like implants that are surgically placed to act as tooth roots. They allow for additional bite force and prevent bone loss from taking place over time.
You can expect numerous different benefits when you opt for dentures. Here are some of the most prominent ones: