Functional issues are one of the primary concerns regarding the loss of most or all of your teeth, but this dilemma can also impact your confidence and your desire to smile. Fortunately, dentures can provide an effective solution that allows you to eat, drink, speak, and grin comfortably again. Dr. Coleman and Dr. John, our extensively trained dentists, offer a wide range of options to help restore missing teeth. In addition to dental implants and implant-supported dentures, we also provide full and partial traditional dentures. During your initial consultation, our team can help you determine which approach offers you the best outcome based on your dental needs, goals, and lifestyle.
Full dentures are complete rows of prosthetic teeth for both your upper and lower jaw, affixed to gum-colored bases. You may need full dentures or just one arch – upper or lower. Patients typically use adhesives or natural suction to secure their dentures; however, lower dentures can sometimes slip quite easily. If you wear dentures for a long time, your gum ridges may wear down, which also increases potential for slippage. Dental implants can be an effective way to stabilize dentures more securely.
When you have healthy remaining teeth, our dentists may suggest a partial denture to close the gaps in your smile. Partials contain as many prosthetic teeth as necessary to fill in the spaces left by missing teeth, and they fit with existing teeth like a puzzle. Partials can be secured to hidden clasps or dental implants and, unlike a bridge, they are removable.
One of the most important factors for traditional dentures is the fit. An ill-fitting set may shift uncomfortably in the mouth, making simple tasks difficult and potentially causing damage over time. Dr. Coleman and Dr. John make the effort to fine-tune the shape and size of your dentures so each piece sits snugly and securely on the gums. Additionally, great care is taken to ensure the most natural-looking outcome possible is achieved. Advances in dental technology have made dentures stronger and more aesthetically appealing than ever before.
Dentures, like natural teeth, require regular checkups and attentive care. We will provide recommendations for how to safeguard your dentures to preserve their strength and beauty for as long as possible.
Considering dentures? Contact our practice today for more information about the types of dentures that are now available. We can answer your questions and help to schedule your consultation.