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Without Any Form of Retention, Dentures are Just a Whole New World for the Patient...

If you are already in a denture, you already know how difficult it can be and the quality of life that is lost, let us help get you back to being you...

Often patients come to us and tell us how they miss eating the foods they once enjoyed or are embarrased because their denture fell out in front of their loved ones.  We understand.  And that is why we made it our passion for decades to restore these patients back to their confident, happy and healthy selfs.  Look, it is what we do.  It is what we train other doctors to do.  Just give us a call.

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What Should I Expect From a Full Denture?

We have a simple saying in our office, dentures are a replacement for no teeth, they are not a replacement for teeth.  Most people that have dentures try to tolerate them, they do not enjoy them.  While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than before, yet fall short on expectations without some kind of retention such as dental implants.

 

Some Information About Dentures:

  • Dentures do not last forever, often they need replaced every 5-7 years.
  • If you have a perfect fitting denture, you should still see your dentist regularly.
  • Do not assume denture care is too expensive, you should never make any repairs to a denture yourself.
  • Are you satisfied with your denture or are you tolerating it? There is a big difference.
  • Patient always looses bone and tissue with a regular denture.

What About a Partial Denture?

A partial denture is just that, it replaces a few missing teeth versus all.  When these are made, the healthy teeth often need cut into to provide retention. Because the forces come from all directions, eventually it can cause other teeth to need to be extracted.  Often this pattern takes place unitl the patient eventually ends up in a complete denture.  We like to address the orginal issue and save all of your teeth while replace the missing ones.  Call us today and schedule a consulation!

Things You May Hear About Dentures...

Full or Complete Dentures

Full dentures are used to replace teeth after they have all been lost or removed. The teeth are usually removed due to gum disease or decay. Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and can be either conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are usually placed after all of the teeth have been removed and the gums have begun to heal, usually after about 12 weeks. Immediate dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed. These appliances provided by doctors for dentures allow the patient to replace missing teeth during the healing process but will most likely need to be realigned or redesigned after healing is complete, as the gums will shift and change during this time.

Partial Denture

Partial dentures are devices that are used when one or more natural teeth remain healthy in the upper or lower jaw. They are designed to fit around the remaining healthy teeth and can be either removable or fixed. Removable partial dentures can be removed from the mouth for cleaning or eating. A fixed partial denture accomplishes the same result as a removable partial denture, except that it is cemented into place using the adjacent teeth for support and is usually called a bridge.

If you need to replace missing teeth and think that dentures might be right for you, contact your doctor for dentures today. For more information about dentures click here.

Other Information on Complete and Partial Dentures.

There is a lot to take in when missing teeth are a factor. Sometimes you really do need to put your money where your mouth is.
Your health depends on it, and that is worth everything.
  • Did you know that dentures for the upper jaw often have decent retention, but anatomy of the lower jaw lower and structures like the tongue facilitates dentures are not preferred by patients without retention because they often move while talking, chewing and swallowing.
  • Partial dentures can last a patient for years, but to do so often crowns are needed on the teeth where the partial denture will clasp onto, thus raising the cost of the treatment to the patient.
  • Whether you have a partial or a complete denture, the missing teeth are not replaced and you continue to lose bone and tissue in those areas, potentially causing more issues for future health.
  • Many consider denture "glue" retention needed to keep a denture from moving in the mouth. We just feel that is not needed and doesn't provide the patient their real goals.

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