Are you frustrated about your ill-fitting dentures? Are you missing a full row of teeth?
Dentures and partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth. Teeth serve an important role in the overall health of our bodies. Without them, we are more susceptible to infections, diseases, overall health issues, and oral cancer. People who are missing teeth often look older than they really are. Without your teeth in place to support the lips and cheeks, the lower part of your face droops and sags over time.
Dentures can replace all of the upper and lower teeth. Unlike traditional false teeth, today’s modern dentures look and feel more like natural teeth. Most people won’t even realize you have dentures! You will be able to eat and speak normally, as well as regain confidence in social situations without worrying about dentures falling out.
Partial dentures are used when there are several teeth missing, but not a complete row missing. They can also be used to fill a significant gap, or space in the row of teeth. The prosthetic is made up of replacement teeth attached to a base that mimics the appearance of your natural gums. Metal clasps are attached to each side of the partial denture. These clasps attach to your natural teeth, creating an anchor so the partial denture fits firmly in place.
Before Dentures at Today’s Dentistry:
Prior to restoration, the patient above had gum disease. Bleeding gums were causing her pain and worsening tooth decay. We were able to provide her with dentures in our Knoxville dentist office.
After Dentures at Today’s Dentistry:
Here is her finished smile with a fixed prothesis after getting full dentures. Her gums were treated with periodontal therapy and thoroughly cleaned.
An implant-supported overdenture is an alternative to traditional removable dentures. Though the implant-supported prosthesis is a greater financial investment, the long term benefits out weight initial cost concerns. These types of dentures are secured to your mouth using two to four strategically-placed dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, Implant-supported dentures do not typically fall out because of the way they are secured. You will be able to eat a larger variety of foods without restrictions. You will save money from having to buy denture creams and solvents.
Dentures Featured Case
Max has an upper full denture and a lower overdenture retained by dental implants. Overdentures can offer better retention, good stability and improved function.
Contact us to learn more about options for replacing missing teeth. We will conduct a comprehensive dental exam to determine if you are the right candidate for dentures. Give us a call at (865) 219-3622 today, or schedule an appointment online.