DENTURES ARE NOT ONLY FOR THE AGED ANYMORE.
People of all ages and walks of life who have lost their teeth due to injury or disease have opted for dentures or partials to restore their biting surface and smile.
Full dentures: Complete dentures replace all of your teeth on the upper and lower arch of your mouth or both. Dentures provide support for your facial muscles and restore your ability to eat a balanced diet. There are two types of full dentures:
- Immediate denture: Custom made prior to extracting any or all remaining teeth and placed “immediately” following the extractions. This allows for the patient to have teeth while the gum tissue is healing. These often have to be relined or remade after full healing takes place.
- Complete denture: Complete dentures may be made after teeth are extracted and all tissues have healed, or replace an existing denture, whether you’ve had it for several years or you are moving to your permanent denture after the immediate denture has served its purpose.
Partials: To replace one or more missing teeth that are surrounded by your natural teeth. They can attach to your natural teeth in several ways and prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting.
Delmar Family Dental uses the latest technology to create dentures and partials that look natural and make it easier to eat, speak and smile confidently. Dentures may take a while to adjust to, but as long as you practice good oral hygiene, they should help you enjoy a happy and healthy life.
It is often difficult to get a good fit with traditional dentures due to bone loss or shape of the mouth. Implant-supported dentures provide the stability needed to have great fitting dentures long term. A specialist will first surgically place special implants into the jaw bone. Once healing is complete, the denture is fastened into place using tiny “snaps” that allow the denture to attach to the implants in the jaw.
Implant supported dentures are a more stable alternative to traditional dentures, be sure to ask your dentist about implant-supported dentures during your next visit!