Dentures

While dentures have been considered a tried and true method for tooth replacement for years, they come with their own set of issues.

Partial Dentures

For many years, partial dentures have been used to replace groups of teeth or a few teeth scattered across the lower or upper jaw. There are a variety of removable partial dentures available to patients and each one comes with its own set of benefits and disadvantages. All partial dentures attach to remaining teeth and have a gum–colored portion meant to blend into the existing gum, with prosthetic teeth to replace the missing teeth. 

Full Dentures

Full dentures are similar to partial dentures in that they are prosthetic teeth and gums used to replace missing teeth. The main difference between full and partial dentures is that full dentures are a total replacement system for either upper or lower teeth and, in some cases, both.

Overdentures

Overdentures are a newer alternative to dentures, combining traditional denture technology with modern advancements in dental implants.

By establishing two implanted attachments to the lower jaw, an overdenture is able to sit securely in place to instantly increase retention, stability, and comfort. This is especially important in lower-jaw, full-denture situations where traditional dentures tend to have less adhesion due to a limited foundation and the tongue muscle dislodging the prosthetic teeth.

Another benefit of overdentures compared to traditional dentures is the limited amount of bone loss where the implants are placed, making the procedure more successful in the long run and helping to preserve facial structural integrity.

Overall, when considering full dentures for the lower jaw, an overdenture should be discussed with your dental professional as it can provide the most effective, satisfying, and longest-lasting alternative. Traditional full and partial denture options should be explored, weighing their benefits and pitfalls carefully to find the right dentures for your tooth loss.  

 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Implants vs. Dentures

Dental implants can be used to secure a denture in place for a more stable and confident smile. Dental implant-secured dentures can help improve your oral health and the aesthetics of your natural smile. 

Dental implant secured dentures help patients feel more confident in their beautiful smile. 

Dental implant-secured dentures look and feel like natural teeth. Dr. Robert T.. Golia uses high-quality dental materials to create prosthetic teeth that look beautiful and fit securely.

 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Dentures vs. Implant Dentures

Dentures can be bulky, awkward, and often slip while you are eating or speaking. Patients may feel too self-conscious of their denture to smile or laugh freely. Dentures do not provide stability of the jawbone or prevent gradual facial regression.

For qualifying patients, dental implant supported dentures provided better oral health and a more naturally beautiful smile than traditional dentures. Dr. Robert T. Golia can determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Implants require substantial healthy bone tissue for a successful result. If patients do not have enough healthy bone tissue, there are other procedures that may be used to build bone tissue or optimize existing tissue, helping more patients receive the benefits of dental implants.

Implants are surgically implanted into the bone tissue and integrate with the jaw over the course of about 3 – 6 months.  Implants help to regenerate bone tissue preventing facial regression or sagging. Dental implants support the facial structure to help patients maintain a more youthful appearance.

 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

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