Regain Your Smile With Modern Dentures
While losing teeth is not inevitable, it is common. This is especially true when you get older, but it can happen to anyone. Sure, the embarrassment of showing everyone the gaps in your smile is bad, but missing teeth also makes it harder for you to eat. (Try eating corn on the cob with no front teeth.) Since your mouth is supposed to have a full set of teeth, you are also at a higher risk of injuring your gums or getting periodontal disease. To help fill the space with working replacement teeth, Dr. James LoCascio offer several kinds of dentures Highland Township, MI area dental office of Highland Advanced Dental Care.
Temporary Dentures Replace Your Teeth Now
Because dentures include so many replacement teeth, they can take a while to be made properly. If you have to wait, a temporary denture can help in the meantime. These are dentures designed to fill the empty space in your smile until a more permanent solution is ready. This means you can eat and smile like normal instead of dealing with those missing teeth for much longer.
Implant-Retained Dentures Secure Teeth
Advances in dental technology have changed the way dentures are used and held in place. Instead of using suction and adhesives to hold the denture on your gums, we can use dental implants to hold them securely in place. With implant-retained denture, several implants are surgically placed in your jawbone with a ball-and-socket system. Your dentures snap onto these, so they are easy to place and remove. Because the dental implants are placed in your jawbone, the stress from chewing and biting is reduced from the gums and delivered to the bone as well, like biting with regular teeth.
Implant-Supported Dentures Don’t Slip
A similar but slightly different technology, implant-supported denture use a curved bar instead of a series of balls and sockets. Implants are still placed in the jawbone, so the biting pressure will be sent to the bone instead of the gums. But these can be removed only by the dentist. That makes it a little harder for you to clean them, but it also means there’s little chance of your denture falling out accidentally.
Dr. James LoCascio is a member American Academy of Implant Dentistry and continuing his education in advanced Restorative Dentistry at Pankey Institute for Continuing Dental Education, you’ll be sure that your implant supported replacement teeth or denture is in the hands of an expert.
Traditional Dentures Are an Affordable Tooth Replacement
Not everyone has a jaw healthy enough for dental implants. If the jawbone has deteriorated or is too thin, the implants won’t work. For these patients, we recommend traditional denture.
- Full denture are designed as replacement teeth in the upper or lower arch. We carefully craft the replacement teeth and place them in a gum-colored mold that will fit snugly over your existing gums. Add in a special nontoxic adhesive, and the denture will stay put until you are ready to take them out.
- Partial denture are for people who still have some or most of their original teeth. Just as with full denture, partials are replacement teeth set in a gum-colored mold that fits over your gums. But partials are usually held in place by clasps connected to your healthy teeth. They are removable, making them easy to clean and maintain.
Dentures have been around a long time, and that’s because they work well to replace a full mouth, full arch, or partial arch of teeth. And with new advances such as implant-supported and implant-retained denture, they can fit securely in your mouth. Call our Highland Township, MI dental office at 248-329-3552 to schedule your dentures Highland Township, MI area appointment, or use our convenient online form.