What is a Denture?
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are formed to your mouth and created by your dentists to replace lost or removed natural teeth. Dentures can either be full or partial, meaning they can either replace all teeth on either the top or bottom gum line, or just a few that are missing. Regardless of what kind of dentures you may need, they will be custom designed to fit your mouth, and visually matched to your existing teeth.
Stabilize your Dentures with Implants
Dental implants can stabilize dentures and virtually eliminate many of the problems associated with complete tooth loss and wearing dentures. In fact, for those patients who have lost a significant amount of bone and lip support, a removable overdenture, which fits “over” the dental implants will often be the treatment of choice. Studies over the past two decades have confirmed the increased patient satisfaction resulting from this affordable treatment option.
What is a Full-Arch Fixed Implant Bridge?
For dental implants with dental bridges - the dental implants act as new tooth roots with a fixed dental bridge over these dental implants. With this dental implant teeth option - it is similar for the patient to having a new set of teeth, only this time on implant posts.
Main benefits of full arch implant bridges:
A fixed, stable & secure solution
A long lasting solution, often for life
no more loose dentures, especially in the mandible (lower jaw) – improved quality of life
Full arch dental implant bridges are the only fixed alternative in situations where no teeth are present for anchoring.
A full arch fixed implant bridge is the closest to natural teeth and over time will just feel like natural teeth. They will provide you the comfort and natural look like a full set of natural teeth.
If you have always thought that dentures were only of elderly people, then you are not alone. In fact, nearly 60% of respondents in a recent Prevention.com survey said they don’t expect to need dentures because they take good care of their teeth. But the truth is, dentures are more prevalent than you might think. Approximately 20 million women age 40 and over (that’s 19%!) wear full or partial dentures, reports a 2009 Fixodent Beauty & Aging Survey. And the number of US adults needing dentures is projected to increase from 33.6 million in 1991 to 37.9 million in 2020, according to research published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
What are partial dentures?
Partial dentures are a type of denture that is not meant to cover every tooth in your mouth. These false teeth are designed to help people who have lost typically no more than half of their teeth. They are unique fittings that help not only to give you a perfect smile, but also promote your remaining teeth to stay healthy. If you are missing some of your teeth and do not get partial dentures, the result could be the rest of your teeth quickly decaying rather quickly.
There are two primary reasons to get partial dentures:
As you get older you will find that you will gradually begin losing your teeth. Once you have lost a few of your teeth, you can get a pair of partial dentures. This, along with good dental hygiene, will make it so that your remaining teeth will last much longer than if you would have opted to not get the partials.
We have all had accidents happen to us, whether it is work related, or just goofing off with friends. Sometimes these accidents can result in a couple of teeth missing. You can get the partials put in to get your old smile back on your face.
Tooth loss can, and will, naturally occur with old age. When you get to a certain age in life, it is entirely possible to lose all of your teeth. If this happens to you, a new set of complete dentures can bring back your pearly white smile in virtually no time.
2 Reasons for Getting Complete Dentures:
Getting complete dentures is meant for total tooth loss. It is safe to say that not many people make it all the way through their life with all of their teeth intact. That is why this alternative was invented.
If you do not take care of your teeth properly it is possible that your mouth may succumb to mouth disease. This can result in total tooth loss. You can get a full set of dentures for your mouth if your tooth loss is a result of bad dental hygiene.