Dentures are false teeth made from tooth-colored materials like porcelain, resin, acrylic, or nylon. These prosthetics are designed to look and function just like natural teeth.
In most cases, dentures are removable; however, when used in conjunction with dental implants, we can provide a more permanent solution to missing teeth.
Both dentures and implants are excellent solutions to restore an incomplete smile. However, some factors might steer you to choose one over the other:
Dentures are not one-size-fits-all. Different designs serve different purposes. Depending on your needs, your dentist may recommend any of the following:
These are the traditional dentures you probably envision when you think about fake teeth. Complete dentures replace all the missing teeth in either the top or bottom row. These dentures sit on top of the gums and are fully removable.
As the name implies, partial dentures are used when the patient still has some of their natural teeth remaining on the upper or lower jaw.
These prosthetics come with the same pink-colored base as traditional dentures, but they are held together by two metal pieces attached to existing teeth.
Implant-supported dentures are a sturdier alternative to traditional removable dentures. In this case, your dentist will place several implants to anchor the dentures to your gumline.
Modern implant-supported dentures come with a locator that snaps into the implant. This means you can still remove the dentures when you want, but you won’t have to worry about them becoming loose.
Regular dental examinations are important even if you no longer have any of your natural teeth, they allow us to detect gum disease and other oral health problems as soon as possible.
Over time, dentures will need to be replaced or relined in order to maintain jaw alignment.
If so, you’ve come to the right place. As leaders in digital dentistry, the team at Ferber Dental Group is constantly looking for the best treatments and technologies for patients. This dedication to knowledge allows us to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.
Do you have any questions about what we can do for you? Looking to book an appointment? Please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’re always happy to help people restore their smiles!