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Dentures are an affordable way to replace any number of missing teeth in your mouth. They have a long history of success and continue to earn a place in the list of options for rebuilding your smile.
Dentures are removable substitutes for missing teeth. Full dentures are used when a person is missing all their natural teeth, while partial dentures replace only a few missing teeth here or there to eliminate gaps and improve chewing. Denture treatment is customized specifically to each patient, and Dr. Ellison can help you decide which option works best for you.
Implant-retained dentures allow for patients to retain 90% of their chewing ability vs. dentures which retain only 20% of chewing ability. What this means in practical terms is that most patients with dental implants are able to eat almost anything that can be cut with a fork.
The most important health benefit of implant-supported dentures is the stimulation they provide to the jawbone. When tooth roots are missing, the jawbone will shrink unless an alternative form of stimulation is provided. Dental implants halt bone atrophy, helping your jaw to maintain its shape and strength.
Implant-supported dentures are more comfortable than traditional dentures. First, because implants rather than the gums provide their main support, implant-denture hybrids are often more secure and comfortable than traditional dentures. As a result, patients may enjoy greater confidence
Sometimes dental conditions, such as tooth decay or gum disease, can become unmanageable. This may lead to the decision to remove your remaining teeth on one or both arches. Full dentures are an economical and efficient way to restore your function and smile.
A complete denture consists of a thin gum-colored acrylic base that rests on the gum tissue. Porcelain or acrylic replacement teeth built into the base give the appearance of natural teeth. We know that your smile is unique, and Dr. Ellison has the experience to help you select the teeth that will look the most natural. This also gives you the option to customize the way you look; whether you want a “new” smile, or want to recreate the one you had.
While dentures boast a long history of successful use, modern technology offers some options to enhance the way dentures fit and the way you look. In many cases, dentures can be secured more firmly to your jaw with the use of dental implants, placed in the jaw. In addition to having greater retention and a more natural look, implant-supported dentures tend to last longer. Dr. Ellison can discuss these options and help you understand the ways they can improve your experience with dentures.
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We are happy to do a FREE CONSULTATION to determine if you are a candidate for dentures. Some patients feel that their teeth are hopeless but sometimes we are able to keep some healthy teeth to allow us to do a partial denture, which can attach to the remaining teeth. If all of the teeth are removed or have to be removed, we can make sure that you have something to smile with and chew with right away and keep your daily routine. All of this can be easily determined at your free consultation.
A denture brush is best to clean the dentures with liquid antibacterial soap to keep them shiny and new and to remove any stains. There are also cleaning tabs that can be used once a week to soak them in as well.
When your dentures start to become loose and allow food and water to get underneath the denture, this is a sign it is time to have them relined. Or if they are hard to keep in with denture adhesive or you feel they are rocking when you chew they are likely to need a reline. It is always a good idea to have them checked once a year to determine if you would benefit from a reline.
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