At Greenway Dental Care we believe that every patient should have the ability to smile confidently. We understand that missing teeth can affect your self-confidence as well as impact your dental health.
Your Fayetteville restorative dentist at Greenway Dental Care offers an array of treatment options for patients with missing teeth. For patients who are missing all of their teeth, we may recommend a denture or partial. A denture is a removable appliance used to replace a full mouth of teeth. A partial is used to replace either the top or bottom arch of teeth.
For a more complete and secure solution, we may recommend an implant supported denture.
Types of Dentures:
Removable Dentures: A removable denture is designed with your needs in mind and can be an excellent solution to tooth loss. A removable denture requires daily maintenance and is often time a temporary solution for patients missing all of their teeth. This type of restoration only replaces the visible portion of your teeth and does not address common issues associated with tooth loss like bone deterioration.
Implant Secured Dentures: An implant-supported denture is a permanent solution for patients missing a full arch or all of their teeth. Using multiple implants, a hybrid denture can be fixed into place for a more secure and comfortable tooth replacement solution.
Visit our Fayetteville dentist office to determine if dentures are right for you. Dr. Keech and our dental care team work with you every step of the way to meet your cosmetic and restorative needs.
Choosing Implant Supported Dentures
A denture secured by dental implants offers an extra layer of stability and comfort. With an implant-supported denture, patients don’t have to deal with slippage, eating restrictions or other complications associated with conventional dentures.
Dental implants can help restore function and balance to your dentures. Greenway Dental Care will work with you to determine if an implant secured restoration is right for your needs.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures:
- Stimulates the jaw bone
- Prevents a future bone loss in the jaw
- Improves speech
- Enhances your self-confidence
- Decreases irritation to the gums and surrounding areas
- Enables patients to chew, speak, and laugh confidently
- Creates a more stable biting force than traditional dentures
What To Expect During The Denture Process
To determine which type of denture is right for you, Dr. Keech will evaluate the condition on your teeth, gums, and supporting bone structure. We will also discuss your goals and expectations before building a treatment plan based on your needs.
To begin, we will take impressions of your teeth which will be used to create your custom denture. While your dentures are fabricated, we may need to place a temporary denture to restore function and balance to your smile. At your final visit, the temporary denture is removed, and Dr. Keech will place the final restoration. Dr. Keech will discuss any aftercare instructions and how to maintain your dentures properly.
For implant secured dentures, Dr. Keech may work with a local oral surgeon for the surgical phase of the implant process. Once the implants are placed, they will require 3-6 months to heal. At that time, we will take impressions for your teeth to create your custom dentures. During your final appointment, we will restore your smile with your custom denture.
How much pain is involved in getting dentures?
The process to get dentures made is painless. A few dental impression will be taken. However, you may experience some irritation when you are first fitted for the new denture. The longer you wear them and get accustomed to them, the irritation will eventually begin to fade. If you constantly experience pain or sores in your mouth, your dentures may not fit correctly. If this is the case, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Keech to see if they need adjusted, repaired or replaced.
Why is my bottom denture loose?
This is a common question we often get asked. Typically the bottom denture is less stable than the top one. The shape of the bottom gums, the lower ridge and tongue movement all contribute to it’s instability. The best way to secure a bottom denture is by using dental implants.
How do I care for my dentures?
While dentures can be worn all day, it is highly recommended that they be removed nightly for cleaning. To clean them, use should brush them with a soft tooth brush. Soap and water should be used or a special cleaner can be purchased that is made specifically for dentures. Place them in a jar of water after that for overnight storage because dentures can warp very easily when they get dried out. You should avoid wearing dentures for over 24 hours since your gums and bone will need to relax from the pressure of constantly wearing them.