Dentures: For A Great, Working Smile Again

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You may not believe it, but what you’re missing can get in your way. A few missing teeth can stop you from talking and eating normally. Of course, it also makes you look older and less attractive. When you are missing all of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth, these problems can get worse. If you need a lot of replacement teeth, you can get back to talking, eating, and looking good again with dentures.

Dentures Repair Smiles

When you lose one tooth, you need one replacement. Dental implants and bridges both work well for that. But what if you’ve lost many teeth or even all of them on the top or bottom of your mouth? Then you probably need dentures. These feature beautiful, natural-looking replacement teeth set in a gum-colored base. You slide them over your gums, and your smile is back right away. Dentures might have been around for a while, but that’s because they work.

Denture Can Make You Look Younger

You have access to dentures unlike anything else in the area with our cosmetic denture. This tooth replacement option can actually make you look younger by giving you a facelift! That’s right, our state-of-the-art approach will change the shape of your jaw and profile to knock years off of your look! Not only that, but cosmetic dentures will allow you to eat healthier and live longer!

Partial Dentures Replace Missing Teeth

If you have ever seen dentures in a movie, you probably saw full dentures. These have a full arch of replacement teeth. They are used when you are missing all of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth. If you have only one or two natural teeth left, it might be better to remove those so the full dentures can fit. If you still have most of your natural teeth, partial dentures might be better for you. These are designed to replace several teeth missing in a row. Partial dentures use clasps on neighboring teeth to stay in your mouth.

Keep Denture in Place

Full dentures use two methods to stay in your mouth. The shape and fit of the base holds onto your gums. You help keep it there by placing a nontoxic adhesive in the base before putting it on your gums. While this works well, it’s not fool-proof. Your full denture can move around when you chew. It’s rare, but they can even fall out. If you are concerned about this, you have two alternatives: implant-supported denture and implant-retained denture.

The Difference Between Implant-Supported And Implant-Retained Dentures

These two types of dentures are similar. Both use implanted titanium roots to stay securely in your mouth. However, there are differences.

  • Implant-supported denture use a curved metal bar connected to the implanted roots. This is your most secure option. However, only a dentist can remove them, so you won’t have to worry that they will ever come out. You’ll just clean them like normal teeth.
  • Implant-retained denture use a series of ball-and-socket joints to snap onto the implanted roots. This means they are a little less secure than the retained option (although still stable), but you can remove these for easy cleaning each night.

If you are ready to have a full mouth of working teeth again, call our Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist today at 812-406-0914 or use our convenient online form for your next appointment.

Tracy R.

I come in here and I was a nervous wreck. I hadn't been to a dentist in years because of finances and because I was told at 18 years old that my teeth were going to rot from the inside out and there was nothing they could do, so I gave up on my mouth. I was told that and I gave up. I come in and he ...