Dentures are a removable replacement for one or more missing teeth. They are used to restore both function and aesthetics. Dentures are custom-fabricated to fit your mouth and match the appearance of your natural teeth. The fit of your dentures may be adjusted as needed to ensure comfort and proper function.
Complete dentures replace the full upper or lower set of teeth. Partial dentures are used to replace one or more teeth when some natural teeth remain. This prevents teeth from shifting into the space left by missing teeth.
Implant-supported dentures provide another teeth replacement option that can be a great alternative to conventional dentures. Dr. Lavelle or Dr. Staffieri will recommend a teeth replacement plan based on your individual needs and preferences.
Removable implant-supported dentures provide replacement for all upper and/or lower teeth. They can be removed for cleaning like conventional dentures, yet are far more secure than unsupported dentures. These dentures can be attached with as few as 4 implants, though are more secure with additional implants. Dr. Lavelle or Dr. Staffieri will advise you on how many implants are best for your removable implant-supported dentures.
Fixed implant-supported dentures also replace all upper and/or lower teeth. These dentures are permanently anchored to your dental implants. They are used to replace a full set of teeth and can be helpful in preventing bone loss. The strength of dental implants provides an ideal anchor for dentures that will not become loose or slip within your mouth.
Implant-secured partial fixed dentures are a type of bridge that is anchored to one or more dental implants. A standard bridge is a type of partial denture that replaces one or more teeth. The standard bridge secured to surrounding teeth, which can cause these neighboring teeth to become loose. With implant-secured partial fixed dentures, the implant provides the anchor, so your natural teeth are not compromised by your teeth loss solution.
All-on-Four uses four titanium dental implants to permanently support a set of beautifully-crafted dentures. Once the implants are placed, a custom-crafted, beautiful full set of dentures is secured using the four implants as an anchor. These dentures are permanent and do not require removal. This means you can eat and sleep with your dentures in, just as you would with natural teeth. There will be no need for denture soaking or glue.
You should clean your dentures regularly using a soft bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleanser. Keep your regular dental appointments as recommended. Dentures should be replaced every 5-10 years. Ask Dr. Lavelle or Dr. Staffieri to evaluate whether your dentures should be refit or replaced.
Let us help to restore your smile today. Contact Lavelle Family Dentistry today to see if dentures are right for you.