One of the greatest benefits of dentures is the confidence you gain every time you smile. But dentures provide a host of other benefits, too. Dentures can help you:
- Minimize bone and gum tissue loss
- Bite and chew more efficiently
- Speak clearly
Whether you have several missing teeth or have lost all of your natural teeth over the years, dentures can bring your teeth and jaw functions back to their nearly original state.
Which types of dentures are available?
iSmile Dental provides the most up-to-date denture treatments available, so you can get fitted for a set of dentures that are beautiful, comfortable, and functional. In general, dentures come in either partial or full varieties.
Partial dentures replace two or more missing teeth. Your dentist can design partial dentures that are removable or that are fixed in place by attaching to a metal framework to your natural teeth.
Known as conventional dentures, full dentures replace your entire arch of teeth. You need full dentures if all of your teeth are missing or if you need to have the last of your natural teeth extracted. If you do need tooth extractions or any other type of oral surgery, you may have to allow your gums to heal over the following months before you can get fitted for your set of dentures.
Immediate full dentures
Alternatively, you may be a candidate for immediate full dentures. This treatment begins with an exam to gather digital models of your jaw so the dental lab can fabricate your dentures.
During your next visit, your dentist at iSmile Dental can extract your remaining teeth and place your dentures into your mouth immediately. While you won’t have to wait for your gums to heal beforehand, you will have to come into the clinic after several months for a realignment as your underlying bone reshapes.
How long do dentures last?
Your new dentures from iSmile Dental can last for over five years. You may need occasional adjustments during this time, but you can certainly expect your dentures to last for an extended period of time.
iSmile Dental provides custom-designed dentures that are carefully crafted to be aesthetically pleasing and fully functional. Find out more by requesting a denture consultation with iSmile Dental online or by calling the office nearest you.