At Sage Brush Dental Health, implant-supported dentures and partials are dental prosthetics anchored and supported by dental implants. Unlike traditional or partial dentures that rely on suction, adhesive, or clasps for stability, implant-supported dentures and partials are securely attached to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone. This provides a more stable and comfortable solution for individuals with multiple missing teeth or requiring full arch tooth replacement.
Implant-supported dentures and partials offer a stable and durable tooth replacement option for individuals with multiple missing teeth. They provide improved function, aesthetics, and comfort, allowing individuals to eat, speak, and smile confidently. It is important to consult a dental professional to determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on individual needs and oral health conditions.
Types of Dentures
These are used when all teeth in the upper or lower arch are missing. Complete dentures are designed to replace the entire set of teeth in the arch.
These are used when some natural teeth are still present in the arch. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to a metal or acrylic framework that attaches to the natural teeth for support.
Partial dentures are dental prosthetics used to replace a few missing teeth when some natural teeth remain in the mouth. They are designed to fill the gaps caused by missing teeth and restore oral function and aesthetics. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to a metal or acrylic framework that is custom-made to fit the individual's mouth. At Sage Brush Dental Health, it is designed to blend with natural teeth and provide stability and support for the replacement teeth. Partial dentures often have clasps or connectors that attach to the remaining natural teeth, helping to hold the denture securely in place.
The Benefits of Partial Dentures
Replacement of Missing Teeth
Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth are missing and the remaining teeth are healthy and strong enough to support the denture. They fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth, restoring a complete and functional set of teeth.
Partial dentures enhance the appearance of the smile and facial features. They fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, improving the aesthetics and restoring a more natural-looking smile.
Preventing Shifting of Teeth
When missing teeth cause gaps, the remaining natural teeth may shift or tilt into empty spaces over time. Partial dentures help maintain the alignment and position of the remaining teeth, preventing them from drifting and becoming misaligned.
Partial dentures can significantly improve an individual's self-esteem and confidence by restoring their smile and oral function. Individuals feel more comfortable and confident in social interactions and daily activities with a complete set of teeth.
The Procedure for Partial Dentures
If partial dentures are deemed appropriate, the dentist will develop a personalized treatment plan based on the individual's oral health needs and desired outcomes. This may involve taking impressions of the teeth and gums and conducting additional diagnostic tests such as X-rays. Once the treatment plan is established, the dentist will work with a dental laboratory to create a custom framework for the partial denture. The framework is made of metal, acrylic, or a combination of materials and is designed to fit the individual's mouth and support the replacement teeth.
After the framework is finalized, the dentist will select the appropriate size, shape, and color of the replacement teeth. These teeth are typically made from acrylic or porcelain. The replacement teeth are attached to the framework in a way that closely resembles the appearance and alignment of natural teeth. A final fitting appointment is scheduled once the replacement teeth are attached to the framework. The dentist will ensure the partial denture fits comfortably and securely in the mouth. Adjustments may be made to fine-tune the fit and alignment, ensuring proper bite and function.
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The Benefits of Dentures
- Dentures allow individuals to regain the ability to chew and bite properly, enabling them to eat a wider variety of foods and enjoy a balanced diet.
- Missing teeth can affect speech clarity. Dentures support the lips, cheeks, and tongue, helping individuals speak more clearly and confidently.
- Dentures can restore a natural-looking smile and facial appearance. They replace missing teeth, fill in gaps, and support the facial muscles, preventing a sunken or sagging appearance.
- Dentures can significantly improve a person's self-esteem and confidence. Dentures help individuals feel more comfortable and confident in social interactions and daily activities by restoring their smile and overall oral function.
- Dentures are often a more cost-effective tooth replacement option compared to alternatives such as dental implants or bridges. They offer a viable solution for individuals with budget constraints.
- Dentures support the facial muscles and help maintain the natural shape and contours of the face, preventing a collapsed or aged appearance that can occur with missing teeth.
- Dentures help distribute chewing forces more evenly, reducing the strain on the remaining natural teeth. They also make cleaning the oral cavity easier and maintain good oral hygiene.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures, also known as implant-retained dentures or overdentures, are dental prostheses that combine dental implants with dentures to provide a more stable and secure solution for individuals with missing teeth. The dental implant component of implant-supported dentures consists of titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. These implants serve as artificial tooth roots, providing a stable foundation for the dentures.
Implant Supported Partial Dentures
Implant-supported partial dentures are dental prostheses that combine dental implants with partial dentures to provide increased stability and support for individuals with multiple missing teeth. They are designed to replace several missing teeth in a dental arch while utilizing dental implants as anchors for added retention. Implant-supported partial dentures are designed to closely resemble natural teeth and gums, providing a more natural and aesthetic appearance than traditional removable partial dentures.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures and Partials
Implant-supported dentures and partials offer superior strength compared to traditional dentures. They are securely anchored in the mouth, reducing slippage and allowing for improved speech and chewing function.
With implant support, the dentures or partials have a more secure and natural feel, minimizing discomfort and irritation caused by rubbing against the gums.
Implant-supported dentures and partials provide a more natural-looking smile, designed to resemble natural teeth closely.
Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, helping to prevent bone loss and maintain facial structure and appearance.
With proper care and maintenance, implant-supported dentures and partials can last longer than traditional dentures.
Care and Maintenance for Dentures
- Dentures should be cleaned daily to remove plaque, food particles, and bacteria. They can be brushed using a soft toothbrush, denture brush, and a non-abrasive cleaner.
- Dentures should be soaked overnight in a denture cleaning solution or water to keep them moist and prevent warping.
- Regular dental check-ups are important to ensure dentures fit properly and address any issues or adjustments needed.
Implant-supported dentures and partials are designed to closely resemble natural teeth in appearance, shape, and color. They can provide a more aesthetically pleasing smile, boosting confidence and self-esteem. Get in touch with Sage Brush Dental Health at 2901B North Lorraine St, Suite A, Hutchinson, KS 67502, or call (620) 663-5297 to determine if implant-supported dentures and partials dentures are the right treatment option for your specific needs.