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If you’re suffering from extensive tooth loss, you may find it difficult to participate in your favorite activities. Don’t let missing teeth stop you from doing the things you enjoy – call our office to find out about our high-quality dentures in Baptist.
What Is a Denture and Why Do Patients Receive Them?
Dentures in Baptist are a popular and effective method of replacing one or several teeth. These appliances use a full or partial row of pontic teeth that are attached to a removable frame or strategically placed implants. Dentures allow you to sing, eat, and speak while helping to preserve your jaw function.
What Are the Choices for Dentures?
At our practice, we understand that every patient is different – that’s why we offer multiple options for affordable quality dentures. Get in touch with us today to find out more about your denture choices.
If you are missing most of your teeth or are suffering from severe tooth decay, our dentists may recommend a complete denture. When you receive a complete denture each remaining tooth will need to be extracted. A temporary denture can be used as your mouth recovers, allowing you to resume normal activities. Complete dentures can be detachable or permanently affixed with implants.
Those who have retained most of their natural teeth may be good candidates for a partial denture. Partials replace a smaller row of teeth and are similar to a dental bridge except that they attach to the supporting teeth using clasps instead of tooth crowns.
Flexible Partial Denture
Like a traditional partial, a flexible partial can be used to restore a small row of teeth. While traditional partials are rigid, flexible partials are fabricated using a pliable material. They also utilize gum-colored clasps, which are more discreet than the traditional metal variety.
Those searching for a secure, confident hold without the use of denture adhesive may prefer an implant-supported denture. To receive this style of denture, dental implants must be placed into your jaw before the final appliance arrives. Implant-supported appliances can be permanent or removable, depending on your oral health needs and preferences.
What Is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
If your goal is to receive a stable appliance with great biting power, consider the All-on-4® dentures procedure. With All-on-4 dentures, the dentist places four Nobel Biocare implants into the jaw which hold the artificial teeth and tissue securely in place.
What Should I Expect When Obtaining Dentures?
Receiving a new denture is usually a multi-step process. During your first visit, one of our dentists will assess your oral health and take impressions of your teeth and bite. If extractions or dental implant surgery must be performed, you may need to schedule an additional appointment. While your mouth is healing from any preliminary treatment, you can resume your usual activities by wearing a temporary denture. Within two weeks, you’ll return to our office to receive your permanent denture.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
Cost is an important factor when deciding to get dentures. Usually, the type of appliance chosen, the condition of your dental health, and the items used to make the dentures will determine your charges. Please call our office for more details.
What Does a Soft Denture Reline Do?
Traditional dentures feature a rigid acrylic lining that can sometimes cause sore spots along the gum line. Getting a soft reline can alleviate some of the friction that causes this discomfort. Our dentists can re-fit your dentures with a soft, pliable material that remains comfortable for about two years.
How Can I Get Started with Dentures?
If you’re interested in learning more about our affordable quality dentures, please call us today to make an appointment. Our custom-made, durable dentures will help you regain your smile and self-confidence.