Dentures & PartialsAn Overview
Full or partial tooth loss, if left untreated, doesn’t just affect a person’s self-image — it can also increase the risk of developing nutritional problems and other systemic health disorders. Fortunately, there’s a reliable and time-tested method for treating this condition: full or partial dentures.
Fixed Dentures (Implant Secure)
If applicable, most patients opt for fixed dentures due to their durability and stability. Fixed dentures are secured by dental implants, which provide a stable, functional foundation to the dentures. The dental implants cannot be seen because they are deep-rooted into the jawbone to provide a firm foundation for your new dentures. Patients can receive anywhere from 2-6 dental implants to help secure their dentures. Dr. Rever will walk you through the process to make sure patients are well informed.
Under local anesthetic, Dr. Rever will insert the appropriate number of dental implants into the mouth. For patients to receive the best results possible, Dr. Rever will assess what the best healing practices are for your oral health. Sometimes a set of temporary teeth is applied during the healing process. Once the implants and the jawbone have fused, patients will receive their fixed dentures and are on step closer to a bright, healthy smile.
Depending on the number of teeth lost and your overall oral health, Dr. David Rever will determine whether you may need partial or full dentures. The primary function of dentures is to allow patients to resume normal chewing, talking, and eating function. Dr. Rever will work with you to figure out what kind of dentures will give you the best results. Some types of dentures include:
• Transitional Dentures: Applied as patient’s transition into wearing dentures. Due to the reshaping of the gums and surrounding area, immediate dentures will not fit as well as permanent dentures once the healing is complete. However, it does help patient’s transition to wearing dentures.
• Conventional Dentures: Full and partial dentures are carefully crafted and customized to fit into your mouth. Dr. Rever skillfully places these dentures into the mouth to ensure a great fit. Patients can obtain dentures that match their existing teeth, as well as providing a functional, comfortable smile.