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Dentures & PartialsAn Overview

implant secured denture in rogers ARDentures are the traditional method for replacing a full arch of missing teeth. A denture can be removable or secured in place using four or more dental implants.

Partial or full dentures are used to restore the health and function of an edentulous patient’s smile. Whether you are currently missing most or all of your teeth or if you need most of your teeth extracted, an implant-supported denture can rebuild your bite, support gum health, and prevent bone loss. Dr. Heather Adams provides implant dentures as part of her restorative dentistry services in Northwest, AR.

Benefits of Implant Dentures

Choosing to anchor a denture with dental implants improves the long-term function and health of the smile.  Implant dentures do not slip and require no special cleaning solutions. When possible, Dr. Adams encourages patients to consider using implant secured dentures. Patients who use an implant secured denture enjoy long-term oral health and quality of life benefits.

Benefits of implant dentures include:

  • Supporting facial structure integrity
  • Preventing bone loss
  • Reduced risk of gum disease
  • Preventing gum recession
  • No slippage
  • Nearly full function of the chewing system
  • Confident speech
  • Natural-looking smile

Patients who currently wear an ill-fitting or slipping removable denture may benefit from receiving dental implants to secure the existing denture. Ask Dr. Adams about your implant options if you are frustrated by the fit or function of your current denture.

Dentures & Partials What to Expect

Dentures are custom-designed by Dr. Adams to meet both the cosmetic and restorative needs of the patient. The denture is made from a highly durable material that is shaped and colored to recreate or enhance your former smile.

A personalized consultation and thorough oral health exam will help Dr. Adams determine which style of denture is right for you.  Dr. Adams works with her patients to find comfortable, natural-looking solutions that provide long-term functional support for a stable smile.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Dr. Adams coordinates all phases of implant treatments for a streamlined procedure and predictable results. Implants are surgically placed and allowed to heal for a span of 3-6 months. During this time patients may wear a temporary and removable denture so that they are able to eat and speak normally.

Once the implants have healed a final denture will be custom designed to meet the patient’s unique cosmetic goals. When designing a denture Dr. Adams considers the size, the shape of the smile, and all facial features to create a natural-looking denture that enhances your overall appearance.

Dentures & Partials FAQs

Will my dentures stay in place?

Partial dentures use metal clasps that will attach to the remaining, natural teeth. Full dentures will use a natural suction to the gums to stay put. However, after years of wearing them, the gums will naturally recede and the bone structure of the jaw will change. This may force some people to consider using adhesive to keep them in place. When the fit of your dentures begins to change, this is when they may fall out or shift in the mouth. At this point, you should consider having them remade to guarantee a proper fit.

Will my dentures hurt?

Even well-made dentures will involve an adjustment period. They will feel funny and bulky in your mouth. Your gums will need to adjust to having the new appliance resting on them for many hours a day. While this is uncomfortable, it should not hurt. If your dentures are causing you pain, you should visit with your dentist to have them looked at.

How do I care for my dentures?

Dentures are not meant to be worn all day. They should be removed daily for proper cleaning. You should remove them before bed and brush them with a soft toothbrush. Soap and water should be used or a special cleaner can be purchased that is made specifically for dentures. You should also rinse your dentures after every meal. Dentures can warp very easily when dried out. When they are not being worn, they should be stored in a glass of water or a denture solution.