Complete dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth at one time. Most dentures are simply fitted to the existing bone and gums so that the patient can wear them in place of natural teeth. Some dentures are fabricated with implants securing them in place. These dentures are usually more compact since they are being secured by a fixed implant.
Dentures need to be cleaned regularly just like natural teeth. Patients who wear dentures still need to see a dentist annually to have their gum tissue, joints, and bone checked for conditions that can be detrimental.
“Dr. Fugate and his staff are absolutely wonderful. Thanks to his guidance, I now can smile again without being embarrassed. I can’t thank them enough.” ‑Courtney S.
Permanent dentures require shorter surgery and healing times as well as a less-invasive procedure with little post-op discomfort. With fixed dentures, you’ll be able to eat steak, apples, corn on the cob, and other difficult to chew foods that traditional denture wearers would avoid. Because they’re affixed to your jaw, they distribute force evenly which gives you more comfort while eating.
Since you’ll never remove implant dentures, there’s no need to worry about being embarrassed by removing them to clean, having them become dislodged while laughing, or sneezing. Play sports, laugh, eat what you want, and live life to the fullest with permanent dentures.
With no risk of slipping like traditional dentures, no need to be removed, and the look and function of natural teeth, All-on-4® implant teeth are a great way to replace a complete arch of teeth. Often referred to as All-on-4® dentures, since they use four implants to replace a complete upper or lower arch of teeth. These implants are placed at an angle to provide a more stable and secure prosthesis.
Since All-on-4® implant teeth don’t rest on the gums, they’re extremely comfortable and allow you to apply maximum bite force and allow you the best function and taste to enjoy the food you love.
Dentures can be out of date, just like anything else you wear. Because dentures wear and stain at a significantly faster rate than teeth do, if you have used the same dentures for over 8 years, chances are you're ready for an updated look. Over time, dentures also become loose. If you need adhesives to hold your denture in place, it's likely they fit poorly enough to cause damage to your jawbone over time. Isn't it time for implant fixed dentures?
In some circumstances, specialty dentures aren't necessary. When you visit us for your complimentary consultation, we will provide you with an accurate, honest diagnosis. If you don't actually need custom cosmetic dentures, we won't try to push you into getting them.
A full-arch denture replaces all of the teeth in either the upper or lower arch. The denture can be fixed with dental implants or it can be affixed with suction or adhesive.
Full arch dentures do not require that they're affixed with dentures, but dental implants are the best way to do a total arch replacement. Implants replace the root structure of teeth which promotes bone health and long-term stability.
Not all implant dentures are fixed. Some dentures are secured with snaps and are known as overdentures. The main benefit of overdentures is that you don't need to use denture adhesive to keep the fixture in place and they're easy to remove for cleaning. We recommend All-on-4® permanent dentures where the full arch custom denture is permanently fixed to the jaw and they look and feel just like real teeth and cleaning is easy too.
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Nothing lasts forever. The tissue and underlying bone in the mouth are continually changing. Over time, your dentures will need to be adjusted, relined, or replaced to maintain a good fit. The average life of a set of dentures is about five to eight years.
The average dentures patient can expect to visit our office three to six times during the denture design and fitting process. The entire process takes just two to three weeks and can be completed more quickly if required.
Of course not. The consultation is completely free of charge. We are limited in how many consultations we can schedule during any given period, so make sure to schedule yours as soon as possible. You’ve got nothing to lose.
Our talented team will work with you to see if your insurance company will cover your cosmetic dentures. If for any reason they are not covered, we will let you know and will work with you to develop a financial plan if needed. Our patients often tell us that it's worth the investment to purchase quality cosmetic dentures.
Yes, ask our office about financing options or payment plans. CareCredit® offers reasonable interest rates for patients who need to finance their dental care. For your convenience, we also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express cards.
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