Patients who have lost all of their teeth have a range of options for restoring their smile with beautiful lasting results. Dentures are a natural-looking and comfortable way to replace a full arch or full set of missing teeth.
Whether you have lost your teeth over time or require a full mouth removal of your teeth, a denture can be custom designed to restore a beautiful, comfortable smile.
A restorative dentist in Dunnellon, Dr. Carter Perkins offers both traditional removable dentures and implant secured dentures. A thorough and comprehensive dental health exam will determine which treatment option will provide optimal results.
Dr. Perkins will analyze the patient’s whole oral health, and take into consideration their goals, dental health concerns, and personal preference and budget.
Implant-secured Dentures can Stabilize Your Smile
Dental implant secured dentures provide patients with added oral health benefits. Implants are the only option to replace teeth that will help to support long-term facial integrity and bone health.
Implants are designed to fuse with the jaw bone and promote the natural regeneration of bone tissue. Dental implants also help to protect the health of the gums.
Dental implant secured dentures will give patients the added confidence that traditional dentures simply cannot. Implant dentures are less likely to slip out or move around while chewing or speaking. With traditional dentures, this slippage would cause a person to slur their words while speaking and even risk the denture falling out.
With implant dentures, these incredibly embarrassing situations can be avoided. Patients can enjoy a healthy, varied diet without restriction and do not need to use adhesives. Implant secured dentures can be brushed each day like natural teeth.
Routine dental care is important to maintain the health and integrity of your smile for the long term. Regular visits to our Dunnellon dentist office will ensure that your denture implant will last a long time.
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Dentures & Partials What to Expect
Dentures are a custom-designed dental restoration. Dr. Perkins and our in-house dental lab technician work together to develop and fabricate a denture that will enhance your natural facial aesthetics.
We use high-quality dental-grade ceramic and 3-D digital imaging and printing to design and make our dental restorations. Your denture will fit comfortably and securely while looking and feeling like your natural teeth.
Once the denture is fabricated, you will return to our dentist office for your final fitting. Dr. Perkins will ensure that you are fully satisfied with the fit and aesthetics of your new teeth. Our dental care team will provide you with all of the information you may need for proper care and maintenance of your denture.
If dental implants are required, Dr. Perkins will coordinate the operational phase of your treatment. Our Dunnellon, FL dentist office uses state-of-the-art dental technology for digitally guided implant procedures that yield precise results.
The number of implants needed to secure your denture will depend on the type of denture needed to give you the best results. This could be anywhere from two to eight implants.
Once your implants are surgically placed, they will need at least three to six months to heal and completely fuse with the surrounding bone. Next, you will take the necessary steps to have your custom denture fabricated and then properly attached to the implants.
There may be some slight changes to your speech while you get used to them, but you should regain your original speech patterns once you do. Like any restoration, there is an adjustment period. You can practice speech exercises if this is your first time with dentures, but you won’t have to relearn how to speak.
Dentures will not have a significant impact on your facial appearance. You will barely detect any difference. Dentures actually support your lips and mouth from drooping. The molds that we create before placing your permanent restoration can be used to show you how they will look.
No. Dentures can not be whitened like natural teeth. You can not use whitening strips or teeth bleaching materials to whiten dentures. You can however take special care of your dentures and use denture cleaners to keep them bright and prevent stains from setting in.
Dentists recommend that patients remove any dentures or partial dentures at night to give their mouth and gums a period to rest. Leaving dentures in 24 hours a day can cause some issues, so it is in patients’ best interest to remove them at night.
Patients with dentures have been known to have some facial sagging. This is not due to the dentures, but rather the lack of bone structure remaining in the patient’s jaw. Bone and tooth loss can be known to change the shape of a patient’s face. This is because when you are missing bone, you are missing the structure behind any tissue and muscle in one’s face. Dentures do not cause facial sagging, however many of the issues that lead to a patient needing dentures do.