If you are missing a full arch or set of teeth, dentures can be a great restorative option. Dentures are custom-fit to patients to restore the form and function of their teeth.
Benefits of Implant Secured Dentures
When secured with dental implants, dentures can offer many benefits that improve oral health:
- Prevent gum recession
- Improve bite function
- Support bone retention
- Provide stability and security
- Improve speech and chewing ability
Dentures & Partials: What to Expect
Before treatment, Dr. Brock Hyder will examine your teeth and gums to see if you are a good candidate for dentures. Dr. Hyder may take jaw stability into account when creating a treatment plan for you. Depending on the results of his assessment, you may be a candidate for another restorative treatment.
Removable dentures consist of replacement teeth on a base. Molds of teeth will be made and a temporary restoration may be placed before your dentures are complete. This restoration is color-matched to teeth for a natural look.
Permanent dentures are secured by dental implants for a stable restoration. First, dental implants are inserted into the jawbone and allowed to heal during a period of 3 to 6 months. After this period, an abutment and dental crown are attached. Implant-secured dentures are a long-lasting and durable option for missing teeth.
Schedule A Consultation
Do you want to replace your lost teeth with modern restorative solutions? Call Payette Dental at 208.243.9807. We offer comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages.
How long should I keep my removable dentures in?
Removable dentures should be worn during daytime hours but should be removed overnight and cleaned thoroughly. Removable dentures rest on the gums and the gum tissue can become irritated and uncomfortable if dentures are worn for too long.
Do I have to change my diet with dentures?
With implant-supported dentures, you get back 100% of your bite function. There are no limitations to your diet. With removable dentures, you do have to be a little more careful. Foods that are hard to bite into or extremely chewy should be avoided. They can cause your dentures to slip or fall out.
Do dentures feel natural?
Even with advancements in dental technology, dentures can still feel odd in your mouth. It takes a few weeks for them to really feel natural and comfortable. When they’re supported by implants, this process may be faster. You’ll soon adjust to eating and speaking with them in.