most or all your natural teeth have been lost, dentures provide many benefits:
- Restore your self-esteem
- Regain your eating ability
- Aid speaking ability
- Give support back to the lips and cheeks
(giving you a natural and younger appearance).
A Complete Denture is placed in the patient's mouth after all
the teeth have been extracted and the gum tissue has healed. Healing takes
anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending upon the patient.
An Overdenture usually requires that at least 2 roots be kept.
These roots may be used to hold the denture in place by placing inserts
in the roots and in the denture. The denture then attaches to the roots.
These roots also give support to the denture and help retain the ridge
the denture sits on.
An Implant-Retained Denture is similar to an Overdenture, but
uses implants as anchors.
An Immediate Denture is placed the same day the teeth are extracted.
The advantage to an Immediate Denture is that the patient does not have
to be without teeth during the healing period.
Partial Denture or "removable bridge" replaces one or
more missing teeth, but there must be teeth remaining for the partial
to attach to. Unlike a Fixed Bridge, a partial
is removable. A partial will prevent other teeth from shifting, preserving
your remaining teeth.
Dr. Ledner or Dr. Zaiff
will evaluate your condition and needs to help you determine
the option that is best for you.
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