Recover Your Smile With Dentures in Bicknell
Replacement teeth have been around for thousands of years. While our dentures in Bicknell, IN are vastly better than the early teeth replacements, the basic form and function is the same. Their longevity is no wonder. They:Dr. Williams on Dentures Read Transcript
Well, first of all, when you replace the teeth that you’ve lost, your smile is going to be there. Your smile is the biggest asset that you have and gives you confidence. So that’s very important that not only do we make it look good, but patients also want to be able to chew the foods that they enjoy chewing. And it’s important that we are able to make a denture that fits well.
Many patients don’t have much ridge to put the denture on. And in those cases, we have implants. We have mini implants to be able to actually attach the denture more securely that then it does allow you to eat and chew the things that you want to. At our office, we’re able to do all those things, and when we look at you, we talk to you about the possibilities and the options that you have and try to determine what it is that you’re looking for, what your expectations are, and then we try to exceed those expectations for you.
With implant-retained dentures, the denture actually snaps into place. You don’t rely on the suction on the gum to be able to hold it in place. You don’t have to put adhesive to hold it in place. The implants provides the ability to snap the denture in place. It sets securely. And when the denture is secure, you’re able to bite things off, raw vegetables, chewy things, and it stays in place. And many of the foods that we all enjoy require something that’s stable to be able to chew them. And implant-retained dentures gives you the best chance of doing that.
- Are more affordable than some other teeth replacements
- Offer a choice of full dentures or partial dentures; you can even get temporary dentures while your mouth heals following tooth extraction
- Are less invasive than implants
- Restore the function and appearance of your smile
Dr. Stephen Williams has been replacing teeth for nearly 40 years, using dental bridges, implants, and conventional dentures. He will walk you through the pros and cons of each approach and help you determine which one is best for your smile. The first step is a free consultation with him. To schedule one, call (812) 220-0636.
Dental Implant Dentures Offer Many Advantages
Attaching conventional dentures to dental implants offers many advantages. Implant dentures will:
- Protect Your Bone – When you lose teeth, the bone surrounding them begins to deteriorate. This doesn’t happen with implants because they stimulate your jaw and keep it strong.
- Let You Eat What You Want – Since implants are securely embedded in your jaw, you can eat anything you’d like, including crunchy apples and corn-on-the-cob.
- Look and Feel Natural – Implant dentures perform like your own teeth. You may even forget you have them!
- Stay in Place – Your replacement teeth will stay put, with no messy adhesive needed. They won’t slip, click when you speak, or come loose.
- Last a Long Time – With proper care, implants can last decades. Since your bone won’t shrink, your dentures won’t require frequent fit adjustments. So you can keep your dentures for a long time, with little maintenance required.
Determine Which Teeth Replacement Is Right for You
During a consultation, Dr. Williams is happy to answer your questions and walk you through all of the considerations. In the meantime here are some factors about each possible tooth replacement:
- Traditional Dental Bridge – Unlike implants, no surgery is required to place a bridge. The cost is lower than implants. But we’ll need to cut down healthy teeth to place a bridge. If a bridge fails, you will likely lose those teeth. Unlike implants, a bridge won’t prevent bone loss.
- Traditional Dentures – You won’t need surgery for dentures, and they are less costly than implants. They don’t look or feel as natural as dentures with dental implants, however. With no teeth roots, you’ll experience bone loss.
- Dental Implants – It can take several months to get replacement teeth with implants, from extraction to healing to implant placement. Surgery is required, and the initial cost is higher than other teeth replacements. They are more lifelike than dentures, though, and they do help keep your jaw strong.
To find out more about dentures in Bicknell, IN and other teeth replacement options too, call (812) 220-0636.