Dentures & Partials
Losing permanent teeth is a traumatic event for many patients. Without your teeth, speaking and eating is difficult. Without teeth, edentulous patients have trouble chewing tough or hard foods and pronouncing words properly. Along with the loss of tooth function, missing teeth may affects a patient’s psychological health. Because missing a substantial amount of teeth affects the shape of a patient’s face, those without teeth may appear older than they actually are. Furthermore, tooth loss deeply upsets a person’s self-image and confidence and may even lead to depression and avoidance of social situations.
All-on-4: Implant Supported Dentures
If traditional dentures don’t appeal to you, then perhaps the All-on-4 dental technique is your optimal solution. During this procedure, Dr. Chambers will create your beautiful new smile in one day by surgically placing four dental implants in the jawbone and then attaching custom-made replacement teeth. You will once again be able to enjoy your favorite foods and smile with confidence!
The go-to method for replacing many missing teeth is through partial or full prosthetics called dentures. Custom made, these prosthetics are composed of materials such as soft acrylic and porcelain that mimic the appearance of gums and teeth. Partial and full dentures are removable and should be taken out every night and cleaned thoroughly.
Full dentures replace an entire set of teeth on the lower or upper jaw. They are customized to suit a patient’s face shape and mouth size. Resting on the gums, full dentures overlap the jawbone, which helps keep them in place during the day.
Like full dentures, partials are removable but only replace a few teeth, not an entire set. Partials normally have metal framework that attach or snap onto existing healthy teeth to anchor them in place.
Replacing missing teeth with prosthetics is important to maintaining proper nutrition and a healthy mindset. Patients with prosthetics can eat a variety of foods more easily than those without replacement teeth. Moreover, replacing missing teeth will prevent the appearance of premature aging and help ward off the negative effects of lost self-confidence. With regular checkups and proper care, full and partial dentures can last for many years.
To experience high-quality dentistry and the friendly, compassionate care that Dr. Chambers provides, contact our office today to learn more about your tooth replacement options or to schedule an appointment.