If you have missing teeth or your teeth are actively decaying, you may be at the point where you have started to consider dentures. Dentures are a great solution for restoring the aesthetics and functionality of your mouth in an affordable manner. Dr. Lance Porter and Dr. Will Warren have helped many patients in and around Hot Springs, Arkansas to transform their mouths with dentures. In this blog, they discuss some of the denture options they offer to their patients:
Traditional dentures are removable prosthetics that rest atop the gums. Because they are not secured in the mouth, they are more liable to slip out of place, though most patients learn how to hold them in place with their mouth muscles. These dentures are intended to be taken out each day for cleaning and at night while sleeping.
This option involves surgically placing titanium dental implants (usually between four and six) into the jawbone. These implant-posts are designed to hold a full row of prosthetic teeth. Dentures can be attached permanently or be removable, snapping on and off the posts easily. Many patients enjoy having the ability remove the dentures for easy cleaning while also having posts that keep the teeth securely in the mouth to prevent them from slipping out of place while eating, working or socializing.
Full or Partial
When people think about dentures, they often picture a full set of artificial teeth. While you may need to replace all your teeth, dentures come in a variety of options to accommodate your individual needs. You and your dentist may agree that dentures are only necessary to replace one row of teeth. You may be a good candidate for partial dentures, removable devices that fit around existing teeth to fill in any gaps with realistic-looking prosthetics.
Speak to the Denture Experts
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to eat and chat with your friends again without needing to cover your mouth or stifle your smile? With so many types of dentures available, you have no excuse not to restore the beauty and functionality of your mouth. Call (501) 624-2778 to speak with one of our beloved dentists.