Dentures in Greenwood
Dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth and with today’s dental technology they are more comfortable than ever. There are many varieties of dentures–everything from partial to full teeth replacement–and removeable to permanent implant dentures. Our professional team can discuss the options with you and you can decide which kind of dentures will best meet your needs.
Traditional dentures are a non-permanent way to replace missing teeth, and can be custom made to fit an entire jaw or just one section of your mouth. Because they can be taken in and out of your mouth, dentures have been known to be bulky or uncomfortable, but today’s dentures feel more natural than ever. Our dentist and his team will review the treatment plan and guide you through the process.
What are the benefits of traditional dentures?
If you’re missing teeth, dentures will improve your smile and give you back confidence you may have lost. Traditional dentures are cost effective, and support your facial muscles and jaw to help you speak and eat comfortably.
What are implant-retained dentures?
Implant-retained dentures provide denture wearers with a new quality of life with superior performance and a natural-like experience for false teeth. For these reasons, they are far superior to conventional removable dentures.
Is it easy to chew with implant-retained dentures?
Implant-retained dentures provide up to 100% of the chewing function natural teeth do, while conventional dentures only allow for about 15%.
What kinds of implant-retained dentures are out there?
There are fixed implant retained dentures and removable implant retained dentures. As the names imply, fixed implant-retained dentures require more implants than removable implant dentures because they are permanently affixed to the implants. While this means they aren’t removable, it also means that they restore full chewing efficiency of natural teeth. Removable implant dentures are snapped on top of the implant, thus providing stability.
What are my options if I need to replace all of my top teeth, or all of my bottom teeth?
We also offer All-On-Four dental implants. The technology behind All-On-Four dental implants makes it so that you only need four precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile.
How does All-On-Four work?
Once all four titanium implants are placed, the titanium has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it. Eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth.
What other benefits does All-On-Four provide?
In addition to restoring the natural function of your teeth, the bone fusion that occurs between the titanium and your jaw prevents future bone loss in the jaw, helping you maintain a more youthful facial structure and better oral health.