Replacing missing teeth quickly is important for maintaining dental health and avoiding the complex problems associated with tooth loss such as jaw shrinkage and changes in the bite. Dr. David Goris offers a variety of replacement options, including dentures, partial dentures and full services for dental implants, in his Greenwood dentist office.
Dr. Goris will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health, discuss your personal goals and concerns and then recommend which option is most suitable.
Types of Dentures
Dr. Goris offers several types of dentures and will help you select the best one based on your needs, goals and budget.
The dentures that we offer in our Indianapolis dental office are called cosmetic dentures because they are highly aesthetic and look and feel just like natural teeth. The dentures that Dr. Goris offers are designed to fit stably and comfortably in your mouth.
There are basically two types of dentures: Full Dentures and Partial Dentures. Full dentures replace all of a person's upper or lower teeth. A partial denture replaces several missing teeth, similar to a dental bridge.
A denture can either be removable or fixed. Fixed dentures are anchored by dental implants and are often called implant dentures.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures, simply known as implant dentures, have an extremely high success rate and level of patient satisfaction. While there is a greater investment for implant dentures, they do provide superior long term benefits over removable dentures.
- Secure fit, no worries about dentures falling out when you eat or speak
- Improved bone retention, implants help to prevent bone loss
- Ability to eat foods without restrictions
- No adhesives necessary
About the Denture Implants Procedure
The procedure for denture implants is the same as the procedure for having a single dental implant. Rather than having one dental implant placed, however, the dentist will strategically place several dental implants to anchor the denture or partial denture.
This procedure is often called same day dentures or one day dentures. In most cases, the denture will be secured to the implants on this same visit. This will aid in the healing process, as well as offer cosmetic and functional benefits. During the healing process, you will be asked to follow a soft diet.
Some patients may have a temporary denture placed, with the permanent restoration being secured once the dental implants have fully integrated into the bone.