Dentures & Partials An Overview
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. Benjamin Stevens offers a variety of teeth replacement options, including dentures, partial dentures, and full services for dental implants near Indianapolis at our Greenwood family dentistry office.
Dr. Stevens will thoroughly evaluate your oral health, discuss your personal goals and concerns, and then recommend the most suitable option. Dr. Stevens offers several types of dentures and will help you select the best one based on your needs, goals, and budget.
The most popular dentures that we offer are cosmetic dentures. They are highly aesthetic and look and feel just like natural teeth. The dentures that our dentist in Greenwood, IN offers are designed to fit seamlessly 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, simply known as implant dentures, have an extremely high success rate and level of patient satisfaction. While there is a greater investment in implant dentures, they provide superior long-term benefits over removable ones.
Benefits of Implant 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
Implant dentures use as few as four dental implants to support a full denture arch. Implant dentures are fixed and you don’t have to worry about removal or adhesive. Traditional dentures require adhesive to stay in the mouth and you have to remove them at the end of each day. It’s necessary to clean the dentures properly and to give your gums a rest overnight, since removable dentures are held in your mouth by suction.
When you lose teeth, you lose the tooth root as well as the crown. Without the tooth root, this area of your jawbone continues to deteriorate. Dental implants are the only solution that replaces the tooth root. It prompts jawbone regeneration and stops deterioration. You don’t have to get your restoration readjusted or replaced in the future because of jawbone changes.
Implants give you back 100% of your bite function. Traditional dentures require diet changes because they can’t handle certain foods. With implant dentures, you can keep your diet the same and ensure that you’re getting the healthy foods you need.
Dentures & Partials What to Expect
The procedure for denture implants is the same as the procedure for having a single dental implant. Rather than placing one dental implant, however, Dr. Stevens will strategically place several dental implants to anchor the denture or partial denture.
Dr. Stevens works with patients during every step of their implant procedure to ensure consistent and high-quality results.
For some patients, same-day dentures or one-day dentures will be possible. In most cases, we secure the implant denture on this visit. This will aid in the healing process and offer cosmetic and functional benefits.
During the healing process, we ask you to follow a soft diet. Our dental care team will provide personalized and specific post-surgical instructions for quick and comfortable healing.
Some patients may have a temporary denture placed, with the permanent restoration being secured once the dental implants have fully integrated into the bone. We design all dentures custom to fit the natural aesthetics of your face, bringing balance and beauty to your smile.
Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation
If you are missing teeth and interested in getting dentures near Indianapolis and Greenwood, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stevens. He will discuss your cosmetic goals and budget concerns to determine which dentures fit your needs.