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 perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health, discuss your personal goals and concerns, and then recommend which option is most suitable. 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 for implant dentures, they do provide superior long-term benefits over removable dentures.
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
"If coming to the dentist is a pleasant experience,then coming back is not a problem. I always appreciate the great care I receive at Beautiful Smiles and always recommend to my friends."Pam A.
"I can’t tell you enough how much I love my smile! I recently had a complete smile makeover by Dr. Stevens. My makeover involved a few implants,a couple of crowns, and 6 beautiful veneers. My smile looks so natural and…Barbara J.
"I just got my crown on my new dental implant that Dr. Stevens had placed. It looks so natural and it is so nice not to have a hole in where I had lost a my tooth! I was nervous…Sharon C.
"I have always had positive experiences with Dr. Stevens and his staff. The quality of the care, attention to details, and professionalism far exceed my expectations. While I once was self-conscious about my teeth, he has helped transform it to…Michael K.
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 denture 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, 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 are best for your needs.