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. 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.
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. Goris. 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. Goris 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. Goris 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 having one dental implant placed, however, Dr. Goris will strategically place several dental implants to anchor the denture or partial denture. Dr. Goris 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, 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. 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. All dentures are custom designed to fit the natural aesthetics of your face, bringing balance and beauty to your smile.
In most cases, yes. Securing an existing denture can offer patients added stability and confidence. Patients who choose to receive dental implants require substantial healthy and stable bone and gum tissue. Patients with compromised bone structure may be able to receive a bone graft and then dental implants. Dr. Goris will help patients determine which option will best secure their denture.
Yes. Patients looking for a budget-friendly option for replacing missing teeth may choose to be fitted with a removable denture. Our cosmetic dentures look like natural teeth and offer an aesthetic option for replacing missing teeth.
The only way to know if you will be a successful candidate for dental implant secured dentures is by visiting Dr. Goris at our Greenwood, IN dentist office. Dr. Goris will thoroughly analyze your oral health and take the time to discuss your dental concerns and cosmetic goals. Together you will build a treatment plan that will fit your budget, and restore your smile.