Dentures & Partials Greenwood, IN

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

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.

“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…”

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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.

Dentures & Partials FAQs

Can I secure an existing denture with dental implants?
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. Stevens will help patients determine which option will best secure their denture.
Can I receive a denture without implants?
Yes. Patients looking for a budget-friendly option for replacing missing teeth may choose a removable denture. Our cosmetic dentures look like natural teeth and offer an aesthetic option for replacing missing teeth.
Are implant-secured dentures right for me?
The only way to know if you’re a successful candidate for dental implant-secured dentures is by visiting Dr. Stevens at our Greenwood, IN family dentist office. Dr. Stevens 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.
Can dentures or partials affect my speech?
Initially, wearing dentures or partials may impact your speech as your tongue and muscles adjust to the new prosthetics. However, with practice and time, your speech will improve as you become more accustomed to the feel of the dentures or partials in your mouth.