Restore Your Smile With Dentures
Have you lost all or some of your natural teeth? Fortunately, missing teeth can be replaced. A denture is a custom-made, removable replacement for missing teeth. While it takes some getting used to, today's dentures look natural and are more comfortable than ever. Your dentists at Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee Falls, WI use these devices as a practical solution for missing teeth. Read on to learn about the different types of dentures that are available today.
1. Partial Dentures- They can be used if one or more natural teeth remain in your jaw. These are removable appliances that fill in the gaps created by missing teeth and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting. They usually consist of false teeth attached to a pink-colored base of plastic resin, which is connected by metal framework that holds the partial denture in place in the mouth.
2. Full Dentures- Can be either immediate or traditional. An immediate denture is inserted on the same day that the remaining teeth are removed. They require more adjustments to fit properly and generally should only be used as a temporary solution. Traditional dentures are complete dentures that are made after the teeth have been removed.
3. Overdenture- Sometimes some of a patient's teeth can be saved to provide support for a denture and preserve their jawbone. This is a removable appliance that fits over the remaining teeth after it has been prepared by your dentist.It is attached to two dental implants or two mini-implants. The dental implants help to stabilize the overdenture in the mouth.
4. Implant-Supported Denture- Works just like an overdenture, but instead rely on dental implants for stabilization. Dental implants are placed into the bone and allowed to heal. When the healing process is complete, the implant-supported denture is designed to match the size and contour of your mouth.
A denture will improve your appearance, make you look younger, and boost your self-confidence. Without support from a denture, facial skin sags, making you look older. If you want to improve your smile, call your dentists in Menomonee Falls, WI at Avenue Dental Group today to schedule an appointment. We will make your smile beautiful!