Dentures: An Excellent Tooth Replacement Option
Are you embarrassed by gaps in your smile that are created by missing teeth? If this is the case for you, dentures are a great option for filling those gaps as well as the tissue surrounding them! At Hubbard & Leath Dental, we offer both full and partial dentures to help meet your needs! Whichever type of dentures you are in need of, you can be assured that your smile will be much improved after you’re fitted with dentures.
Full Dentures To Fill Out Your Smile
If you are missing all of your teeth, you are in need of full dentures. After any remaining teeth have been removed due to decay, cracks, or other damage, you must wait 8-12 weeks for your gums to heal before you are eligible to have your dentures placed. If you are embarrassed to have no teeth during the healing period, you can be fitted for immediate dentures that you can wear until your regular dentures are ready for placement.
Being able to remove your dentures makes for easy cleaning, which makes for a bright smile! The bottom line is, if you’re missing all of your teeth, full dentures can restore your confidence with a brand-new mouth full of teeth!
Partial Dentures To Fill The Gaps
If you have gaps in your smile created by missing teeth that haven’t been replaced, then you are an ideal candidate for partial dentures. Partial dentures are for people who are missing just a few teeth and don’t need a full mouth of teeth replaced. Removable partial dentures are replacement teeth that are connected to a plastic base that resembles the color of your gums.
Also referred to as a bridge, a fixed partial denture is held in place by abutment teeth in the form of crowns that are on both sides of the bridge. Replacing missing teeth with a partial denture not only improves the look of your smile, but it also prevents your other natural teeth from shifting positions. You’ll be happy when you no longer have gaps in your teeth because you’ve been fitted with partial dentures!
In certain cases, we provide cemented bridges that are held in place by implants. Though these come at a higher price, implant-supported dentures can provide comfort and stability that other dentures cannot. Make an appointment to find out if implant-supported dentures are the right choice for you!
With implant-supported dentures, you have the luxury of knowing that you’ve chosen a strong tooth replacement that uses implants as your abutment teeth. The advantage of using implants over crowns as your abutment teeth is that it is the healthier option. This is because the roots of the teeth are being replaced by implants. With a traditional bridge, a crown is placed over your gums where the missing tooth once was, instead of replacing the actual tooth root.
For questions about full dentures, partial dentures, implant-supported dentures, or other ways that we can fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, contact us by calling 248-266-2528 or use our handy online form. We care about your family’s smiles!