Missing teeth not only impact your smile, but it can cause several other oral health-related issues. Your Sacramento dentist at Midtown Dental can replace them utilizes dentures and partials, which offer a more affordable solution than dental implants.
Full Mouth Dentures
There are a number of different solutions to replace missing teeth. You can do this with dentures or partial dentures, or alternatively, you can consider using bridges, dental implants, or implant-retained dentures. Whatever you choose, your Sacramento dentist will ensure that you maintain a healthy and attractive smile.
There are two basic types of dentures: Complete dentures that replace all of the upper and/or lower teeth where no teeth remain, and a partial denture, a removable dental appliance that replaces multiple missing teeth. Partial dentures can be attached to the existing teeth with clasps or with crowns and bridges.
Additionally, it also prevents the remaining surrounding teeth from shifting into the empty space. When teeth shift into a missing tooth’s space, this can:
- Damage tissues in the mouth
- Impede your speech
- Increase the risk of tooth decay
- Increase the risk of gum disease
- Increase the risk of further tooth loss
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are a great option to replace full arches of teeth on both the upper and lower jaw. Using implants with dentures helps add stability for a more secure fit while also helping minimize bone loss.
Fixed Hybrid Dentures
Fixed hybrid dentures can be an excellent option for someone who needs to replace an entire arch of teeth. Fixed hybrid dentures are secured using an all-on-4 dental implant, which is four or more dental implants. The use of four or more dental implants makes the dentures very stable. Dentists can only remove fixed hybrid dentures, so they are not taken out regularly like standard dentures. Patients clean fixed hybrid dentures with brushing and flossing, similar to regular teeth.
Removable Implant Supported Dentures
Removable implant-supported dentures use implants as support for the dentures. The dentures are connected to the top of the implants using a male / female connection. This connection allows the dentures to be snapped on and off without the help of a dentist. Since the dentures are removable, cleaning options are similar to other removable dentures.
Ready for a beautiful, healthy smile with dentures
Removable Partial Dentures
A removable, partial denture will occupy the space left by missing teeth and give you a full, natural-looking smile. Both types of dentures will make it easier for you to chew and prevent your face from appearing saggy and drawn in by supporting your lips and cheeks.
At Midtown Dental, we can help you with all your dental needs. You don’t have to endure the discomfort and embarrassment of missing teeth. Let our Sacramento dentists at Midtown Dental restore your happy, healthy smile.
My husband’s teeth were in bad shape and he needed to have dentures made. We’re on a fixed retirement and have a limited budget, which made us choose this option instead of a traditional dental implant. Dr. Jenny Apekian was very sweet in walking us through the process and my husband now has very beautiful teeth. Thank you very much Midtown Dental.