Replacing a single lost tooth or even a small group of teeth with dental crowns or a dental bridge is a convenient and reliable solution. However, when patients come to our cosmetic dental practice having experienced significant tooth loss, these dental restorations may not be a practical solution. Instead, we offer these patients from Ammon, Blackfoot, Rexburg, Shelley, and Idaho Falls dentures. Dentures allow Dr. Tall to replace a large group of missing teeth or even an entire set of missing teeth so that patients can repair the appearance and function of their smile and regain their confidence. We also perform denture repair for broken restorations.
There are two primary types of traditional dentures: full and partial. While full dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth, partial dentures are designed to integrate with any remaining natural teeth. Partial dentures are an excellent treatment option when the remaining teeth are healthy and strong. These prostheses have special dental clasps that attach to adjacent teeth, offering additional stability and support. During a consultation at Sandcreek Dental, Dr. Tall can determine which treatment option is best for you.
Dentures are an excellent treatment option for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth. Virtually anyone experiencing significant tooth loss is eligible for this type of prosthesis. Individuals who have only lost a few teeth may be better suited for alternative solutions, such as dental bridges or dental implants.
While full dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth, partial dentures are designed to integrate with any remaining natural teeth.
Because of the added security, comfort, and convenience of dental implants, we also offer our patients implant-supported dentures. In order to be an ideal candidate for implant-supported dentures, patients must have:
Traditional dentures can provide many benefits for those who are suffering from missing teeth:
At Sandcreek Dental, we make the comfort of our patients a top priority. We understand that comfort and security cannot be achieved with poor fitting dental restorations. When designing either partial or full dentures for our patients, we take multiple impressions of the mouth. This is to ensure that we achieve superior fit and comfort for our patients. These impressions, along with specifications for the color of the dentures will be sent to a dental lab for fabrication. We also specify that our dentures be crafted in a horseshoe shape. This eases discomfort for our patients, eliminating an unwanted gag reflex and making it easier for patients to taste and enjoy food. From the beginning of treatment to the completion of the dentures should take between 2-4 weeks.
For our implant-supported dentures, the final restoration will be attached to a series of abutments (typically 6-8 of them) which are secured to dental implants. Dental implants involve the surgical placement of titanium screws that are strategically placed in the jaw bone to anchor dental restorations.
More on this process can be found on our dental implants page. Once attached to these abutments, the implant-supported dentures will be securely in place and capable of resuming a full range of oral functions.
To effectively maintain your full or partial dentures as long as possible:
Denture wearers should avoid:
Do not let tooth loss destroy your smile or your confidence. Dr. Tall can restore your smile and give you back a full set of strong, secure, and durable teeth. Contact Sandcreek Dental at your earliest convenience to learn more about the benefits of implant-supported dentures. We look forward to hearing from you!