A common tooth replacement option, dentures help patients with missing teeth who are not good candidates for implants. Dr. Patel can restore your smile with well-fitting, aesthetic prostheses that allow you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
Cosmetic, or facelift, dentures are removable prostheses that replace entire arches of missing teeth. They are typically composed of gum-colored material and high-quality acrylic teeth. Properly placed dentures help retain chewing function. In addition, they restore facial height in a natural-looking way, eliminating premature aging. As a result, you can expect to enjoy a better smile.
Conventional partial dentures replace a series of missing teeth in an arch rather than all your teeth. They are typically made with clasps that attach to your existing teeth. At Infinite Smiles, we can craft partial dentures without clasps while ensuring optimum health and enhanced appearance.
Implant-retained dentures are permanently fixed replacement teeth attached to your arch via 2 to 4 strategically placed dental implants. These help restore your chewing force to almost the same level as your natural teeth. However, they typically provide less support than the hybrid prostheses described in the next section.
This is a permanent fixture. Therefore, you don’t need dental adhesives to keep your teeth in place. Additionally, they aren’t built with palates which cause some patients to gag.
In short, fixed prostheses provide more permanent structure and support. Like traditional dentures, they revitalize your smile. And, they eliminate facial sagging and premature aging. However, they are far more comfortable and convenient.
Non-removable, implant-supported fixed prostheses work well if you are missing a large portion of your teeth. Also called hybrid dentures, they are a more permanent solution to poorly crafted removable prostheses. These provide the same benefits as the implant-retained alternative. However, they provide better support thanks to the additional implants.
To place these, we strategically place 4 or 6 dental implants on your arch. Next, we affix your permanent replacement teeth on top. At Infinite Smiles, we can even place fixed implant-supported restorations in a single day.
Dental implants can prevent bone loss by strengthening the jawbone through natural stimulation. Likewise, they more closely resemble natural teeth in appearance and function. This means you don’t need to hide your smile. And, you don’t have to limit your diet.
For those eligible, fixed implant-supported dental prostheses are the preferred solution for restoring your smile.
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