Dentures & Partials An Overview
Types of Dentures
Dentures are custom made artificial teeth used to replace missing teeth. Although dentures have long been a removable appliance, today’s patients can enjoy the benefits of fixed dentures including a secure smile, a varied diet and normal speech. Dr. Pop will work with you to determine the best option for your overall health and cosmetic concerns.
Partial Denture: Similar to a dental bridge, a partial can be used to replace several consecutive missing teeth. They can be fixed or permanently secured with dental implants.
Full Dentures: Full Dentures are used to replace the entire upper or lower arch of teeth, or both arches. Although removable dentures have come a long way and offer beautiful results with quality materials, Dr. Pop will recommend choosing implants for the most stable, healthy result.
Implant Dentures: All-on-4 dental implants, sometimes called denture implants, permanently attach dentures to the jaw using strategically placed dental implants. Dental implant secured dentures provide the highest rate of patient satisfaction.
What Are the Benefits of Implant Secured Dentures?
Dr. Pop can place dental implants to permanently secure your new cosmetic denture or partial denture for superior results when compared to traditional dentures. This is accomplished with a procedure known as All-on-4® and provides several key benefits for both overall health and lifestyle:
- Reduce bone loss and shrinkage in the jaw
- No slipping or fear of teeth falling out
- Enables a healthy, varied diet
- Normal speech for confidence in social settings
- No need for the use of daily adhesives