When you need to replace all of your teeth, you have two options: dental implants or complete dentures. You may click here to learn more about dental implants.
Dentures will not be a perfect replacement for your own natural teeth, but if that is the treatment you choose, we will make sure your dentures are both beautiful and functional. In fact, we can custom make your dentures using the Turbyfill style of dentures. They are so natural looking, no one will be able to tell you are wearing dentures.
Limitations With Dentures
Before any procedure, we want to make sure our patients have all the information—pros and cons. No matter how well-made your dentures, it will not be the same as having your own natural teeth. The upper arch is held in by suction and the lower arch just rests on your ridge. They will move around and food will get under them. Additionally, it is the long-term consequences you need to most bear in mind. When your teeth are gone, your body begins to reabsorb the minerals in your jawbone to use elsewhere. That means after 10 to 20 years, you will no longer have enough bone to support your dentures.
To avoid some of these problems, we do make available the option of getting implant-supported dentures. We can place two or more implants that will not only keep the dentures from moving around, but will ensure that the bone surrounding the implants will not be lost. Obviously, the more implants the better, but we know that everyone is working on a different budget, and we will never pressure you to do a treatment that would create a fiscal hardship.
If you are considering dentures, you may call our office to schedule an appointment, or if you prefer you may click here to request an appointment online. We also offer a complimentary consultation, where you can spend 10-15 minutes with Dr. Potts to ask any questions about the procedure.