Practicing since 1979, Dr. Prince always offers honest, conservative treatment recommendations. He can design the best type of denture to meet your unique needs.
Removable dentures have been used for hundreds of years. However, today’s restorations are far more advanced than those of previous generations. They are crafted with a plastic base, which is a near-perfect match to the gums and other soft tissues. The synthetic teeth can be crafted from various materials which mimic a lifelike color and luster, making them almost indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Traditional full dentures rest on top of the dental ridge, and patients will need to use an adhesive for maximum stability. With our advanced imaging technology, they are designed to fit very securely. Partial dentures, which are used to restore several missing teeth, typically rely on metal clasps which attach to nearby teeth for support.
Types of Dentures
If you are missing several teeth or all of your teeth, dentures can restore the appearance and function of your smile. Randall P. Prince, DDS, FAGD, is a lifelong Dyersburg, TN, native. He proudly provides local patients with durable and highly lifelike restorations. Dr. Prince offers full and partial traditional dentures, which are removable and made from advanced materials. He also performs all stages of implant dentistry, including surgical placement and implant-supported dentures. Dr. Prince always offers honest, conservative treatment recommendations. He will carefully evaluate your jawbone, overall health, and personal preferences. Afterwards, he can determine the right denture option for your needs.
Precisely Customized Dentures Restore a Lifelike Appearance and Full Function
Implant-supported dentures are a remarkable innovation in restorative care. Rather than relying on an adhesive, the restorations attach to dental implants which are surgically inserted into the jawbone. These posts provide incredible stability. Unlike traditional dentures, the implants stimulate tissue regeneration to prevent jawbone recession and additional tooth loss.
To provide the most comfortable and realistic denture possible, Dr. Prince will work meticulously throughout the design and planning process. He will begin with an evaluation of your oral health and treatment goals, then take impressions of your gums and any remaining teeth. Our lab will use these measurements in the fabrication process.
You will typically be provided with a temporary denture until your following appointment, roughly two weeks later. Dr. Prince will confirm the fit and appearance when the restoration arrives at our office, making any necessary adjustments. Lastly, our team will explain how best to maintain your denture and adjust to wearing it.
What to Expect During Treatment
Although implant-supported dentures offer numerous benefits, they are not right for everyone. Because dental implants are placed in the jaw, your bone must be dense enough to support them. Bone grafting can often reverse the effects of significant tissue recession, but for some patients, a removable prosthetic may be more appropriate.
Candidates for Traditional Dentures
There are also certain health considerations that may make a traditional denture advisable. Implant surgery is very safe, but if you suffer from an autoimmune disease, bleeding disorder, or related condition, your surgery may involve additional risks. You might face a higher likelihood of infection, or your jaw might not be able to heal properly. In these cases, a traditional denture can restore your smile without affecting your overall wellness.
Finally, you might prefer a removable denture if you are watching your budget. Since implant-supported restorations require additional planning, surgery, and materials, they cost more than traditional prosthetics. CareCredit® financing is available to patients who would still prefer to invest in a more stable, secure denture option.
If you are missing teeth, it is never too late for a renewed, beautiful smile. Contact our office online to book an appointment or call us at (731) 286-1583.
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