Dentures are an important and long-standing form of prosthodontic dentistry, designed to help patients who have lost a significant amount of teeth on their upper and/or lower dental ridges. Dentures can be partial or complete, depending on how many teeth you’ve lost, and are designed to fit comfortably and firmly along your dental ridge. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth that are designed to fit between and support the teeth that remain, while full dentures consist of complete rows of replacement teeth for patients who suffer total tooth loss. In most cases, dentures are crafted from highly lifelike materials, such as porcelain, for optimal cosmetic and functional results.
Dental Implants and Dentures
While dentures are designed to closely mimic the appearance of your natural teeth, they offer significantly greater benefits when supported on a series of dental implants. Placed in the jawbone to support a custom denture, implant posts support your restoration similarly to the way roots support your healthy teeth. In addition to rebuilding your bite’s function and your smile’s appearance, implant-supported dentures also reestablish vital stimulation that helps keep your jawbone strong and healthy for life.
Ask Your Dentist About Custom Dentures
If you’ve lost several or all of your teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge, then ask your dentist if a partial or full denture can rebuild your smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018 or 913-353-4213. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.