As you age, chances are you’ll lose a few (or all) of your teeth. For thousands of years, people have been replacing missing teeth. Thankfully, we no longer replace human teeth with dentures made from animal’s teeth. Today, we have more options than ever when choosing dentures.
At EZ Dental Clinic, our dentists, Dr. Ilya Miloslavskiy and Dr. Jasmine Bassali, want you to love your smile again. While we still offer traditional dentures, our focus is on implant-supported dentures that provide exceptional stability and functionality. Our team can help you choose the dentures that are right for you.
Dentures of today
Contemporary dentures are manufactured with high-quality materials that match the color and look of your natural teeth and gums.
There are two types of traditional dentures: full and partial.
Full dentures explained
Full dentures, which are typically held in place with adhesives or tension, replace all the teeth on your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. Upper dentures cover the palate and gums. Lower dentures are shaped like a horseshoe and fit over your lower gums.
Partial dentures explained
Partial dentures fill in gaps in your natural teeth, and they’re anchored by your remaining teeth.
To make both types of dentures, we take dental impressions of your mouth. If you want full dentures, but still have some natural teeth in your mouth, we can create dentures before your other teeth are removed. That way, you can use your dentures as soon as your remaining teeth are taken out, and you won’t go any time without teeth.
If you need dentures immediately, we can give you temporary ones while your permanent dentures are made. In fact, we offer same-day dentures for just such occasions.
A big problem with dentures is that your jaw changes over time, and that means the fit of your dentures changes, too. With no natural teeth embedded into your jaw, the bone erodes, changing the shape and look of your mouth.
Dental implants are a contemporary solution to this problem. Implants act as artificial tooth roots in the jawbone in the same way as your natural teeth. Pressure on the roots from chewing keeps bone tissue reproducing and keeps your jaw strong and stable.
Implants can serve also as anchors for dentures. With implant-supported dentures, adhesives are no longer needed to keep dentures in place. Instead, implant-supported dentures clip to posts attached to the implants. With dentures supported by implants, there’s no need to worry about slippage when you talk or eat.
If you want to discuss dentures with one of our expert dentists or learn more about implant-supported dentures, call our office at 425-746-6090, or use our online booking tool.