Dentures are for folks that really ... their teeth are pretty much hopeless. Maybe you've neglected your teeth for a long time and a lot of them are broken off, or it just doesn't make a lot of financial sense to try to fix up a few teeth with maybe a partial denture, or something like that. We wind up saying, 'Okay, why don't we just go ahead and go to dentures?' Because we can fix a lot of cosmetic issues. Not only does it give you a smile, but a lot of folks, if we're missing bone here because teeth have been gone, the denture can fill in your face, and give you a more youthful appearance. Straighten out some of those wrinkle lines, the sunken areas like that.
The big problem with dentures, of course, especially lower dentures – lower dentures really don't stay put very well. That's where my implant options come in. We have more cost-effective, where we can just even put four little tiny implants here that snaps that denture down so it stays put, and it doesn't move around. You've probably gone out to lunch or dinner with folks and their denture comes out, or they get something underneath it, and they have to take it out and clean it. So we have ways of getting around that that still can restore the function of chewing and the rest of your face, and your smile, with dentures.
Do you have open spaces in your smile? Are you looking for a solution that will give you back the smile you once had? Dentures from Tab A. Boyle, DDS can do just that. Dr. Boyle will go over all of our available denture options and help you find the solution that will work for you.
What types of dentures are available?
Tab A. Boyle, DDS is able to provide many types of dentures, including:
Full Dentures – A full arch of replacement teeth. This type of denture will totally remake your smile. Dr. Boyle will go over what the process will entail. It will take roughly one to two weeks to make your new denture. A temporary denture may be an option while you are waiting for your permanent solution.
Partial Dentures – Ideal for replacing multiple missing teeth in an otherwise healthy smile. Your partial denture will fill the gap left by lost teeth.
Temporary Dentures – A stop-gap measure for those who do not want to spend any time without a full smile. While your permanent denture is being produced, a temporary can fill your smile on a short-term basis. These are not recommended for long-term use, as your gums will reduce in size following the loss of your teeth and cause your temporary to become loose. This will lead to irritation to your gums if worn for too long.
Implant-Retained Dentures – Using dental implants to provide the base support for a denture, implant-retained dentures will allow you to enjoy a stable fit that standard denture adhesives can’t match. Each implant will have a ball attached to the top, and those balls will fit into receptacles on the bottom of your denture arch.
Implant-Supported Dentures – Implants can also support dentures with a bar that’s attached to the dental implants and is secured firmly to the dentures. Dr. Boyle will help you decide whether implant-retained or implant-supported dentures are right for you.
Are dentures better than implants?
Dental implants have been heavily integrated into the world of dentures. Two of the more popular options are the All-on-4 and All-on-6 options. Both of those use dental implants to secure a special denture in your mouth. So, dentures are not always better than implants, and implants are not always better than dentures. Each is ideal for certain situations, and sometimes they are both the best option when put together.
What is the process like for dentures?
The first step will be to have a consultation with Dr. Boyle. Once a treatment plan has been developed, you will have impressions of your teeth taken, as well as X-rays. The impression and X-rays will guide the construction of your new denture. Depending on the complexity of your situation, there may be other steps in the process. Dr. Boyle will go over every step with you before you start your dental treatment.