If you have suffered tooth loss, visit us for a denture treatment in Greenwood and restore your missing teeth. We can help you if you have lost only a few teeth, providing you with partial dentures in Greenwood, or giving you a full set for complete tooth loss. While dentures seem to have a negative reputation, they are actually very dependable. Modern dental technology has made it possible to create dentures in a way that fits precisely and looks natural. This way, you are not stuck wearing a set of dentures that is loose or that looks like fake teeth. To learn more about your options, call and schedule a consultation. In the meantime here is what you need to know.
Types of Dentures
We can provide you with a denture treatment in Greenwood if you have lost all your teeth. These are referred to as full or complete dentures. If you only have one or two teeth remaining, we will sometimes suggest you have them pulled so you can receive a full set of dentures. To start the process, we will make an impression of your mouth and take many measurements. If you have recently lost your teeth, we may recommend you begin by wearing a temporary set of dentures. This is because, after tooth loss, the jaw will change shape and size due to the process of resorption. If you pay for a full set of permanent dentures now, there is a good chance they will not fit a year later. If you start with a temporary set, we can create your permanent denture when we are confident your jaw has settled into a more permanent size and shape. In both cases, your full set of dentures will surround your gums for a snug and secure fit that allows you to eat and speak with confidence. If you want additional security, you can use a denture adhesive or paste.
Partial dentures in Greenwood are used when you have enough teeth left to secure your dentures to. Whether you have lost teeth in the front, back, or side, it does not matter. We can create your partial dentures to replace all the teeth you have lost, and use a combination of metal wires and clasps to hold your dentures in place. The other option in this situation is to have your replacement teeth secured in place, in which case, a dental bridge is recommended.
While you are considering getting a denture treatment in Greenwood or partial dentures in Greenwood, you may also want to consider your other options. We can replace your teeth permanently using dental implants. This is a procedure where we implant a titanium post under the gums and secure it to your jawbone. The titanium and bone will fuse together through the process of osseointegration, giving you a permanent set of replacement teeth that does not need to be removed to be cared for.