Smile with confidence
If you have multiple missing teeth, Dr. Tim may recommend dentures to restore your smile and your oral function. Dentures consist of a set of removable prosthetic teeth, and work to give you back a confident smile as well as the ability to chew and speak normally. Additionally, dentures provide support for your facial tissues to give you a healthier overall appearance.
There are several different types of dentures available. These include:
- Complete Dentures – this type of dentures replaces all the teeth in a full dental arch.
- Partial Dentures – this type of denture is used when a patient is missing multiple teeth but still has some healthy teeth remaining. Partial dentures include clasps or a framework which attach to the natural teeth to ensure greater stability.
- Immediate Dentures – this type of denture is recommended as a quick solution for tooth loss. Immediate dentures are usually placed the same day as your teeth are extracted so that you never go without teeth.
- Implant-Supported Dentures – also known as implant retained dentures or overdentures, this type of denture is anchored to dental implants to provide a permanent and highly-stable solution to your missing teeth. Implant-supported dentures offer the same bite force as your natural teeth, and are frequently recommended for patients with slippery or ill-fitting dentures, patients who experience pain and discomfort while wearing regular dentures, or individuals who wish for a more permanent solution than traditional dentures.
Dr. Tim will check your dentures at each of your regular appointments to ensure that they fit and function correctly. We also strongly encourage you to contact our office if you notice changes in the fit of your denture or if your appliance is damaged in any way.
For more information about dentures in OKC, Oklahoma, and to set up an appointment with our experienced dentist, call the office of Timothy Rothwell today at 405-728-7632.