With the introduction of implants, denture therapy is becoming less widely used but continues to be a real solution for many patients who have lost some or all of their teeth due to periodontal disease, decay or trauma.
Dentures may be implant-supported or tissue-supported. They may be removable or fixed (unable to be removed). We will determine the best choice for your unique situation after a thorough examination along with digital imaging to determine the extent of bone loss.
While an implant-supported denture will be the most stable appliance, conventional (tissue-supported) dentures, when fitted properly, will also improve the quality of your life by enabling you to once again feel confident to smile and enjoy eating.
Removable Partial Dentures
When several missing teeth need to be replaced, a removable partial denture can provide many years of trouble-free service.
Fixed Partial Dentures
Fixed partial dentures differ from removable partial dentures in that they may not be removed from the mouth. Whether permanently attached to an implant or to adjacent teeth, the appliance will afford the patient a stable chewing surface to solve the problem of the missing teeth.