Are dentures right for you?

It may be time for you to look into dentures and you are probably wondering what is the best option. Mountain Shadows Family Dental offers many different options including:

  • A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
  • A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
  • An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.

Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance. After an initial consultation you will be presented with the options that are best for you so you can make an informed decision.

Mini Implants with Dentures or crowns

For those who are searching for a more permanent restoration, Mountain Shadows Family Dental offers mini implants with dentures.

Mini dental implants, also known as denture-retention implants, securely hold dentures in place and are significantly less expensive than traditional dental implants. They can also be used for single tooth replacement in lieu of crowns or bridges. Small titanium posts (1.8 to 2 mm in diameter) act as the roots of your teeth and fit perfectly into the retaining fixtures that are inserted into your denture or crown. The retaining fixture placed in your denture or crown provides a firm hold, ensuring you can laugh, talk, and eat without worry.

Mini dental implants can be a quick, affordable solution that is said to last for up to ten years. This procedure takes less than 2 hours and requires no incision or stitches, which means that you can walk away with a brand new smile in just one or two appointments! ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.