Hires Dental Care offers treatment options for the replacement of one or more missing teeth, including full dentures and partial dentures. They are an affordable and effective solution for missing teeth that can restore beauty and function to the smile. They are considered very durable appliances and can last many years with proper care.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are custom made artificial teeth used to replace missing teeth and some of the gum tissue. There are complete sets for when all your teeth are missing and partial sets for when there are only a few natural teeth remaining. Sylvania Township, OH area dentist, Dr. J. Eric Hires and his expert dental team will custom design your new artificial teeth to fit comfortably and look natural, allowing you to smile with confidence. Dentures do require daily care and maintenance. In the beginning, wearing them will take some time to get used to because they are bulky. The may feel uncomfortable because they cover a large portion of your mouth depending on the type you need. Unfortunately for some people, artificial teeth may slip around or may not fit correctly which can lead to issues with eating and the fear of them falling out.
Types of Dentures
Full Dentures – These are for patients missing an entire arch of teeth. They are typically made of plastic base that is colored to blend in with the gums. This base is designed to stay in place by forming a seal with your gums.
Partial Dentures – Partials are either made with a plastic base or metal framework that will support the number of teeth missing. These are designed to stay in place with clasps and rests that will form around the remaining teeth.
About The Process
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over a period of several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom set of artificial teeth. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, one of our highly trained dentists will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
Implant Supported Denture
With today’s advances in technology, dentures can now be permanently placed. As few as four dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw bone. After a period of healing, those implants are used to anchor the denture or partial for a permanent restoration. Dr. Hires has extensive training in implant dentistry and performs all phases of treatment in the comfort of our Sylvania Township, OH area dentist office. Even though the investment is greater up front, there are many benefits to implants. Implants eliminate all the classic concerns that come with the removable options. Implant supported dentures are more superior and better for your oral health for the following reasons:
- There are no worries about them falling out when you eat or speak since they are secured permanently
- The dental implants replace the bone thus preventing bone loss
- You will have the ability to eat foods without restrictions
- There is no need for adhesives to keep them in place
- They will resemble natural teeth more
Schedule A Consultation
If you are missing teeth and interested in getting dentures in the Sylvania Township, OH and Toledo, OH area, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hires. He will discuss your cosmetic goals and budget concerns to determine which kind of dentures are right for you.