Dr. Alhomsi may recommend a denture if you have missing teeth. Although a missing tooth might not bother you, there are many problems that can arise if you are missing teeth such as trouble chewing, difficulty cleaning, gum inflammation and bleeding, tooth loss, broken teeth, sensitivity, etc. You may not notice these problems immediately but over time, they can become serious, painful, or expensive.
There are a few different types of dentures that vary according to how many teeth the denture is replacing and how it is supported. Dr. Alhomsi will go through the options with you, and recommended the treatment he feels is most suited to your individual needs.
Best for: Individuals interested in replacing all top and/or bottom teeth.
- Replaces all top and/or bottom teeth
- Rests fully on the top and/or bottom of the mouth without support from existing teeth
Best for: Individuals interested in replacing only certain teeth, and looking for an affordable solution compared to bridges or implants.
- Replaces one or more teeth, but not all teeth
- Rests on the top and/or bottom of the mouth, and gets some support from existing teeth
Best for: Individuals interested in replacing missing teeth, and looking for the option that gives them the most function, feel, and appearance similar to their natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures give the greatest advantage to individuals with a complete lower denture, since a traditional lower denture does not fit as securely in the mouth as a traditional complete upper denture.
- Complete (replaces all top and/or bottom teeth) or partial (replaces one or more teeth, but not all)
- Removable or fixed
- Supported by permanent implants that are placed into the jaw bone
Contact us today with any questions and to schedule an appointment to find out if a denture is right for you!