At Noble Dental, we not only work with patients who need dentures, but we also offer our patients a new and more advanced method called “Denture Stabilization.”
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth. They can easily be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel the same as one's natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever. Two types of dentures available are complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the roof of your mouth (palate), while that of the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue. Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth. They are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.
Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. A conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, it should be noted that bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal.
At Noble Dental, our dentists are very familiar with a procedure called denture stabilization. The method virtually eliminates many of the problems associated with complete tooth loss and wearing dentures. A stabilizing (implant-supported) denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. Normally, a regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants. An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. In fact, for those patients who have lost a significant amount of bone and lip support, a removable overdenture, which fits “over” the dental implants will often be the treatment of choice. Studies have confirmed the increased patient satisfaction resulting from this affordable treatment option because in some cases, biting and chewing capacity is significantly increased, which improves patient’s nutritional and overall health.
At Noble Dental Offices, we want to see your smile. Our dentures are designed for a custom fit that will provide comfort and long life durability. Call to make an appointment for a consultation at (561) 440-3433.