Dentures can be provided by Erie dentist, Dr. Matheson, at Impressions Dental to replace some or all missing teeth. Depending on your personal needs, there are different types of dentures to choose from.
- Traditional Complete Dentures – This type of denture replaces all of the upper and/or lower teeth. They are held in place by the natural anatomy of the mouth.
- Overdentures – Giving dentures more stability and better fit, an overdenture is a type of denture that is placed over dental implants and typically “snaps” onto the implants.
- Partial Dentures – A removable partial denture attaches to your natural teeth with clasps that keep them in place, completing your smile by filling out the spaces created by missing teeth.
It’s essential to receive regularly scheduled dental care once dentures have been fitted to halt any progression of gum disease and to address any issues regarding denture replacement or realignment.
Dental implants are a more permanent option when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Fixtures of titanium that are surgically placed in your jaw bone, dental implants take the place of the roots and support crowns, bridges, and dentures. This technology results in a comfortable, convenient and natural-looking smile.
Dental implants look and feel better than their removable counterparts and offer the same force for biting as bridges that are fixed. Best of all, they will last a lifetime if properly maintained.
Consistent and thorough daily oral hygiene is required for implants to stay clean and healthy. It’s also important to regularly visit Dr. Matheson for routine follow-up appointments and cleanings to keep your new smile healthy and bright!