If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, don’t worry; you’re not alone. About 40 million adults in the U.S. are missing all of their teeth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. The impact of missing teeth can complicate simple tasks like speaking or eating. Not to mention, it can hinder your self-confidence. Here at South Ridge Dental, Dr. Ryan Shaffer and Dr. Steven Shaffer can vastly improve your day-to-day life by recreating your teeth with personalized dentures. Contact our dental office today to find out if dentures in Lincoln are right for you!
Whether you’re missing just a handful of teeth or all of them, chances are you’re eligible for dentures. To determine if you’re a good fit for this smile solution, our dentists will examine your mouth during an initial consultation. If we detect any untreated oral health issues, like gum infections or decay in remaining teeth, we’ll address those before moving forward with the dentures process.
Thanks to the latest innovations in dental technology, today’s dentures appear more lifelike and fit more comfortably than ever before. Depending on your specific circumstances, your dentist in Lincoln will recommend one of the three types of dentures to complete your smile:
Also known simply as partials, partial dentures fill the gaps in your grin when you still have some teeth left. This prosthetic, consisting of a gum-colored base and custom-made artificial teeth, clasps behind your remaining teeth. Once your partial is in place, onlookers shouldn’t be able to tell which teeth are real and which are not!
A full denture brings back an entire arch of lost teeth at the same time. Like partials, full dentures have a pink base and realistic teeth, but this prosthetic stays in place with natural suction against the gums, adhesive, or a combination of the two.
For a longer-lasting solution that won’t slip, we may suggest an implant denture. We can secure a full or partial denture onto a small number of dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone. Implant dentures restore more chewing power and feel more natural than traditional dentures.
Over the years, dentures have helped countless patients replace their missing teeth in Lincoln. Here are some of the benefits you can expect to enjoy when you choose this solution: