Dentures, Partials & Implant Dentures
at Dental Care Associates of Waycross
Dentures are an important part of keeping the mouth in frame when many or all of the teeth are missing.
Without proper support and opposing forces in the mouth, jaw bone levels can recede, causing damage to any remaining teeth and possibly resulting in more serious conditions of the jaw.
Removable partial dentures provide tooth replacement when multiple teeth have been lost. They play an important role in preventing the shifting of other teeth and preserving proper spacing and alignment. A partial denture typically consists of an acrylic base structure that rests on natural teeth and soft tissue, supported by clasps or secured with dental implants.
Complete denture appliances replace all the teeth in an arch. When all the upper or lower teeth are missing, a denture provides the stability necessary to keep the jaw in proper alignment, as well as the ability to chew normally, aiding in proper digestion. A complete denture is typically made of a durable acrylic base fit to the contours of the mouth, and can be stabilized with dental implants.
Dental implants can be placed in the jaw, just beneath the gums to stabilize a complete or partial denture. A denture with special attachments can "snap" onto the implants, holding it securely in place. This added stability allows patients to eat and talk normally without the denture becoming loose, rubbing or slipping, and eliminates the need for messy adhesives.
Implant dentures can make a positive impact on a patient's quality of life because they look, feel and function more like their natural teeth.
Our goal is always to preserve natural teeth in the healthiest state possible. When teeth are lost or are missing, it is in the best interest of the patient to preserve the health of remaining teeth, soft tissue and bone structure. Dentures and implant dentures can be vital tools in this process, allowing patients better continued oral health.
Our dental practice provides denture services for patients from Waycross and the surrounding Blackshear, Homerville and Folkston, GA communities. If you have missing teeth and are considering replacement with dentures or implant dentures, we invite you to schedule a complete examination and oral health assessment.