Missing teeth? Thinking about getting dentures? How about dental implants? Better yet, you should be considering implant-supported dentures from Beaumont Family Dentistry.
If you have questions about dentures, then you deserve answers. There’s no better way to get those answers than visiting one of our three dentist offices in Lexington, KY.
To schedule a consultation at any of our locations, just call or fill out the online form for that office. Dentures can improve your smile, but implant-secured dentures can do much, much more for you.
Different Kinds Of Dentures
At Beaumont Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of dentures for you to choose from. We will listen to your concerns and answer your questions. Together, we will help you decide which dentures are right for you.
Let’s take a brief look at your options:
► Partial dentures
If you still have some teeth, partial dentures are one way to fill in your smile. These dentures have a metal clasp. This helps them fit comfortably in your mouth and helps to hold them in place when you are speaking.
► Full dentures
Full dentures are used to replace a complete row of teeth. Full dentures will restore the appearance of your smile and some of your ability to bite and chew your food.
Denture adhesives can make these dentures a little more secure temporarily. In general, you should plan to replace or refit these dentures every few years. This is because the shape of your mouth will continue to change (as a result of your missing teeth) and that will affect the fit of your dentures.
► Implant-retained dentures
Dental implants provide something that you won’t have with traditional full dentures even if you use an adhesive.
Dental implants aren’t a paste that you apply between your gums and dentures. Implants are titanium cylinders that replace the roots of your missing teeth.
A series of dental implants can provide a secure foundation to hold your dentures in position. These implants have ball attachments on the exposed ends. Those ball attachments are how your dentures are connected to the implants.
When everything is in place, implant-retained dentures are almost like having a new set of teeth.
► Implant-supported dentures
Implant-supported dentures essentially provide the same benefits as implant-retained dentures. The primary difference is the way your dentures are connected to the dental implants.
With implant-supported dentures, a bar is attached to the underside of your dentures. That bar connected to the dental implants. Doing this holds your dentures in place.
Many people who initially get full dentures later decide to upgrade to implant-retained or implant-supported dentures.
You may find that you would rather save this step and get a set of our implant-supported dentures from the start.
Call any Beaumont Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation before you make your decision.
Benefits Of Implant Dentures
Only you can decide what kind of dentures are right for you, but our dentists are here in Lexington, KY, to help. We want you to have all the information you need to find the dentures that will fit your needs.
Traditional dentures are an effective way to restore the appearance of your smile. The reason they can become looser over time is you have only replaced the crowns of your teeth.
Without roots, your jawbone will shrink. This changes the shape of your mouth, which can cause your dentures to fit less comfortably. This is why your dentures come loose. This is why it can be hard (even impossible) to eat certain foods with dentures. It’s also why you will need to replace them regularly.
Since dental implants are placed directly in your jawbone, they serve the same function as roots. By providing pressure, they encourage the new bone tissue growth your jawbone needs to maintain its shape and size.
This also adds power to your bite. This means you can continue eating comfortably and with confidence that your dentures will stay in place when you have implant-retained or implant-supported dentures.
And you can trust the implant-supported dentures you will get an any of our three offices. The team at Beaumont Family Dentistry has experience and training on implant placement to give you the maximum benefits for your dentures.
Make An Appointment To Learn More About Dentures
Beaumont Family Dentistry serves patients throughout Central Kentucky at our offices in Beaumont Centre Circle, Leestown, and Hamburg.
Call us today or contact us online to make an appointment with one of our dentists in Lexington, KY. Let us help you find the right replacements for your missing teeth.