No one wants to lose their teeth, but unfortunately, anything from a car accident to advanced periodontal disease can cause tooth loss. Our goal at Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville is to keep your teeth healthy and prevent issues such as gum disease, but sometimes the best way to do that is to replace your teeth with quality dentures. So what kind of dentures should you get?
Partial dentures consist of prosthetic teeth attached to a thin, plastic base designed to look like gums. They typically snap into place and replace multiple teeth across the same arch. Partial dentures are an affordable alternative to dental bridges. They are typically recommended to patients at risk of further tooth loss because they can be easily adapted to add additional teeth.
Complete dentures are designed to replace a whole row of teeth. These dentures allow you to chew your food correctly, which can prevent indigestion and vitamin deficiencies. They can also restore confidence in your smile and allow you to speak clearly. Complete dentures are designed to fit through suction on your gum, and they may use dental adhesive to prevent from sliding in your mouth. Typically, you’ll need to wait a few months after tooth loss or extraction to have them crafted so your gum tissue can heal and settle in place, though some patients choose immediate dentures while they wait.
Implant retained dentures offer the best fit and the most benefits to your oral health. Dr. Virtue will place dental implants directly into your jaw bone, which will provide stimulation and prevent bone loss and the shrunken face associated with dentures. The implants will support your dentures and prevent them from sliding around in your mouth so you can speak and chew without worry.
Dr. Virtue uses zirconia implants to provide a natural-looking, metal-free restoration that is biocompatible with your body. Once the implants have bonded with your bone, he can take impressions of your mouth and provide you with high-quality dentures that can last for over 20 years with proper care. Contact our office today at for a consultation, and decide the best dentures option for you.