It can be very troubling when tooth loss occurs. A smile is often one of the first things that a person will notice about someone, and it can feel embarrassing to have to hide that smile. Additionally, tooth loss can present physical challenges for a person. These include problems with chewing and being able to speak clearly. And if tooth loss is left untreated, it can lead to additional issues over time. These problems include tooth shifts, facial structure loss, jawbone deterioration and severe bite imbalances.
Dentures represent one of the best options for treating tooth loss when the problem occurs. They are best used for replacing an entire top or bottom row of missing or removed teeth. Dentures are comprised of natural-looking artificial teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base. Once dentures are installed or worn, they will provide the appearance and function of healthy teeth.
At Stein Family Dentistry, we take great pride in providing dentures that look natural and offer exceptional performance. They also should not cause any problems or interference with everyday life. Our practice offers a variety of denture options, and our experts are happy to help any patient determine the best type of dentures for their unique needs.
One of the best methods to support removable dentures is denture stabilization implants. These dentures offer the strength and support of fixed dentures, but with the convenience of traditional dentures. The dentures themselves can be taken out of the mouth at any time. However, the implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone, and they will remain inside the mouth at all times. When the dentures are in use, they will receive strong support from the implants, and they will remain steady and secure, but the patient will also be able to take the dentures out at any time for cleaning.
Fixed dentures are replacement teeth that are permanently attached inside the mouth. This is achieved by using dental implants that are surgically inserted inside the jawbone. The implants can be installed in just one minimally invasive procedure, and the dentures can be permanently secured shortly thereafter. After they have been installed, the dentures will never slip, and since dental implants provide the same function as natural tooth roots, fixed dentures feel incredibly natural. With proper care, fixed dentures should remain intact for life.
Traditional dentures brace tightly around any remaining jawbone and dental arch to be kept steady and secure when in use. These dentures will rely heavily on suction to remain in place. Since they do not use dental implants, traditional dentures do not require oral surgery. Our traditional dentures are constructed using the best possible materials to help ensure that they look natural and provide great function. A benefit of traditional dentures is that they can be taken out at any time for quick cleaning. They are also relatively easy to replace since they do not rely on any additional installed structures.
If you are experiencing tooth loss, dentures may be the perfect solution. A visit to our practice will allow our team to determine if you can benefit from dentures. Please call us at (509) 747-5586 to schedule an appointment.
Our Happy Patients
“I went in today, after having the same dentist since I was a child. She retired, and Dr. Stein took her place. I was fearful, as I think trust is important in a dental relationship. I met Dr. Stein for the first time, and he put me at ease. Very professional, listened to my concerns, and did a painless filling and other services. I would highly recommend Dr. Stein if you are looking for a new dentist. Glad to see some of the same staff remaining as well.”
“I went in today for an X-ray and exam and I got so much more! Considering my dental insurance hasn’t kicked in yet I knew it would be expensive that being said I didn’t know what all I’d be getting done, when being told that I needed a root canal I was more than nervous about it (concerned about the cost) Dr. Stein Totally worked with my budget and set me up with a payment plan. Throughout my time there he kept saying “let’s get you out of pain first” He got me in a chair right away and took care of the root canal on the spot. I thought that was Quite impressive considering that some places will have you schedule another appointment with them For a later date, so with all that being said I’m very happy with his work even more so, happy that I’ve found a dentist. Feels good to be a part of the family.”
“Everyone in this office is very friendly and caring; having an appointment here is always like visiting with friends! Met Dr. Stein for the first time today, after having had the same trusted dentist for many years. Dr. Stein seems very pleasant and gentle. Will be happy to continue my dental care here.”
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