Restore your smile with Custom-made Dentures
Dental technologies are constantly advancing the way we provide dental care to our patients, and denture technology is no exception. If you have suffered from tooth loss or have ill-fitting dentures that are causing more hassle than a benefit, it is time for a change! At Sequoyah Dental Arts in Knoxville, Tennessee, we provide custom-made denture options that can transform your smile and your confidence.
Denture options for every need
When you think of dentures, a fake-looking, removable arch of teeth is likely what first comes to mind. Today’s denture options are much more versatile and natural-looking, with options to meet a wide variety of needs. Dentures can be:
- Partial or full: Partial dentures can replace just one or a few teeth, whereas full (or “complete”) dentures replace an entire dental arch, typically after extractions have occurred.
- Removable or implant-supported: Removable dentures are just what they sound like – a fully removable option that uses natural suction or adhesives to help keep them in place. You take out removable dentures at night to clean and soak them overnight.
Conversely, implant-supported dentures remain affixed in your mouth at all times and are held in place by a set of strategically placed dental implants. Implant-supported dentures can be a great option for patients seeking more stability than those provided by traditional removable dentures.
- Conventional or immediate: Conventional dentures are custom-made for a perfect fit after your gums and bone have had a chance to heal post-extractions. This means that you need to wait for a period of time before your permanent dentures are ready, but they will have an optimal fit and function that many patients find is worth the wait.
Immediate dentures are typically a temporary option that enables you to have dentures placed on the same day as your extraction. So, you don’t have to go for any period of time without teeth. However, because the jaw and gums change shape as they heal after extractions, relining or replacing immediate dentures is generally required for better fit and function after the healing process is complete.
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