Our aim at Bent Tree Dental is to help you keep a beautiful, healthy smile. For those who have lost their teeth due to injury, decay, or age, permanent dentures can restore your confidence and positive self-identity.
It’s alarming that in the United States, according to the American Dental Association, 36 million people are missing all their teeth, while another 120 million have at least one missing tooth.
Furthermore, nine out of ten people without teeth rely on dentures. It’s no secret that the loss of teeth can significantly impact your health and your happiness too.
At Bent Tree Dental, Dr. Rick Miller and his team are experts in all things denture-related and want to help you determine if they are the right solution for you.
This article will explain what permanent dentures are, the types available, and the teeth replacement process. We will also examine the advantages of permanent dentures and discuss your eligibility, helping you make the best decision.
Let’s start our journey in understanding permanent dentures so you can get back the confidence you deserve.
What Are Permanent Dentures?
Permanent dentures, sometimes called fixed dentures, are a long-term solution for missing teeth. They are far more secure than their removable counterparts as they permanently affix to your gums or jawbone via implants, giving them a more natural look and feel.
Manufactured with high-grade materials like porcelain, acrylic, and – more recently – hard resin, permanent dentures are designed to give you the appearance of natural teeth and gums while providing long-lasting strength.
Types of Permanent Dentures
Not all dentures are created equal. Dr. Miller and his team will help you determine your required kind. There are two categories of permanent dentures:
Patients with some remaining natural teeth can opt for partial dentures that offer a permanent, fixed solution with the help of regular or mini dental implants. Partial bridges can fill gaps created by missing teeth when bridges or implants are not possible.
Also referred to as complete dentures, these appliances are for patients who have lost all their natural teeth. Made from acrylic resin, complete dentures form a seal with the gums, either with natural suction, the aid of a fixative, or dental implants.
Most full dentures comprise 12-14 teeth on each bridge, but Dr. Miller and the team at Bent Tree Dental will help determine how many teeth you require based on factors like jaw size.
Advantages of Permanent Dentures
Permanent dentures offer several advantages over traditional dentures, including a snug fit that never shifts, improved chewing performance, and no need for removal or cleaning.
The stability and longevity of permanent dentures make them so popular with Dr. Miller’s patients, as many have reported they stand the test of time and can last for years.
How Do I Get Fitted for Permanent Dentures?
If you feel you’re a candidate for permanent dentures, here are the steps you can follow to streamline the process:
- Start by scheduling a free consultation with Dr. Rick Miller at Bent Tree Dental. This consultation will help us determine the best treatment plan for your unique situation.
- Once approved for the treatment, we’ll take impressions of your mouth and use them to create your denture appliance. The dentures will be constructed off-site in a specialized lab, sometimes needing several months for delivery to our office.
- Once we receive your appliances, Dr. Miller will fit them to ensure they are snug, comfortable and won’t cause irritation or mouth sores.
- Finally, your permanent dentures will be securely placed and fitted with dental implants for maximum comfort and stability. With proper care, these dentures can last a lifetime!
Why Not Secure Your Permanent Dentures with Mini Implants?
Mini dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth. They are also a great way to secure permanent dentures with a simple, minimally invasive procedure.
When you use these tiny attachments, they’ll stimulate the bones in your jaw, keeping them strong and reducing deterioration. Another benefit of mini implants is they make permanent dentures easier to clean. You only need to brush twice daily as usual and clean with an interdental pick.
When you visit Dr. Miller, mini implants can be completed in one or two short visits, and often you can walk out the same day with new teeth. Find out more about mini implants from the team at Bent Tree Dental before deciding how to secure your dentures.
Schedule Your Consultation for Permanent Dentures Today
With so many people wearing dentures, it’s good to recognize the many advantages of securing them with mini dental implants. These tiny, economical devices can anchor and stabilize your permanent dentures, providing you with a secure fit throughout the lifetime of your denture.
Having secure dentures that fit comfortably and look natural is a life-changing experience for many of our patients at Bent Tree Dental. Contact Dr. Rick Miller and his team for a free consultation if you’re considering getting permanent dentures.
We are highly experienced and dedicated to providing excellent care, considering your needs, health, and budget. With our expertise and the support of mini implants, you can be sure your permanent dentures will look beautiful and fit perfectly.