Missing teeth will leave you with a void in your smile. These voids can impact your health as well as your self-confidence. Missing teeth, especially when an entire row is missing, will force you into a lifestyle that affects the way you eat, talk, smile and laugh. Replacing them is extremely important for your health and well-being. Dr. S. Jeremy Tu is a Cedar Rapids, IA area restorative dentist that offers dentures that can be made to mimic your natural teeth. He offers high-quality dentures that are comfortable and will restore your oral health.
A denture is a set of fake teeth. A dental lab will fuse the fake teeth to a base that resembles gum tissue. There are several different types of dentures that can accommodate the amount of teeth you are missing and the method in which they are held in place inside your mouth. No matter which type you choose, Dr. Tu will create a restoration that will fit seamlessly.
Partial Dentures – Commonly just called ‘partials’, partial dentures are used to replace a several, but not all, teeth on an arch. A dental lab will fuse artificial teeth to a base made out of a combination of metal and acrylic materials. A lab will design the denture to stay in place with clasps and rests that will form around the remaining teeth.
Full Dentures – For patients missing a whole row of teeth, we will use a full denture to replace all of them. A dental lab will fuse the fake teeth to plastic base that is the same color of gum tissue. This plastic base is will remain in place in your mouth by forming a seal with gums and/or with adhesive.
Denture Implants – You can choose to have your denture held in place with dental implants. Using up to eight implants, Dr. Tu can create a denture that snaps onto the implants or he can secure it with screws. Denture implants will help reduce bone loss in the jaw and improve the structure of your face.
To get your dentures, you will need to visits our Cedar Rapids, IA area dentist office several times. The process typically takes less than a month to complete. We will take impressions and measurements and a dental lab will use them to make the denture. When they are ready, you will try them on to ensure proper fit. We can make adjustments if your denture needs it. Our goal if for your denture to feel natural, fit correctly, and look like natural teeth that blend in with your smile.
The Benefits of Denture Implants
If you choose to secure your denture with dental implants, the process will be different. It takes longer and will also cost more. However, denture implants have many more benefits especially when compared to traditional dentures. The implants will actually act as missing teeth roots which will help prevent bone loss and support the structure of your face. They will also allow you to eat a greater variety of foods including many healthy foods. With traditional dentures, you must avoid many health foods. You will not need to use adhesive to hold them in place since implants are very durable.
Schedule an Appointment for Dentures in Cedar Rapids, IA
Contact Design Dental today to learn more about your denture options. We use this dental restoration to replace whole rows of teeth or partial sets of missing teeth. Dentists use dentures all the time to successfully treat tooth loss.
We welcome patients from many surrounding areas including Cedar Rapids, IA. You can reach our helpful dental staff by calling (319) 284-4361. We also offer an online form that you can fill out to request an appointment.