Design Dental is a local dentist office that serves patients from Tiffin, IA. We are led by Dr. S. Jeremy Tu and a brilliant dental team. Dr. Tu is a talented restorative dentist and provides dentures to patients who suffer from missing teeth. Dentures are a common dental restoration that can improve your oral health and help you regain confidence in yourself.
Types of Dentures
Of the various types of dentures available, Dr. Tu will help you determine which one is best for you. Since no two patients are the same, there is no one size fits all solution. Dentures can be used to replace a few teeth, a whole row of teeth, or even an entire mouth of teeth. During your consultation at our Tiffin, IA area dentist office, Dr. Tu will examine your entire mouth and help you choose which option best suites your oral health, comfort, and budget.
Full dentures are used to replace an entire row of teeth, either on the top or bottom. The fake teeth are fused to the denture base which is made of acrylic or metal. They are held in place with a layer of saliva between the denture and the gums that will create suction. Denture adhesive can also be used to if necessary. Full dentures can be removed when needed. At the very least, they should be removed for six hours a day to give your gums a rest and for cleaning.
A partial denture is used to replace several missing teeth when a few natural teeth are remaining. They can be used on the top or bottom arch. A partial is made of a gum-colored base with the false teeth fused to it. The replacement teeth are placed precisely on the base so that when it is put in the mouth, they are in the position of the missing teeth, essentially filling in the gaps. The base is attached to a metal framework with clasps that will snap around the remaining teeth. Just like full dentures, partials will need to be removed for cleaning every day.
Using dental implants to replace a full set of teeth is the most life-like solution for missing teeth. A number of teeth implants are surgically implanted into the jaw bone, typically anywhere from four to eight. The more fixtures that are used, the more stable the denture will be. The set of false teeth will be secured to the teeth implants with screws. Because of this, it is considered a permanent restoration that only a dentist can remove. There is also a type of denture that you can snap onto the implants. It will need to be removed daily for cleaning.
Book Your Consultation Today
To learn more about getting dentures to replace your missing teeth, contact Design Dental today. We welcome patients from many surrounding areas including Tiffin, 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.