Dr. Simone and Dr. Lowe are highly experienced in creating dentures that help patients regain their ability to chew easily, speak with clarity, and smile with confidence.
If you no longer have all of your natural teeth or are missing a few teeth, we will work with you to determine the best denture treatment options for you.
How are dentures made?
At The Grove City Center for Dentistry, we want your denture to be beautiful and be functional. Dr. Simone and Dr. Lowe take into account your facial structure and support needs when building a denture.
Our highly trained team takes custom impressions of your mouth and then sends these impressions to our lab to construct your denture. We design the denture to fit the bone they will be placed on. This creates the best possible function within the soft and hard tissues of the jaw.
These cosmetic dentures perform all the functions that your teeth had before, including giving you a beautiful smile, chewing, speaking, supporting the jaw and keeping your airway open. Ultimately, we use a systemic, neuromuscular and cosmetic approach to create dentures to create dentures that will function as your natural teeth while enhancing your smile.
What are the different types of dentures?
- A full denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the gum tissue has healed.
- An immediate denture is created and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
- An upper denture covers the roof of the mouth.
- A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe so it can leave room for a patient’s tongue.
- An implant-supported denture is a denture that “snaps” onto a dental implant.
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Many people who wear dentures are transitioning to implant-supported dentures because of their superior function and durability when compared with traditional dentures.
Dental implants and implant-supported dentures provide our patients with a better chewing function a more natural, beautiful appearance. These implant-supported dentures, also called overdentures, snap onto two or more implant fixtures that are placed in the jawbone. This minimizes slippage of dentures and allows for greater strength and function.
When applicable, we recommend implant-supported dentures because they are more effective at supporting bone structure and maintaining strength. And, we find that our patients experience little or no long-term discomfort.
What is the implant-supported denture procedure?
To begin the implant supported dentures process two or more implants are placed within the jaw bone. So, some healing time is required so the implant can bond to the bone.
During the healing process, we create traditional dentures for you to wear. Once the implant placements are ready, we uncover each implant and create a new set of dentures. The new dentures snap onto the implants and function much like natural teeth.