When you come to our office looking for tooth replacement options, we recognize it’s about more than just getting new teeth. At Saxon Dentistry, we understand the significant impact tooth loss can have on one’s quality of life and we want to help. Our experienced team will work with you to lay out a treatment plan that fits your needs and takes you from where you are currently to where you want to be. A popular replacement option for missing teeth in Oklahoma City is with dentures. Dentures can restore the ability to chew, speak and smile with confidence.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are custom-made prosthetic devices made for the purpose to replace missing teeth. Most dentures are removable but advancement in technology has allowed for an implant-supported or fixed denture to be available now. Patients visiting us for missing teeth should not feel embarrassed but instead, applaud themselves for doing something to address it.
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Complete or Traditional Dentures
Traditional dentures are made of a strong, long-lasting acrylic resin material that intends to replace all upper or lower teeth in one arch. This is a great option if you are missing most of your teeth or if you are planning to extract most of the teeth. The bottom denture will sit along the gum line with room for the tongue. The upper denture will cover the roof of your mouth and affix to the gum line as well. Both the upper and lower denture are removable and an adhesive can be used to keep them securely in place.
Partial dentures are removable dentures that replace one or more missing teeth but not an entire row or arch. Very similar to a dental bridge, even called dental bridges at times. The partial has fake teeth where the missing teeth are and attaches to adjacent healthy teeth with a metal clasp.
Fixed or implan- supported dentures will offer the most stability of the denture options. They are fixed to dental implants that are placed in the jawbone. Learn more about our Oklahoma City implant-supported dentures.
If you’re suffering from tooth loss in Oklahoma City, you should know you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are missing anywhere from one tooth to all of their teeth. Contact Saxon Dentistry if you are looking for high-quality patient care and dentures in OKC.
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