When people are faced with a situation where they're going to lose most or al of their teeth, we sometimes have to look at full dentures. Full dentures are essentially when there's no teeth left to clip a partial denture to, there's no other treatment option, the teeth are not restorable, and all of them have to come out. Then we're typically looking at replacing them with a full set of dentures. Sometimes it's an upper only, sometimes it's a lower only. Oftentimes it's both an upper and lower as a set. A lot of people think that a denture is a denture and actually there's a lot of different options out there. Traditional dentures, there's no clips or attachments to the jaw. They basically balance on the arch of bone and gum and sometimes it's a good option for people, but for those people that can't get enough chewing capacity with a regular denture, we oftentimes add dental implants so that we can put clips and attachments in under the denture to hold it in place. That gives them better retention, that gives them better chewing capacity, and it gives them more stability.
Have you lost many or even all of your teeth? If you want to replace several teeth or get a whole new set of pearly whites, contact George A. Hoop, DDS, PA today to learn about your dentures options!
Regardless of whether you visit our Fort Myers, FL dentist office or our Naples, FL dentist office, Dr. George Hoop and our professional team can restore your oral function and your confidence with personalized full-mouth reconstruction options!
Your Dentures Options
If you’re hesitant to get dentures, you should know that modern dentistry advances have made this tooth replacement option more comfortable, secure, and realistic. It’s just one part of our Total Dental Solutions.
At George A. Hoop, DDS, PA we offer a variety of denture options, including:
- Traditional dentures held in place by adhesive
- Partial dentures held in place by surrounding teeth
- Fixed implant dental bridges
- Dental implant dentures
- Temporary dentures
Because we want the very best for our patients, we also proudly offer Fountain of Youth™ dentures that we an even attach to dental implants! These dentures offer many advantages over other options because they:
- Fit and function better because they are fabricated using a “dynamic impression” of your muscles while they are in motion
- Are more stable so they can be placed at a more natural position, which helps to prevent the “sunken in” dentures look
- Are designed to more closely recreate the height of your natural teeth, which aids in oral function and helps preserve your youthful appearance
Our Dental Implant Dentures Process
If you’d like to ensure your dentures do not slip or move in your mouth, one sturdy option is dental implant dentures. So long as you have a strong, dense jawbone, you are likely a good candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants provide a strong foundation because they are placed under your gums where they literally fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Not only does this keep your dentures snugly in place, it also provides up to 90 percent of the chewing power of your natural teeth!
To ensure your comfort during a dental implant procedure, we will numb the area before we begin. If you are anxious, we can also relieve your dental anxiety using dental sedation options!
If your jaw is not large enough for standard dental implants, we may be able to attach dentures to mini dental implants instead! These work just like their larger counterparts but do not require as much jawbone for placement.
Providing You With The Most Advanced Technology
To ensure your dentures procedure is precise and comfortable, we use state-of-the-art tools to design your tooth replacements, including:
- Digital X-rays
- 3D cone beam CT scans
- Intraoral scanners