Restore Your Smile with Dentures
If you have lost most or all of your teeth, you need a solution which restores the function and appearance of your smile. At Dowell Dental Group, we offer both traditional and implant-supported dentures, allowing us to tailor treatment to suit your unique needs and goals. Dr. Stephen C. Dowell can place and restore dental implants for qualifying patients to streamline treatment. With five locations in Minerva and Carrollton, OH, you can receive the restoration you need at an office which is most convenient for you.
Who Can Benefit from Dentures?
Generally, our doctors recommend dentures for patients missing a large number of teeth or those who have lost all of their teeth. A custom denture can restore your ability to eat and speak properly. Dentures also provide support for facial muscles, improving your overall appearance.
At Dowell Dental Group, we offer a variety of denture types, allowing us to tailor treatment to each patient’s needs.
A wide range of patients can experience the benefits of traditional dentures. However, if you are interested in replacing your teeth with an implant-supported restoration, you will need to meet additional requirements, including:
- Healthy gums
- Sufficient jawbone tissue
- Overall good health
The best way to find out which type of denture is right for you is to schedule an appointment at one of our offices. Dr. Dowell can perform a comprehensive oral health exam and discuss your goals, budget, and medical history with you. Based on their evaluation, they can recommend the optimal restoration type for your unique needs.
Explore Your Options
At Dowell Dental Group, we offer a variety of denture types, allowing us to tailor treatment to each patient’s needs. The right option for you will depend on the number of teeth you have lost and your current oral health, along with several other factors.
Full Conventional Dentures
For patients who have lost all of their teeth in their upper or lower jaws, full dentures offer an affordable solution. This type of restoration consists of a gum-colored acrylic base and artificial teeth. The base fits over your gums and is held in place with a combination of suction and dental adhesive.
Traditional dentures are a good option for patients who want to quickly replace missing teeth. They generally only require two appointments, one to take impressions and one to fit the dentures. However, since they are removable, patients may notice their dentures slip out of place or rub against their gums.
Partial Traditional Dentures
Patients who still have some of their teeth may benefit from a partial traditional denture. Another affordable tooth replacement option, partials also have gum-colored bases and artificial teeth. However, they also have small metal hooks which provide additional support.
Patients who qualify for dental implants can take advantage of the unparalleled stability of implant-supported dentures. With this type of restoration, your denture attaches to small titanium posts embedded into the jawbone. Implant-supported dentures look, fit, and feel like natural teeth.
However, implant-supported dentures require you to undergo implant placement surgery and often cost significantly more than traditional dentures. Be sure to fully discuss your medical history with Dr. Dowell to ensure implants are the right treatment option for you.