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Find out how dentures can help you get a full smile again.
When it comes to treating tooth loss, one thing is certain: the sooner you replace your missing teeth, the better. Here at Gordon Family Dental PC in Lehi, UT, your dentists, Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Spencer Hill, help treat this issue with the help of dentures.
While some people might associate dentures with older patients, even young patients who are dealing with tooth loss can benefit from this treatment option. After all, thanks to modern technology, dentures are more natural-looking and comfortable than ever before! When our Lehi, UT, general dentist fits your dentures to your mouth, it ensures that you have a set of teeth that you can wear comfortably and that fit properly.
Here are the different types of dentures from which to choose:
Traditional dentures are used to replace the top and bottom row of teeth, whether you need to replace the entire arch or just some of your teeth. These dentures are often adhered to the gums with special denture adhesive. The two most common types of traditional dentures are full and partial dentures.
As the name suggests, full dentures are used to replace all of your missing teeth whether it’s the upper, lower, or both. Partial dentures (sometimes called dental bridges) are used when you still have some natural, healthy teeth left. While some partial dentures are removable, fixed partial dentures are held in place by dental crowns.
If you are finding it difficult to adjust to dentures or if you are just looking for a more permanent tooth replacement solution, then implant-support dentures may be your best option. Implants are metal posts that are placed into the jawbone where they are designed to support a dental crown or even multiple false teeth. When dealing with significant tooth loss, multiple implants can be placed along the jawbone to stabilize a full or partial set of dentures to fully restore functionality, durability, and chewing strength back into your smile.
Need dental care? Give us a call
Gordon Family Dental in Lehi, UT, is here to provide you with the comprehensive dental care you need, whether you need to restore missing teeth, want a whiter smile, or just require routine cleaning. Call our office today at (801) 766-6344 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.
Nothing can compare with a natural tooth, however, dental implants can come incredibly close in both look and feel. Not only implants the most comprehensive dental restoration available today, they also help to minimize the risk of oral health problems such as bone loss, which can increase your risk of gum disease and other complications after tooth loss. Have you been wondered if dental implants are right for you? Then read on to learn some of the most commonly asked questions about treatment, and contact Gordon Family Dental here in Lehi, UT, if you are interested in scheduling a consultation.
Q: How do dental implants work?
A: A dental implant consists of two parts: the implant itself, which is a small, biocompatible screw that is surgically placed in the socket of the missing tooth, and an abutment, which is placed atop the implant. After the implant has fused with the surrounding tissue in the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration, a cosmetic crown is attached via the abutment.
Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple teeth, or a full set of dentures.
Q: How long do dental implants last?
A: It depends on each patient and their individual circumstance, but implants are inherently designed to be a long-term solution to tooth loss, lasting up to 20 years in some cases.
Q: Who should get dental implants?
A: Although most patients qualify for treatment, implants are not the right solution for everyone. In order to qualify, you must be an adult in good general health, with enough bone tissue in the gums to secure the implant. You must also be willing and able to commit to follow-up care, regularly practice good oral hygiene, and maintain proper lifestyle habits in order to ensure success and minimize the risk of potential complications.
Interested? Give our Lehi office a call
For more information about the benefits of dental implants and to find out if you qualify, contact Gordon Family Dental PC in Lehi, UT, today by calling (801) 766-6344 to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Gordon.