At Keech Family Dentistry we believe that every patient should have the ability to smile confidently. We understand that missing teeth can affect your self-confidence as well as impact your dental health.
Fayetteville restorative dentist Dr. Richard Keech offers an array of treatment options for patients with missing teeth. For patients who are missing all of their teeth, we may recommend a denture or partial. A denture is a removable appliance used to replace a full mouth of teeth. A partial is used to replace either the top or bottom arch of teeth.
For a more complete and secure solution, we may recommend an implant supported denture.
Types of Dentures:
Removable Dentures: A removable denture is designed with your needs in mind and can be an excellent solution to tooth loss. A removable denture requires daily maintenance and is often time a temporary solution for patients missing all of their teeth. This type of restoration only replaces the visible portion of your teeth and does not address common issues associated with tooth loss like bone deterioration.
Implant Secured Dentures: An implant-supported denture is a permanent solution for patients missing a full arch or all of their teeth. Using multiple implants, a hybrid denture can be fixed into place for a more secure and comfortable tooth replacement solution.
Visit our Fayetteville dentist office to determine if dentures are right for you. Dr. Keech and our dental care team work with you every step of the way to meet your cosmetic and restorative needs.
Choosing Implant Supported Dentures
A denture secured by dental implants offers an extra layer of stability and comfort. With an implant-supported denture, patients don’t have to deal with slippage, eating restrictions or other complications associated with conventional dentures.
Dental implants can help restore function and balance to your dentures. Dr. Keech will work with you to determine if an implant secured restoration is right for your needs.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures:
- Stimulates the jaw bone
- Prevents a future bone loss in the jaw
- Improves speech
- Enhances your self-confidence
- Decreases irritation to the gums and surrounding areas
- Enables patients to chew, speak, and laugh confidently
- Creates a more stable biting force than traditional dentures
What To Expect During The Denture Process
To determine which type of denture is right for you, Dr. Keech will evaluate the condition on your teeth, gums, and supporting bone structure. We will also discuss your goals and expectations before building a treatment plan based on your needs.
To begin, we will take impressions of your teeth which will be used to create your custom denture. While your dentures are fabricated, we may need to place a temporary denture to restore function and balance to your smile. At your final visit, the temporary denture is removed, and Dr. Keech will place the final restoration. Dr. Keech will discuss any aftercare instructions and how to maintain your dentures properly.
For implant secured dentures, Dr. Keech may work with a local oral surgeon for the surgical phase of the implant process. Once the implants are placed, they will require 3-6 months to heal. At that time, we will take impressions for your teeth to create your custom dentures. During your final appointment, Dr. Keech will restore your smile with your custom denture.