Are you missing multiple teeth or full arches of teeth? Do you want to restore the form and function of your teeth? Dentures are a great option for patients who want to speak clearly and bite and chew with ease. Professional dentures and partials improve the quality of life. Dr. Raymond Ribitch offers restorative dental services in his Mount Pleasant, Michigan dental office, including dentures, to help revitalize patient’s smiles. Learn more about why it is important to replace missing teeth as well as how Dr. Ribitch provides dentures to patients below.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Dentures offer many benefits to patients for long term oral health and overall wellness. A new smile can give you back your confidence and quality of life. Dentures can offer:
- Long term durability
- Improve biting and chewing ability
- Better oral health
- Prevents facial sagging
- Improves speech
- Renewed tooth structure
- Reduces the risk of gum disease
If the gaps left by multiple missing teeth are not filled, several problems may arise, including:
- Shifting Teeth
- Receding Gums
- Facial Sagging
- Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
- Misaligned Bite
- Bone Loss
Restorative options like dentures not only look great but improve the form and function of teeth and gums. Learn more about dentures and partials below.
Dentures & Partials: What to Expect
Partial dentures are used to replace multiple missing teeth and are similar to a dental bridge. They can be removable or fixed with dental crowns and dental implants.
Dentures can be removable or secured with dental implants. However, implant-secured dentures offer benefits that removable dentures can not offer. Patients can speak and chew normally with permanent implant-secured dentures, which help maintain facial structure and bone retention. This option also eliminates the need for messy adhesives. Patients do not have to worry about eating certain foods and can do everyday activities again with implant-secured dentures.
Denture and Partial FAQs
How long will it take for me to receive dentures?
Because each case is different, Dr. Ribitch will assess your needs and create a personalized treatment plan. The length of your treatment will depend on your overall condition, dental health, and health of the gum and bone tissue. Although it takes longer to receive implant-secured dentures than removable dentures, secured dentures offer far more benefits.
How long do implant dentures last?
With the right care, implant-secured dentures can last over 20 years, whereas removable dentures often have a lifespan of 7 to 10 years. Removable dentures also require more maintenance in the long-run.
Is dental implant treatment painful?
During your implant-secured denture procedure, we will ensure that you receive anesthesia so you will not feel any pain. Following treatment, you may feel some discomfort, but we will prescribe you medication to ensure that your recovery is as comfortable as possible.
Get Your Dentures Today
Prevent further bone loss by receiving secure dental restorations. Call Mount Pleasant, MI dentists Dr. Raymond Ribitch at 989.200.3896. You can also schedule an appointment on our website. We will work with you to craft comfortable dentures that make it easier to speak and chew.