Dentures are a set of replacement teeth that are removable. Dentures take some getting used to, but will actually improve your quality of life by restoring confidence and function to your smile.
Two types of dentures are available – complete and partial dentures. A complete denture is used when all the teeth are missing, while a partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. Dr. McCool can help you decide which type is right for you.
Dentures are not just for older patients. Anyone who has missing teeth can be considered for dentures. Patients looking for a more permanent, life like replacement for missing teeth may consider dental implants or implant supported dentures. Dental implants have the highest level of satisfaction compared to the alternatives and they most closely resemble the feel, look and function of natural teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
An implant supported denture, also known as a denture implant is a secured in place by four or more dental implants.
Implant-supported dentures usually are made for the lower jaw because traditional dentures tend to be less stable in this area. While a denture made to fit an upper jaw is quite stable on its own, most patients do not like the feel of the denture across the roof of the mouth or the effects of using a denture adhesive. Dr. McCool can create a denture implant for either the upper or lower jaw to best fit your needs and goals.
Benefits of Denture Implants
- Implant-supported dentures provide better retention and fit than a removable denture
- Denture implants make it easier to speak and you won’t have to worry about the denture becoming loose or falling out of your mouth
- A denture implant can make it possible for you the eat foods not normally possible with a removable denture.
Teeth In A Day
The name, “Teeth In A Day”, describes the procedure perfectly. It is where all of the natural teeth are removed and replaced in the same day. This is an excellent option for those wishing to take care of their missing teeth quickly.
The procedure is immediate. Dr. McCool will work with a specialist who will remove the decayed or badly damaged teeth under dental sedation. Dental implants will be surgically positioned in the mouth and fixed dentures will be attached. This type of denture is removable only by a dentist.
Patients who elect to have their teeth replaced using the Teeth In A Day technique are able to enjoy the same or better quality of life they had with natural teeth.
Why Choose a Prosthodontist for Treatment
A Prosthodontist is one of only nine specialized dentists recognized by the American Dental Association. Prosthodontics is the specialty pertaining to missing teeth and the restoration of natural teeth. A Prosthodontist receives additional schooling after dental school and Dr. McCool has over 25 years of experience in replacing and restoring missing teeth.
With a high quality of customer service and a low volume of patients, Dr. McCool is able to spend ample time with each patient to hear their questions and concerns, discuss their treatment options, and collaboratively reach a decided best type of dentures.