Using dentures to achieve a new smile in Greenwood
Dr. Christopher T. Griffin in Greenwood uses a wide range of tooth restoration solutions for patients who are missing natural teeth. One or more teeth can be easily addressed with one of many options including dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures. Patients interested in an economical solution to their tooth loss are encouraged to take the time to consider the benefits of partial and full dentures. Both are removable restorations which are made to snap into the smile and provide the benefits of natural teeth.
Partial and full dentures are used in different situations. Patients who use partial dentures often do so to replace one or more teeth within the dental arch. This includes teeth that may or may not be next to one another. Partials are fabricated in a similar manner as retainers with acrylic and metal framework which snaps into the dental arch and restores the function and beauty of the smile. False teeth slide into place where the natural teeth once were to create the illusion of a perfect smile. The false teeth made with the partials are fabricated with the existing teeth in mind to ensure beautiful integration.
Full dentures are used for patients who have lost or extracted an entire arch of teeth, whether it be the upper arch or the lower arch. Dr. Christopher T. Griffin of Greenwood may suggest full dentures as a more affordable option for individuals who may otherwise be candidates for dental implants. Replacing every tooth within the arch with dental implants would be rather expensive, so full dentures may be the way to go. However, patients may have several implants placed within the jawbone and have their dentures integrated with them for a more permanent option with better strength and stability.
Dr. Christopher T. Griffin is happy to assist patients in his practice with dental restorations such as dentures and can work with individuals to find out if this is the most beneficial way for patients to repair their smile. Contact his Greenwood area practice today to book a consultation appointment and evaluation to learn more about full and partial dentures and the potential they have to achieve a new smile in no time at all!