Strong, healthy teeth are essential to your overall health and ability to eat and communicate properly. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, Dr. Kelley offers a range of denture options that can restore your bite and smile. Patients can choose between implant-supported and traditional dentures, dental prostheses that are crafted to appear and feel natural, while meeting your unique health and aesthetic needs. A highly regarded dentist, Dr. Kelley can perform extractions, if needed, and place your dentures - all in one day! If you need to fill the gaps in your smile, explore how dentures can have you smiling, speaking, and eating confidently again. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more.
Missing teeth can limit your ability to chew and lead to adverse effects on your diet and nutrition. Once a tooth falls out, it can also throw off the balance of your bite, causing excessive strain on the jaw, and even resulting in a condition known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Symptoms of TMJ disorder include headache, neck ache and facial pain, among others. Lost teeth can also contribute to an aged appearance, including sunken cheeks and puckered lips. We want to help you avoid these problems by placing a beautiful set of dentures that can restore function, even out your bite, and rejuvenate your appearance.
We know that no two patients’ mouths are the same, which is why we offer a range of denture options to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. During your consultation, Dr. Kelley will help determine which type of denture is right for you. Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of teeth on the bottom or top of the mouth, or both. These traditional dentures are held in place with a mild adhesive to help prevent slipping, and are easily removable for everyday cleaning and sleeping.
Implant-retained, or implant-supported, dentures are attached to dental implants, which are titanium posts that are surgically inserted in the jaw bone. Implants fuse to the bone to serve the function of a tooth root, providing a life-like look and feel for your prosthetic teeth. This type of denture can be removable or fixed, and securely attaches to an abutment piece at the top of the implants' posts.
Dental implants offer the absolute best support for dentures, freeing patients from concerns about their dentures slipping out of place while they speak or eat. Implants also have the unique benefit of preventing bone atrophy, which occurs after a tooth has been missing for an extended period of time. With proper care, you can expect your dental implants to last a lifetime.
Some patients have a combination of missing and severely weakened teeth that undermine the function of their bite. For eligible patients, Dr. Kelley can extract teeth in preparation for denture placement and place the dentures in as little as one visit. This is a great solution for patients who do not want to go a day without teeth or a permanent restoration.
Dr. Kelley and our friendly staff are committed to helping our patients achieve and maintain a healthy smile. If you need to replace missing or severely damaged teeth, contact us today to learn how our denture options can help you.
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