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The Michiana Buyer’s Guide to Dentures

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If you need dentures in Michiana, you have options! The days of George Washington and wooden dentures are long gone. Modern dentures are now available so you can chew your favorite foods again. Modern dentures that don’t require the use of messy denture adhesives. Modern dentures that let you be you again.

In today’s post of our dental health blog, we want to tell you a little more about all the exciting options available for dentures at Tulip Tree Dental Care in South Bend, IN. We’ll look at temporary dentures, traditional full dentures, partial dentures, and implant-retained/ implant-supported dentures. Let’s gets started!

Don’t Go a Month Without Teeth

If you need to get dentures for the first time, you may concerned about living your daily life while your dentures are constructed. Traditional dentures can quite a while to be prepared as they are customized to every aspect of your mouth. All told, that could potentially mean a few months of living without your teeth. But at Tulip Tree Dental Care in South Bend, IN, we don’t want any of our patients to go months without teeth! So we’re proud to offer temporary dentures so you can eat and smile while your regular dentures are being prepared.

Show Off a Brand New Smile with Full Dentures

If you are missing all or most of your teeth, you may be a candidate for full dentures. Our full removable dentures could be categorized as traditional dentures because they are held in place with suction and denture adhesive. But they look far superior to dentures you might have seen your parents or grandparents wear. This is no accident as our full dentures are crafted with industry-leading materials to create a flawless smile.

Traditional full dentures are still the most common form of dentures on the market. This continuing popularity stems from the fact that they are a cost-effective way to restore your smile. However, traditional full dentures require more maintenance and upkeep than implant-supported dentures or implant-retained dentures.

Restore the Fullness of Your Smile with Partial Dentures

Partial dentures could be just want you need to restore your smile if you’re only missing some of your teeth. Your partial denture will be functionally similar to full removable dentures as they are designed to fit over your gums. However unlike traditional full dentures, your partial dentures are held in place with clasps which attach to your remaining natural teeth for support.

We often recommend partial dentures if we can’t use a traditional dental bridge to fill the gap in your smile. However some patients prefer the support and stability of a dental implant supported bridge. These dental restoration uses dental implants (an artificial tooth root which is surgically embedded in your jaw) to permanently secure a row of incredibly lifelike artificial teeth.

Chew Your Favorite Foods Again with Implant-Retained or Implant-Supported Dentures

Both implant-retained dentures and implant-supported dentures can be used to replace all of your teeth (or a single arch of your teeth) with greater support, stability, and strength than traditional dentures. Many patients prefer the greater comfort and chewing power afforded by these advanced dentures.

To place implant-supported dentures or implant-retained dentures, an oral surgeon begins by placing a series of dental implants into your jaw. These dental implants are biocompatible titanium rods that then used attached to special hardware to secure your dentures. Implant-retained dentures use a ball-and-socket system to hold your dentures in place without the use of any denture adhesive. Implant-supported dentures are similar except the use a bar-and-clasp mechanism to secure your dentures.

Learn More About Your Options for Dentures

We understand that it can be overwhelming to navigate the variety of dentures currently on the market. So let us help! At Tulip Tree Dental Care in Michiana, we’re happy to tell you more about your options for full dentures and partial dentures. We can also help you determine if implant-retained or implant-supported dentures are right for your needs and lifestyle.

So don’t go another day without your teeth! Give us a call at our comfortable and modern office in South Bend, IN. You can reach our office at 574-208-5668 or by filling out this online form. We can’t wait to help you find the right solution for your smile.

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