If you think traditional full dentures are your only choice for replacing all of your teeth, you haven’t checked lately! If you need dentures in Chattanooga, you’ll find many options at our dental practice.Doctor Erin Eudaly on dentures and implant supported dentures Read Transcript
All the dentures that we make here in the office are custom to our patients. So we're not going to give you small, medium, large. We're going to find out how your mouth looks – each curvature, each thing, each part of your mouth that makes it your mouth. We're going to customize that to your denture. With dentures, we have various types. We have kinds that are partial dentures. So those are used when patients are just missing a couple teeth. We have full dentures, which are for patients that are missing all of their teeth. That's going to just give them back their full smile. So giving them something that's going to help them chew again, and smile again, and feel more comfortable just having something to support your bone.
We also offer implant-supported dentures. So sometimes patients do great with just your regular conventional denture. Sometimes patients have lost a lot of bone, and they're not able to keep a denture in comfortably, so an implant-retained denture just helps that snap into place to give patients just an added layer of security with that. The dentures stay really nice in place. I really enjoy eating, and it's really difficult to do when you don't have teeth. So when our patients come in and they're missing all of their teeth, a lot of times their diet has really deteriorated because they're not able to get the nutrients that they're used to getting when they were able to function normally as far as chewing. So dentures are important and replacing teeth are important just to give them that function back.
I often see patients go downhill really quickly when they have lost their teeth and they're not able to chew like they once could. It's also important to feel confident about yourself, as silly as that sounds or vain as that sounds. Patients need to feel comfortable and be able to smile. Whenever we shut down and we're not allowing our body to do what it naturally does, you start to feel bad about yourself, and you start to reclude yourself a lot more, and you're not getting out. So I think it's important to feel good about yourself by replacing those teeth, be able to chew, support your jaws. It's really important to get all of your teeth back.
No matter which one you decide on, you’ll:
- Smile with confidence again
- Be able to enjoy your favorite meals
- Look years younger
- Feel more comfortable in social settings
To find out more about your teeth replacement options, call 423-454-2181.
Choose Dentures With Dental Implants For Added Security
If you’d rather not worry about your replacement teeth shifting in your mouth or even becoming dislodged, you can choose dentures with dental implants. Instead of simply sitting on your gums and relying on suction – and maybe adhesive – to stay in place, your replacement teeth are securely attached to implants. You’ll never need adhesive again! Choose replacement teeth that you can remove from implants for cleaning, or teeth that only your dentist will remove.
Since they are embedded in your jaw, dental implants give you chewing power similar to what you enjoyed before you lost your teeth. So you can enjoy a wider variety of foods, including healthy fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, implants stimulate your jaw just like natural tooth roots do. This stimulation helps avoid bone loss and keeps your jaw healthy and strong.
Enjoy Other Teeth Replacement Options
Dental implants aren’t for everyone. If you’d rather not get implant dentures, you can choose full removable dentures. They can replace all the teeth in your upper jaw, your lower jaw, or both jaws. You can also get temporary dentures right after your teeth are removed. You’ll wear them while your mouth heals, so you never need to be without your smile. If you still have some teeth remaining, you can also get partial dentures.
Our dentists will help you determine which dentures in Chattanooga are right for your smile. Call Smiles of Chattanooga at 423-454-2181 to schedule a consultation.