At Cornerstone Dentistry, we understand the impact of missing teeth on your oral health and self-confidence. Our experienced dental professionals are dedicated to providing personalized care and ensuring your comfort throughout the entire process.
Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures
While full dentures replace all the teeth in the upper or lower arch, partial dentures are designed to replace only a few missing teeth while preserving the existing natural teeth.
Partial dentures consist of a framework that holds artificial teeth in place, which are custom-made to blend seamlessly with your remaining natural teeth. This makes partial dentures an ideal solution when you have some healthy teeth remaining.
How Many Teeth Do You Need For Partial Dentures?
To receive partial dentures, you typically need to have some healthy teeth remaining in the arch where the denture will be placed. These remaining teeth act as anchors for the partial denture and help provide stability. The exact number of teeth required will depend on the specific case and the recommendation of your dentist.
During your consultation at Cornerstone Dentistry, our dental professionals will assess your oral health and determine if partial dentures are a suitable option for you.
Can You Eat All Foods With Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are designed to restore your ability to chew and enjoy a variety of foods. However, it is important to note that there may be some dietary adjustments and considerations.
Initially, you may find it easier to eat soft or small bite-sized foods while you adapt to wearing the partial denture. As you become more comfortable, you can gradually reintroduce a wider range of foods into your diet. It is advisable to avoid extremely hard or sticky foods that could potentially damage or dislodge the denture. Your dentist will provide you with specific dietary recommendations based on your unique situation.
Types of Partial Dentures
- Cast Metal Partial Dentures: These dentures have a metal framework that provides excellent stability and durability. They are designed to be thin and comfortable, making them a popular choice. The artificial teeth are attached to the metal framework, and the partial denture clasps onto the adjacent natural teeth for support.
- Acrylic Partial Dentures: Acrylic partial dentures are made entirely of a pink-colored acrylic base that matches the color of your gums. The artificial teeth are embedded in the base, and the denture is held in place with metal clasps or flexible plastic clasps that grip onto your natural teeth.
- Flexible Partial Dentures: These dentures are made from a flexible, gum-colored material that allows for a comfortable fit. They do not require metal clasps and instead utilize flexible clasps that wrap around the natural teeth for stability.
- Flipper Dentures: Flipper dentures are temporary and are often used as a transitional solution while waiting for a permanent restoration. They are typically made of acrylic and have one or more artificial teeth attached to a plate that rests against the gums.
At Cornerstone Dentistry, our skilled dental team will assess your specific needs and guide you in choosing the most suitable type of partial dentures for your situation. We are committed to providing you with high-quality partial dentures that restore your smile, improve your chewing ability, and enhance your overall oral health.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a confident and functional smile.
Implant-Supported Dentures at Cornerstone Dentistry
At Cornerstone Dentistry, we are pleased to offer an advanced solution for denture wearers: Implant-Supported Dentures. If you are looking for increased stability, improved chewing ability, and enhanced confidence, our Implant-Supported Dentures is the ideal choice. Our experienced dental professionals are committed to providing personalized care and ensuring your comfort throughout the entire process.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant Supported Dentures combine the benefits of dental implants with the convenience of dentures. These dentures are securely anchored to dental implants that are surgically placed in your jawbone. The dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, providing a strong foundation for your dentures. Implant-Supported Dentures offer superior stability, improved biting force, and a more natural feel compared to traditional removable dentures.
Do I Qualify For Implant-Supported Dentures?
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures, our dental team will conduct a comprehensive examination of your oral health, jawbone density, and overall medical history. Good candidates for implant-supported dentures generally have:
- Sufficient jawbone density: Adequate jawbone structure is necessary to support the dental implants. In cases where the jawbone is not dense enough, bone grafting or other procedures may be recommended to build up the bone.
- Good oral health: Healthy gums and a generally healthy mouth are crucial for the success of implant-supported dentures. Any existing dental issues, such as gum disease or tooth decay, will need to be addressed before the implant procedure.
- Commitment to oral hygiene: Maintaining good oral hygiene practices is essential for the long-term success of implant-supported dentures. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings are necessary to keep your gums and remaining teeth healthy.
Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures
Fixed implant-supported dentures, also known as fixed implant dentures or All-on-4/All-on-6 dentures, provide a permanent and stable solution for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth.
These dentures are securely attached to dental implants, eliminating the need for denture adhesives. The fixed nature of these dentures provides optimal chewing function, improved speech, and a natural-looking smile.
Removable Implant-Supported Dentures
Removable implant-supported dentures, also called implant-retained dentures, offer the stability and functionality of dental implants while still allowing for easy removal and maintenance. These dentures are attached to dental implants using special attachments or snaps, ensuring a secure fit.
Removable implant-supported dentures provide excellent stability during everyday activities and can be easily taken out for cleaning or adjustment by your dentist.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
- Enhanced stability: Implant-supported dentures eliminate the worry of dentures slipping or shifting while speaking or eating. The implants provide a secure foundation, allowing you to enjoy everyday activities with confidence.
- Improved chewing ability: With implant-supported dentures, you can experience improved biting force, allowing you to enjoy a wider range of foods and maintain a balanced diet.
- Preserved bone health: Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, helping to prevent bone loss and maintain facial structure. This helps preserve your oral health and facial aesthetics over time.
- Enhanced comfort: Implant-supported dentures feel more natural and comfortable compared to traditional removable dentures. They eliminate the bulkiness of denture adhesives and offer a secure fit.
- Long-term solution: With proper care and maintenance, implant-supported dentures can last for many years, providing a durable and reliable solution for missing teeth.
At Cornerstone Dentistry, our skilled dental team is dedicated to providing you with high-quality implant-supported dentures that restore your smile, improve your chewing ability, and enhance your overall quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover the transformative benefits of implant-supported dentures.
Temporary Dentures at Cornerstone Dentistry: A Transitional Solution for Your Smile
At Cornerstone Dentistry, we understand that the process of getting dentures can take time, and we want to ensure that you have a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile during the transitional period. Our dedicated dental professionals are committed to your comfort and satisfaction throughout the entire process.
What Are Temporary Dentures?
Temporary dentures, also known as immediate dentures or interim dentures, are a temporary set of dentures that are crafted to replace your missing teeth while your permanent dentures are being made. They are usually made in advance and are immediately placed in your mouth after your remaining natural teeth are extracted.
Temporary dentures are designed to provide you with a functional and natural-looking smile during the healing process.
Can You Eat With Temporary Dentures?
Yes, you can eat with temporary dentures; however, it’s important to keep in mind that they are not as durable or stable as permanent dentures. While temporary dentures allow you to chew and eat a variety of soft and semi-soft foods, it is advisable to avoid extremely hard or sticky foods that could potentially damage or dislodge the dentures.
It is best to cut your food into smaller, more manageable pieces and chew slowly and carefully to prevent any discomfort or damage to the temporary dentures.
Are Temporary Dentures More Cost-Effective Than Full Dentures?
Temporary dentures are a cost-effective solution compared to full dentures. Since temporary dentures are designed to be a temporary transitional option, they are typically less expensive than permanent dentures. They are made using a different process and materials that allow for a quicker fabrication.
However, it’s important to note that temporary dentures are not meant to be a long-term solution and may require adjustment or replacement as your mouth heals and changes shape.
What To Expect With Temporary Dentures
When you receive your temporary dentures at Cornerstone Dentistry, you can expect the following:
- Immediate placement: Temporary dentures are typically placed immediately after any necessary tooth extractions. This ensures that you have a functional set of teeth during the healing process.
- Adaptation period: It may take some time for you to adjust to wearing temporary dentures. Initially, you may experience some discomfort, soreness, or difficulty speaking and eating. This is normal as your mouth adapts to the dentures. Our dental team will provide you with guidance and instructions on how to care for and adjust to your temporary dentures.
- Follow-up appointments: After the initial placement, you will have follow-up appointments at Cornerstone Dentistry to monitor your healing progress. Our dental professionals will assess the fit of your temporary dentures and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your comfort.
- Transition to permanent dentures: Once your mouth has fully healed, your temporary dentures will be replaced with your custom-made permanent dentures. This transition will be carefully planned and executed by our dental team to ensure a seamless and comfortable fit.
At Cornerstone Dentistry, we strive to provide you with high-quality temporary dentures that allow you to maintain your smile and functionality throughout the denture process. Our experienced dental team will guide you through the temporary denture phase, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to a confident and complete smile.
Denture Repair at Cornerstone Dentistry: Restoring Function and Comfort
At Cornerstone Dentistry, we understand that accidents can happen, and dentures may occasionally require repair. That’s why we offer a reliable denture repair to address any issues and restore the functionality and comfort of your dentures. Our skilled dental professionals are committed to providing prompt and efficient repair services to ensure that you can continue to enjoy a confident smile.
When You Need A Denture Repair
You may need denture repair if you experience any of the following issues:
- Fractured or broken dentures: Accidental drops, excessive pressure, or other mishaps can cause dentures to fracture or break. If you notice any cracks, chips, or broken pieces in your dentures, it’s important to seek denture repair as soon as possible.
- Loose or ill-fitting dentures: Over time, changes in your mouth’s shape, bone resorption, or natural wear can cause your dentures to become loose or ill-fitting. This can lead to discomfort, difficulty speaking or eating, and irritation of the gums. Denture repair can help improve the fit and stability of your dentures.
- Worn or damaged denture teeth: The artificial teeth on your dentures may become worn, chipped, or damaged over time. This can affect your ability to chew properly and may impact your appearance. Denture repair can involve replacing the worn or damaged teeth, restoring the functionality and aesthetics of your dentures.
In addition to repairs, denture relining is another common service we provide at Cornerstone Dentistry. Denture relining involves reshaping the underside of the denture to improve its fit and comfort.
Over time, changes in the jawbone structure or gum tissues can cause dentures to become loose or uncomfortable. Relining helps restore the proper fit of your dentures by adding a new layer of material to the base, ensuring a snug and secure fit.
Is It Safe To Use Adhesives For Denture Fractures?
While denture adhesives can provide temporary relief for minor denture fractures, they are not a permanent solution. Adhesives should only be used as a temporary measure until you can seek professional denture repair.
Using adhesives as a long-term solution for denture fractures can lead to further damage and may compromise the fit and stability of your dentures. It is always best to consult with a dental professional to properly assess and repair any denture issues.
At Cornerstone Dentistry, our skilled dental team is dedicated to providing reliable and efficient denture repair services. We understand the importance of a well-functioning and comfortable set of dentures in maintaining your oral health and quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and restore the functionality and comfort of your dentures through our denture repair.
Replacement Dentures Service
At Cornerstone Dentistry, we understand that dentures may need replacement over time due to wear, changes in oral health, or a desire for an improved fit and appearance.
Our replacement dentures are designed to provide you with a new set of dentures that restore your smile, improve your chewing ability, and enhance your overall oral health. Our experienced dental professionals are committed to providing personalized care and ensuring your comfort throughout the entire replacement process.
How Often Should Dentures Be Replaced?
The lifespan of dentures can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene practices, daily wear, and the quality of the dentures. On average, well-maintained dentures can last between 5 to 10 years. However, it’s important to note that over time, changes in your mouth’s shape, bone resorption, and natural wear can occur.
These changes may result in dentures becoming loose, ill-fitting, or uncomfortable. If you experience any of these issues or if your dentures no longer provide the functionality and aesthetics you desire, it may be time to consider replacing them.
Regular visits to your dentist at Cornerstone Dentistry will allow our dental professionals to monitor the condition of your dentures and assess when replacement is necessary. They will consider factors such as fit, stability, wear, and your overall oral health to determine the appropriate timing for denture replacement.
How Long Does It Take To Replace Dentures?
The process of replacing dentures typically involves multiple appointments over several weeks to ensure a proper fit and customized result. Here is a general overview of the steps involved:
- Evaluation and consultation: During your initial consultation at Cornerstone Dentistry, our dental team will assess the condition of your existing dentures, evaluate your oral health, and discuss your goals and expectations for the replacement dentures.
- Impressions and measurements: Precise impressions and measurements of your mouth will be taken to create new dentures that fit securely and comfortably. These molds will be used to fabricate custom replacement dentures that match the shape and color of your natural teeth.
- Try-in and adjustments: Once your replacement dentures are fabricated, you will come in for a try-in appointment. Our dentist will ensure that the new dentures fit properly and make any necessary adjustments to achieve optimal comfort and functionality.
- Final placement: After any adjustments, your replacement dentures will be securely placed in your mouth. Our dental team will ensure that they fit well, feel comfortable, and provide you with guidance on how to adapt to wearing the new dentures.
The exact timeframe for replacing dentures may vary depending on the complexity of your case, the type of dentures being replaced, and any additional treatments required. Our dental team will provide you with a personalized treatment plan and a timeline specific to your situation during your consultation at Cornerstone Dentistry.
At Cornerstone Dentistry, we strive to provide competitive and transparent pricing for our dental services, including dentures. Our pricing is tailored to the specific needs and treatment plans of our patients. We offer a range of options to accommodate different budgets and preferences.
During your consultation, our dental team will discuss the cost of our denture services, taking into account factors such as the type of dentures, materials used, any necessary procedures, and your dental insurance coverage. We believe in delivering exceptional value for our patients, combining quality dentistry with affordable pricing.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover the pricing options available for your denture needs.
Take The First Step Towards Restoring Your Smile And Regaining Your Confidence!
Contact Cornerstone Dentistry today to schedule a consultation and discuss our pricing options for dentures. Our friendly team is ready to assist you and provide the personalized care you deserve.