Dentures offer an economical replacement of the teeth and soft tissues when teeth are lost. They can be used to gain fullness of the upper and lower lips. Dr. Minton likes to get a little artistic with dentures and enjoys customizing them for you.
Implants can be used to greatly improve the retention and stability of removable dentures. Studies have shown that the implant attachments actually improve the overall quality of life compared to patients without the attachments. There are multiple ways to attach the denture to the implants, and Dr. Minton can help determine the best alternative for you.
Removable Partial Dentures
Partial dentures offer an economical replacement of teeth and tissues lost after teeth have been extracted. Partial dentures involve acrylic teeth and pink base. They are retained with metal clasps around your existing teeth. In some cases, implants can be used to help reduce the need for the metal clasps, and Dr. Minton can help you determine if this is an option based on your anatomy and denture design.
Implant-Supported Fixed Complete Dentures
Fixed Complete Dentures are a wonderful alternative to removable dentures. The fixed complete dentures are permanently attached and can only be removed by your dentist. They are rock solid and can be made of either denture acrylic or ceramics for improved resistance to staining.