dentures for functionality and aesthetics

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When you are missing all of your teeth in one or both jaws, the most common solution is a full set of dentures. Dentures can help restore the beauty of a full smile and make speaking and eating easier. A prosthodontist such as Dr. Atwood is the best-equipped doctor to create a set of dentures to make you look and feel your best.

Full dentures are replacement teeth fitted into an acrylic base that will cover the existing gums and bone. Upper dentures fit across the roof of your mouth and lower dentures are u-shaped and fit over the gums and bone. These replace all of the existing teeth and can create a beautiful and functional smile. Without denture replacements, chewing may become difficult and cause jaw pain and headaches. Dentures can help stabilize the mouth and prevent damage to receding gums and bone structures. Dentures that are fit correctly to your mouth are comfortable and functional to restore normal eating and speaking habits.

Dentures and Dental Implants Combined

For individuals with missing teeth, the thought of dentures often conjures images of discomfort and inconvenience. However, all-on-4 dentures have revolutionized the world of dental prosthetics, offering a superior alternative to traditional partial dentures or implants.

All-on-4 dentures are fixed dental prosthetics that combine the stability of dental implants with the convenience of dentures. By strategically placing four implants in the jawbone, they provide exceptional stability, preventing slippage or discomfort often experienced with traditional dentures. This unique design allows individuals to regain their confidence while eating, speaking, and smiling, without worrying about embarrassing denture mishaps.

Compared to individual dental implants, all-on-4 dentures offer a cost-effective solution for replacing numerous missing teeth. Instead of requiring an implant for each missing tooth, all-on-4 dentures use just four implants, reducing both the time and financial investment associated with the procedure. This makes all-on-4 dentures an attractive option for those looking for maximum benefits at an affordable price.

One of the key advantages of all-on-4 dentures is their ability to preserve and support bone health. When teeth are missing, the underlying jawbone can deteriorate over time. All-on-4 dentures help stimulate bone growth by integrating with the jawbone, preventing further bone loss and maintaining facial structure. This feature sets them apart from traditional dentures, which can accelerate bone resorption.

Recent studies have shown promising results in favor of all-on-4 dentures across various aspects. Researchers have noted a high success rate in terms of implant survival and patient satisfaction. A study published in the Journal of Oral Implantology highlighted a 95.4% implant success rate after five years of follow-up, reinforcing the reliability of all-on-4 dentures. Additionally, surveys have shown significant improvements in quality of life, chewing efficiency, and speech clarity for individuals utilizing all-on-4 dentures.

All-on-4 dentures offer a reliable and efficient solution for individuals with missing teeth, surpassing the limitations of traditional dentures and partial dentures.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Warm & Accomodating

"Love Dr. Atwood and staff. I had great care for an issue my regular dentist was not qualified to do. He also takes great care of my 96 year old neighbor who has had ongoing dental issues."

~ Julie B.

Very Pleased

"I had Bell's Palsy many years before but my smile never quite straightened up. Dr. Atwood went above and beyond to have my denture compensate. I am very pleased with the final result."

~ Kathy P.

A Perfectionist

"These folks are the best. Service is excellent from front desk to dental chair. Dr. Atwood is a perfectionist and it shows in his work. He and his staff are compassionate, professional, and kind. The practice has his own lab, so dentures and other prosthetics are custom created, fitted, and adjusted in-house. After moving out of state, I still make the drive to see Dr. Atwood."

~ Curtis C.

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