More than 40 million Americans wear dentures. If you’re missing some or all of your permanent teeth, these durable and affordable restorations can transform your smile, making it easier to bite, chew, and speak. At 2K Dental, with two convenient locations in Parma and Akron, Ohio, the team offers both partial and complete dentures to adult patients. To schedule an appointment today, call the nearest office to book a consultation.
Dentures, or false teeth, are custom-crafted oral prosthetics used to replace one, several, or all of your permanent teeth. They fit snugly over your gums and restore your smile to a healthy, vibrant condition.
In addition to their cosmetic benefits, dentures prevent more serious oral health problems such as gum recession and bone deterioration. Dentures are easy to clean and care for, and you can remove them at any time.
The 2K Dental team offers several types of dentures, including:
If you’re missing only some of your permanent teeth, you might benefit from partial dentures. Partial dentures feature one or several false teeth that sit on top of a metal framework. The metal framework snaps into place around your existing teeth.
If you’re missing all of your permanent teeth on your upper or lower arch, you might benefit from complete dentures. Complete dentures feature a metal base plate, pink acrylic gums, and a full row of false teeth. You can use denture adhesives or glues to hold them in place.
If you’re missing all of your teeth and want a more permanent solution, consider implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures snap onto dental implants ––– small metal posts that your dentist surgically places in your gum line. Implant-supported dentures are incredibly tough and don’t slip or slide around when you eat or speak.
Getting partial or complete dentures typically takes two separate appointments.
At your first appointment, your provider conducts an oral exam and takes impressions of your gums and remaining teeth. He sends the impressions to a dental laboratory that manufactures a custom set of partial or complete dentures.
A week or two later, you return to 2K Dental to try your new dentures on. Your dentist explains how to wear them properly and teaches you how to clean and care for them.
Implant-supported dentures require three separate appointments and in-office surgery.
During your operation, four posts are placed into your upper and lower jaws. Afterward, you return home for 3-4 months while your mouth heals. Your bone grows around each implant, fusing them to your jaw.
After your mouth heals, you return to 2K Dental for impressions of your gums and implants. Your dentist sends the impressions to a laboratory that manufactures your customized set of implant-supported dentures.
A week or two later, you return to the office and your 2K Dental provider snaps your implant-supported dentures in place. You leave the office with a vibrant, healthy smile.
To learn more about the benefits of dentures, schedule an appointment at 2K Dental today. Call the nearest office to book a consultation.