If you have lost your natural teeth, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are missing all or most of their teeth. Thankfully, at Kirlough Family Dentistry, we have a dental team who expertly restores smiles with dentures and partial dentures in Middleburg Heights. These prosthetics not only restore the appearance of your smile, but they also help your face look fuller and more youthful. Most important of all, our dentures will help you eat your favorite foods, speak with confidence, and laugh out loud, dramatically improving your quality of life.
Dentures are prosthetic teeth attached to bases made of resin that look like your natural gums. A complete denture restores a whole row of missing teeth, while a partial denture fills the gaps of missing teeth without affecting your remaining natural smile. Dentures in Middleburg Heights are held in place with suction, adhesive, or dental implants. With great oral healthcare and routine cleaning, you can expect this tooth replacement to last 5 to 7 years before it needs replacement. However, if you have a denture retained by dental implants, your prosthesis will usually last longer.
There are a variety of complete dentures and the one that is best for you will depend on your oral health, your preference, and your budget. A traditional full denture is made when all of your teeth are removed, and your gums have healed. On the other hand, an immediate full denture can be inserted as soon as your remaining teeth are removed. When you visit Kirlough Family Dentistry, we will carefully examine your mouth and take measurements to recommend the best denture for your smile.
If you’re considering dentures but still have some natural teeth, Dr. Jon Kirlough may decide that you could benefit most from partial dentures. With partial dentures, you have multiple options: a fixed or removeable denture. The fixed option uses your natural teeth or dental implants as anchors to permanently affix dentures into your mouth. The other option, removeable dentures, allows you to take your false teeth in and out of your smile for breaks and easy cleaning.
If Dr. Kirlough decides that you’re a candidate for dental implants, this could be your best option. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made out of titanium, which permanently fuse to your jawbone. At Kirlough Family Dentistry, we can attach your dentures to the strategically placed dental implants in your mouth for a stable and secure smile. This is not only the most natural looking and feeling option, but you’ll also receive stronger biting power and more confidence when speaking. Plus, an added advantage is that dental implants are the only tooth replacement that preserves your natural jawbone, making them an incredibly beneficial addition to full or partial dentures.