Do you have multiple or whole arches of missing teeth? Not replacing missing teeth soon enough may result in shifting teeth, overcrowding, speech issues, and a misaligned bite. Gums may recede due to missing teeth, exposing the root surfaces of our teeth. Not restoring teeth can open up more opportunities for dental issues to occur. Dr. Bryan Bumpas, our Dentist in Edmond, OK, helps patients replace teeth for a fuller and more stable smile. Call 405.254.0656 or schedule an appointment with Dr. Bumpas of Prairie Dental Group online.
Benefits of Dentures
Permanent dentures offer multiple benefits to patients with missing teeth. Dentures provide:
- Better retention
- No chance of slippage
- Improved tooth and gum health
- No dietary restrictions
- No adhesives
Due to advances in modern technology, dentures now look and feel like natural teeth. Patients who receive dentures can chew, bite, and speak easily and eat foods that they could not before.
Types of Dentures
The first step in the tooth replacement process is a consultation with Dr. Bumpas. In addition to a thorough exam and evaluation of your oral health, he will discuss your health history, concerns you may have, and your aesthetic goals for your new smile. Patient education is an integral part of your treatment process at Prairie Dental.
Depending on your oral health, you may have to undergo tooth extraction treatment to remove severely decayed teeth. Dr. Bumpas will then provide you with your dentures. There are several types of dentures you may receive:
Conventional Full Dentures: For this treatment, all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take multiple months for the gum tissue to heal completely.
Immediate Full Dentures: Prior to having your teeth removed, Dr. Bumpas will have dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed. This treatment requires a follow-up visit to refit your dentures as the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heals.
Partial Dentures: This type of denture benefits patients who do not need tooth extractions. Partial dentures are similar to a bridge, but they are not permanent. Full dentures or dentures that are supported by implants can provide a longer-lasting solution.
Implant-supported Dentures: for a permanent solution to replacing a full arch of teeth, Dr. Bumpas can use dental implants to secure a denture. Dental implants are strategically placed to hold a hybrid denture, giving you a new smile that feels and functions like natural teeth.