Do you have teeth missing and the gaps in your smile are keeping you from doing the things you love? Do you avoid going out in public? Are there certain foods you avoid? You may even find your physical health is suffering.
We live in a world that requires us to have a pretty, healthy smile. And being able to smile and eat what you like–these are things that everyone enjoys. At Battle Mountain Dental, Dr. Thompson and his caring, well-trained team would like to restore your smile and give you the freedom and confidence this will bring. One restorative dentistry option is dentures. There are several denture options we offer: removable and permanent dentures.
Removable dentures are, as the name suggests, removable. These dentures have two different systems. The first is the traditional dentures system–adhered to the gums with adhesive. These are taken out to clean. The other type are dentures secured to dental implants. They are clicked on and off the implants like a retainer, with wires. These, too, are taken out to clean. Both systems look and feel like real teeth, so you can laugh, smile and feel free to have your photo snapped.
Permanent dentures are secured permanently onto dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium rods placed into the gums and jawbone that heal (within 3-6 months) and become a “new” tooth root. The dental implants are restored or topped with a dental crown. The dental crown combined with the dental implant create a “new” tooth. Dental implants are very sturdy and look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Dental implants will probably last your whole life long. When dentures are placed onto dental implants, they are remarkably durable. These permanent dentures are not removed and are not adhered to the gums with adhesive. They are secured permanently to the the dental crowns that top the dental implants. These permanent dentures give you the most amount of freedom to eat the foods you love.
With either denture system, you are afforded the ability to function in society again–being able to eat, drink and feel confident with your smile. Dr. Thompson at Battle Mountain Dental and his caring, well-trained team want you to love your smile. Call today!