Dentures – Indianapolis, IN
Replace Your Missing Teeth with Confidence
When faced with an entire arch of missing teeth or even just a few, you may wonder if you’ll ever see a full, complete smile again. With the help of dentures by Indy Dental Group, our team can rebuild your smile in such a way that ensures greater functionality and aesthetics. Nowadays, dentures are made using high-quality materials, so you don’t need to worry about teeth that appear fake, bulky, or ill-fitting. If you’re interested in learning if you’re a candidate for dentures, call our office today to schedule an appointment.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
The only way to find out if you are a candidate for dentures is to schedule a consultation with a member of our Indy Dental Group team. If you’re missing multiple, nonconsecutive teeth along a row, you may be eligible for a partial denture. However, if you have no remaining teeth along the top or bottom arch, a full denture may be suggested.
You will need to have good overall health and be free of any gum disease. Should additional problems be present, we will need to address them before moving forward.
Types of Dentures
Your discussion with our team members will include the different types of dentures you can choose from. Based on the number of teeth you are missing as well as your budget, we will recommend the one that is right for you:
Made out of an acrylic base that matches the color of your gums, a partial denture acts like a puzzle piece, filling in the gaps along an arch. The teeth are often made of porcelain or acrylic, and they replace the vacated areas of your smile so that you can eat, speak, and smile easily. Partials also have metal clips that attach to healthy teeth so that they replace in place.
When missing an entire arch of teeth, a full denture can be created. Made of the same materials as a partial denture, these prosthetics do not possess metal clips, as they rely solely on a person’s natural suction and denture adhesive. Full dentures can rebuild a person’s incomplete smile, allowing for better oral function and aesthetics.
The most superior form of tooth replacement is dental implants. Instead of relying on natural suction to hold your new teeth in place, an implant denture attaches to 4-6 implant posts that are surgically placed within the jawbone. Fusing with the bone tissues over several months, these prosthetics are permanent and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Benefits of Dentures
Many great benefits come with dentures. No matter the type you choose, you can expect to feel confident once again in your smile:
- Better oral function that allows you to eat your favorite foods, speak clearly, and smile confidently
- Improved bite force and chewing power so your denture doesn’t slip
- Greater longevity (30+ years or a lifetime with implant dentures)
- Greater oral health
- Prevention of facial collapse or sagging
- Continuous jawbone stimulation (implant dentures)