Dentures – Jefferson, OH

Rebuild Your Smile to Improve Its Function & Health

a woman holding a denture

Missing several or all of your teeth can have a drastic impact on your health and day-to-day life. Whether your tooth loss is the result of an accident, lingering oral health problems, or other dental concerns, our team at Dental Group of Jefferson can restore it to its former glory with full or partial dentures. If you’re suffering from tooth loss and would like to learn whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure, call our office today to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Dental Group of Jefferson for Dentures?

  • Multiple Convenient Office Locations
  • We Use Advanced Dental Technology
  • Experienced Team of Two Dentists

Who's a Good Candidate for Dentures?

In general, almost anyone who is missing any number of permanent teeth can potentially be eligible for customized, lifelike dentures. If there is empty space in your smile that needs to be filled, you should schedule a consultation with us right away. After we have finished examining your mouth, we can figure out whether you are a viable candidate for dentures and help you take the first steps on the path toward rebuilding your grin.

Effects of Missing Teeth

From untreated decay to advanced gum disease to physical trauma, there are plenty of reasons why you may end up losing a tooth. Technically, you do have the option of leaving the space in your mouth empty. However, this comes with a number of drawbacks. Obviously, if the gap can be seen when you smile, failing to replace the tooth can have a negative impact on your appearance. Additionally, you might find that it is more difficult for you to eat your favorite foods, and you may have a hard time speaking clearly.

In short, losing any number of teeth can be a major detriment to getting the most out of life. Replacing the teeth in question is typically your best option – and dentures can often be an excellent way to do so.

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

Dentures are typically recommended if most or all of your teeth are already missing. We may also suggest them if you have multiple decayed teeth that must be extracted for the sake of your oral health. Of course, before we can confirm that dentures are the right choice for you, we’ll have to confirm that your gums are in good health and that your jawbone is adequately strong.

When it comes to your candidacy for dentures, we’ll naturally need to narrow down which type of prosthesis you should get. Full dentures allow you to replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, but partial dentures can be a better choice if you still have teeth that are worth keeping. You may also want to consider having your dentures attached to dental implants so that you don’t have to worry about them slipping. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about the different kinds of dentures and the benefits that they have to offer.

Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options

Not everyone can get dentures, but luckily there’s more than one way to replace missing teeth. Here’s a brief look at the alternatives available:

  • Dental Bridges: A traditional dental bridge can be attached to your natural teeth in order to fill in a gap in your grin. We may suggest a dental bridge if you have lost one tooth or if at least two teeth in a row are missing.

Dental Implants: Dental implants are surgically placed in your jaw to act as roots for your replacement teeth. At our office, we are able to handle the entire dental implant process from start to finish

Types of Dentures

a dentist consulting with a patient about dentures

Depending on your unique tooth loss situation, as well as other factors, like your jawbone density and oral health status, our team may recommend any of the following denture treatments to you.

Partial Dentures

partial dentures sitting on a plaster mouth cast

Partial dentures are designed to fit like a puzzle piece between your existing teeth to replace several gaps throughout your arch. They’re typically crafted from a metal base that holds gum-colored acrylic and natural-looking ceramic teeth. They’re also removable, making cleaning them a breeze.

Full Dentures

full dentures on a plaster cast of a mouth

Full dentures are crafted to fit atop the gumline and utilize natural suction within the mouth to stay in place. The base is crafted from a gum-colored acrylic, while the replacement teeth are made from natural-looking, durable materials like ceramic. To help with stability, denture adhesive can also be used to make eating and speaking easier.

Implant Dentures

computer illustration depicting implant dentures

Traditional dentures are at-risk of slipping or shifting within the mouth, but when they’re anchored to the jawbone with dental implants, they’re unwaveringly strong. The implants are crafted from a biocompatible metal (titanium), that’s able to naturally fuse with the bone through a process called osseointegration. The dentures can then be attached to the implants, resulting in a stronger bite force as well as replacement teeth that function and look like natural.

The Benefits of Dentures

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Restoring your smile with dentures from your dentist in Jefferson will provide you with a variety of life-changing benefits, including:

  • Improve your chewing ability, allowing you to eat a more varied diet and bite down without discomfort.
  • Cost-effective solution that’s great for different budgets.
  • Custom-crafted replacement teeth designed for each individual patient.
  • Easy to clean and care for.
  • Preserve your facial shape, and with dental implants, your jawbone structure.
  • Ability to last for up to 10 years with proper care, and when anchored with dental implants, much longer.