Modern dentures are an effective way to replace several missing teeth or a full arch of missing teeth. Dentures restore the functionality of your mouth and revitalize your smile. At Henrich Dental we specialize in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Using state-of-the-art techniques and technology, we can provide a natural-looking replacement for your teeth in a timely manner. Our goal is to provide patient-focused dental services that solve your issue the first time, for long term success.
If you are missing several teeth it can affect your appearance, your speech, and your ability to eat. Not to mention the dreaded facial sag. We can help rebuild your confidence and get you smiling again with a set of partial or full dentures. Complete dentures can be removable or secured using dental implants. With advancements in dental technology, securing a denture with dental implants is now the preferred way to replace a full arch of missing teeth. Implant secured dentures use strategic implants to hold the denture in place, enabling patients to enjoy a more stable bite and natural looking smile.
At Henrich Dental we use state of the art technology, techniques, and materials to ensure you get high quality cosmetic dentures that you want. Modern dentures are more natural looking and offer a more secure and comfortable fit. Using 3-D imaging and digital scanners, we are able to provide a more precise fit denture that will support more stable long-term oral health.
Dr. Henrich may recommend securing your set of dentures with dental implants for the most stable and secure fit. In the past, traditional dentures could be a very frustrating experience. Poorly fit dentures can rub against and agitate the soft oral tissues and are prone to slipping or falling out while the patient eats or speaks. Traditional dentures can also make it difficult for patients to eat a diverse diet of healthy foods. Securing it with dental implants will eliminate many of the frustrations.
Implant Retained Dentures
Dr. Henrich uses implant dentures to help some denture wearers enjoy the best possible results. An oral surgeon will place as few as four dental implants into the jaw. Dental implants are made from medical grade titanium that will fuse with the jaw bone, effectively serving as a tooth root to stabilize bone tissue. As the implants heal, they integrate with the jaw creating a lasting and stable bond. The implants help promote natural bone regeneration, preventing facial sagging often associated with missing teeth.
Once the dental implants are done fusing with the jaw bone, Dr. Henrich will work with you to create a custom denture. The denture will look and feel just like your natural teeth. If you have been without teeth or struggling with poorly fitted dentures, implant supported dentures can be life changing.
Should I get dentures or dental implants?
Dr. Henrich will recommend denture implants to his patients because they are better for your oral health and overall quality of life. They have less eating restrictions, will not slip around in your mouth, will preserve the jaw bone, and will not cause slurring speech. However, not everyone will qualify for implants. To qualify for them, you must be in good health and have enough bone to support the dental implants
How long will it take me to adjust to my dentures?
New dentures will feel a little odd at first. Since you are placing a foreign object in your mouth, it will take some time to adjust to this. This is not uncommon. Most dentists will say that it will take about 30 days to get used to wearing the new dental restoration. You will have to readjust to talking, smiling and eating.
Can I sleep in dentures?
Dr. Henrich does not recommend sleeping in your dentures. Your gums will need a break from wearing them and regularly wearing them overnight will cause a buildup of bacteria. This can lead to bad breath and infections. You will also need to clean them regularly. The best things to do is remove them in the evening for the daily cleaning.
Schedule A Consultation
To learn more about how dentures, implant dentures, and partial dentures can solve your dental problems, schedule a consultation with Dr. Henrich in Tulsa, OK. He will evaluate your oral health and provide a personalized treatment plan designed to meet your dental health needs and cosmetic goals.