Replace Missing Teeth With Dentures
For patients missing one or more of their teeth, Scott E. Hayhurst Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Boise, ID offers full and partial dentures to bring functionality back to their mouths. Dentures have long been associated with older patients, but they are a very effective solution to replace missing teeth no matter your age. If you suffer tooth loss from a traumatic accident or due to health reasons, our practice will fit you with dentures to match your real teeth and mouth and provide reliable function.
Who Is a Candidate for Dentures?
Patients who are missing teeth have a few options to consider, including implants and dentures. Dentures are a removable appliance that replace missing teeth as well as some of the gum tissue. A dental implant must be fastened directly to the jaw bone. Therefore, patients who have bone and gum loss are better candidates for dentures since they lack the bone structure and gum tissue required for a dental implant.
The Different Types of Dentures
Dentures are available to fill various patient needs. Some, usually older patients, have bone deterioration to the degree that they can no longer support any real teeth. Other patients may find they only need a few teeth or as little as one tooth replaced. In either case, we have a solution for any patient requiring dentures.
Complete dentures are applied to dental patients who are missing all of their teeth. Conventional dentures are made and placed in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after all of the teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures are made in advance of teeth removal and are placed right away.
Partial dentures, also known as a bridge, are used to replace only a few missing teeth. They are attached to a pinkish or gum-colored plastic base to help keep the denture in place.
The Benefits of Dentures
Just like real teeth, dentures require regular daily care to keep them clean and healthy. Patients may take a little time to get used to their new dentures, but they will enjoy the same great functionality as their real teeth once they do. Other benefits of dentures include:
- Dentures are less expensive than implants
- They don’t require any anchoring
- It’s a non-invasive procedure, and there is no drilling
- The process to measure, fit, and make dentures is relatively quick
Speak With a Boise Dentist About Dentures
Dentures are an efficient and affordable tooth replacement option for patients who lack the bone structure for permanent implants. Scott E. Hayhurst Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provides patients with custom-fitted dentures that will improve their ability to chew, speak, and smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for full or partial dentures.