Just Like Your Natural Teeth
Did you know that more than 35 million Americans don’t have any teeth at all? Of this edentulous population (people without any teeth), 15% has dentures made each year. The truth is, your teeth are an invaluable part of who you are. They not only allow you to flash a pretty smile, they allow you to eat a well-balanced diet, and to speak and communicate clearly and effectively.
When you suffer from the loss of your natural teeth, it can be quite traumatic. Thankfully, with advances in modern dentistry, tooth loss doesn’t have to be devastating. We can create beautiful, natural looking dentures that look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth!
If you are a good candidate for dental implants – you still have a healthy and dense enough jawbone to support them – we have a revolutionary implant-supported denture system available for you. We use the minimum number of implants (four) to support the maximum number of teeth (a full arch). This is the most secure, most life-like way to replace a full arch of teeth. The implants will help protect your facial aesthetics and prevent jawbone deterioration while serving as anchors for your new teeth. Your arch will be secured to the implants so that they look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence again!
What are the benefits?
The benefits of the All-on-4® system are many, but we really can’t put into words how this revolutionary system has changed our patients’ lives.
- Implants preserve oral & jawbone health
- Preserve facial structure & aesthetics
- Lifelike, secure, & highly functional teeth
- Clean & maintain just like natural teeth
- Enjoy your favorite foods again
- Speak & smile with confidence
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What if I’m not a candidate for implants?
In the case that you’ve experienced jawbone deterioration, and are not a candidate to host dental implants, don’t worry; we have a secure, life-like solution for you, too. We can create custom dentures created with high precision technology to mimic your natural teeth in form and function. Even though they won’t be anchored with implants, they will still be strong, secure, and long-lasting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are dentures comfortable?
Dentures can be comfortable if they’re made correctly. Your dentures will be customized for you and we’ll make them as comfortable as possible. Your dentist will show you how to put your dentures in correctly to maximize your comfort throughout the day.
If your dentures are uncomfortable, we may be able to adjust the fit so they’re better for you. Simply contact us by calling (319) 283-4222 and let us know what the issue is. We can take a look at your dentures and make them more comfortable for you.
Can dentures look natural?
Yes, denture technology has improved significantly and we can make your dentures look natural. You’ll be able to smile and not be afraid of people noticing that your teeth aren’t real. We know how important your smile can be, so we’ll give you the very best.
Denture teeth are made from natural-looking materials that feel like natural teeth. They even reflect light the same way as teeth for a completely natural appearance. Your dentures are customized for you, so they’ll be comfortable and blend in with your face.
Where should dentures be stored at night?
At night, you should remove your dentures and soak them in a cleansing solution. Dentures need to remain moist to keep their shape — if you let your dentures dry out, it can permanently damage them. Look for special denture soaking solutions to keep your dentures moist and clean while you sleep.
Make sure to follow the instructions for soaking and cleaning your dentures to preserve them for as long as possible. Always remember to thoroughly rinse your dentures before putting them in.
What do I do if my dentures are too big?
If your dentures are too big for you, they may need an adjustment or you may be due for a replacement. Over time, your jaw will become smaller when you’re wearing dentures and your dentures may feel too big. This can lead to them not staying in place throughout the day and can be uncomfortable.
A denture adjustment can help your dentures feel comfortable again. They’ll stay in place more easily so you can eat and smile confidently.
Give Us a Call!
If you’re ready to experience the difference that custom, life-like dentures can make for your life, you’ve come to the right place! If you have any questions about dentures or the All-on-4® system or would like to schedule a consultation with your dentist, give us a call today!
*All-on-4® is available at our Oelwein office location only.