Patients missing multiple or all of their teeth on their upper or lower arch can restore the beauty and functionality of their smile with a traditional or implant-supported denture at Iroquois Family Dentistry. At our Nashville, TN, practice, Drs. K.B. Parkes, Gary Waltemath, and Karen S. Keenan, provide a variety of customized dentures, designed to replace partial tooth loss or a complete arch of teeth. Made with durable and realistic materials, each denture is designed to blend with your natural bite and aesthetics to ensure comfortable and natural-looking results. A significantly impaired smile can affect your facial features and self-confidence. With our doctors’ extensive experience, we can help you achieve a healthy and attractive smile with a carefully crafted denture.
Are You a Candidate?
You may be a good candidate for dentures if you:
- Have complete tooth loss in your upper or lower jaw
- Are unable to replace missing teeth with a dental bridge
- Require extensive tooth extractions due to severe dental damage
- Have healthy remaining teeth and gums with no signs of decay or gum disease
If you would like to receive implant-supported dentures, you must also have adequate jawbone strength for dental implants.
What Are Dentures?
If you are looking for a quick and affordable solution to restoring your smile, our dental practice provides both traditional and implant-supported partial and full traditional dentures that are made from the most realistic materials possible.
When tooth loss occurs in multiple areas, a partial denture can serve a better purpose than a dental bridge. This removable device is made of a gum-colored acrylic base and realistic-looking synthetic teeth affixed to a frame that matches your gum tissues. A partial denture will be custom-made to fit seamlessly over your gums, and held in place with tiny metal clasps that attach to your remaining teeth.
This oral appliance is often recommended for patients facing complete tooth loss in one or both dental arches. Full dentures are traditionally made of durable composite acrylic resin and porcelain, designed to blend with the natural aesthetics of your smile. This restoration will rest directly on your gums and can be held in place with suction and a resilient, yet biocompatible adhesive.
Implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants and provide a more permanent solution to restoring your smile. With the advancements made in the dental industry, a full arch denture can be supported with just four to six strategically placed dental implants. Dental implants are small, threaded posts, surgically inserted into the jawbone, designed to imitate the lost tooth roots. With each bite you take, the nerves within your jawbone are stimulated, preventing bone degeneration from occurring. These posts can become permanent fixtures in your jaw, providing lifelike support to restorations for the rest of your life.
Our custom dentures can provide the natural-looking results you need to improve your oral function and confidence.
Receiving Your Restoration
At Iroquois Family Dentistry, our doctors use the latest technology and personalized care to provide optimal results. Patients desiring an implant-supported restoration will first undergo dental implant surgery before proceeding with restoration design.
Once your remaining teeth and gums are adequately prepared, we will take impressions of your smile using digital technology, eliminating the need for uncomfortable putty impressions. These images will be used to create a mold of your smile that our partner lab will use in fabricating your custom-made restoration. When your custom denture is ready, the doctor will affix it to your implant posts or over your remaining teeth and gums to ensure that it fits comfortably.
Restore Your Oral Function
If you have experienced widespread tooth loss and are looking to restore your smile, contact our practice online today or by calling (615) 298-2040 to learn more about the types of dentures we provide. Our custom dentures can provide the natural-looking results you need to improve your oral function and confidence.