At Parker Dental Group we give people a denture or partial dentures that’s indistinguishable from natural teeth, including the gums. We go as far as to even tint the gum tissue to make it look extremely natural. Our goal is that you won’t be able to tell you’re wearing a denture. We use the best materials, the best teeth, and the best techniques to fabricate an absolutely drop-dead gorgeous denture that will fool anyone. People won’t know it’s a denture! That’s our promise.
Traditional dentures are dentures held in the mouth by nothing other than passive retention. This means that impressions are taken of the mouth (with or without teeth) and dentures are fabricated precisely to the underlying gum. People who have this type of denture have to rely on adhesives or pastes to keep the denture in place throughout the day.
This is especially the case on lower dentures because the ridge of bone and gum on the lower part of your mouth is not as substantial as that on the top, so the denture moves around more. A typical upper denture is usually a little more stable because it utilizes the surface area of your palate to help keep things in place.
There are over 20 million people with dentures in the United States today. Those living with missing or damaged teeth have multiple denture options: complete, or partial. Imagine Parker Dental Groups signature, flawless, smiles in the form of dentures – we can create that for you!
The team at Parker Dental Group works passionately toward creating the most beautiful and youthful smiles for patients whose natural teeth have been compromised and require replacement. Our patients are fully involved in the denture creation process, we welcome them to provide a photo of their smile at its best, examples of smiles they love, and their input in selecting the desired tooth and gum shades.
This type of denture technically isn’t a denture at all, it’s more like a fixed bridge. Typically, 4 or 6 dental implants are placed on the upper and lower arch. The denture hybrid (implant denture) is actually fixed to the implants in the mouth. This is the most stable option and does not need to be removed each night. Some other names for this type of denture are “All on 4″ or “Teeth in an Hour.” The advantage to implant supported dentures is that they are the most stable and aesthetic option; they are the best! However, due to their complex nature and the number of dental implants necessary to support them, they are also the most expensive. See the example of the implant dentures (hybrid denture bridge) below. If you need dentures, contact us today!
This is a denture that is essentially attached to either two dental implants. You can see how this option helps to stabilize and retain the denture in the mouth. The denture will actually “click” into the two positions. Old dentures (or your existing denture) can usually be retro-fit to accommodate this new denture. This is the second-best denture option for long term use. At Parker Dental Group we believe almost all lower dentures should be an overdenture, because otherwise the denture will flop around, making it difficult to speak, eat, and talk.