- A complete denture is a dental prosthesis designed to replace all natural teeth in the mouth. It can be fabricated for both the upper and lower jaws. These dentures can be supported with a patient’s natural bone and soft tissue structure or with dental implants, which are surgically placed by an experienced dentist.
- A specific type of complete prosthesis is an immediate complete denture, which is fabricated to be placed immediately following the removal of any natural teeth, so you do not have any downtime with proper functioning in your day-to-day life.
- While a complete denture replaces all natural teeth, a partial denture replaces one or more missing teeth on both the upper and lower jaws. A partial denture can be fabricated as an immediate denture or conventionally.
Dental Implant Supported Dentures
- A Dental Implant is one of the most recent and successful advancement’s of the dental field. An implant is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw; they are used to replace missing teeth in the mouth. An implant can be placed by one of our experienced dentists at All Valley Dental or by any dentist with advanced surgical training.
- Complete dentures can be fabricated to be supported by a dental implant. Between 2-4 dental implants are placed into each jaw to connect to the denture for optimum stability and retention of your denture. There are many different forms of implant supported dentures that can be made, including fixed and removable complete dentures.
- Fixed Implant Dentures are seated and retained in the mouth and do not need to be removed. One should still visit their dentist after placement to get their dentures properly cleaned and maintained. Patient education is optimal for success of these dentures.
- Snap On Implant Dentures can be seated and removed from the mouth. They are locked into the jaw through a lock-and-key mechanism when you are going about your day-to-day activities, but can be removed manually when the patient wants to properly clean their denture.
Please call our office at (801) 277-3601 for a free consultation to get the proper education on what treatment would be the best course of action to transform your smile today! We would be more than happy to assist you with all of your needs.
Soft and Hard Relines
- A reline is usually needed within 6-12 months of receiving your new immediate dentures. It is a process that resurfaces the inside layer of one’s prosthesis to increase the accuracy and stability of how the denture fits against the tissue.
Quick and Affordable Repairs
- On a case-to-case basis, we will repair your dentures while you wait in our office!
Will insurances cover my dentures?
- Insurance reimbursement for complete/partial maxillary and mandibular dentures is based on percentile or scheduled amounts as specified in the plan’s benefit provisions. The patient is responsible for the part of the fee not covered by the plan. We will call your insurance and inform you how much they will cover.