If you’re faced with the possibility of losing all your teeth or have already lost your teeth, you have a few options for restoring your smile! Dentures, implant supported dentures, and full mouth dental implants all have their benefits, depending on your smile goals and budget. Being in your situation can make choosing an option feel overwhelming, so we’ve outlined each solution below. Dr. Thomas A. Bissell specializes in replacing missing teeth with dental implants and generally recommends
dental implants in Chester, NJ for patients who have a full arch of missing teeth.
Option 1: Dentures
Dentures are a set of removable false teeth. They solve the problem of a toothless smile, though they won’t provide much function. These teeth look natural, however, and can feel relatively secure with pastes and adhesives. Dentures are the most economical and “quick-fix” option, though many consider them to be a temporary solution. They’ll eventually need relining as your jawbone resorbs and shrinks without support from natural teeth.
Option 2: Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures are removable dentures held more securely in your jaw with two or more dental implants. They’re fixed in place while in your mouth, though you can choose a permanently fixed solution or one that needs to be taken out each night and cleaned. Implant supported dentures are a good mid-range option for patients who want more security from their dentures.
Option 3: Full Mouth Dental Implants
Full mouth dental implants consist of a life-like and strong bridge of teeth permanently attached to four or more dental implants in your jawbone. This solution can only be removed by a periodontist or dentist and will remain fixed in place long-term while providing stimulation to your jawbone. You’ll be able to eat any type of food, eliminate denture pastes and adhesives for good, and never fear your teeth becoming loose or falling out! Though the priciest option, they are designed to improve oral function, health, and beauty for your smile—for the rest of your life.
Interested in Learning More?
Don’t let your missing teeth overwhelm you and keep you from finding a tooth replacement option! We have solutions that can improve your dental function and oral health. Schedule your consultation for dental implants in Chester, NJ with Dr. Bissell by calling (908) 955-5999