DENTURES FOR TOOTH REPLACEMENT
Dentures and Partials are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth ( Some people call this a plate). Conventional dentures are removable; however, there are many different designs, some of which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants. The process of bridge preparation is to prepare the teeth on each side of the missing tooth
Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch. This type attaches to other teeth for stability by using some type of clasp. This way the patient keeps as many of their teeth as possible and that is much better for chewing efficiency.
This is a full denture that covers the entire arch of teeth. Good bone support is needed for a well-fitting denture or ” plate”. This is the weakest of the types for the amount of chewing force that can be applied. So, eating a steak or biting into an apple might be more difficult. This is especially true if the bone support is not great under it.
Fixed partial dentures are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth to act as abutments and made from materials to resemble the missing teeth. This is a very stable situation with a good biting / chewing force to eat.
An implant-retained denture is a denture held in place by implants. Usually, two to four implants are surgically placed in the bone and become anchored as the bone heals and secures itself to the implant. Once the bone has healed, Dr. Jeffrey or Dr. Trenton Paffenroth can create an implant denture. An implant denture is a removable denture with attachments on the underside that clip onto a bar connected to the implants. The attachments and bar hold the denture in place and keep it from moving when chewing and speaking. Implant dentures can be classified into two groups:
Other solutions for tooth replacement include:
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I smiled all day after my appointment with Westhill Dental. I got two implants and I am so happy. I would recommend everyone to go to get there dentistry done there. Dr Trenton and staff are amazing and caring. They put my mind at ease and helped me through everything.i used to hate going to the dentist but now I look forward to it. Westhill dental educates you and explains every step. I am proud to say I go to Westhill Dental and I will tell everyone I know they are the best.
Great experience today at my first appointment at Westhill Dental in Greenville! Billie was great with being very informative on my x rays, my cleaning, and tips and tricks for future preventative care. Dr Trent was out of the office this week on vacation but I got to meet Dr Ian. I was more than impressed with how personable he was, definitely not the norm with any “medical” appointment. He took the time to explain terms I didn’t understand as well as explain the different options I had for my future dental health. Highly recommend and will be recommending this office to all!
This was my first experience and I appreciate the care that Nicole showed during my cleaning. She explained everything that she was doing and looking for during my new patient visit. Dr. Trent did the same and was very kind and personable. He explained what he was looking for and took the time to have a conversation to connect. I am truly glad I made the switch to Westhill Dental!😁
I have been a patient at Westhill Dental for about a year and I have nothing but good to say about Dr. Trent and his team. They are professional but yet so friendly and welcoming. I feel like family in just this short time. I have had exams/cleanings, a sleep study and a crown, and It has been a great experience. So glad I found them! Thank you for the great care.