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Dentures are the most commonly known tooth replacement method worldwide. These prosthetics can transform the lives of patients who have suffered from tooth loss. The effects of tooth loss are far-reaching. Without our teeth, we feel incomplete. Our daily lives are affected, too. Chewing food and speaking becomes cumbersome after losing teeth. Fortunately, Dr. Weber and our team treat tooth loss with lifelike prosthetics and compassion.
Types of Dentures
There are two types of dentures. The first type is reserved for patients who have suffered from the loss of all their teeth in an arch. A full denture can fit in either the upper or lower arch to replace all lost teeth. The second type, a partial, will replace missing teeth and fit in between existing biological teeth. Both types of dentures are removed daily for cleaning and overnight soaking.
Aside from how many teeth are replaced, the other major difference between partial and full dentures is how they stay in place. A conventional full denture stays in place by resting on and slightly over the gums. The curved shape of the jaw will hold them in place. Some patients, however, might be candidates for implant-supported dentures. Dental implants help improve the stability and longevity of dentures. When it comes to partials, however, these prosthetic teeth are attached to a retainer-like appliance that clasps on the backs of teeth. The clasping mechanisms will hold partials in place since they fit alongside biological teeth.
How Dentures are Made
Dentures are made in laboratories by skilled technicians. A technician will construct dentures from lifelike materials such as porcelain to resemble the appearance of tooth structure and pink-colored acrylic to mimic the color of gums.
Making dentures first begins with our dentist determining their size and shape. Dentures must be custom made so that they fit over the gums and inside the mouth comfortably. The process to make dentures does take time but it is an investment well worth it. With dentures, patients can feel renewed confidence to smile and socialize with others. Having prosthetics increases oral function greatly, too.
Implant Support Dentures
An implant-supported is a type of overdenture that is attached to implants. For questions about implant support dentures or All-on-4 treatment options, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Weber.
How a New Smile Can Change Your Life
Losing teeth is devastating. Many people who have suffered with tooth loss develop social isolation and a lowered self-esteem. Having prosthetics greatly helps with one’s confidence. On top of the aesthetic benefits of prosthetics, dentures increase oral function so that patients can eat and speak easier.
If you have lost teeth, we invite you to make an appointment with our dentist for a tooth replacement consultation. Our practice takes a compassionate approach to tooth loss and offers some of the most natural looking alternatives to biological teeth available.
Call us today to schedule time with Dr. Weber.
What our Customers Say
Our patients are the best in Little Rock! We appreciate all of their kind words.
The office is not only clean but staffed with kind experienced people. The hygienist I go to is amazing and always leaves my teeth feeling clean and healthy. Dr. Blake is personable and very thorough. I would recommend this place to people of all ages looking for quality dental care.
Fabulous staff, wonderful service! I've been going to Dr. Weber for years and have never had a bad experience.
Dr. Weber and his wonderful staff has provided excellent dental care for me and my family for over 30 years. The professionalism and friendliness is just a few of the reasons that we have allowed them to serve our family.
Dr. Weber and his entire staff are great. Going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do but Dr. Weber makes the experience a lot better.
My husband and I both have used Dr Weber for many years, great dentist. Pam and staff are helpful and friendly. Appointments are respective as well as individual needs arise!
A partial denture is a very common method for addressing tooth loss. Partial dentures are prosthetics that are removed. Unlike a full denture, which replaces a total arch of teeth, a partial only replaces teeth that are missing. Partial dentures attach to the backs of teeth with clasping mechanisms. Once the partial denture is secured in the mouth, it will fill in the gaps of a smile where tooth loss has occurred.
Permanent dentures are dentures that are secured to dental implants. Anchoring dentures to implants will help increase oral function by preventing denture movement. Implants are also beneficial for keeping bone healthy through stimulation. Many people who wear dentures struggle with bone loss because they have no roots of teeth to keep bone active. By using dental implants to anchor permanent dentures, bone stays stimulated and therefore can thwart the process of bone atrophy. This is beneficial for ensuring that dentures fit properly.
Dental implants are titanium components that are embedded into the jawbone to hold prosthetics. Single teeth are replaced by anchoring a crown to one dental implant while multiple teeth can be replaced by securing dentures to implants placed throughout the mouth.
Dentures are considered an affordable tooth replacement method - especially among patients who have suffered with total tooth loss. Costs will vary from patient to patient and are influenced by factors such as the type of denture needed and if a patient requires preliminary treatment such as tooth extractions. After an initial consultation, our team will provide an estimate tailored to your specific needs.
Some dental insurance carriers do provide coverage for dentures. If you have questions about your dental coverage, we recommend speaking with a representative from your insurance provider or looking through your explanation of benefits package. As a courtesy to all our guests, we will file insurance claims on your behalf.
Blake H. Weber DDS
Dr Weber is a native of Little Rock and has been practicing general dentistry for all ages in the area for almost 29 years. His practice is guided by a life philosophy of treating people with kindness, consideration, and honesty, and in his practice he greatly enjoys restorative and cosmetic cases. He is a member of the Central District Dental Society, the Arkansas State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.