When you are losing all your teeth, deciding how to replace them can be stressful. The two main options are dental implants and dentures. A dental implant replaces your entire tooth with a surgically implanted prosthetic root and a false tooth connected to it. A second option is to get dentures. This option replaces your teeth with a removable appliance. Dr. Theriot can provide you with a lovely set of dentures, providing excellent quality without taking any shortcuts.
No matter how well made your dentures are, you need to be aware they have some limitations. As long as you understand the limitations, you’ll be more likely to adjust to wearing dentures. Dentures rest on moveable tissue that makes them movable. Though we make dentures to fit your mouth quite well, they will never be 100% secure. Your chewing efficiency will reduce by about 50%. You’ll still be able to eat, but it won’t be the same as your natural teeth.
If living with those limitations seem too much for you, you might consider getting implant-supported dentures. Dr. Theriot will place two dental implants, and he uses a snap system to bind them together. Implants give your dentures more stability. You can learn details on our implant-supported dentures page.
Deciding about replacing your teeth is personal, and Dr. Theriot will never pressure you to choose one procedure over another. He will make sure you understand your options along with the pros and cons of each. If you are considering dentures, you may call our office to schedule an appointment or complete our Request an Appointment form.