Dentures & PartialsAn Overview
Dentures are a suitable option for replacing a full arch or set of missing teeth. Modern dentures offer patients a more natural looking and better fitting denture than in the past. Restorative dentist Dr. Kenneth Banks provides comprehensive and personalized treatment plans for the replacement of lost teeth for patients in Inwood, WV, and surrounding communities.
Types of Dentures
- Full dentures: Full dentures are used to replace one or both arches of missing teeth. The denture is custom designed to fit the patient’s mouth and can be worn daily. The denture should be removed at night for special soaking and cleaning.
- Partial dentures: Partial dentures are similar to a dental bridge. The partial denture is ideal for replacing consecutive missing teeth.
- Dental implant secured dentures: With advancements in dental technology, dentures can now be secured with dental implants. Dental implant secured dentures off a range of added benefits such as better bone retention and improved self-confidence.
Dental Implants Vs. Dentures
Many patients struggle with traditional dentures due to a poor fit or from the embarrassment of slippage. Dental implants can be used to secure a denture for a more confident and healthier smile. Dr. Banks will help patients determine if dental implants will help improve their oral health.
Many patients choose dental implant secured dentures for the added long-term health benefits. Implants help to secure the natural function and fit of the bite and jaw. Dental implant secure dentures also allow patients to enjoy added confidence and assurance that their denture will not slip or fall out while speaking or eating. Dental implant secured dentures also help to stimulate natural bone growth and can prevent further damage to teeth and gums.
I used to be terrified about going to the dentist, but not no more. They are very gentle and good at what they do. Very clean facility. Everyone is so kind and caring. Recently I had to reschedule my appt due to my son coming home from the hospital and…Tabatha J.
Dr. K Banks you are awesome and I want you to know I appreciate all you have done for me as your patient believe me, I realize how much you have gone above and beyond with me. Thanks so much. Best dentist team in the world.Vickie F.
My experience was nothing but outstanding, with the Dr and the Dentist Assistants. Dr Banks informed me on everything that was going to be done and the Dentist Hygienist was very informed also on what procedures she was going to do. My second appointment which was within a week of…Frederick B.
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Dentures & Partials What to Expect
Every patient at our Inwood, WV dentist office enjoys a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Banks. During your consultation, Dr. Banks will conduct a thorough oral health exam to determine the best route of treatment to restore your oral health within your budget and according to your lifestyle.
If a denture is a treatment for you, Dr. Banks will begin by taking dental impressions of your jaw for a proper fit. From these molds, a dental lab will fabricate a denture that will comfortably fit your smile. Using only the most modern and highly durable dental materials, your denture will look like a natural smile.
If dental implants are chosen to secure your denture, Dr. Banks will coordinate with a local oral surgeon for the surgical phase of treatment. Once the implants are healed, Dr. Banks will design and fit your final dentures for a comfortable and beautiful smile.