What are the Options for Idaho Falls Dentures?

When you are looking to have teeth replaced, dentures are likely an option that will come up. Dentures are the least expensive option for restoring several missing teeth. Idaho Falls dentures are fairly priced and there are also several options for high quality dentures.

Idaho Falls Dentures

Conventional Dentures

Complete dentures can be either conventional or immediate. A three step process is required when receiving conventional dentures. First, the teeth are removed and given the time to heal, second, the dentures are formed and fitted to the gums, and third, the denture is placed in the mouth about eight to twelve weeks after the teeth have been removed. Dr. Drew is proudly providing Idaho Falls dentures and other tooth replacement options.

The things that you should be looking for when getting dentures are a dentist who has experience providing dentures and who uses a high quality lab. Dr. Drew has done hundreds of dentures in his time as a dentist and is very good at getting the right fit for his patients.

Immediate Dentures

Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. A patient who gets immediate dentures does not have to be without teeth during the healing process. Since bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing process following the removal of teeth. This means that a major disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process. Immediate dentures generally should only be considered a temporary solution. Dr. Drew will be the first to tell you that immediate dentures are an inferior option for Idaho Falls dentures. Dr. Drew usually opts for conventional dentures, partial dentures or implants for his patients’ best interest.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures, or dental bridges consist of replacement teeth attached to  a plastic base that matches the patient’s gum color. Partial dentures are used when there are still healthy teeth remaining in the upper or lower jaw.

Partials do a great job of filling the spaces left by missing teeth and preventing other teeth from moving. This helps to minimize the changing of the jaw. A well made partial denture will look natural and fit great.  

Are There Alternatives to Dentures?

Dental implants can be used to support cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost is usually greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of real teeth. Dental implants are becoming the alternative to dentures but not everyone is a candidate for implants. We offer the people of Idaho Falls dentures, implants and crown and bridges. Set up a consultation with Dr. Drew to see which option is right for your dental needs.