Dentures are an option for people of all ages. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. The key word is “removable” – it’s the feature which distinguishes dentures from almost all other types of cosmetic dentistry. Dentures can be either full (replacing all the teeth) or partial (replacing just some.) Missing teeth must be corrected as soon as possible. Missing teeth substantially increase the risk of your other teeth, and your gums, becoming damaged by infection and disease. If you’re missing one or more teeth, please contact a cosmetic dentist as soon as possible. Dentures are just one option to correct missing teeth - dental bridges, implants and All-on-4 are another. Which procedure is ultimately decided on will be determined by both you and your dentist, and will be based on various personal and medical factors. All-on-4 Dental Implant Denture Advances in implant dentistry have resulted in a new and improved solution for replacing full arches of missing teeth. Traditional dentures are a common solution but they can be unstable, uncomfortable and inconvenient. With the unique All-on-4 treatment, Dr.Beebe can replace your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by only four dental implants. The state-of-the-art All-on-4 implant solution reduces the need for bone graft surgery and positions the implants for maximum stability so the replacement teeth are permanent and trouble free. With fewer implants, the overall treatment time is reduced and our patients do not have to suffer with uncomfortable dentures during an extended treatment period. Dr.Beebe usually places the temporary teeth on the same day as the implants are performed. These temporary teeth look and feel like natural teeth and are non-removable. The dental bridge is attached to the implants at the time of the surgery and as a result, you can lead a normal life immediately. After healing, Dr.Beebe will replace the temporary teeth with your permanent replacement teeth. The All-on-4 procedure is fast and easy and should improve your overall quality of life so you can start eating the foods you have been craving. All dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth. Dentures are very durable, and very natural-looking. Denture care is relatively easy – your dentist will cover the specifics. Types of Dentures Frequently Asked Questions If you’re missing one or more teeth, please Contact Southern Maine dentist Dr. Beebe, an LVI Clinical instructor, today. Dentures are just one option – Dr. Beebe will be happy to discuss all your other possible options as well. Missing teeth are a very serious matter – please call today.