senior woman smiling with new denturesWith so many advances in the types of dentures offered today, there’s no reason to suffer from tooth loss one more day. Whether you’re missing a few teeth or a full mouth of teeth with both upper and lower arches missing, Dr. James B. Polley can help. Often times called “false teeth”, we are excited to offer options, and one of our tooth replacement solutions will be perfect for you. 

If, after a thorough evaluation and discussion with a Las Vegas denture dentist, it’s decided that dentures are not the best tooth replacement choice for you, we have others. Dental implants are a highly effective way to replace missing teeth and are often used in conjunction with certain types of dentures.

Causes of Missing Teeth

You may have lost some or all of your teeth due to tooth decay or advanced gum disease, or maybe you were in a car accident and lost teeth at the point of impact. Regardless of the reason for tooth loss, Dr. Polley and his amazing dental team can help. Reconstructive dentistry, implant dentistry, and dentures are common solutions to the common problem of missing teeth. You are not alone if you suffer tooth loss because millions of Americans face the same problem yearly.

Types of Dentures

More denture options mean different choices that fit your budget. Some dentures are more affordable than others, and we will do everything in our power to ensure the tooth replacement option you choose is affordable.

Dentures not only restore teeth; they enhance your smile’s aesthetics and provide a younger-looking facial appearance. You need not worry about the problems caused in the past because technological advances have allowed denture dentists like Dr. James Polley to provide higher-quality options in less time and with greater comfort.

Two main types of dentures are offered:

  • Partial Dentures: Ideal for replacing a few missing teeth, partials are held in place using brackets or clips and can be removed for cleaning.
  • Full Dentures: Designed to replace a full row of upper or lower teeth (or both), full dentures can be secured in place using adhesives, dental implants, or mini dental implants.

Dr. Polley will recommend the best option based on thoroughly examining and discussing his findings and your personal goals.

Implant-supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are becoming a popular choice for tooth replacement, and we now can offer our patients implant-supported dentures, which, just like the name indicates, are retained with dental implants. Dental implants help your new replacement teeth feel more secure and improve function and your facial appearance.

Dental implants are similar to your natural teeth because they are anchored to your jawbone with titanium posts that resemble screws. They are secured, so there’s no slipping or sliding. With the security of dental implants, you can eat, chew, and talk without fear of slippage, as with some traditional dentures.

Another benefit of implant-supported dentures is that they help retain bone mass in your jaw. When lost teeth are not replaced, the bone density in your jaw diminishes over time, causing your face to droop, wrinkling to become more prevalent, and loosening of neck skin to occur.

When you opt for dental implant-supported dentures, you stimulate bone retention in your jaw and help maintain a youthful facial appearance. If there’s insufficient jawbone density to hold them in place, a bone graft can add bone density back into the jaw.

Learn More About Dentures in Las Vegas, Nevada

Please call the office of Las Vegas denture dentist Dr. James B. Polley at (702) 873-0324. You may also fill out our online contact form, and one of our team members will reach out to assist with scheduling or answer any questions you may have.