What are the advantages of replacing a single missing tooth with dental implant rather than a conventional bridge?
See how well dentures or partials from West Park Dental can fit into your life!
For patients who are missing many or all of their teeth, dentures may be a good solution. Depending on how many teeth are missing, Drs. Michael and Brian Gallagher can customize a set of full dentures for your upper and lower arches or we can create a partial denture to fill in the gaps between your natural teeth. Dentures will give you the confidence to smile again, can renew your ability to eat nearly anything you want and enable you to speak clearly again. Dentures can be attached via traditional methods, such as adhesive, or by the use of dental implants. West Park Dental will do all that's possible to ensure your full or partial dentures enhance your smile and improve your dental health.
Two types of dentures are available full (complete) and partial dentures. A complete denture is used when all the teeth are missing and covers your entire upper or lower jaw, while a partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain.
REMOVABLE PARTIALS AND DENTURES
Both dentures and partials are removable, which makes them easy to care for. Simply remove the appliance, clean it with a regular toothbrush, and place it in a glass of water to soak overnight. You can even add a denture-cleaning tablet to the cup if you'd like. If you have any further questions about how to best care for your denture or partial denture, please ask the members of the West Park Dental team!
FIXED PARTIALS AND DENTURES
Patients looking for a more permanent, life like replacement for missing teeth may consider dental implants or implant-supported dentures. Dental implants have the highest level of satisfaction compared to the alternatives and they most closely resemble the feel, look and function of natural teeth.
With proper care, a denture can last 5 to 10 years. During that time, it's normal for the shape of your mouth to change. When these changes occur, your dentures may need rebasing or relining to ensure a proper fit.
At West Park Dental, Drs. Michael and Brian Gallagher provides both complete and partial denture services for patients. If you think you would like a permanent tooth replacement method, call us to schedule an appointment.
If you are looking for a gentle, courteous, and friendly dentist, then you've come to the right place. Our practice offers dental services for the entire family. Your oral health has a significant impact on your overall well being and our team is dedicated to providing you and your family with the best dental care possible.
The first thing most people notice about you is your smile. Advances in cosmetic dental care have made it possible for a dentist with the right training, qualifications and expertise to completely redesign your smile.
If you are missing one or more teeth, and wish to eat your favorite foods, increase your chewing ability, and improve your appearance, speech, and self-esteem, then you are a candidate for dental implants. The doctors at West Park Dental use the latest implant technology so you can smile again with confidence. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.
Do you find yourself waking at night gasping for breath? Are you exhausted all day long because you just can't get a good night's sleep?
'Apnea' is a Greek word meaning "without breath"; people who have apnea literally stop breathing in their sleep. A cessation of breath lasting for 10 seconds in adults, or 2 and 1/2 breath cycles in a child, is the clinical definition of sleep apnea.
Dental implants are often preferable to a bridge for various reasons. The implant is a single tooth, whereas a bridge will involve three teeth and span over the empty space where one natural tooth used to be.
These days we have the technology to straighten teeth with no wires or brackets using nearly invisible braces. The system we use is Invisalign, which incorporates computer-based imaging to create a digital mockup of the teeth prior to treatment.