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Regain Functionality of your Smile with Permanent Dentures in Indianapolis, IN

Permanent dentures

Are you unhappy with the fit of your current dentures? Many patients find that their removable dentures have an inadequate fit or seem to move around in the mouth. If this is the case, you may want to consider the benefits of permanent dentures from your dentist in Indianapolis, IN. At Washington Street Dentistry, we offer many different treatment options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. We’ll work with you to choose which method is best suited for your unique situation.

The Problem with Removable Dentures

While dentures are one of the most affordable options for missing teeth, there are some drawbacks. Ill-fitting dentures can loosen over time and may even shift around, causing discomfort while eating and speaking. Additionally, years of wearing removable dentures can lead to deterioration of the jawbone. Many patients also become frustrated with the use of sticky, messy denture adhesive.

Replacing Teeth with Permanent Dentures

Modern advancements in dental technology have allowed us to resolve many of the problems with removable dentures. Permanent dentures are a set of artificial teeth that are held securely in place by dental implants. Patients with permanent dentures can eat, speak, and smile without fear their denture appliances may slip or fall out.

The Process for Getting Permanent Dentures

The first step for placement of permanent dentures is a thorough evaluation of the mouth, including imaging of the jawbone to plan out the precise placement of the implants. For a full arch of teeth, four dental implants are typically all that’s needed. Once the implants are in place, there will be a healing period where the implants fuse with the jawbone, a process called osseointegration. After the healing period, the permanent dentures can be attached to the dental implants.

The Benefits of Permanent Dentures

There are many advantages to permanent dentures over removable ones, some of the most notable include:

  • Permanent dentures allow patients to eat foods easier and speak more efficiently
  • Permanent dentures deliver more even distribution of the biting force
  • Permanent dentures are durable and long-lasting
  • Permanent dentures only require a minimal number of dental implants
  • Permanent dentures help support the facial structure for a more youthful appearance
  • Permanent dentures fit better and are more comfortable than removable dentures

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What To Think About Before Getting Permanent Dentures

While the process for permanent dentures is considered safe, there is a surgical component which means there can be risk of infection or inflammation. With proper post-procedure care, most patients will not experience infection. Permanent dentures are typically more costly than removable dentures, but this evens out with the long-term benefits.

It’s Time to Smile Again with Permanent Dentures

If you are tired of fussing with your ill-fitting, uncomfortable removable dentures, it’s time to give the team at Washington Street Dentistry a call for an evaluation. Dr. Church and his team have decades of experience providing dental implants, permanent dentures, and other procedures designed to restore the health, beauty, and functionality of patients’ smiles. If you’re in the Indianapolis, IN area, call us at (317) 890-4455 to book an appointment.

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Dr. Matthew Church

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A graduate from the University of Kentucky, Dr. M Church has an extensive amount of skill and expertise in the field of professional dentistry. With over 20 years of experience, he is a firm believer in providing his patients with the best possible care for their dental concerns. Whilst being educated and experienced in a multitude of dental services, Dr. Church is particularly proficient in the areas involving Invisalign, for which he is a certified provider, cosmetic dental services, and dental implants.

Dr. Church invests both time and resources in educating and maintaining his standard of quality in terms of his service. He undertook and graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Program and maintains active membership with the American College of Oral Implantology. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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