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By Botts Dental Spa
February 13, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

No one should settle for a gapped or toothless smile. Despite our best efforts, life does happen to our smiles, but modern restorative denturesservices and tooth replacements can give you back your smile. Improved facial appearance, normalized biting and chewing and clearer speech result when you ask Dr. Jason Botts to craft your dentures at Botts Dental Spa in Cordova, TN.

What kind of denture is right?

A lot depends on how many teeth you're missing, how healthy the remaining teeth are, where they are, and how much bone and gum tissue you have. During a restorative dental consultation at Botts Dental Spa, your dentist will examine your mouth and evaluate the health of your remaining teeth, gums and bone.

He'll take digital X-rays to view underlying structures and possible CT scan imaging, especially if you are receiving implant-supported prosthetics. Yes, today, dentures may be anchored with state-of-the-art dental implants made of biocompatible titanium.

Also, your dentist will discuss your preferences and take oral impressions. Then, with your approval, he'll send a customized treatment plan to a trusted dental lab where a skilled denture technician will craft your beautiful replacement teeth.

Kinds of dentures

There are a wide variety of denture configurations depending on patient need and preference. Dr. Botts ensures that all his dentures are of the highest quality acrylic and that the fit and bite are perfect. A well-crafted denture delivers great aesthetics, durability and optimal oral function.

Here are the kinds of dentures offered by Bott Dental Spa in Cordova:

Partial denture: This prosthetic fills gaps left by one or more teeth in the top or bottom arch. Replacement teeth, or pontics, affix to neighboring natural teeth with metal clasps. Traditional partials are removable for ease of cleaning.

Conventional full dentures: These rest on the gums and are held in place by the mouth's natural suction. They replace an entire arch of teeth and take several dental visits and "try-ons" to achieve proper fit, comfort and bite.

Immediate dentures: This prosthetic can also replace an entire arch, but unlike their conventional counterparts, immediate dentures are placed directly after tooth extraction. This allows the patient to leave the office with a full set of teeth, and the pressure from an immediate denture actually helps extraction sites to heal more quickly. Unfortunately, however, these prosthetics must be replaced or refitted as the gums and bone shrink to their final post-extraction size and shape.

Implant-supported dentures: This type of prosthetic rests on four or more dental implants surgically inserted into the jaw bone. To qualify for these innovative dentures, the patient must be in good health and have a strong jaw bone.

Life with dentures

Medic8.com says that quality dentures last up to 10 years when relined as necessary and when gently cleansed at home. To avoid poor oral function, sore spots and denture breakdown, the patient should see Dr. Botts semi-annually for an oral examination and denture assessment.

If you would like your smile back, please contact Bott Dental Spa in Cordova, TN, for a denture consultation. Call today at (901) 737-2200.

By Botts Dental Spa
October 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

If you are tired of looking at your smile with large gaps and spaces, it's time to talk to Collierville, TN dentist Dr. Jason Botts about how to dental implantsget your smile back with dental implants. They are a permanent solution to a problem that plagues as many as 120 million Americans according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Find out if you can have your smile restored with dental implants.

After Tooth Loss
It can be a challenge to live with your smile after tooth loss. Even just one missing tooth can be a major burden socially and functionally. It becomes more difficult to do everything from chewing your food for proper digestion to laughing and smiling with friends. Dentures are an option for closing the spaces in your smile, but the best step you can take is to permanently fill in the gaps with dental implants.

How Dental Implants Can Help
Dental implants allow your Collierville, TN dentist to not just cover up holes in your smile, but to fill in the space beneath the gumline as well. They provide a sturdy post for a dental crown, which is the visible portion of the implant. Crowns are attractive, durable, and long-lasting (as are titanium implants). Dental implants also help preserve the bone tissue in your gums, which preserves the structure and shape of your face over time.

Are You a Candidate for Implants?
It is easy for your dentist to determine if dental implants will work for your smile. It involves a simple check of your most recent X-rays to review the amount of bone tissue you have left in your mouth. The bone tissue is what will keep the implant anchored in your mouth through a process called osseointegration. This is why it is important to go for dental implants as soon as possible after tooth loss to ensure there is enough bone present. 

Improve Your Smile with Dental Implants
Don’t go another year with an incomplete smile due to tooth loss. Call Botts Dental Spa in Collierville, TN today at (901) 737-2200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jason Botts.