Perhaps you are looking more for smile replacement rather than smile restoration. If you are missing part or all of your smile, you may benefit from dentures. Dentures are removable prosthetics that serve as substitutes for all or some of your missing teeth. If you think that you might need dentures, you will meet with our dentist to discuss your smile goals. This will help you understand all of the risks and benefits associated with dentures, as well as decide on the type of dentures that are needed.
You are probably most familiar with complete dentures, which are used to replace your entire smile. In some cases, Dr. Ellen Rudolph Jarvis and William I. Rudolph will need to remove any remaining teeth to make room for your dentures. Partial dentures will replace a small section of your smile and use a metal device to secure it in place.
Additionally, complete dentures come in two different styles: immediate and conventional. Conventional dentures are fitted after any teeth have been removed and the mouth has healed. This allows for the structure of the mouth to adjust as needed and your dentures to be fitted only once. Immediate dentures are fitted right after the teeth have been removed, saving you from having to go without teeth. With immediate dentures, you will need to make return visits to Rudolph Family Dentistry to readjust your dentures and ensure a secure fit.
If you would like to know more about dentures in Columbus, Indiana, please contact our office today. We would love to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ellen Rudolph Jarvis and William I. Rudolph for you.