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Dentures in Crete, Nebraska

Professional Dentures in Crete

At Precision Dental in Crete, we provide professional dentures to restore your smile and functionality. Our custom-made dentures are designed to fit comfortably and look natural, offering you a seamless transition. We’re committed to helping you regain your confidence with high-quality dentures tailored to your needs.

woman smiling with new dentures in crete

Denture Options at Precision Dental in Crete, NE

Nearly 50% of adults in the US over the age of 30 years have periodontal disease, which is a chronic condition that cannot be cured but can be managed. If the bone loss associated with this disease is severe, it may deem teeth to have an unfavorable or hopeless prognosis. This, along with severely decayed teeth, can result in an individual requiring all or most of their teeth removed. Restoring the mouth to functionality, comfort, and desired aesthetics would require some form of denture. 

At Precision Dental, we strive to provide you with a denture that you will not realize you are wearing. Often those needing dentures have trouble with their self-esteem, which is why we intend to give a denture that is indistinguishable from natural teeth and gums. 

Today, there are still traditional dentures, but also additional options such as an overdenture or a hybrid denture, which provide significantly better stability functionality allowing you to feel like you have a full set of actual teeth.

traditional dentures in crete nebraska

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures are held in the mouth by passive retention only. The process of fabricating these entails impressions that are taken from the mouth and used to precisely fabricate the denture to the underlying gum. In order to achieve more retention with these, people will likely rely on adhesives or pastes to help keep them in place.

Teeth in a Day (Hybrid Denture)

Having the most success with function and comfort as a prosthesis, the hybrid denture (also referred to as All-on-4 or All-on-6 implants) is by far the most popular choice and provides the least hassle in trying to manage. In a way, you can consider these dentures similar to a fixed bridge. Usually, 4 or 6 dental implants are placed in the upper and lower arch. The denture component is then fixed to these implants. This is the most stable option and does not need to be removed each night. 

Hybrid dentures do come with a greater expense than other options, however, as they require several implants and more complex preparation and planning. That being said, they have a significant impact on improving your facial aesthetics, ability to eat without restrictions and difficulties, and quality of life. These are the closest you can get to real teeth. Different from the traditional option, you likely won’t need to obtain a new denture after several years as the implants used for a hybrid help prevent the bone from diminishing over time. Additionally, you will not have to worry about relining appointments at our office as well as having to place daily adhesives on these. 

teeth in a day at precision dental in crete

Process of Obtaining a Hybrid Prosthesis

The process entailed in obtaining a hybrid prosthesis includes initial planning by both your dentist and an oral surgeon. After the plan is scripted, the oral surgeon will extract your teeth and place the implants. The implants are computer guided to ensure accuracy and precision. Your dentist will then seat your screw-retained denture into place on the placed implants. The surgery is often quite quick with minimal post-operative discomfort and swelling. After surgery, you will be placed on an antibiotic to help ensure adequate healing. Aside from the antibiotic nearly every patient reports not needing any medication for pain management.

Initial Planning

Oral Surgeon Performs Operation

Post Operation Recovery

Enjoy Your Beautiful Smile!

Overdenture

This is a denture that is attached to two dental implants. These help for stabilization and retention of the denture in the mouth. While similar to hybrid dentures, these differ in that they are not completely fixed and can, therefore, be removed. The denture piece will “click” into place where the two implants are located. Additionally, existing or old dentures can often be retro-fit to accommodate this new denture. Lower traditional dentures tend to bring upon many issues with flopping around making it difficult to speak, eat, and talk. We strongly believe that nearly all lower dentures should be an overdenture.

Choosing a hybrid denture or overdenture will require surgical implant placement by experienced oral surgeons that we work closely with to plan and fabricate the best result specific to you. These oral surgeons have gone through extensive training for ideally placing these implants in the right position and avoiding important structures to the face, which is why we have full confidence in them for this part of the process. 

If you need dentures, contact us today to discuss the option that is best for what you are seeking!

overdentures at precision dental in crete