At the office of Dr. Toni Sartini and Dr. Payton Schilling, we are pleased to provide comfortable, custom-made dentures in Palmyra, Indiana. If you suffer from missing teeth, we encourage you to contact our office at 812-364-4183 to schedule your denture consultation. We look forward to working with you!
Dr. Sartini really enjoys making dentures and prides herself on the effort she puts into making them natural looking and comfortable for the patient. Whatever the reason that a patient looses their teeth, they’re life is greatly effected. Socially, at their work environment and their ability to chew. Their nutrition is effected and their consequently their health.
Being a dentist for many years, what has excited Dr. Sartini most is the possibility for patients to now have dentures that don’t come out! The benefits beyond that they are no longer worried about their teeth dropping when they’re laughing, coughing or speaking and that they can chew, is that with implants the bone no longer shrinks!
When dental bone has no roots, it starts shrinking. This makes the denture loose, so a new one is made, and the bone shrinks, and another denture is made. Each time the denture is getting heavier and thicker to compensate for the bone loss. This makes it difficult to get good suction and keep the denture in place, with the lower jaw being the most difficult.
You can have three types of dentures and the pros and cons are are listed below.
Please notice that the implant upper denture has the roof free of denture material.
This allows for the food to taste better and no gagging from the length added for suction!