Dr. Matt McGee
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dentures

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Choosing a dentist to protect and treat your family's smile is an important decision. After all, your dentist is an important member of your healthcare team. You probably want to make sure that your dentist has all of the services you need and will make sure your treatment is comfortable.

We want you to feel confident in your oral health and are here to answer any questions you have. Contact our dental office if your question is not listed here and our knowledgeable team is here to help.

Dentures

Denture fit poses a real challenge for some patients – especially those with bone loss or who have had dentures for a long time.

In some instances, we can reline the denture in-house or send it off to our dental lab for a reline to improve the fit. Unfortunately, this is nothing more than a temporary fix.

Dentures typically need replacement every 5-8 years, and maybe more often if your overall health or weight has changed dramatically. This is because your bone structure changes with time.

We design beautiful, natural-looking dentures in our Nashville dental office. We can discuss your options for conventional dentures, or you may opt for stable implant-retained dentures.

Four to six dental implants placed in the upper or lower jaw act as a locking mechanism to hold dentures in place using either a bar or ball locks. You can still remove them for cleaning and maintenance. Otherwise, they will stay put.

Implant-retained dentures eliminate slipping and moving as you eat or smile. Many of our socially active or professional patients prefer dentures with this added security.

A complete exam will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants and we will discuss your options so that you can make a great choice for your smile.

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