Dr. Strickland has years of experience providing his patients with natural-looking, functional and comfortable dentures. His goal is to ensure that your dentures are functioning correctly and will last many years. He uses a procedure that requires the least amount of appointments, and uses the highest quality materials and techniques to give you the best results.
Along with traditional, removable dentures, we also provide our patients with implant-supported dentures. This is the latest advancement in denture technology. When dental implants support a denture, the denture will not slip, will not irritate your gums and will provide you with significantly more chewing power than a traditional denture.
We provide several types of dentures, each with its own advantages.
Full, traditional dentures
Traditional dentures are used to replace a complete arch of teeth. This type of denture usually has a fake upper palate that holds the denture in place and is necessary to support the denture.
Traditional partial dentures are made with a rigid acrylic material and are metal-based. The partial denture is secured with metal clasps that grasp the existing, adjacent teeth.
Valplast® metal-free partial dentures
The Valplast partial denture is made of thermoplastic nylon, which is an excellent choice for anyone allergic to acrylic and metal dentures. This denture is flexible, making it more comfortable than a metal-based partial denture.
Immediate dentures are temporary dentures that are made in advance, so they can be placed as soon as your natural teeth have been extracted, and worn until your mouth heals. The purpose of immediate dentures is to give you functioning teeth right away. These dentures are made of acrylic. After the healing period, the immediate dentures are replaced with permanent dentures.
This is the most stable, durable, natural-looking and -functioning denture option. Dr. Strickland can create a denture that is stabilized in your mouth by four to six implants in each dental arch. Implant-supported dentures will not slip around in your mouth. You will also benefit from much stronger chewing power than with traditional dentures.
Implant-supported dentures can be either permanently fixed or removable by the patient. When they’re only removable by the dentist, these dentures are called “fixed-in”. When the denture can be removed by you, it is called “snap-on” or “removable implant-supported denture”.
Learn more about implant-supported dentures.
Relines and repairs
Dr. Strickland can reline or repair your existing dentures.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. It is made of titanium and is used to support a crown, bridge or denture in the case of a missing tooth, several missing teeth or a full arch of teeth. There are many advantages to having an implant, including the fact that implants prevent bone loss in your jaw and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting in your mouth. Dr. Strickland has been placing dental implants for over 25 years.
Read more about the advantages of dental implants.
If you currently wear dentures, we can stabilize them and make them comfortable with as few as four dental implants per arch. We stabilize your existing denture by retrofitting it with special attachments that connect to dental implants.
When we retrofit your current traditional dentures to snap onto dental implants, your dentures will no longer slip in your mouth. Your chewing power will increase dramatically and your dentures will be comfortable. Also, you will no longer need adhesives to keep the denture in place.
In order to stabilize traditional dentures, you will first have dental implants placed in your jaw. Your dentures will be retrofitted with attachments that snap onto the implants.
Because the dentures are secured to the implants, there will be no movement, no slippage, and you will be able to chew foods you couldn’t chew without the implants. You can smile confidently again, knowing your dentures will stay in place.