Dentures Specialist

Greder Dental

Dentist located in Omaha, NE

If you’re missing all the teeth in your top arch, bottom arch, or even both arches, dentures are a simple way to restore your whole smile at once.  Jennifer Greder, DDS, brings many years of experience to her role as a denture specialist at Greder Dental. If you’re in Omaha, Nebraska, and want to learn more about how dentures can restore your smile, call the office or click online booking now.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are a removable set of prosthetic teeth, set in an acrylic base that's matched to your natural gum color. Greder Dental offers both partial and full dentures. Partial dentures replace a few teeth or a small section of teeth, and full dentures replace all the teeth in your top or bottom arch. 

What are implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures include a few dental implants (typically four for a whole denture arch) to support your dentures. Traditional dentures attach to your gums through small clasps or dental adhesive along with natural gum suction. 

Traditional dentures lack the same level of stability as dental implants, however, because they aren't anchored in your jaw. In implant-retained dentures, strategically placed implants in your jaw work as a team to keep the whole denture arch stable and secure without suction, adhesive, or metal clips. 

Greder Dental offers All-on-4®, a system in which your Greder Dental dentist installs a pair of dental implants in the front of your mouth and another pair in the back. Together, they support the entire denture arch. To replace all of your teeth with All-on-4, you'd need a total of eight dental implants to support full mouth dentures.

How does the dentures process work?

Your Greder Dental dentist begins by extracting any decayed, damaged, or diseased teeth. Following extractions, you wear temporary dentures for 4-6 months. You’re not left completely without teeth at any time. 

Once you're healed, your dentist makes an impression of your mouth with state-of-the-art digital imaging — no messy molds. Greder Dental uses a trusted lab for large restorations like dentures, and it usually takes less than a month for the lab to fabricate your new dentures. Then, your dentist places your new dentures and makes any adjustments needed to give you a good fit.

You can also get immediate dentures, a type of denture that your Greder Dental dentist places after they extract your teeth. But immediate dentures don’t generally fit as well as lab-made dentures, so it’s worth wearing temporary dentures and waiting a while for your new long-term dentures.

With all of the great denture options available today, one is sure to suit your needs. Call Greder Dental or use online booking to arrange your appointment now.

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