Our Services Dentures

Full Dentures

A full denture replaces a full arch of teeth.  Traditional full dentures are removable and rely solely on your gums to hold them in place and for support while chewing. Unfortunately, patients must frequently rely on adhesives to hold the denture in place. However, new advancements have allowed practitioners to anchor your full denture using dental implants.

While nothing can perfectly replace your natural teeth, new advancements in denture technology have made dentures more comfortable and stable than ever before.

Removable Partial Dentures

Ocean Springs Dental also offers removable partial dentures for areas of your mouth where some teeth have been lost or extracted and some healthy teeth remain. Partials are held in place by metal or plastic clasps that affix to those surrounding teeth. Implants can also be incorporated into the design to improve the function and comfort of the removable partial denture.

Removable partial dentures serve as an alternative to fixed partial dentures (bridges) or dental implants.  They can help to restore esthetics and function to areas with several missing teeth.

Implants and Dentures

Implant retained Dentures

A very common complaint among denture wearers is that the denture moves, or floats. This is an extremely frequent complaint, particularly regarding mandibular, or lower, dentures. A floating denture makes it difficult for the wearer to function, and can be a source of significant embarrassment. Other common complaints are that the denture feels bulky, causes gagging, covers the roof of the mouth, and makes speaking difficult. Fortunately, dental implants can now be used to anchor partial and full dentures. This helps to alleviate many of the problems people have with their dentures.

The implant retained denture is similar to a normal denture, except that it contains clips that allow it to attach to implants which are placed in the jaw bone.  This allows the denture to be held firmly in place by the implants and prevents to denture from floating. The pressure placed on the denture teeth during chewing is still supported by the underlying gum tissue. Implant retained dentures are removable and are unsnapped and taken out of the mouth for cleaning. 

The highest level of care Dr. Hendrix is able to provide to patients who desire removable dentures are implant supported dentures, which provide an even higher level of comfort for the patient.  The implant supported denture is similar to the implant retained denture except more implants and clips are utilized. This allows the chewing forces to be fully supported by the implants and avoids any stress being placed on the gums. Implant supported dentures are extremely stable and patients are typically able to function just as if they had natural teeth.

In addition to supporting and stabilizing your denture teeth, implants can help stabilize and maintain your bone levels. Natural tooth roots and dental implant posts are fixed firmly in your jawbone. When you chew, these tooth roots and posts stimulate the jawbone and prevent it from shrinking. You may have seen a person who looked prematurely old because their jawbone had shrunk after wearing floating dentures. Dental implants help preserve your jawbone and appearance.

Our Services

     
Glenn Hendrix, DMD is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 151 reviews from around the Web.
  • 06/12/2019
         
    Great staff, nice office. They always pay attention to what the patient wants and needs and go out their way to provide it.
    06/04/2019
         
    Very friendly pleasant office experience. Dr Hendrix is very gentle and shows a lot of concern about your dental health.
  • 04/23/2019
         
    Took such heart felt care with me. Thank you Lorri and Dr. Hendrix. Gwen Talbot
    04/23/2019
         
    Friendly staff...I was highly satisfied
  • 04/03/2019
         
    Friendly staff. Dr Hendrix explains things in terms I can understand to weigh my options for treatment. Highly recommend
    04/01/2019
         
    Dr. Hendrix and staff are amazing! I had the best experience my first visit! Highly recommended .
  • 03/11/2019
         
    I had such a great visit with this clinic. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I was a walk in. I was in a room within 20 minuyes.
    02/25/2019
         
    My first visit was today and it will not be my last Dr.Hendrix & his staff are fantastic spends time with you explaining ,exploring your options , I highly recommend them , Very , clean and welcomed.
  • 01/29/2019
         
    Dr Hendrix and his staff are great! Friendly and informative!
  • 01/25/2019
         
    His staff are compassionate kind and accommodating. I recently had neck surgery and during my recovery I chipped a tooth. The best dental...
    01/17/2019
         
    On time appointment, quick check-in, professional treatment and service
    12/19/2018
         
    Very kind and friendly staff. Never any pain at all. Very gentle
    12/12/2018
         
    Amazing staff and very friendly. They are always very welcoming. Would definitely recommend! -Connor King 12 Nov 2018
  • 11/29/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are excellent
    11/27/2018
         
    Extremely impressed with Dr Hendrix and his wonderful friendly office personnel. My visit was very relaxed and comforting. Patricia