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.

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Glenn Hendrix, DMD is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 82 reviews from around the Web.
  • 09/11/2017
         
    Such welcoming people who treat you like you're stepping into their home, not some clinic!Also super fast procedures and you can tell the staff really cares...
    09/03/2017
         
    Dr. Hendrix provides an excellent service and has an amazing bedside manner that kept me informed and comfortable at all times during the procedure.
  • 08/16/2017
         
    I knew I had dental issues and Dr. Hendrix and Lori made me feel so comfortable with their explanations as to what procedures are open and ahead for me....
    08/03/2017
         
    Dr Hendrix and staff are always so kind and I feel I am getting the best treatment and advise on my dental care. I give them five stars.
  • 08/02/2017
         
    My daughter had her braces removed on 8-1-17, a cavity developed on her front tooth I was devastated, school is to start on 8-4-17. I called several...
    08/01/2017
         
    Dr Hendrix and his team are compassionate and caring. I am very happy to be one of his patients!
  • 08/01/2017
         
    I woke up in extreme pain and within a hour the staff and Glenn hendrix had me in office. They made me feel comfortable and took care of me. I would...
    07/29/2017
         
    By far one of the BEST dentist I've been to. Dr Hendrix is so nice and knowledgeable. His examination is thorough and you know exactly the areas or...
  • 07/25/2017
         
    this is a great follow-up service
    07/18/2017
         
    Dr. Hendrix is always gentle and takes his time to answer any questions I have. I highly recommend him to friends and family. He's the best dentist I've...
  • 07/11/2017
         
    My time at the appointment was not rushed. The entire time was in a relaxed atmosphere and time was taken to make me as comfortable as could be. The work was...
    06/28/2017
         
    I love this dentist office! They have always been very good to me.
  • 06/22/2017
         
    Pleased with the one-on-one with the Dr. Hendrix and the explanation of my checkup.
    06/15/2017
         
    Thank you for the completely painless root canal. As a nervous patient I was very comfortable and you were extremely professional explaining everything as we...
  • 06/01/2017
         
    Every member of the staff,from medical receptionist to Dr. Hendrix himself, was receptive, knowledgeable and understanding. I had a dental emergency and they...
    05/25/2017
         
    Always the friendliest staff! And Thank you for taking care of me!
  • 05/17/2017
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are highly professional and efficient. They take really good care of you. One of the things I like is that you don't have to wait...
    05/17/2017
         
    great staff and dentist!!