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 227 reviews from around the Web.
  • 09/16/2021
         
    I am very pleased with the work done and the healing process has been a breeze thanks to Dr. Banas. Dr. Banas is second to none! :)
    08/31/2021
         
    Thanks for the great service. Always a pleasant experience. Wonderful people.
  • 08/30/2021
         
    Thanks for the great service. Always a pleasant experience. Wonderful people.
    05/19/2021
         
    Just great overall from the time you walk in the door till you walk out! Good group of people would recommend to anyone!!
  • 04/21/2021
         
    Dr. Hendrix was phenomenal and has wonderful bedside manner!! Would certainly recommend them to anyone else needing a dentist! They rock!
    04/07/2021
         
    Dr. Hendrix's and his team were able to see me quickly. Kudos to all of you.
  • 03/22/2021
         
    Pleasant, well explained, thorough.. Great Staff
    03/15/2021
         
    Absolutely great....!!!!!!!!! The staff and Dr.Hendrix always welcome you with a smile. Such a blessing!!!!!!
  • 02/09/2021
         
    Amazing as usual. Always go above and beyond to get pts in as soon as possible.
    12/14/2020
         
    Thank you thank you, I highly recommend them to everyone!
    10/15/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix and the entire staff are absolutely wonderful. They take extra time and do not seem to rush through the visit. Great team, great experience.
    09/24/2020
         
    I had a great experience. Very professional. The entire staff was kind and helpful.
  • 09/09/2020
         
    The nurse & the dentist were very efficient and very pleasant and nice.
    09/03/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix is an amazing dentist. I’m so glad that my family found him! I love the staff and the office is very clean. What else can I say?
    08/13/2020
         
    Dr.Hendrix and his staff were extremely helpful, they made my visit quick and easy.
    08/09/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix takes great care of my teeth, and my family's teeth as well. I can relax, too, knowing they have their end of things covered.
  • 07/30/2020
         
    My experience was great here!! The entire staff was very professional and made me feel at ease.
    07/30/2020
         
    Lea was very, very Helpful!
  • 07/16/2020
         
    Always timely. Great service.
    07/01/2020
         
    Took care of my special needs as a stroke survivor and was an unexpected pleasure to go to the dentist.
  • 06/18/2020
         
    6 month checkup during COVID outbreak — they made it safe and comfortable. Dr. Hendrix and his staff are professional and caring.
    06/11/2020
         
    Wonderful experience.. They explained everything thoroughly.. The front desk receptionist was very helpful as well..
  • 06/09/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix and Lori are always professional.
    06/09/2020
         
    What a wonderful experience! The staff went above and beyond new health guidelines with efficiency that was VERY impressive.
  • 05/18/2020
         
    Very informative and makes you feel well at least I'm not a very good dentist person but I feel very comfortable and staff was wonderful thank you
    05/12/2020
         
    I cannot say enough good things about this office! I am a total wimp with dental work and this office from front to back is top notch.
  • 03/04/2020
         
    Small office but professional, courteous & answered all my questions. Top notch!
  • 02/13/2020
         
    They almost always get you in very quickly and are very accommodating if you happen to have to bring a little one with you.
  • 02/10/2020
         
    He was very attentive and thorough. I was also impressed at how quickly I was able to be seen on such short notice. I think I’m here to stay!
    01/29/2020
         
    Best dental experience I’ve ever had.
  • 01/28/2020
         
    Best dental experience I’ve ever had.
    01/10/2020
         
    Fantastic and experienced staff and Dr Hendrix is not only very knowledgeable but enjoyable to talk to!
    01/10/2020
         
    Fantastic and experienced staff and Dr Hendrix is not only very knowledgeable but enjoyable to talk to!
  • 01/09/2020
         
    Fantastic and experienced staff and Dr Hendrix is not only very knowledgeable but enjoyable to talk to!
    12/11/2019
         
    Always nice and friendly doctor and staff. Very accommodating and helpful with scheduling. Very family friendly. Highly recommend
  • 11/26/2019
         
    Friendly staff, provides emergency care, no wait time and the doctor places you at ease. If you go here you will never want another dentist.
  • 11/26/2019
         
    Friendly staff, provides emergency care, no wait time and the doctor places you at ease. If you go here you will never want another dentist.
    11/21/2019
         
    Caring and professional staff. Keeps you updated on progress, what they are doing, and what the end result will be. Always on time.
    11/19/2019
         
    Kind and caring would best describe all that work here. I didn’t have an appointment, but they managed to get me in.
  • 11/18/2019
         
    Super happy!
    11/18/2019
         
    Kind and caring would best describe all that work here. I didn’t have an appointment, but they managed to get me in.
  • 10/31/2019
         
    So glad I found this dentist!
    10/28/2019
         
    Always a great experience! Staff makes you feel very comfortable!
  • 10/10/2019
         
    He cares about your smile and your teeth...Thanks So Much
    10/03/2019
         
    Great servive!!!
  • 08/27/2019
         
    I had an issue and needed to move up my appointment - the staff was great and very accommodating. The doctor was amazing!
  • 08/27/2019
         
    I had an issue and needed to move up my appointment - the staff was great and very accommodating. The doctor was amazing!
    08/12/2019
         
    Both he and his entire staff are so very nice and friendly and seem to really care about you.
  • 08/12/2019
         
    Both he and his entire staff are so very nice and friendly and seem to really care about you.
    06/26/2019
         
    Fantastic service and conversations as always!!! Best dentist office and people around, hands down!!!
    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.
    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!
  • 01/29/2019
         
    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. Thank yoi!
  • 01/25/2019
         
    His staff are compassionate kind and accommodating. I recently had neck surgery and during my recovery I chipped a tooth. Thank yoi!
    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
    11/21/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are absolutely amazing! I felt very comfortable there and I would highly recommend him.
    11/21/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are absolutely amazing! I felt very comfortable there and I would highly recommend him.
  • 11/20/2018
         
    Great friendly staff who provide great dental services. Highly recommend.
    11/15/2018
         
    Great service Seems to genuinely care about you. Fair price
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Great service Seems to genuinely care about you. Fair price
    11/12/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff made him feel at home and eased all of his anxiety. My son said he only wants to go to Dr. Hendrix from now on.
  • 10/25/2018
         
    Best Dentist practice on the coast!!
    10/02/2018
         
    I have been using this clinic for over 10 years. Staff treats you like family. They are very professional & give you excellent care.
  • 10/02/2018
         
    I have been using this clinic for over 10 years. Staff treats you like family. They are very professional & give you excellent care.
    09/25/2018
         
    He is excellent at explaining everything. Laurie is just as helpful and kind. This is a great place to go!
    09/19/2018
         
    Absolutely great....!!!!!!!!! The staff and Dr.Hendrix always welcome you with a smile. Such a blessing!!!!!!
  • 09/12/2018
         
    Only dentist I have ever felt comfortable with.
    09/10/2018
         
    The most gentle dental exam I've ever had!!
  • 08/08/2018
         
    Relocating to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and need a dentist in the Ocean Springs area who is professional, skilled, knowledgeable, friendly and has an awesome staff then call or stop in for a brief visit and you will find, you have come to the right place., we did.
    07/31/2018
         
    Very courteous and willing to help, very thorough and staff was excellent, like family !