Dr. Adams is please to share his extensive knowledge in managing the bite, TMJ, Neuromuscular Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and Airway Disorders in order to provide custom dentures to the Indianapolis area, Carmel and its suburbs.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and their adjacent tissue. There are three types of dentures.
- Conventional dentures are made when all of the teeth are missing.
- Partial dentures are made to replace any missing teeth when there are some teeth remaining.
- Overdentures are designed to be placed over existing implants to increase retention and comfort.
Conventional dentures are made after teeth have be missing for a period of time. Immediate dentures are made to be placed immediately after all of the teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures have the advantage of having teeth at the time of teeth removal but they do require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and should only be considered as a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made. These additional adjustments are due the bones and gums shrinking over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal.
Overdentures are made to be anchored by dental implants. Unlike a conventional or immediate dentures that relies on bone and tissue for retention, an overdenture is anchored by implants and are extremely stable and retentive. Implants must be able to be placed in the existing bone to allow for proper anchoring of the overdenture.
Some patients could benefit from wearing a Neuromuscular Denture. Neuromuscular dentures allow for a better and more accurate fit as compared to a conventional denture. Utilizing ULF TENSing during the impression appointment allows the tissue to be more relaxed and consequently a more accurate impression. Adequate bone support and tissue coverage makes a Neuromuscular Denture a great option. Dr. Adams has had years of training and teaching experience in Neuromuscular Dentures. Dr. Adams trained and taught with Dr. Robert Jankelson who developed the Neuromuscular denture protocol with his late father Dr. Barney Jankelson. This unique experience has allowed Dr. Adams to further the Neuromuscular Denture protocol in his own private practice in Carmel, IN.