Dentures & Partial Dentures
What are Dentures & Partial Dentures?
A complete denture is ideal for individuals who may be missing a full arch of their teeth. Partial dentures are more suited to patients who have most of their own natural teeth, but are missing enough to warrant wearing a removable prosthesis. Both full and partial dentures are designed to look completely natural and realistic. They help to improve the beauty and fullness of your smile while increasing functionality.
Why are Dentures & Partial Dentures needed?
Dentures and partials are necessary for both cosmetic and restorative reasons. When you’re missing almost or all natural teeth, you may find that it affects your quality of life. You’re not able to eat your favorite foods and you may find yourself feeling uncomfortable about the way that you look. Dentures of all kinds can be in good wear for about eight years before replacement is recommended.
Who would benefit from Dentures & Partial Dentures?
Most patients with severely advanced or aggressive gum disease may eventually require dentures. The remaining loose, decayed teeth can be removed and a denture put into place. We can examine your teeth to determine if a denture is needed and if so, the type that you’ll require. Your new denture is specifically made for you, so it’ll be comfortable and look realistic.
What happens during the procedure for Dentures & Partial Dentures?
We begin by removing any and all remaining dentition that are unstable, seriously decayed or problematic. We then take impressions (molds) of your teeth and mouth to be used to craft a new denture. Your second appointment involves fitting you with the prosthesis. The majority of new appliances will need multiple adjustments before the fit is perfect and as comfortable as possible. We will provide you with instructions on how to care for your new dentures and how to remove and replace them as needed. Your new prosthesis should be replaced every seven years or when it shows signs of wear.
If you suspect that you may need or want new dentures, call us at your earliest convenience and one of our staff members can answer any of your questions.