Dentures & Partials
What are Dentures & Partials?
Both full and partial dentures are designed to replace missing teeth within the mouth. These appliances are meant to last for many years and provide you with a full, healthy-looking smile that you’ll feel confident in showing off. Furthermore, dentures help to restore your oral functionality. This makes it easier for you to eat, chew and even speak throughout the day.
Why might Dentures & Partials be needed?
You might need a denture because you’re completely missing all or most of your teeth. Full dentures are ideal for patients who don’t have any teeth or who have only a few left that are loose, decayed or severely damaged. For these patients, we will recommend removing the remaining teeth to make room for a full denture. Partial dentures are great for patients who still have quite a lot of their own healthy teeth, but are missing enough that it is causing a problem when eating and talking.
Who is a candidate for Dentures & Partials?
To determine if you might need a denture or a partial, we’ll examine your mouth, teeth and gums. If you have advanced gum disease that has caused many of your teeth to become loose and decayed, we might recommend having these removed and placing a full denture plate. Dentures are ideal for patients of all ages, and they can be secured into place with implants.
What happens during the procedure to make Dentures & Partials?
We first take impressions of your mouth, teeth and gums. These molds are then used to make your brand new prosthetic appliance. You will come into the office and have the prosthetic fitted and adjusted to ensure a comfortable, secure fit. You will then be instructed on how to care for the new appliance. You should remove the denture nightly to clean it and store is safely away from pets and small children. Your denture should be replaced over time as it shows signs of wear or begins to crack, break or lose some of the teeth.
If you think you might benefit from either a partial or full denture, call us today to schedule a consultation appointment.