Dentures & Partials
What are Dentures & Partials?
If you’re missing many or all of your own natural teeth, you might benefit from a prosthetic appliance. Full dentures can replace one or both arches of missing teeth. Partial dentures are made to snap onto surrounding teeth, only replacing the dentition that you’re currently missing. Both types of dentures are custom made and can last for about seven years before needing to be replaced.
Why would Dentures & Partials be needed?
The reason you might benefit from a denture of any kind is because you’re missing natural teeth. This might be due to gum disease or because of damage or decay to your smile. Dentures offer both restorative and cosmetic benefits, since they fill in your smile and make it easier to chew, eat and speak. Dentures are custom made for each patient, so they always look completely natural and realistic.
Who is a candidate for Dentures & Partials?
To determine if you might benefit from dentures or partials, we will perform a dental examination. If you have advanced gum disease, we may recommend extracting remaining teeth so that a denture can be placed. If you have an older denture that is showing signs of wear, we may recommend that it be replaced. We can make and replace dentures easily when you come into our office.
What happens during the procedure for Dentures & Partials?
The process to make a denture begins with an exam. This exam allows us to see what type of denture is best suited to your needs. We then take impressions of your teeth so that we are able to make the new prosthetic appliance for you. You will come back into the office after some time so that we can fit you with the new denture. You should remove the denture nightly so that it can be cleaned and stored away. You can expect the new denture to last for many years before replacement is needed.
If you think you might benefit from dentures and partials, call us today so that we can get you in for a convenient consultation appointment.