Dentures & Partials
What are Dentures & Partials?
Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. A partial denture is ideal for patients who still have most of their teeth, but who are missing a significant enough amount to warrant a prosthetic appliance. Both full and partial dentures are removable, and can be secured either with gels and pastes, or with dental implants. The prosthetic appliance can last for up to seven years before it will begin to show signs of wear and tear.
Why are Dentures & Partials needed?
When you are missing many or all of your teeth, this can have an impact on the way that you smile, talk, chew, and eat. In many cases, missing teeth can even affect the look of your face, and give a sunken-in appearance. Dentures work to enhance your smile, fill in missing dentition, and even out your facial structure. They are removable, so it’s easy to keep your denture clean and free of bacteria and odors.
Our one-on-one approach ensures that each of our patients receives the kind care and compassion that they need. By offering a variety of procedures and treatments in one conveniently located office, we are able to cater to each member of your family.
What makes you a good candidate for Dentures & Partials?
Patients with advanced gum disease may be advised to have their existing teeth removed, and a denture put into place. For patients who are already missing a lot, or all, of their teeth, a full denture can help in replacing what is missing. The procedure to make and place a denture is noninvasive, and requires several appointments to get the fit and feel just right. The benefits of wearing a denture far outweigh any problems associated with them, and first-time denture wearers will get used to their new appliance in a matter of a few days or weeks.
What happens during the procedure for Dentures & Partials?
You will come into our office for impressions, which take a mold of your mouth. The impressions will be used to create a brand new full or partial denture custom for you. You will come back into our office once the appliance has been made to have the denture fitted and adjusted. It is not uncommon for patients to need several adjustments to their denture before it is most comfortable. Your new denture appliance will last for about five to seven years before it’s recommended that it be replaced. Dentures should be removed each night, and soaked to disinfect them and remove odors.
If you need either a full denture or a partial denture, call us now, and one of our staff members can help to answer all of your questions.