Dentures & Partials
What are Dentures & Partials?
Both complete dentures and partial dentures are designed to replace missing teeth within the mouth. Whether you’re missing all of your natural teeth or a majority of them, dentures are made to look and mimic the feel of your teeth. They offer restorative benefits, since it’ll be easier for you to eat and chew with them in place. Your dentures are beneficial for cosmetic reasons as well, since you will feel more confident in your appearance as a result of having them made.
Why would Dentures & Partials be needed?
When you’re missing a good majority or all of your teeth, it can be difficult to get through the day. Not only will you feel uncomfortable about the way that you look, but it can be difficult and downright impossible to enjoy your favorite foods. Rather than live this way, a simple prosthetic appliance can be made to fit your mouth. Dentures are custom made for each patient, so they always look and feel natural.
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Who is a candidate for Dentures & Partials?
To determine if you would benefit from a denture, we’ll perform a thorough dental examination. If you have gum disease that is advanced and has caused a lot of your teeth to either fall out or become loose, we may recommend removing the remaining teeth to place a denture. You can expect the denture to last for roughly five to seven years before it may need to be replaced. Dentures can be removed at any time, and we recommend taking them out before you go to bed at night.
What happens during the procedure for Dentures & Partials?
We first take impressions of your mouth and gums to make the new denture for you. For partial denture patients, the appliance snaps onto surrounding teeth. Once the denture has been made, you will come in for a second visit. This second appointment allows us to fit the denture and make minor adjustments to how it feels. You should remove the denture each night to give it a good clean and to safely store it away. Dentures can be secured into place with implants, so this is something to discuss at your appointment as well.
If you think you might need a denture or partial, call us today so that one of our friendly staff members can further assist you.