Dentures & Partials
What are Dentures & Partials?
When you’re missing all or most of your teeth, we may recommend a full or partial denture. These prosthetic appliances are custom-made to each patient, ensuring a comfortable and realistic fit. You will find that wearing a denture is helpful when it comes to both boosting your confidence as well as improving oral functioning. Dentures can last for up to roughly seven years and can be replaced as they show signs of wear.
Why are Dentures & Partials needed?
Dentures and partials are necessary for a few different reasons. First, they help to restore your smile, boosting your self-esteem and confidence in the way that you feel. When you’re missing a great deal of your teeth, your cheeks and lips may take on a sunken-in appearance, so dentures can help to fill in these areas. Likewise, a prosthetic appliance helps to improve the way you’re able to eat, chew and talk throughout the day.
Who is a candidate for Dentures & Partials?
Full dentures are ideal for patients who are missing all of their teeth or who have advanced gum disease and need extractions done prior to the prosthetic fitting. Partial dentures are best for patients who still have most of their own healthy teeth, but who are missing enough to warrant this type of appliance. Both dentures are designed and made for every patient individually, so you can expect a clean and comfortable fit.
What happens during the procedure for Dentures & Partials?
The process to create dentures first starts with any extractions. Loose or severely decayed teeth are removed and the gums given time to heal. We then work to take impressions of the gums to make the new denture. You will come back into the office for a few fittings to get the fit of the denture just right. We will give you information on how to care for the denture and when to remove them for easy cleaning. If the denture shows signs of wear, we will recommend having it replaced.
If you think you might need either a complete or partial denture, call our office today and we can help to get you in right away.