Dentures & Partials
What are Dentures & Partials?
A denture or partial can be utilized to replace many or all missing teeth within the mouth. These prosthetic appliances are custom-made for each individual patient needing them. This provides you with a realistic and natural-looking smile that you’ll have for years to come. Dentures can easily last for about five to seven years before replacement is needed.
Why might Dentures & Partials be needed?
Partials are best suited to our patients who are missing a great deal of their teeth but who still have a lot of their own natural, healthy teeth. The appliance simply snaps into place and is held by the surrounding dentition. Dentures are ideal for patients missing one or more entire arches of teeth. If you have advanced gum disease that has left your teeth loose or decayed, we may suggest removing them and placing a full denture.
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Who is a candidate for Dentures & Partials?
Most of our patients who need or want dentures can have them made easily in our office. Our goal is to provide you with a prosthetic appliance that is comfortable and natural-looking. With the help of an exam, we can determine if dentures are right for you. Older dentures and partials can be repaired or replaced easily in our office.
What happens during the process of making and placing Dentures & Partials?
The first step is to take impressions of your teeth and use these molds to make the new denture or partial. You will come in for a second appointment so that we can fit the new appliance. We are able to make some minor adjustments to how it feels and fits at this second appointment. You will need to remove the denture nightly in order to properly clean it and then store it away. With the right care, the prosthetic will last you for many years, providing you with the fit and functionality that you need to smile with confidence.
If you need either a denture or partial and want to learn more about these appliances, call us today to speak with one of our helpful staff members.