Dentures & Partials
What are Partials and Dentures?
Full and partial dentures are great for improving your smile and overall functionality of your mouth. Complete dentures are a great choice for individuals who are missing all of their teeth on one complete arch. Partial dentures are great for our patients who have most of their own natural teeth but who are missing enough to warrant a prosthetic appliance. Both partial and full dentures can last for up to eight years before they should be replaced.
Why would Partials and Dentures be needed?
Full dentures may be needed if you’re missing all of your teeth on one arch or if you have severely advanced gum disease. Partial dentures are more for individuals who still have a lot of healthy tooth structure in their mouths but still need something to help replace many of the teeth they’re missing. The reason either of these prosthetic appliances is needed is because they help to improve your smile, the way that your face and mouth looks as well as how well you’re able to chew and eat food.
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Who is a candidate for Partials and Dentures?
We can perform a comprehensive examination to determine if you’d benefit from a full or partial denture. Most patients who require a denture can safely have the procedure done. If you have decayed or loose teeth in your mouth, we may suggest having them removed before being fitted for a prosthetic appliance. Dentures are great for our patients who want a quick and removable way to enhance their smile.
What occurs during the procedure for Partials and Dentures?
You may first need to have several extractions done before a permanent denture is made for you. Once healed, we’ll take impressions of your gums and teeth to send off to a trusted lab. The lab technicians will work to create the full or partial denture for you. Your next appointment involves fitting the appliance and making small adjustments as needed. You can expect to need a few adjustments before the fit is perfect and your new prosthesis feels completely comfortable.
If you suspect that you might need a complete denture or a partial, contact us today and we will be happy to get you in the office for a convenient consultation visit with us.