DENTURES & PARTIALS
When you lose a tooth or multiple teeth, you have many options to consider for replacements. If you have only a few missing teeth, you may be an excellent candidate for partial dentures. If you need a more in-depth solution, a full set of dentures may be ideal for you. Both types of dentures look and function like real teeth. They are carefully designed to look similar to your natural teeth so your smile can appear healthy and authentic.
Dentures are replacement teeth are embedded into plastic bases. The plastic bases are designed to mimic the color of your gums. Dentures are customized to fit the shape of your mouth so that long term wear is more comfortable. When you get a full set of dentures, they are carefully designed in a lab using your unique proportions and measurements. Full denture sets can be removed in order to properly clean and care for them.
Partial dentures come in both removable and non-removable form. In some cases, partial dentures have metal framework in order to securely connect to your teeth. Natural looking connectors are another option, too. Precision attachments may be used to attach removable partial dentures to your natural teeth. These attachments are a popular esthetic option.
When a partial denture is non-removable or fixed, it is commonly referred to as a dental implant bridge. Dental implant bridges are permanently attached to your jaw using a type of dental crown. They may also be attached to gum tissue through the use of dental implants. The type of partial dentures you get will be based upon your unique needs and preferences.
There are multiple benefits that stem from the use of dentures. They make it easier for you to chew hard foods. They can improve both your speech and your facial structure, and they can ease stress that you may experience in your jaw. These dentures may even prevent your permanent teeth from gradually shifting in your mouth. Dentures also provide you with health benefits, as they reduce the chance of periodontal diseases.
If you get dentures, you will need to care for them properly in order to preserve them. Like natural teeth, full and partial dentures must be cleaned to effectively remove plaque buildup and food residue. Dentures are more delicate than natural teeth, so they need to be treated carefully. We can provide you with information on how to care for your dentures.
In order to determine what type of dentures will suit you best, contact us to set up a consultation. We can perform an examination to find a solution that works for you. From that point, we can provide you with the dentures you need to have a healthy looking, highly functioning smile.