Missing teeth can cause a host of problems, from bone loss and speech issues to a lack of self confidence. Fortunately, dentures and partials offer a solution for many of our patients experiencing tooth loss. Whether you’ve lost teeth from injury, gum disease or decay, dentures are one alternative to restoring your smile.
Full dentures are designed for patients who have lost the majority of their teeth. They are designed to fit over your gums using a model that is made from measurements taken of your jaw. Made of acrylic plastic and either metal or porcelain material, dentures will closely resemble your natural teeth and gum line.
Partial dentures are used in patients who are missing fewer teeth. Like full dentures, partial dentures are removable and made from a plastic base and porcelain or metal material that mimics the look of real teeth. Partial dentures are secured using a metal frame or clasps that attach them to nearby teeth. In some situations, bridgework may be used to fit partial dentures.
Whether you receive full dentures or partials, we will help you understand how to best care for them and maintain good oral hygiene habits. We will also address any ongoing comfort issues you may have as you adjust to your dentures at your regular dental check-ups. If you think you may be a candidate for full or partial dentures, please contact our office. We would be happy to consult with you about the best options for a radiant smile.