Dentures & Partials
What are Dentures & Partials?
Dentures are prosthetic appliances that can be worn to replace many or all missing teeth. It’s not uncommon for patients to lose teeth due to decay or gum disease. Rather than feel badly about your appearance, dentures can conveniently help in creating a fuller-looking smile. Full dentures will replace an entire arch of missing teeth while partial dentures only replace several at a time.
Why are Dentures & Partials needed?
Most often, a denture or partial will be necessary if you’re missing teeth. You may choose to have the prosthetic on its own or have dental implants placed to firmly grip onto the appliance. Regardless of how the appliance is used, you can benefit from a fuller smile that not only improves the look of your face and smile, but makes eating and chewing a lot easier. Dentures can last for about five to seven years before it’s recommended they be replaced.
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What makes you a candidate for Dentures & Partials?
If you’re missing a lot or all of your teeth, you may want to consider dentures and partials. For patients with advanced gum disease, your remaining teeth may need to be extracted before a denture placed. Dentures and partials are a quick and easy way to fully transform your smile. Many find that these prosthetic appliances are even less expensive than other dental procedure options available to them.
What happens during the procedure for Dentures & Partials?
If remaining teeth need to be extracted, this will be done prior to being fitted for a full or partial denture. Next, impressions are taken of your mouth. These impressions are used by a dental lab technician to create a beautifully realistic prosthetic that fits your mouth perfectly. You’ll come in to be fitted for the prosthetic and we’ll make slight adjustments to its fit. It’s not uncommon to need several adjustments before the fit is just right. Your denture should be replaced in about seven years after having it made.
If you require either a full denture or partial, call our office today and we can help to answer all of your questions.