Full and Partial Dentures
There are various kinds of dentures available, but all dentures share a common goal: to replace teeth. Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth.
Complete dentures are a cost-effective, simple replacement option for patients who are missing all of their top and/or bottom teeth. These dentures are designed to fit over your gums, as the patient no longer has any teeth.
Partial dentures are a way to replace one or more missing teeth and restore your natural smile. Remaining teeth can act as anchors to help stabilize partial dentures. Therefore, some of the patient’s existing teeth may need to be prepared in order for a partial denture to fit properly.
In some cases, teeth may need to be extracted and your mouth given a chance to heal before a new, permanent denture can be fabricated. Immediate dentures are for perfect for patients that would like a set of dentures as an interim during the healing process. Immediate dentures can be partial or complete and can be inserted immediately after dental extractions.
Immediate dentures normally require adjustments as the healing process takes place, so achieving optimal comfort and fit normally takes several appointments.
After you receive your dentures, our doctors will instruct you on how to properly clean them in order to remove bacteria and buildup. Make sure to handle your dentures carefully and store them in a denture case whenever they are not being used. It is important to clean your mouth daily, brush your denture daily, and to soak your denture overnight with a denture cleaning solution.
Even with dentures, regular dental check ups with us are still necessary to have your dentures examined and professionally cleaned. Our doctors also perform oral cancer screenings during your regular checkups to make sure you are in good health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you’ve been referred by your dentist or not, getting started is as simple as contacting us to schedule your first consultation. We recommend you complete any needed forms before your appointment to save time.
We work hard to provide each patient with the best possible experience from the moment they come through the door. That’s why we’ll guide you, answer all your questions, and provide you with the customized solutions that you deserve, so you can feel as comfortable as possible.