What are Dentures & Partials?
A complete and partial denture is designed to enhance and correct your smile’s appearance. When you’re missing either all or most of your teeth, it can be downright impossible to feel good about the way that you look. Unfortunately, it can even be difficult to enjoy your favorite foods because chewing is a problem in itself. Dentures and partials are made to mimic the look of real teeth, providing you with restorative and aesthetic benefits.
Why might Dentures & Partials be needed?
When you’re missing a good majority of your teeth, you might feel uncomfortable about the way that you look. You may even look older, since it’s common for the face to appear sunken-in when a lot of teeth are missing. Likewise, you’ll find it difficult to chew your food, which can make it impossible to eat normally throughout the day. A complete and partial denture is made to fit comfortably and restore your entire smile.
Who is a candidate for Dentures & Partials?
Most patients who have severely advanced gum disease will find a denture to be a beneficial part of their lives. The loose, decayed teeth can be removed and a denture made to fit over the gums. Partial dentures are best for patients who still have a lot of healthy teeth, but who are missing enough to warrant a prosthetic device. You can expect the denture to last for about seven years before it’ll need to be replaced.
What happens during the process to make Dentures & Partials?
The process to make a new denture begins with impressions. Impressions allow us to have detailed molds of your teeth, gums and mouth. We use these molds to make a brand new full or partial denture just for you. You will come in at a later date to have the denture fitted and adjusted in our office. In order to keep the denture looking its best, you have to remove it nightly to both clean and store it away. It’s important to keep your denture away from pets and small children who could damage or destroy the prosthetic.
If you’d like to learn more about complete and partial dentures, call us today to speak with one of our helpful staff members.