Dentures

Dentures

If you’ve lost your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete or partial dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile.

Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the dentures, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. Replacing missing teeth gives you back you ability  to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until they loose their natural teeth.

Complete dentures

A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed which may take several months.

An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. The dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patient’s jaws during a preliminary visit. With this type of prosthesis, the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.

Take a look at before and after  photos of of our patients that we have made dentures for, and hear them tell their stories

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Even if you wear full dentures, you still must take good care of your mouth. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your teeth to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque.

Dentures are a removable device.  It’s important to note that part of the word, “removable,” includes the word, “MOVABLE.”  They move.  Many patients are able to tolerate this arrangement quite well, however some patients require more retention (staying-put power).  The answer often is to use  Dental Implants   in conjunction with the denture.  With implants, dentures become virtually rock-solid in the mouth.

Do you already have a denture that just won’t stay put?

Imagine how great it would feel if your denture didn’t budge.  Think about the confidence you’d have if you didn’t have to worry about your teeth loosening up at the worst possible time.  Visualize your life without the burden of having to constantly THINK about your dentures.  Ask us how implants  can be added to your existing denture for a rock-solid smile!

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are similar to complete ones in that they are removable.  They are appropriate for patients who are not missing all their teeth, and in many cases, they are very effective  Partial dentures are supported by a combination of the remaining teeth AND the gum tissues.

Partial dentures are typically held in the mouth with clasps (metal clips) that grip some of the remaining teeth.  These clasps can be reduced or eliminated with “precision attachments” built into crowns on the remaining teeth.  They can also be retained with implants.

 

 

 

 

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