Dentures and Partials

A confident choice to renew your smile

Do you have missing teeth that affect your smile, your confidence, or your quality of life? If so, you may benefit from dentures, a type of removable dental prosthesis that can replace your natural teeth and restore your oral health and function. 

What are dentures and partials?

Dentures are a type of removable dental prosthesis that can replace your natural teeth and restore your oral health and function. Dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth and match your facial features.

Partial dentures are a type of dental prosthesis that can replace teeth when only one to a few are missing. They are usually made of a plastic base that matches the color of the gums, and artificial teeth that are attached to the base. Some partial dentures also have metal clasps or attachments that connect to the natural teeth to hold them in place.  

These different types of dentures available help tailor your dental experience to your unique situation. Your dentist will help you choose the best type of denture for your situation, depending on the number and location of your missing teeth, the condition of your gums and jawbone, your personal preference, and your budget.

Dentures can provide you with a beautiful and functional smile that you can be proud of. Whether you need to replace all or some of your teeth, we have the right denture solution for you.

Are dentures and partials right for me?

Dentures are a great option for replacing missing teeth and improving your smile and your oral health. However, they may not be suitable for everyone or every situation. Your dentist will evaluate your mouth and discuss your needs and expectations with you to determine if dentures are right for you. 

Some factors to keep in mind that may help you determine are:

  • The number and location of your missing teeth
  • The condition and health of your gums and jawbone
  • Your medical history and allergies
  • Your budget and insurance coverage

If you have any questions about dentures or want to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

What are the benefits of dentures and partials?

Dentures can help you:

What are the drawbacks of dentures and partials?

Dentures and partials are effective ways to restore your smile, but they also have some drawbacks that you should be aware of before choosing them. Some of the drawbacks of dentures and partials are:

  • Dentures take some time to get used to. They may cause soreness, irritation, or inflammation of the gums and mouth tissues in the beginning. 
  • Lower full dentures can be challenging when little to no ridge is present.
  • They require regular cleanings to prevent plaque, tartar, stains, and bad breath. They also need to be soaked in water or a denture solution overnight to prevent them from drying out.
  • Dentures can affect your sense of taste and smell. Dentures can cover some of the taste buds on your tongue and palate, which can reduce your ability to enjoy food and beverages. 
  • Dentures can cause infections or diseases. Dentures can harbor bacteria, fungi, or viruses that can cause infections in your mouth, such as thrush, stomatitis, or cheilitis.

These risks are rare and can be minimized by choosing a qualified and experienced dentist, following the pre- and post-operative instructions carefully, and maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.

How are dentures and partials made?

Dentures are made in a dental laboratory, where skilled technicians use advanced technology and materials to create a personalized prosthesis for you. The process involves the following steps:

The Process

  • The dentist will take impressions or scans of your mouth to create a model for the denture.
  • The dentist will determine the size, shape, color, and arrangement of the artificial teeth, based on your preferences and facial measurements.
  • The dentist will try in a wax or plastic mock-up of the denture in your mouth to check the fit, appearance, and bite.
  • The dentist will send the mock-up to the laboratory, where the final denture will be fabricated using acrylic resin, porcelain, metal, or a combination of these materials.
  • The dentist will receive the final denture from the laboratory and insert it in your mouth. The dentist will make any necessary adjustments and teach you how to use and care for your new denture.

How do I care for my dentures and partials?

Dentures are designed to last for many years, but they still require proper care and maintenance to keep them clean, comfortable, and functional.

Here are some tips on how to care for your dentures:

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in dentures or want to learn more about them, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you achieve the smile of your dreams. We look forward to hearing from you soon!