Dentures & Partials
What are Dentures & Partials?
A denture as well as a prosthetic partial are both appliances that can be worn to replace missing teeth. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, you may find it difficult to eat, chew and speak. In order to remedy this problem, we recommend having a denture made and fitted to your mouth. Dentures and partials can last for up to 10 years before they may need to be replaced, so they’re a wonderful option for enhancing your smile.
Why might Dentures & Partials be needed?
The reason you might need or would benefit from either a full or partial denture is because you’re missing teeth. If you have advanced gum disease, this might cause your teeth to become loose and decayed. In this case, we may recommend having the rest of your teeth removed and a denture placed. Dentures help to make it easier for you to enjoy your favorite foods, and they fill in your lips and cheek areas so that they don’t look sunken-in.
Who is a candidate for Dentures & Partials?
Most patients who need to have a prosthetic appliance can easily have one made in our office. There is no age limit when it comes to who would benefit from a denture. If you have gum disease that is causing many of your teeth to become loose and damaged, we might recommend removing what is left to place a full denture. If you have an older denture, we can remake it for you so that your smile is enhanced.
What happens during the procedure for Dentures & Partials?
The procedure begins with an impression of your teeth, mouth and gums. This impression is then used to make the actual denture for you. You will come back in after about two weeks so that we can fit the new prosthetic into your mouth. We make some minor adjustments to the way that it fits, and you’ll be able to show off your brand new smile. It is important to keep the denture clean by removing it nightly and safely storing it away. Keep your denture away from children and pets who may think of it as a toy. When the denture begins to show signs of wear, we’ll replace it with a new prosthetic.
If you would like to learn more about dentures and partials, call us today so that we can get you in for a convenient appointment.