What are Dentures and Partials?
Dentures are a full set of false teeth that are designed to replace missing dentition. Partial dentures are specifically made to fit around existing teeth and only replace dentition in areas where you’re missing teeth. Both full and partial dentures are long-lasting and can help provide you with a fuller smile. The prosthetic is custom-made for you to provide a seamless and flawless look.
Why do you need Dentures and Partials?
You may need to have a full set of dentures made if you are completely missing all of your teeth. In some cases, you will need to have existing teeth removed to make room for the full denture. This is only done if severe periodontal disease is present or if your existing teeth are severely decayed and loose. Partial dentures are made for patients who still have most of their natural teeth but need to replace what is currently missing.
What makes you a good candidate for Dentures and Partials?
In order to be considered for a full or partial denture, you’ll need to have a consultation and examination done. We can help determine if a denture, either full or partial, is right for you. If you are not a good candidate for dental implants or if you don’t want surgery, a partial denture is the right option for you. If, however, you’re looking for a more secure-fitting denture, implants can help to keep the appliance in place.
What happens during the procedure for Dentures and Partials?
You will first come in for a consultation and examination to determine which prosthetic option is right for you. Impressions are made of your mouth and sent off to a dental lab. The denture is specifically made to blend seamlessly with your smile and create a realistic appearance. You will come back into the office to have the dentures placed and adjusted for a more comfortable fit. Full and partial dentures need to be replaced every five to seven years, so it’s important to come back in when you begin to notice signs of wear and tear.
If you are interested in dentures or partials, call our office today so that we can help answer your questions and schedule an appointment for you.