Dentures & Partials
What are Dentures & Partials?
A full denture or partial denture can help to replace missing teeth in the mouth. If you’re missing a lot of your natural teeth, it can be difficult to chew, eat and even speak. Dentures are made to look and feel as natural as possible. Most prosthetic appliances can last for anywhere from five to seven years before they will need to be remade.
Why might Dentures & Partials be needed?
If you’re missing a lot of teeth, it can be downright impossible to enjoy your favorite foods and speak. Your face may even begin to look sunken-in, which can take a toll on your self-esteem and confidence. If you have advanced gum disease, many of your teeth might be loose, decayed or broken. In any case, a denture is a great way to fix all of these problems and restore your smile to its original fullness.
Who is a candidate for Dentures & Partials?
There is no age limit when it comes to having dentures made. To determine if you might benefit from dentures, we will perform an exam and take x-rays. Most patients with severely advanced gum disease will benefit from having the remaining teeth removed and a denture placed. Most patients who need a denture can have the prosthetic made for them in our office.
What happens during the procedure to make Dentures & Partials?
We begin by taking impressions, or molds, of your mouth, teeth and gums. The molds are used to make the actual denture that you’ll be wearing. A second visit into our office allows us to fit the denture to improve your smile. You may need to have some minor adjustments made to the denture so that it fits more comfortably. You should remove the denture or partial nightly to give it a good clean and to store it safely away. Your denture may need to be replaced after about seven years as it shows signs of wear and tear.
If you think you might benefit from dentures or partials, call our office today so that we can help to get you in for an appointment.