What are Dentures and Partials?
Complete dentures are ideal for patients who are missing all of their teeth. Partial dentures are best for patients who still have most of their own natural teeth but are missing enough to warrant a removable prosthetic appliance. Your new denture can last for up to a decade without showing signs of wear or damage. Dentures are made to look and feel like your own natural teeth.
Why are Dentures and Partials needed?
The reason dentures may be needed is because you’re missing a lot of or all of your teeth. Patients who have gum disease may find that they eventually need to wear a denture. If your teeth are severely decayed or loose due to periodontal disease, dentures can be made for you after extractions are done. Dentures are easy to care for and can be removed each night for effortless cleaning.
Who is a good candidate for Dentures and Partials?
We can examine your teeth and mouth to determine if you may need a denture. If you have severely advanced gum disease, we may suggest having your remaining teeth removed and a full denture put into place. If you still have a lot of healthy teeth, a partial denture is more suitable for you. Partial dentures clip onto the surrounding teeth and are just as removable as a full plate.
What happens during the procedure for Dentures and Partials?
We will take impressions of your mouth and use these molds to make new dentures. The denture fitting process may involve several appointments. It’s common to need several adjustments before the new denture fits perfectly. You will be amazed at how different you look with a full, beautiful denture. The denture needs to be removed every night and soaked in special solution to remove plaque and bacteria. Dentures can last for anywhere from five to 10 years or longer depending on the care given to the appliance.
If you think you might benefit from either a full or partial denture, call us today and we can get you in for a consultation appointment.