Full & Partial Dentures
WHAT IS A DENTURE OR PARTIAL?
A denture is a prosthesis that replaces missing teeth. A full denture replaces all of the teeth on either the upper or lower arch of your mouth, and a partial denture replaces only a few teeth on either the upper or lower arch. A denture is a removable prosthesis that should be taken out regularly to be cleaned and to allow the soft tissue to rest.
WHY WOULD SOMEONE NEED A DENTURE OR PARTIAL?
The reason someone would need a denture is because they're missing either all or most of their own teeth. You might have issues chewing, eating or talking because of the teeth you're missing. In order to improve your smile and how it functions, we'll recommend having a denture made. The denture is removable and should be cleaned nightly before replacing it in the morning.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR EITHER A DENTURE OR PARTIAL?
Both a denture and partial are ideal for individuals who are missing teeth. They are beneficial for those who cannot have implants placed or who do not want to have a bridge made. We will examine your teeth to determine if and when a denture may be needed. We will recommend the best appliance based on your individual needs.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE DENTURE OR PARTIAL PROCEDURE?
We start the denture process by taking impressions of your upper and lower teeth or gums to create models to begin the fitting process. A custom made tray will be used for additional impression and there will be multiple try-ins to ensure the best possible fit. Once you and your doctor are satisfied with the look and feel of your new denture, it will be sent to the lab to be processed and finished. In order to customize your denture for the best possible fit, the fitting and try-in process takes multiple appointments spread out over roughly six weeks from start to finish
Once you get your new denture, you will need to remove the denture nightly to keep it looking its best, to clean it properly, and to let your soft tissue rest. Most dentures are able to last for several years, depending on how well they are cared for during that time and how rough you are when wearing the prosthetic.
If you think you might benefit from a denture or partial, call us today and we can get you in for a convenient consultation.