Dentures & Partial Dentures
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and the area that surrounds it. Dentures are made to affect the appearance of your natural teeth and will make your smile look natural and beautiful!
Complete dentures are used when all of your teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when some of your natural teeth still remain. Partial dentures are used to fill in the missing spaces and to prevent other teeth from shifting.
We offer either conventional or immediate dentures. A conventional denture is made after all of your teeth are removed and the gum tissue has healed. This usually involves a 4-6 week healing process, during which you will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are exactly what they sound like. They are made in advance and will be immediately placed after your teeth are removed, making it so there is no period of time you are left without your teeth. Once the tissue heals on an immediate denture, we will need to make a few adjustments.
Why Should I Get Dentures?
There are several reason why dentures would be the right form of restorative dentistry for you. Some of these are:
- Loss of All Teeth in an Arch
- Loss of Several Teeth in an Arch
- To Enhance your Facial Tissue and Smile
- To Improve Your Speech and Chewing.
How Do You Do It?
Getting dentures requires several appointments.Your Dentist or Dental Hygienist will take accurate molds and measurements to create your custom denture and then allow you try the dentures over the course of several appointments to ensure proper color, shape and comfort. Your Dentist or Dental Hygienist will adjust and place the completed denture at your final appointment, making sure the fit is perfect for you.
Some soreness, speech and chewing difficulty is perfectly normal directly after receiving your dentures, but this will diminish as your mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures.Your Dentist or Dental Hygienist will let you know your post-care instructions after your treatment is finished. Good dental habits, eating healthy and regular visits will extend the life of your dentures.