Dentures are removable replacement teeth that also include artificial gum tissue for a completely new smile. We use a variety of materials, including acrylic, porcelain, and metal to produce dentures that are durable enough for daily use, yet attractive and natural-looking for your personal comfort. A well-made denture closely mimics the appearance of natural teeth as well as the adjacent gum tissue.
Who Can Benefit From Dentures?
We recommend partial dentures for adults who are missing some teeth but still enjoy the use of the remaining teeth. Complete dentures are recommended for patients who are missing all of the natural teeth or anyone who is at risk for complete tooth loss in the immediate future.
What Are Your Denture Options?
All of the natural teeth can be replaced with complete dentures, whereas partial dentures are useful for filling in the gaps created by the missing teeth.
With advanced preparation, an immediate denture or an immediate partial denture can be placed into the mouth after the natural teeth have been removed. This serves as a Band-Aid which protects the extraction sites and controls bleeding as your tissues heal. The immediate denture or partial also protects your dignity, sparing you the discomfort of going without teeth for even a day.
A more precise, better fitting, conventional denture or partial can be prepared when the gum tissues are completely healed after the teeth have been removed. We might also recommend making a new denture or partial if your current set are very old, poorly-fitting, or can no longer be properly adjusted.
The Importance of Ongoing Dental Care
Regular dental examinations are important, even if you no longer have natural teeth. The soft tissues inside of the mouth should be evaluated for signs of oral cancer or chronic irritation. In time, the mouth will slowly change as the gums and bone begin to shrink or recede. These changes can alter the way that the denture or partial feels and performs, requiring periodic adjustments and relines.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More about Dentures
Dentures and partials are customized removable solutions for tooth loss. We can craft new teeth that will enable you to chew and speak comfortably and naturally. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for more information.