Dentures and Partial Dentures
We offer both complete dentures and partial dentures for when some natural teeth are still present in the mouth.
Dentures are a popular choice for individuals who have bite issues or have teeth that have decayed beyond potential repair. In the fitting process for dentures, teeth are removed, and the dentures are applied eight to twelve weeks later after the gums have completely healed. We also offer a faster option, immediate dentures, which allow for an advanced fitting and the ability to still use dentures during the gum healing period. One of the disadvantages of the immediate dentures is that the dentures themselves will likely require adjustments as the shape of the mouth changes drastically after the removal of the teeth.
Partial dentures are excellent options for replacing teeth that have been lost. Partial dentures are used when some healthy teeth are still present in the mouth. The partial denture is created to fit into the areas where tooth loss has occurred. Partial dentures are an excellent choice for individuals who have several missing teeth and have several healthy natural teeth that can be used to hold in the partial.
Despite the social stigma that surrounds dentures, there are many reasons why dentures or partial dentures might be the right choice for many patients. They not only help you to restore a beautiful smile, but also restore function as well. The benefits of choosing dentures include:
- Better function. It's no secret that it can be difficult to eat your favorite food when you have missing or decayed teeth. Dentures restore full eating functionality and allow you to enjoy your favorite food.
- Visually pleasing. Having missing teeth is visually unpleasing. Dentures restore a full, white smile like you enjoyed in your more youthful years.
- Options. There are several different types of dentures that are available, for both full and partial replacement of missing teeth.
- Health benefits. In many cases, dentures are the healthiest available option. They support your facial muscles and structures appropriately, make you look younger and make eating food simple again.