What are Dentures & Partials?
Dentures are crucial when it comes to replacing missing dentition in the mouth.
If you’re missing all of your teeth or will be having extractions done prior, a full denture is ideal for filling in your smile and plumping out the look of sunken-in cheeks. Smaller dentures, known as partials, are used when you still have a great deal of your own natural teeth. The partial clips into place and can help to create a full, healthy-looking smile.
Why would Dentures & Partials be needed?
You might need dentures and partials if you’re missing a lot of your teeth. Patients who have severely advanced gum disease can benefit from having extractions done and a denture put into place. Likewise, partials are a great choice for patients who are feeling badly about their smile and are looking for a quick, removable appliance that they can wear. Both partials and full dentures can be removed and cleaned as needed.
What makes you a good candidate for Dentures & Partials?
We will examine your teeth and mouth to determine if dentures are right for you. If you have advanced periodontal disease and a lot of your teeth are loose or decayed, we may suggest having them removed and a denture placed. Dentures are ideal for patients who want a prosthetic appliance they can remove when needed. You can and should soak your denture nightly to remove any debris and bacteria.
What happens during the procedure for Dentures & Partials?
You will come in to have any extractions done prior to the denture being made.
Once your gums have healed, impressions are taken of your mouth to use to make the new denture. The denture is then fitted into your mouth and adjusted to improve its fit. You can expect your new denture to last for about seven years before it should be replaced. Your denture can help to improve your confidence and get you feeling better about the way that you look.
If you think you might need dentures or partials and want to come in for an appointment, call us today and we will be more than happy to help you.