Complete And Partial Dentures
Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons. Whether periodontitis, disease or poor dental hygiene has caused you to experience tooth loss, dentures are likely a suitable option. Dentures are a removable dental appliance for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Reasons for Dentures:
  • To completely replace missing teeth in an arch
  • To replace some missing teeth in an arch
  • To enhance the smile and provide facial support
  • To restore chewing and speech
  • To improve digestion
The process for getting dentures takes multiple appointments to complete. During your first appointment, precise impressions and measurements will be taken and sent to dental laboratory for the fabrication of your custom-made dentures. Once the dentures have been created, your dentist will assess their fit, color, and shape during a “try-in” appointment. Your dentist will adjust and place the dentures for a comfortable fit at your final appointment.
Your dentist will provide you with at-home instructions for your new appliance. The life expectancy of your new appliance is highly influenced by how well you clean it, your oral hygiene habits and the maintenance of dental cleanings and check-ups.