Dentures

Dentures & Partial Dentures

A denture is a prosthetic appliance that is placed over the gum tissue and replaces the natural teeth. It also can provide support for the lips and cheeks. Dentures are made out of acrylic and fabricated by a dental technician. There are generally two methods to delivering a denture: the conventional approach and the immediate approach. With the immediate approach the denture is inserted right after all the teeth have been extracted and the gums are allowed to heal below the denture. The immediate method can be a quick way to remove teeth and deliver a denture.   Adjustments to the alignment are often needed as your bone heals and remodels post treatment.

A partial denture is very similar to a conventional denture except it uses clasps to help it anchor to the support teeth in your mouth. It doesn’t use as much of the gums and bone as a support mechanism.  The steps to fabricate your partial denture are very similar to a normal denture. We offer a few different types:

-Metal Based Partial

-All Acrylic Partial

-Flexible Partial

-Precision Attachment Partial

Regular dental examinations are still vital for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease and/or any changes.

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The teeth that are in your denture are made from a porcelain acrylic combination. Dentures either use your bone and gums to attach to or they can be fitted on dental implants. If you have an implant-supported denture there is increased function and stability. We find that our patients who choose an implant-supported denture are extremely satisfied with the result. It looks, feels and functions much better than our conventional versions. A lower denture secured with implants allows the patients to be able to bite into a piece of fruit like an apple. Without implants, it will be difficult or impossible to do so. 

Regular dental examinations are still vital for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease and/or any changes.

 

 

How you get your dentures will be determined by how many if any teeth need to be removed prior to fabrication. It depends on which method we decide is best for you. If you choose the implant-supported denture it will generally take longer than our conventional denture. Please contact us for a consult and let us help you find the best course of treatment.