Often patients come to us and tell us how they miss eating the foods they once enjoyed or are embarrased because their denture fell out in front of their loved ones. We understand. And that is why we made it our passion for decades to restore these patients back to their confident, happy and healthy selfs. Look, it is what we do. It is what we train other doctors to do. Just give us a call.
We have a simple saying in our office, dentures are a replacement for no teeth, they are not a replacement for teeth. Most people that have dentures try to tolerate them, they do not enjoy them. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than before, yet fall short on expectations without some kind of retention such as dental implants.
A partial denture is just that, it replaces a few missing teeth versus all. When these are made, the healthy teeth often need cut into to provide retention. Because the forces come from all directions, eventually it can cause other teeth to need to be extracted. Often this pattern takes place unitl the patient eventually ends up in a complete denture. We like to address the orginal issue and save all of your teeth while replace the missing ones. Call us today and schedule a consulation!
Full or Complete Dentures
Full dentures are used to replace teeth after they have all been lost or removed. The teeth are usually removed due to gum disease or decay. Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and can be either conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are usually placed after all of the teeth have been removed and the gums have begun to heal, usually after about 12 weeks. Immediate dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed. These appliances provided by doctors for dentures allow the patient to replace missing teeth during the healing process but will most likely need to be realigned or redesigned after healing is complete, as the gums will shift and change during this time.
Partial dentures are devices that are used when one or more natural teeth remain healthy in the upper or lower jaw. They are designed to fit around the remaining healthy teeth and can be either removable or fixed. Removable partial dentures can be removed from the mouth for cleaning or eating. A fixed partial denture accomplishes the same result as a removable partial denture, except that it is cemented into place using the adjacent teeth for support and is usually called a bridge.
If you need to replace missing teeth and think that dentures might be right for you, contact your doctor for dentures today. For more information about dentures click here.
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