Dentures and Partials
Full Dentures and Partial Dentures are a common and inexpensive way to replace missing teeth. Dentures replace natural teeth and provide support for the cheeks and lips. The complete denture is a removable prosthesis designed to replace all of the teeth on an arch with artificial teeth, while a removable partial denture is designed to ‘anchor’ to the remaining teeth. We create customized dentures and partials that are comfortable, affordable, and make it possible for people to feel good about their smile again. We also offer implant-supported dentures.
Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways
A conventional full denture is meant to replace all of the upper teeth, rests directly on the gums. It is removable, and it’s adhered using a special denture adhesive to help keep them in place and comfortable. A complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.
Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dentist examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.
A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.