Comfortable Partial Dentures
The partial loss of teeth can be improved dramatically with a snap-in partial denture. Partial dentures are removable and should be cleaned frequently. They are made of plastic teeth and pink acrylic and use a metal substructure with attachments, or snaps, to hold them in. The decision to use a partial depends on several factors including bone support, mouth conformation, and condition of remaining teeth, as well as the overall health of the patient.
Dentures are the traditional solution for the loss of all the teeth in one arch. Several impressions are taken of your gums to ensure a comfortable fit. We will work with you to ensure you get a color and shape you are comfortable with. Full dentures remain in the mouth by fitting to gum ridges and forming a suction within the mouth. Dentures can help many people with missing teeth gain the self-confidence that comes with a natural, healthy-looking smile.
Custom Fit Dentures
Although not very common, in some cases Immediate Dentures will be placed. This involves making your new smile first and then extracting all of the teeth in the arch and replacing them immediately with a denture. This is only recommended for patients who suffer from severe infection or decay of all the teeth in one arch.
Jaw & Gum Resorption
Within 6 months of starting to wear a denture, you will have already lost about 40% of your jaw bone structure. If you have worn a denture for a few years, you already know about bone loss. The reason your denture doesn’t fit like a year ago is that you don’t have the same jaw bone structure to support it. If you wear a partial denture, beware that you will have the same problem with bone loss. A dental implant is the logical choice to help stop bone loss; however, once the jaw bone structure is lost, your options become limited.
Dentures to Implant Bridges
Dental implants can be placed to accept a full arch of teeth. The arch is removable yet functions like a full set of normal teeth.