What are Dentures and Partial Dentures?
Dentures and partial dentures are specifically meant to fill in areas where teeth are completely missing. These removable prosthetic appliances are made specifically for your smile, creating a natural and comfortable fit. Both dentures and partial dentures can last for anywhere from five to seven years. They can be more securely placed with the help of dental implants.
Why do you need Dentures and Partial Dentures?
Full dentures are for patients who are completely missing all of their teeth on one or both arches. Partial dentures look more like a wearable retainer that contains several teeth that are fitted specifically into areas where your natural teeth are missing. Some of the reasons you may choose dentures or partial dentures include:
- You want a durable option for restoring your smile
- You want to be able to eat, chew and talk normally
- You are missing many or all of your teeth
- You want to have a smile that improves your confidence.
What makes you a good candidate for Dentures and Partial Dentures?
Patients who are good candidates for both dentures and partial dentures are those who are missing many or all of their teeth. You will need to give time for several dental appointments in order to create impressions for the appliances as well as have the bite and fit adjusted to your needs. A comprehensive examination is performed prior to the procedure to ensure that you’re a good candidate for these prosthetics.
What happens during the procedure for Dentures and Partial Dentures?
You will first come into the office for an examination. Impressions will be made of your teeth so that a full or partial denture can be made for you. Once the prosthetic has been created, you’ll come into the office to have the bite and fit adjusted to your needs. You can expect the dentures to last for anywhere from five to seven years with proper care. Keep in mind that dentures and partials can be repaired when and if this is needed. Dental implant surgery can be performed to provide a more secured fit for your appliances.
If you are interested in dentures or partial dentures or if you’d like to inquire more about this option, call our office today so that we can be of further assistance to you.