Addressing Partial or Complete Tooth Loss
Missing teeth may cause a variety of negative side effects. In addition to feeling distressed by the appearance of your smile, you may find that daily tasks like eating and speaking become difficult. For patients ready to restore their smiles after tooth loss, dentures offer an efficient, versatile solution.
A denture is a tooth replacement crafted out of high-grade acrylic. The device includes pink “gum tissue” and white artificial teeth to restore the appearance, function, and beauty of your smile. Dentures provide a versatile solution in their ability to address nearly any configuration of missing teeth. In addition, you may choose traditional dentures, which rely on the natural suction of your gums for stability. Or, you may select implant dentures. These dentures rest securely over dental implants surgically placed in your jawbone.
Types of Dentures
Different types of tooth loss demand a variety of solutions. We offer both complete and partial dentures:
- Complete Dentures: A complete denture provides patients with a replacement for a full arch of missing teeth. You may select a top or bottom denture, or you may wear both simultaneously depending on your needs.
- Partial Dentures: Partial dentures replace partial tooth loss. Similar to full dentures, this prosthetic rests partly on your palate and utilizes metal clasps that fit over remaining natural teeth. You may replace several teeth in a row or teeth spread across your top or bottom arch.
Am I A Good Candidate?
Most patients qualify for dentures, particularly because they are removable, requiring no surgery or fixed placement. However, if you desire implant-retained dentures, your dentist will need to thoroughly examine your oral cavity to determine the strength and health of your jawbone. In the case of poor jaw health, your dentist may refer you to one of our other practice locations for bone grafting.