Through careful planning and good records, beautiful dentures that function and provide a youthful smile are possible.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth typically made out of an acrylic resin, which at times incorporate porcelain or metal for additional structural support.
There are two main types of dentures. Both Complete and Partial Dentures are finely crafted and custom fitted. If you properly maintain your dentures they will appear natural and provide a perfect smile.
Additionally, dentures help strengthen muscles controlling your expressions that require the support of your teeth and rid you of pronunciation problems caused by missing teeth and aid with chewing.
These replace all of your teeth, upper or lower. Their comfort depends upon muscle, bones, tongue and saliva. Patients begin wearing conventional dentures after healing all of the sites from where their teeth were pulled.
These are placed all at once, and may require additional adjustments after the healing process. It can take months for your bone and tissue to stabilize after tooth extractions.
Over Dentures are a type of conventional denture that is similar to complete dentures. The difference is that not all the teeth are extracted and they use one or more natural teeth and/or dental implants for support. This type provides greater stabilization during chewing. Over dentures cost more and typically require more preparation and more appointments until the procedure is fully complete.
Designed to correct the gaps in your smile when only some of your teeth are missing. Metal or Plastic attachments anchor the dentures to your natural teeth. Partial dentures maintain tooth alignment by preventing your remaining teeth from shifting. Partial dentures can also help prevent your loss of more teeth due to decay or gum disease.
If you are missing teeth and are interested in Dentures we can provide you with the information you need, guided by our expertise and thoughtful planning, into a sound and youthful smile.