Dentures and Partials
What are Dentures and Partials?
Dentures and partials are a type of dental prosthetic that mimics the look and feel of real teeth. Dentures involve an entire plate of false teeth whereas partials only have several teeth attached to the appliance in areas where you are missing dentition. Both of these prosthetics are custom made for each patient to provide a beautiful, full and discreet smile when many or all of the teeth are missing. The appliances can last anywhere from five to seven years with proper storage and care.
Why do you need Dentures and Partials?
You may need dentures or partials if you are missing many or all of your teeth. Some patients may need to have decayed or loose teeth removed prior to being fitted for the appliance. Partials are designed for people who are missing many of their teeth but are looking for a more cost-effective alternative to implants, crowns and bridge work. Both appliances are created specifically for each individual patient to provide a comfortable and secure fit.
What makes you a good candidate for Dentures and Partials?
A thorough dental exam and series of x-rays is needed to help determine if dentures or partials are right for you. You may choose this option if you are unsure of more invasive procedures or if you’re looking to simply replace your current prosthetic. Some of the reasons you may want a denture or partial include:
- You are missing many or all of your teeth
- You want a full smile that looks natural
- You want an appliance that is durable and long-lasting
- You want to avoid more invasive procedures like implants and fixed bridges
- You already wear either of these prosthetics and want to replace your current appliance
What happens during the procedure for Dentures and Partials?
You will first come into the office for an examination and series of x-rays. You will receive impressions that are sent off to a local dental lab. The laboratory technicians create and shape the dentures or partials to fit your unique mouth shape. You will come back into the office to be fitted for the appliance once it has been created. Dr. Lori Logan can perform minor corrections in the fit of the appliance to make it more comfortable. You will receive instructions on how to care for your new dentures or partials.
If you are interested in being fitted for dentures or partials, call our office today and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to assist you.