Dentures and Partials
Dentures and partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth when implants are not an option. In the past, the loss of teeth signaled a decline in health that could rarely be reversed. After all, it is important to all humans to eat and, therefore, to have a means of chewing their food. Fortunately, dentures and partial dentures create an option for eating, speaking, smiling, and overall living a more normal, active life.
What are Dentures and Partials?
Dentures and partial dentures are used to give you teeth where teeth are otherwise missing, yet needed for chewing and talking properly. While dentures and partial dentures do not give you the full chewing capability you experienced with your natural teeth, they are designed to align naturally with the opposing teeth (whether they be another denture or your natural teeth) to create the best fit possible.
Denture and Partial Procedures
Almost all dentures are made from a natural-looking pink acrylic inset with either porcelain teeth or acrylic resin teeth. Full dentures are custom-made to the shapes and contours of your tissue, and are designed to fit snugly on either your palate or the mandible ridge. Partial dentures can only be used when there are other stable teeth in your mouths arch for use as an anchor. Your dentist will work with you to determine which of these solutions is right for your unique situation.
While there are several steps that need to be taken prior to receiving your final dentures, the results are almost universally life-changing. Now there are even Esthetic Dentures, which are crafted by artist-like denturists who are trained to create removable teeth that make it nearly impossible to know you are wearing dentures when you smile. smile.