Dentures and partial dentures not only restore your beautiful smile, but they can also boost your confidence and lower your risk of experiencing additional dental and facial issues associated with missing teeth.
Regardless of age, the professionals at Lincoln Dental Associates will be more than happy to discuss your denture and partial denture options with you.
Dentures replace all of one’s missing teeth on the upper and/or lower arch of the mouth. These are the most well-known kind of dentures. These teeth replacement options enable patients to regain their smile, and the ability to eat, chew and speak properly.
Dentures also help maintain the structure of a patient’s face, which can become disfigured and compromised when missing teeth aren’t replaced. There are two types of dentures that can be made: conventional and implant retained.
Conventional dentures are placed in the mouth after all the teeth are removed and the soft tissue of the gums have healed. Oftentimes a patient will be fitted with a temporary, “immediate denture” while the gums heal from the teeth extraction. The patient’s conventional denture will be custom made during this healing time.
Implant retained dentures are permanent dentures held in place by two-four dental implants. Most often, the implants are attached to a lower denture. Because these dentures are secured by implants, they are comfortable and have a secure fit that doesn’t require paste or adhesives.
Implant retained dentures also help maintain the bone structure of the face by preserving the jaw bones.
Partial dentures are a great option for patients who have some healthy teeth remaining. Partial dentures help fill-in spaces from lost teeth while retaining the proper positioning of the remaining teeth. At Lincoln Dental Associates, we offer two types of partial denture options to patients: cast metal partial and flipper partial.
Cast Metal Partial Dentures
Cast metal partial dentures are made of a metal framework which is made in an outside dental laboratory. These types of partial dentures offer a more natural appearance, a comfortable fit, and flexibility. The cast metal component of these partial dentures also makes them strong. At Lincoln Dental Associates, we offer the Valplast cast metal partial denture, known for its excellent appearance, flexibility, and strength.
Flipper Partial Dentures
The Flipper partial denture is a temporary solution for patients with a few missing teeth that need to be replaced. We’ll suggest the Flipper partial denture to patients waiting for their implants to heal, waiting on their cast metal partial dentures or waiting to hear back from their orthodontist.
Today’s dentures aren’t the ugly, uncomfortable, ill-fitting kinds your grandparents wore. Denture technology has greatly improved the look, feel and security of these types of dental treatments.
Whether you’re in need of partial or full dentures, contact us at Lincoln Dental Associates today for a consultation.