Dentures and Partial Dentures

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Dentures

A denture replaces all the teeth in the upper or lower arch. Denture’s help restore facial structure as well as the functions of chewing and speaking. There are 2 types of dentures that can be made. Conventional denture or implant retained.

Conventional dentures are placed in your mouth after all the teeth are removed and the tissues have healed. If a patient is having multiple teeth extracted at one time an immediate denture is made and inserted on the same day that the teeth are extracted. Patients usually wear these until all the tissues are healed and a conventional denture is made.

Implant retained dentures may require 2-4 implants and are most commonly attached to a lower denture which has been customized to fit the implants. Implant dentures do not require adhesives and pastes because they fit securely and comfortably. The implants supporting the denture help to preserve the existing bone in the jaws, which help maintain facial structure overall.

Partial

A partial is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth in an arch and helps any remaining teeth maintain their position. We offer a variety of options to help regain function, facial esthetics and renew your confidence in your smile.

Cast Metal Partial

The cast metal partial denture is stronger and offers a great fit. A cast metal partial has a metal framework and is made in an outside lab.
Valplast- is a partial that is designed to have more of a natural appearance. It is slightly more flexible, but has great strength.

Flipper partial

This partial is used to replace a few missing teeth for a temporary basis such as waiting for implants to heal or after having orthodontics and having a missing tooth.