Custom-made dentures tailored just for you
Dentures are a removable replacement for one or more missing teeth. They are used to restore both function and aesthetics and are custom-made to fit your mouth and match the appearance of your natural teeth. Thanks to advancements in dentistry, dentures are now more comfortable and reliable than ever before.
Dentures come in both full and partial options; which one is right for you depends on your unique smile and how many healthy natural teeth you have remaining. Traditional full dentures fit comfortably in the mouth, sometimes requiring the use of a denture adhesive to stay in place while partial dentures often rely on strong, natural teeth and metal clasps to stay in place.
Use of complete dentures consists of both a top and bottom plate that can be fabricated in a number of ways. If a few teeth remain, these will generally be pulled to make room for the denture. The bottom denture will fit snug over the gum line in a horseshoe shape to make room for the tongue. The upper denture will cover the palate of the upper mouth to hold it firmly in place. Sometimes an implant can be used to secure dentures in place. Each individual will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Partial dentures consist of a removable acrylic bridge accompanied by metal framework that fits around remaining teeth to fill in the gap. Partials are typically used when both the remaining teeth and gums are in great condition, but there are several missing teeth on either the upper or lower jaw. Often, partials are used as a less invasive or non-surgical alternative to implants after an accident or injury results in missing teeth.
We’ll design your dentures to look aesthetically pleasing with your smile and to fit comfortably. Our office offers both partial and complete dentures, and we’ll help you determine the right solution for you when you come in for a consult.