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Dentures & Partials

There are many types of dentures, from a complete set to replace all teeth to partials that replace only a few teeth.

BENEFITS of DENTURES

  • Avoid pain!  Broken, decayed & infected teeth in your mouth may cause pain and impact your health.
  • Look younger!  Dentures keep facial muscles from sagging.
  • Eat your favorite foods again!  Missing, loose or painful teeth may keep you from enjoying the foods you love.
  • Smile confidently!  It may have been a long time since you felt you could really laugh or smile in public.  You can do that again with dentures.

TYPES of DENTURES

Complete Dentures – Complete dentures are made over healed bone ridges.  A set includes upper and lower dentures for people without any teeth.  Some people only require an upper or a lower denture.  Complete dentures typically last 5 to 10 years given proper care.

Partial Dentures – Partial dentures are designed to correct the gaps in your smile when some of your teeth are missing.   There are three types: cast-metal, flexble nylon and hybrid (metal framework with clasps that do not show)   see photos below

Healing Dentures – Healing dentures or partials are placed the same day teeth are extracted. Our patients wear healing dentures or partials for 6-8 months while the bone ridge and gums shrink.  Then we take impressions of the healed bone ridge and make a new denture or partial.

New Dentures or Partials –  New dentures or partials are made with patient’s input and approval.  Get the smile you want.   For more details click on 1-denture package versus 2-denture package.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DENTURES 

Will I have to use denture adhesives?

Well-made dentures usually do not require the use of an adhesive.  In some cases, lack of bone ridge may require its use.

Can you make my dentures in one day?

We are not a denture mill and WE DO NOT RECOMMEND same day dentures.
– Acrylic needs to cure overnight to maximize its strength and durability.
– Custom-made dentures sometimes require extra try-ins to get the look and fit you want
– Give our on-site dental lab an extra day and you will like the results
– We frequently replace dentures that were made at a denture mill.   Patients are amazed at the difference.