Dentures & Partials
What are Dentures & Partials?
Whether you are missing most or all of your teeth, a custom made denture is a great way to boost your confidence and your quality of life. Partials are ideal for patients who still have quite a bit of their own natural teeth left. Dentures are best for patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth or who have severely advanced gum disease and is in need of extractions. Dentures are made out of durable materials that can last for up to seven years.
Why are Dentures & Partials needed?
Dentures serve many different purposes for the patients who wear them. First, a denture is a cosmetic prosthesis that can boost your confidence because of an improved smile. Secondly, a denture helps with oral functioning, as it’ll be easier for you to eat and chew without any problems while wearing the prosthesis. The third benefit of having a denture is that it fills in the mouth and face, eliminating that sunken-in appearance that comes when you’re missing teeth.
Who is a candidate for Dentures & Partials?
Most patients who need a denture of any kind are good candidates for the procedure itself. Dr. Bloom can examine your teeth and mouth to determine if you might need a denture. If you have advanced gum disease and loose or decayed teeth, we may suggest that you have extractions done prior to a denture being made. This allows your gums to heal fully before a permanent denture is made and placed within the mouth.
What happens during the procedure for Dentures & Partials?
The denture procedure is relatively straightforward, though there may be several visits into the office involved. The first step is to take detailed impressions of your mouth. These molds are then used to create the brand new full or partial denture just for you. Your next visit into the office involves placing the denture and ensuring that it fits correctly. It is not uncommon to need several adjustments to the appliance before the fit is perfect. You should remove your denture nightly to both clean and soak it in a designated denture cleanser.
If you need either a full or partial denture, call the office today and we can help get you in for a convenient appointment in our practice with low wait times.