Dentures and Partials
What’s a Denture and Partial?
Both complete dentures and partials help to restore areas of the mouth where you’re missing teeth. Full dentures are more suited to patients who are completely missing an entire arch of their natural teeth. Partial dentures are more suitable for those individuals visiting our office who still have most of their natural teeth. Complete and partial dentures can last for many years, and provide you with the aesthetic value and functionality that you need.
Why would a Denture or Partial be needed?
The reason either of these prosthetic appliances would be needed is because you’re missing teeth. Both of these prosthetic appliances serves two purposes. The first is to improve the look of your smile, while simultaneously filling in areas of your cheeks that have sunken-in. The other reason for needing this appliance is to improve your ability to eat and chew throughout the day.
“Everyone at this office is very friendly and professional. They all go above and beyond to make sure you’re comfortable and informed during procedures.”
Who’s a candidate for Dentures and Partials?
Dr. Ghosh will perform an examination to determine if you may need a complete or partial denture. The procedure is suitable for patients who may not be good candidates for implants. Likewise, a new prosthesis can be made if you’ve already had implants placed, allowing the new denture to snap directly onto the implants themselves. The majority of patients who need a denture of any kind can safely have the procedure done. In some cases, you may need to have existing loose or decayed teeth removed before a denture can be made.
What occurs during the procedure for Dentures and Partials?
If extractions are needed, this procedure will be done before the denture is placed. We then take an impression of your mouth, teeth, and gums to create a new denture appliance. You will come into our office after it’s made for a fitting. Adjustments are made to improve the fit and feel of the denture. It’s not uncommon to need a few adjustments before the fit of your new prosthesis is just right. With daily care and cleaning, your denture can last for about five to seven years before replacement is needed.
If you think you might need a complete denture or a partial, we recommend calling our office so that our friendly staff members can further assist you.