Dentures or Partial Dentures
With full dentures or partial dentures, you are able to replace missing teeth with removable appliances. As a result of these options, you can enhance your appearance and improve your chewing capabilities.
There are several options available, depending on your dental and financial needs:
- Metal supported partial dentures: this style is ideal to replace multiple areas of missing teethif you have healthy teeth to support the metal structure. Can make alterations to this style as changes in the mouth such as additional tooth loss occurs to the patient. Very aesthetic, functional and cost-efficientl!!
- Fully removable flexible partial denture that is supported by the remaining teeth in the mouth. This style of partial denture is made of a flexible material, is very cosmetic but does not allow for additional teeth to be added in the future or other changes to the material. Advantages are: Lightweight, cosmetic and functional!!!
- Traditional complete dentures: This is the denture that is made following removal of all remaining teeth. We take extra care during this process in our planning to make certain that your new teeth are ideal for you! If we are replacing dentures that you already have and are satisfied with the shape, size and alignment of your existing denture, we can very close to duplicate your existing denture. If you have teeth remaining, we design a plan that will work best for you! In some instances, it may be best to remove all teeth first and then begin fabrication of your new denture. This takes approximately 4 weeks. Another option is to remove your teeth in phases: remove the molars first and start the denture making process that day. For the next 2 weeks continue the stages for making a denture for you and on the 4th week, extract the remaining “front” teeth and you go home with your denture and new smile! Be reminded that it is common to need a denture reline 2-3 months after the extractions due to the healing process.
- Implant supported dentures are ideal when the patient is concerned about possible movement of the denture during speech or chewing. The denture is fabricated to snap onto or be screwed into dental implants The satisfaction of the patient is surreal This process takes 4-5 months as there must be time for the implants to heal. During this healing period temporary teeth can be made for you. Although this is the most expensive option, it is also the most receptive with patients who are missing some or all of their teeth.
Please feel free to inquire as to what treatment might be best for you!! We do have the capability to fabricate implant retained teeth in a day!